It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Clare at the Algoma Residential Community Hospice on Monday, August 10, 2015 at the age of 71 with his special cousin Dennis Ferguson by his side.
Spouse, best friend and love of his life Margaret Berlinguette for the past 33 years. Special father of Denise Wainwright (Darren) of Aylmer, Ontario, step father of Curtis Schwartz (Tammy) and Lauri of Warren, Ohio. Brother of Glenn Ferguson and Willa LeClair (Ted). Son-in-law of John Gauley (late Hazel). Son of the late William (Bill) and Alvina Ferguson. Brother-in-law of Jean Rosenberg (late Merl), Dorothy Caruso and the late John MacDonald (late Tammy). Special uncle of Stacey Ferguson (Stu). Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Bestest friend of his cousin Larry Ferguson (Helene) and very close friend of his cousin Dennis Ferguson (Lauri Ann Chalifoux).
Clare worked for North Country Log Homes in Chapleau for almost 30 years and prior to that he worked at Algoma Steel as a millwright. He did some carpentry work on the side and was able to fix almost anything. For 25 years our backyard pool was known as a place for family and friends to gather, celebrate and have fun. We closed it last September and were planning on doing some travelling this summer to visit family and friends in Aylmer, North Carolina, Windsor, Warren, Ohio, Roblin, Ontario to name a few.
Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 from 6 – 8 pm. Funeral service in the chapel on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 2 pm. Interment Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to ARCH would be appreciated.
Special thanks to his Nurse Practitioner Kathie Rowe and RPN Lorraine Sauerzoph at the Group Health Centre, Dr. Beuhner and to the wonderful staff at ARCH.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.arthurfuneralhome.com