Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Hospital on August 29, 2023 at the age of 95. Cliff was a Veteran of World War II and a Scarborough Fire Fighter.
Cliff was predeceased by his wife Ruth and his parents George and Mary Ferguson. Loving father to Bob and his wife Dawn, Karen Schad and her husband Bruce (deceased) and Cathy and her husband Rick West. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Julie (Sean) and Jessie (Joel), Michael, Jeffrey, Cheryl (Chris) and Laura (Ryan) and by great grandchildren (Julie) Lukas, Liam, (Jessie) Jacob, Jordan, (Cheryl) Taylor, and (Laura) Benjamin and Evelynn.
Cliff had many jobs before starting with the Township of Scarborough Fire Department in March 1957. Among other things, he delivered milk by horse and wagon, he was a Landscaper, but most of all he loved being a firefighter and put in thirty years of service before retiring in October 1987 at the rank of District Chief. In retirement Cliff and Ruth loved to golf and spent time every year wintering in Florida. New Smyrna Beach was their go-to place where Cliff loved his long morning walks on the beach and four o'clock Happy Hours. He was a long-standing member of Highland Creek Legion #258 and was active in their Colour Guard.
A Memorial will be held at the PINE HILLS CEMETERY and FUNERAL CENTRE, 625Birchmount Road, Scarborough, on September 16, 2023.
Visitation from 12noon – 1pm,
Service 1pm – 2pm, followed by a reception.
If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society