J. Robert (Bob) Ferguson

Bob’s career spanned over 35 years with DOT and DOC. He worked at Camperdown, Nottingham Island, Belle Isle, Hartlen Point, Kelly Lake, Montague and eventually served as Area Manager, PEI District, DOC.

La carrière de Bob s’étend sur plus de 35 ans avec MDT et MDC. Il a travaillé à Camperdown, Nottingham Island, Belle Isle, Hartlen Point, Kelly Lake, Montague et a finalement occupé le poste de directeur régional, District de l'I.P.E., MDC.

Passed Away in 1978

Scroll Down for Obituary

Décès en 1978

Avis de décès au bas de la page

 

 

My dad was J.R. "Bob" Ferguson and I would like to forward some information in regards to his career with the DOT and DOC. I read with great interest the article by Ernest G. Holland in the Eastern Arctic 1942-1944 as his time there overlapped with my dad's who was on Nottingham Island from 1941-1943. 

 

My dad died on July 21, 1978 and I am attaching a copy of the letter two of the other operators submitted to the IBEW. (see the obituary section at the bottom of the page) As you can see it has not stood the test of time well so I copied the text. I wrote it exactly as it was written but believe the list of his stations is in error as I know he was on Nottingham Island but I never heard him speak about Resolution. I am also attaching a newspaper article from 1943 when he returned from Nottingham and a picture of him with Bill Bréhaut in the Montague Monitoring Station.  I have some pictures of his time on Nottingham Island and also when he was on Belle Isle in the early 50's which I will work on getting ready to send. It's wonderful to have all of this history preserved. Thanks to all involved.

Carol Ferguson

2021-02-08

 

Bob Ferguson on the left and Bill Brehault on the right

at the Montague Monitoring Station in the mid 1960s


 A newspaper article from 1943 when Bob Ferguson returned from Nottingham Island


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB


Bob Ferguson at Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB

Bob Ferguson on the left


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB in 1942


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB in 1942

Bob Ferguson on the left


Bob Ferguson at Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB


Bob Ferguson at Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB

Bob Ferguson in the middle


 

Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB

Onboard RMS Nascopie - Bob Ferguson second from left


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB in 1941

From left to right: George ?, Bob ? and Bob Ferguson


Bob Ferguson at Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB

Bob Ferguson on right


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB

Bob Ferguson on right


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB in 1941

Bob Ferguson in middle


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB

Bob Ferguson on the right


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB

Bob Ferguson in the middle


Bob Ferguson at Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB

Bob Ferguson on the left


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB


Bob Ferguson at Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB


Nottingham Marine Radio Station VCB

Bob Ferguson second from the top of the ladder


Radio operator Eddie Stinson at Toronto


Radio operators Bob Ferguson and Eddie Stinson at Winnipeg


Belle Isle Marine Radio Station VCM


Belle Isle Marine Radio Station VCM


 

Bob Ferguson at Belle Isle Marine Radio Station VCM


 

Belle Isle Marine Radio Station VCM

Obituary - Avis de décès

J. Robert (Bob) Ferguson

1978

This is the letter sent to IBEW on the death of my father Bob Ferguson on August 17, 1978.

Carol Ferguson

2021-02-09

Texte of the letter to IBEW


Dear Sir and Brother,


On July 21, 1978,  J.R. “Bob” Ferguson passed away in Halifax after a courageous battle against Hodgkin’s disease. Bob’s career spanned over 35 years with DOT and DOC with monitoring as his favorite specialty in which he was both proficient and innovative.


Old friends know the routes of those days: Camperdown, Nottingham Island, Belle Isle, Hartlen Point, Kelly Lake, Montague and eventually to Area Manager, PEI District.


They will also remember Bob’s ability with CW, training himself to a speed in both reception and transmission which few attain.


Bob continued his dedication with community work in Montague particularly the Area 4 School which
embraces Kings County. Many hours absent from his wife and family were spent in this fashion and the community remains proud of his achievements in this and many other areas.

 

To Fran and family and his relatives we extend our Sincere sympathy.


Albert J. (Bert) Bryand and W. (Bill) Bréhaut

 

Links   -   Liens

 

Hartlen Point , NS  - '' Y  '' and Standard Monitoring Station 

 

1962  -  Montague Monitoring Station  -  Policing The Air Waves

 

1976 - New District Office in Charlottetown

1976 - Nouveau bureau de district à Charlotteton