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Marie Mary Theresa Ferguson (Matovich)

January 9, 1932 - December 1, 2015


It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Marie Ferguson. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Jim (November 23, 2015), her youngest son Dougie, her parents Steve and Mary, sister Fran, Jim’s eldest son Steve and her first husband, Gerald Knowles. She is survived by her son Steve, daughter Marjorie, grandchildren Zachary and Kaitlin and great grandson Sawyer, Jim’s children Nancy and Robert and daughter-in-law Diana and their families, which include seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Born and raised in Trail, B.C., Marie graduated as a Registered Nurse from the St. Paul’s Hospital School of Nursing (Vancouver, B.C.) in 1954 and went on to complete a post-graduate course in operating room technique in 1955. After taking a hiatus from nursing to raise a family, she returned to her profession, serving as an RN at the Kootenay Lake District Hospital from 1977 to 1996, working on the third floor where she made many life-long friends. The family would like to thank the dedicated doctors, especially Doctors Walker and McKechnie, and the many nurses and staff of the Kootenay Lake District Hospital, especially the staff on the third floor, for their kindness, comfort and compassion, as well as Caroline McMahon and the kind and caring staff from the B.C. Interior Health home care. A special thank-you to Marie’s good friend Bev Scott for her caring and more than helpful assistance and friendship over the years. A celebration of life for Marie and her husband Jim, will be held on Monday, December 21, 2015 between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. at the Adventure Hotel (616 Vernon Street) in Nelson, B.C. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Arthritis Society of British Columbia in Marie’s name.


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Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Cherry Bosmans
Relation: Partner;coworker on 3RD Floor,KLH.

Margorie and Steve I’m so sorry for your loss.I’m still numb by the news.I’m sure you will feel numb for a while.It takes a year or more for the pain to get easier. But you will have some crazy reminders of Mom’s antics as well as Jim’s.I loved your parents dearly;we had so many laughs.Shufflying your wedding guests to the property was such a hoot. Night shift was such a blast with your Mom.I still make Jim’s scotchbroth continuously….it’s so good.And Marie’s fudge was heaven. Marie was so proud of her kids.We had so many fun times everyday off as well.You can be very proud of your Mom and Jim’s kindness and giggles with so many people.I’m sure they are talking nonstop with all our work and neighbour buddies in the life beyond.I love them so;hugs to you all. Cherry

From: Dr.J.Michael Hartley
Relation: health care companion

I was saddened to hear of Marie’s demise.I had the privilege of working with her for many years and she was a competent, wonderful, caring nurse. I will always remember her upbeat personality!

From: Colleen Driscoll
Relation: colleague KLH

Thinking of you…It must be difficult to lose your parents so close in time…Both werre amazing citizens and gave Nelson so much..I feel honored to have known them… Especially Marie..She was an amazing nurse. I remember working day’s night’s and whatever is in between and she always showed love and affection for her patients….Anyone who received her care got the best…I learned so much from her and I am sad as she touched so many…She was a compsssionate caring thoughtful RN and she is missed….

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 21, 2015
Beginning at 12:48pm

The Adventure Hotel
616 Vernon St
Nelson, BC Canada

616 Vernon St
Nelson, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Arthritis Society Of British Columbia

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