Mable Grace Ferguson passed away peacefully at Columbia View Lodge on June 27, 2013. Born in Saskatchewan in 1922, she came to Trail in 1946 and has resided in Warfield for sixty-seven years.
Mable participated in many clubs and volunteer organizations throughout her lifetime. In 2008 she was inducted into the Fraternal Order of Eagle’s Provincial Hall of Fame. She served as President of the local Women’s Chapter in 1956-57, was Provincial Mother in 1986-87, was a member of the Ritual Team, headed the afternoon Bingo for twenty-five years and, until recently, held a position as a Trustee. Mable was a member of Knox United Church and was honoured for her participation in the U.C.W. in 1997 with a Lifetime Membership. She was also a member of the Trail Curling Club for twenty-five years and served as President of the Ladies Club for two years. In recent years she was active in the Trail Senior’s Branch #47 and enjoyed working as a volunteer with the Stroke Recovery Club.
Mable was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Russel, who passed away in 2002, her parents Archie and Rose Pritchard, her two brothers Gerald and Gordon, and her sister Phyllis McLeod.
She leaves behind her daughter Dale Hamilton of Calgary, her two grandsons and their wives, Dave and Bree of Bay Tree, Alberta and Dana and Nina of South Slocan, BC. Her four great-grandchildren have been a very special part of her life; Rhett, Nève, Simon and Molly. Mable also leaves behind a special niece, Bonnie Franklin of Trail as well as many kind and caring friends.
Her surviving brother and four sisters have remained very close. Jack (Wilma) Pritchard of Calgary, Hilda McKenzie of Inglis, Manitoba, Genevieve Abbot of Midland, Ontario, Mae Rutherford of Herschel, Saskatchewan, and Shirley Martin of Rosetown, Saskatchewan. This “Pritchard Clan” has grown throughout the years to include many nieces, nephews and their families.
Mable’s family would like to thank the staff of Columbia View Lodge who made her final days comfortable and peaceful. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Campbell for her help and concern along the way.
At Mable’s request, a service will not be held. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Mable’s name may be made to the Stroke and Recovery Association of BC at 1139 Pine Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 4E2 or online at www.strokerecoverybc.ca
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca