Thelma Ada Ferguson, age 98, of Little Harbour, NS, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Truro, she was a daughter of the late George and Ellen "Nellie" (Johnson) Baird.
Mom was a loving and compassionate mother, wife and grandmother. She loved flowers and her gardens, especially her climbing roses.
Mom graduated from Colchester Academy, Truro before entering training at the Aberdeen School of Nursing in New Glasgow. She graduated with her RN in 1944 and worked in both the Old Aberdeen and New Aberdeen Hospitals. Mom also did "Specialized" private duty nursing for a number of years prior to becoming a full-time wife and mother. She was a member of the Little Harbour Presbyterian Church, and was a former member of the Ladies Aid, AMS and Little Harbour Community Center.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Ferguson, her twin sister, Whilma MacCallum, sister, Betty MacNeil, brothers, Munro, Bert and Carson Baird, and daughter-in-law, Catherine (Walsh) Ferguson. She is survived by sons, Robert, Little Harbour; James, Saint John, New Brunswick; grandson: Ryan; granddaughters: Carly, Ashley, Katelyn and Jennifer (Bill) Jeffers; great grandson, Wyatt Jeffers and great granddaughters Haley Jeffers and Bridgette Ferguson.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Highcrest Home, New Glasgow for the wonderful care they provided Mom over the last five years and also to Dr. Barclay and the staff at the Aberdeen Hospital for their passionate care.
Cremation has taken place. A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Church Brook Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Little Harbour Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice. Arrangements are under the direction of R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.