FERGUSON, Elizabeth Effie (Tilden) - Passed away suddenly, surrounded by family on Wednesday March 13th 2019 at the age of 79. Even though she promised us 100 years. She was born in St. Thomas Ontario on November 30th 1939 to the late Charles and Gertrude (Kelly) Tilden. Betty is survived by her sister Sue Parkinson (Tilden) & Ken Herniman (Mt. Brydges), brother-in-law Dave Ferguson of St. Thomas and sister-in-law Kay Griffiths (late Charlie Griffiths) of Dryden. Predeceased by her husband Duncan Ferguson and her sister Lois Lambe Tilden. Betty is sadly missed by her 8 children, 18 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren; Steve & Tracy Ferguson (Bridget & Garrett; Ayden, Avery & Talia), (Niall & Alicia; Sophia, Zoe & Sierra) (Margaret), Stewart Ferguson & Aimee Hulst (Cameron, James & William), Ann & Kevin Montgomery (Laura, Katie & Eric), Jane & Pat Elliott (Brooke), Sarah & Craig Robertson (Hannah & Jack), Mary & Scott Hannay (Charlie & Molly), David & Krista Ferguson (Mac & Audrey), Ian & Kendra Ferguson (Meredith & Arthur); nephews Chris & Rochelle McNabb (Lauren & Meaghan), Sean & Petruschka McNabb, Roger & Kelly Griffiths (Alison, Valerie & Charlotte). Betty lived her married life on the Ferguson family farm in North Yarmouth surrounded by kids, cats and the family dog. She was an active member of St. James Presbyterian Church and the PWA. Betty enjoyed genealogy and Scottish family history. She was fiercely motivated in the process that led to the naming of Ferguson Line; her leadership ensured the legacy of the original Ferguson settlers. She enjoyed hosting parties and family events, taking photos, baking, sewing and her hours spent in her beautiful gardens. The family would like to share their deepest gratitude to the community of North Yarmouth, friends and family for their visits and shared kindness, throughout her years on the farm. Resting at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME , 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas where visitation will be held on Sunday, March 17th 2019 from 2-4pm and Monday, March 18th 2019 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held at St. James Presbyterian Church, 44936 Ferguson Line St. Thomas on Tuesday, March 19th 2019 at 2:00pm. Interment to follow at the St. Thomas Cemetery, 67 West Ave. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Presbyterian Church - Auxiliary Fund. Online condolences may be sent to HREF="MAILTO:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been friends for many years and I will miss her at church functions, book club and just a phone call. She was an example of a great Mom, family patriotic, and sister in law to David and Kay. Her passing leaves a big gap in the Duncan Ferguson family and her community. We are sorry to be unable to attend Betty’s service.