It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Lloyd Ferguson on Sunday January 19,2020 at the young age of 89. Surrounded by his devoted family, Lloyd died as he lived, with grace and dignity. Lloyd was predeceased by his loving wife Mary Louise Ferguson (nee Mulligan), parents Parmenas and Margaret Ferguson, sister Nancy Bennett, brothers Alfred and Gordon, and grandson Jack Carter. Left with so many cherished memories are children Palmer Ferguson, Stacey Ferguson-Carter (Steven Carter), John Ferguson (Melanie), Kendall Ferguson and Ted Ferguson (Michelle Steele), and grandchildren John Stevenson, Charles Carter, Gretchen Ferguson and Elway Ferguson. Lloyd will be fondly remembered by his extended family and countless friends and colleagues.
Born in Winnipeg, Lloyd’s first passion was the game of hockey. From his early childhood days at the rink, he ascended to play in the Western Canada Senior Hockey League which eventually led him to Ontario and the Ontario Hockey Association Senior A League. True to form, his final days included watching hockey and talking about the sport he loved.
Lloyd’s network of friends and admirers grew exponentially through his second passion, the car business. Selling cars to support himself as he played hockey, he set down roots in Hamilton and began his career at Queenston Motors. It was there, that he met the love of his life, Mary Lou Mulligan. They married in March 1963 and had five beautiful children.
In 1968, Lloyd opened Mohawk Ford Sales Limited where his commitment to honesty and integrity quickly made it a success. One of Ford of Canada’s longest serving Dealer Principals, Lloyd was deeply respected by all who knew him. He worked hard every day and his dedication, gratitude and respect for all of his employees and customers was unwavering.
Lloyd was an extraordinary man who loved life and, more importantly, people. His indomitable spirit, impressive wit, and inherent goodness will forever be remembered. Those fortunate enough to know his joyful smile, contagious laughter, unending kindness and generosity, are left with a profound emptiness. And while Lloyd touched many lives, no one will feel his loss more deeply than his family, who knew him as a loving and devoted father and grandfather.
Lloyd’s family would like to extend sincere gratitude to Kerry Ann Grant and all of the dedicated caregivers for their kindness and compassion during his final years.
Private Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Smith’s Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW) Burlington, 905-632-3333, on Friday January 31st, 2020 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday February 1st, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington on Sunday February 2, 2020 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow.
As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lloyd to the Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton would be sincerely appreciated by the family.