Re: With very very very deep sadness!

David Tanner

I for one am very glad that you sent the message about Pat.  I haven’t talked to her in awhile, but she and Vernon were both very nice people and I enjoyed talking to both of them many times.


Thank you!!!



From: [] On Behalf Of Christopher-Mark Gilland
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] With very very very deep sadness!


Are you saying I shouldn't have told you guys?


If so, then I won't do it again. I simply just thought since a lot of you knew her...


Anyway, I guess I fudged up again for the billionth time. What else is new! I never can seem to do anything! right!

Christopher Gilland
Co-founder of Genuine Safe Haven Ministries


----- Original Message -----

From: Gene

Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:09 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] With very very very deep sadness!


I'm not singling anyone out, but this is something I see on numerous lists by various members.  Some people respond to every message in a thread with the same or almost the same information.  This is unnecessary on any e-mail list and is clutter.  anyone interested in the thread will read whatever messages he/she is interested in, not just specifically responses to messages the person has written. 



----- Original Message -----

From: Arlene

Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2017 5:59 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] With very very very deep sadness!


She was a nice person I never spoke to her. Only on facebook and e-mail. Felt funny getting rid of her profile on facebook.  She did nothing wrong but if she’s not here then her profile on my FB page had to go. I hated to dump it!  Sad smile!


From: [] On Behalf Of Michael Capelle
Sent: July-15-17 12:34 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] With very very very deep sadness!


may she rest in peace, she was an awesome person.


Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2017 2:32 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] With very very very deep sadness!



Thank you for letting us know. She was always very kind whenever I had occasion to chat with her; and she was indeed “loving.”

I wish her family and those who loved her comfort and strength; and I shall always remember her fondly knowing I’ll see her again.




From: Christopher-Mark Gilland

Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2017 2:25 PM

Subject: [nvda] With very very very deep sadness!




This is one of the most difficult e-mails I've had to write to the list.


Before I say anything, no, you're not dreaming that you're reading this message. It's actually real, and true, and 100% verified. For those of you who, on the phone, go up on the Conversation Station, you will probably know exactly who I am talking about.


Folks, it is with a heavy heart, and with very very deep sadness that I report the death of another one of our dearly beloved friends in the blind community who was on this list for a short time.


Mrs. Pat Ferguson. Yes, you heard correctly. The lady who is the wife of Vernon Ferguson, the maker of the Scanacan barcode reader.


A lot of you probably do not know about this, as it happened so quick.


Basically, here's what I know.


Pat had gone in for a colonoscopy, and did just fine.


She then, about a week or two later started complaining of really bad abdominal pain. She thought she could work it off, so stayed at home doing normal things. Well, eventually it got worse, to the point of being agonizingly escrutiating. Finally, Vernon, her husband, took her in to the hospital in South Dakota.


I want to say Seux Falls. They're initially from Dismette, (Sorry if I have the spelling wrong on that.)


Anyway, she kept getting worse and worse, and the doctors couldn't at first figure out what was wrong. She was bleeding terribly, etc.


Finally, they found out she had lesions on her liver, and on top of that, her kidnies were both failing.


Honestly, we're not totally sure why.


They tried to treat things by putting her in a pyperberic chamber to help with giving her oxygen to draw out the supposed infection.


At the time they didn't realize the underlying issue. Once this didn't work, about 3 days ago, they did more tests and determined she actually had cancer, which honestly a lot of us figured all along. Turns out, she had liver cancer, which then had also spread to her pelvis.


In the last day or so, she totally clambed up when this news was given, and didn't talk since. We don't totally know if she was unconcious, or just was traumatized from the news. Vernon isn't really talking much right now, bless his heart, so it's kind of hard to say. The poor guy's gotta! be devistated beyond human belief!


Anyway, my friend Ronald Glaser who also lives in South Dakota, in Aberdeen, called this morning to check up on Pat. He actually got Vernon, not surprisingly. Vernon almost couldn't talk he was so shaken up, but apparently he along with another one of Pat's close friends, Cecily Ballenger, wanted to figure out how Pat was doing, and what Hospice they'd put her in. That's when Vernon says there was no need. Apparently she passed at about 11PM last night central time.


She will be forever more missed! She was such a huge huge contributer to the blind community, and honestly I cannot think of a single person that didn't love her to death, and vice versa.


She thought all of you were so, in her words, loving!


I know one thing! I don't doubt where she is right now, and I know she is not sufferring any longer. Folks, she loved Christ with all of her heart! In everything she said, and did, it was very very evident! I have no doubt that she's now up in heaven rejoycing with the angels.


May her memory live on forever and ever and ever and ever more. Amen!



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