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In Memory of the Ferguson's

Thank you to Colleen and Allan Barss for a gift of money in memory of Colleen’s parents, Norma and Robert (Bob) Ferguson. They felt that Calling Lakes ministry is consistent with Norma and Bob’s inspirational lives grounded in community and faith.

Norma and Bob Ferguson farmed near Edgeley, SK in the Donamar district. Along with the work of farming, they became involved in all the community activities and became lifelong members of the Edgeley United Church.

While raising their family of 4 children, they were also part of a network of friends/neighbours that formed a community that was close and connected and yet also open to new people. Their home was a welcoming place, where friends and family gathered for coffee, a bridge game, or a singsong. There was always room at the table for one more, whether it was the middle of winter or the middle of harvest.

Bob’s involvement and leadership in the local church, the cooperative movement, University of Regina, the rural municipality of North Qu’Appelle, as well as a deep connection to his family, friends and neighbours, was always inspiring. Norma’s leadership as choir director and singer, her love of music, energetic attitude, organizational skills, sense of humour, deep faith, nurturing presence and her deep sense of hospitality made people feel welcome and included.

 

Other articles from this Echo:
Letter from Linda Anderson, Executive Director of Calling Lakes Centre

Courage to Lead: Circle of Trust Retreat

Greening Our Lives, Community and Church

    ~  Small steps lead to deep change

    ~  Straw Bale Building

Our Thanks!

 
 
 

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Box 159, Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan Canada S0G 1S0
Phone: 306-332-5691 Fax:306-332-5264
Email: office@callinglakes.ca