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Margaret S. Ferguson

Died: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Age: 90
Margaret S. Ferguson of Harper Woods died Thursday, April 24, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was 90.

She was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the youngest of four children. She was a decorated World War II veteran, serving as a “WREN” in the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service.

She married World War II veteran Keith Alistair Ferguson in Toronto in 1946. They moved to Detroit in 1948, where Mrs. Ferguson was a dedicated wife and homemaker, raising four children.

She was a PTA and scout leader, a hockey mom and “Mum” to her children and their friends.

Her family said, Mrs. Ferguson faithfully served her Lord Jesus Christ for more than 60 years at Calvin Presbyterian Church, volunteered with the American Red Cross for more than 30 years and served with countless other charities. Her life was truly ordered by her servant’s heart.

Her support of mission work spanned the globe, including ministries in Detroit and southeastern Michigan, the Bronx, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, India and China.

Her life was marked by service to her country, family, church, volunteer work...and her baking.

Mrs. Ferguson is survived by her daughter, Patricia Lynn Fegruson-Steger (Paul); sons, Douglas James, Bruce John (Marcia) and David Keith (Jeannie); grandchildren, Emily and Zachary Ferguson-Steger, Duncan and Lucie Ferguson, Olivia and Cameron Ferguson, Ian Ferguson (Emily), Bryan Ferguson, Katherine Goodwill (Luke) and Jennifer, Andrew and Robert Ferguson; and great-grandson, Evan Ferguson.

She was predeceased by her husband, Keith, in 1993, and two sisters and brother.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 6125 Cadieux, Detroit.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Van Elslander Cancer Center at stjohnprovidence.org/vanelslander/aboutus/ or the American Red Cross, Southeastern Michigan Division at redcrossblood.org/southeasternmichigan.
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