Violet Leona (nee Todd) Ferguson was born on May 9, 1930, in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada to parents Martha (nee Garrett) and Roy Todd. Violet was the second oldest of six living children. Never fond of her given name, she preferred to be called, “Vi”. She is predeceased by her parents, one sister & brother-in-law, Marguerite (Sid) Parsons, and two brothers, William & Raymond. She is survived by two sisters: Velma (Glenn) Pagett and Shirley (Fred) Russaw, and sister-in-law Mickey Todd. She is also predeceased by her mother & father-in-law, Thomas & Lillie Ferguson, and nine sister & brother-in-law’s and their spouses: Viola (Harold) Delahey, Elmer, Bernice (Allin) Stevens, Carlyle (Mary) Ferguson, Marie (Harry) Cordery, Baby Ferguson, Cecil (Bette & Connie) Ferguson, Irene (Gordon) Might, and Claire Ferguson. Her sister-in-law, Phyllis, survives her. She was a loving aunt, great-aunt, and great-great aunt to a host of nieces and nephews. Each family member left a special place in Vi’s heart.
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Vi was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Douglas Ferguson (“Doug”), with whom on March 7, 2012, she celebrated 59 years of marriage. To this union, three children were born. Cindy-Lou (Harry) Matthews, Barry Douglas Ferguson, and Danny William Todd (Carol) Ferguson. She had six grandchildren to whom she was affectionately known as, “Grandma Ferg”: Courtney (Marcus), Claire, Chelsea, Olivia, and the late Alexandra.
Shortly after arriving in the United States, Doug and Vi purchased their first home in Fraser, in 1957. It was there they raised their three children, nurtured their grandchildren, and entertained numerous friends and family through the years.
Vi worked at the Canadian General Electric before marrying and becoming a devoted wife and mother. When the children were older, she began working outside of the home again. She worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mt. Clemens and Clinton Township, Michigan. She worked there for twelve years before retiring.
Vi was a long-time member of Erin Presbyterian Church. When the children were young, Vi taught Sunday School and was involved in Vacation Bible School. Later, she was an active member of the Women’s Association and the church choir.
She will live in our hearts forever.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 10am until the time of funeral at 11am. Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery of Clinton Township. Share memories at www.faulmannwalsh.com