Walter Claire Ferguson

December 27, 2018 ~ July 25, 2018


FERGUSON, Walter “Claire”; it is with great sadness that his family announces his passing at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in his 84th year.  Claire was born and raised a proud East City boy and was involved in many sports throughout his youth.  His passion was hockey and he was a proud member of the Peterborough Oddfellows Junior B hockey team in the early 1950’s.  Later in life he would become an award-winning coach of both hockey and baseball.  He was also an active member of the Peterborough sports hall of fame. He was a great family man, and nothing made him happier than spending time with the ones he loved.  Beloved husband of Phyllis (nee Willshaw), father of the late Pamela Bissonette (Randy), and survived by Penny Donaldson, Christopher Ferguson, Cindy Cuppy (Steve), Jeff Cruikshank (Claire) and Dean Cruikshank (Audrey). Grandpa will be forever missed by his grandchildren Shane, Samantha, Kayla, Kyle, Walker, Hailey, Tara, Tyler, Travis, Tory, Danielle, Matt, Chad, Chris, Troy and the late Cory and all of his great grand children .  Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Lillie Ferguson, and his siblings Viola, Bernice, Carlyle, Marie, Cecil, Irene and Doug.  Claire will be sadly missed by his many cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be a Celebration of Claire’s Life held at the PETERBOROUGH LIONS COMMUNITY CENTRE 347 Burnham St. Peterborough, on Sunday August 26, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 PM.  It was Claire’s wishes to have donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Donations can be made through the HIGHLAND PARK FUNERAL CENTRE, 2510 Bensfort Rd., Peterborough.  Online condolences may be made at


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Celebration of Life
August 26, 2018

1:00 PM
Peterborough Lion's Community Centre
Burnham Street


Canadian Cancer Society
730 The Kingsway Unit 2. Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6W6, AB
Tel: 1-705-742-3823

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
105 Consumers Drive Unit 2, Whitby ON L1N 1C4
Tel: 1-888-473-4636

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