Lucas Ferguson

A photo of Lucas Ferguson

Born in Chatham, beloved son of Bernard Ferguson and the late Dr. Janis Kay (Ferguson).  Lucas is survived by his brothers Stuart and Logan Ferguson, step-mother Janet Ferguson (Vickery), step-brother David Dilliott, and dog Maya.  Also survived by aunts and uncles Jody Morgan (Clive), Heather Isnor (Ron), Ruth Warnell (Ted), grandparents Wayne and Norma Vickery, family friends Emma Hamlin (Mike), Sandra and Al Bowers, and several cousins.

Lucas was a student of alternative energy, chemistry, and the streets.  An avid truth seeker, he often journeyed to worlds beyond the poles, preferring to travel on the paths that have heart.  A philosopher specializing in matters of the simulation and the Art of War, Lucas left no stone unturned.  A connoisseur of rap, film, and video games, he found redemption at the edge of science fiction and reality.  A fan of hockey, soccer, basketball, and golf.  He enjoyed finishing his large triple-triple in under a minute after a couple smokes with the boys.  A true gourmand.  Lucas eventually lost his own war with addiction and recovery far too soon.  He loved and hated the game at the same time.

We hope that you can hear me and bet that we love you sincerely.  May the wind be at your back.

All proceeds of the estate of Lucas Peter Ferguson will be forwarded to the CKHA Mental Health and Addictions.  Donations in the memory of Lucas to the Mental Health Network of Chatham-Kent are greatly appreciated.

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Our dearest and beloved Stu and Julie, there are no words. Simply nothing we can say or do or make or buy for you. N o t h i n g . Absolutely nothing. You lost your beloved brother whom we know you loved and cared deeply about and nothing will ever fix it. We know you worried deeply about your baby brother Lucas over the years and you always knew his life was precariously on edge. We are so utterly devastated that your deepest fears became his reality. As a family, we all love you so very much and while we know your heart will be forever broken, please know that we will continue to support and love you even more. Please accept our deepest love and admiration for being and doing what was humanly possible to help Lucas. You were the best big brother that you could be. We love Lucas even though we didn’t ever meet him. We knew him through your big brother stories, both the funny and the salty stories of deep brother ruckus love. We knew Lucas by watching you with your nephews, the way you played with them and how you chattered and wrestled with them. Thank you for sharing your brother with us and I look forward to a lifetime of knowing about your deep love for Lucas. Over the years, I have read and thought about a lot about the quote about our loved ones dying twice - once when their physical body takes its’ last breath and then when their name is spoken of for the last time. May Lucas be forever alive in your stories to us and to your nephews and we promise to never forget him or stop saying his name either. We love you Stu and Ju and Lucas too. Our condolences to you and all who loved Lucas. Much love Lisa and John…

Sending love and prayers in this difficult time.

Where do I begin. I’m so sorry Bernie. Parents aren’t suppose to bury their children especially one who was so young. I’m sorry he couldn’t find his path back to mental health. I’m sure he tried. Know that his soul is finally resting and peaceful. Hope you and your family can come together to help each other through this horrific time. My heart goes out to you. Hugs. Janice Woodason

My thoughts and prayers go out to Lucas’s friends and family at this time. Lucas was always one of the most genuine people, always respectful and wanted to help. When I had a huge group assignment about addiction, recovery and mental health Lucas spent hours educating us and answering questions. It may have only been my class but we did share your voice, we spoke with passion about the importance, and the stigmas just like you expressed. Thank you for being so real, for just being you. Anything we achieve out in the field, or impact we make in the community after graduation we will do it in your honour! Rest Peacefully Lucas. I’ll see you later! ❤️

To our beloved Unky Stu, Auntie Julie, and the Ferguson family, we are so truly and deeply sorry for your immense loss. We are sending you all of our love and strength. Big hugs, with love from Theo, Andy, Ollie, Chris, and Amanda.

This is not something I wanted to see come across my news feed. Never want to see news like this any of my old friends. I gonna miss u Lucas and I'm sure there's a pile of us of there that are also gonna miss u man Love you Luc .very sad day for me

Bernie and Family. We were so deeply sorry for your loss. My son Sonny knew your boys as they rode the school bus together. Lucas was a very sweet young man. Please rest in peace Lucas. Our sincere Sympathies Bernie! Love Greg, Kelly and Sonny

so very sad to hear of your loss. Bernie, Logan, Stewart, David, and Janet please know our thoughts and prayers are with you now during this difficult time. We send our love to all of you. Rest in peace Lucas. With love from Ted, Ruth, Mary, and Diane.

Janet, Wayne, Norma & family Please accept our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Marion Garrod & Denise Graham

Uncle Stu, Auntie Julie and all of Stu's family: we are deeply sorry for your loss. We send our love to all of you and to Lucas. X

Bernie and family please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. May our thoughts and prayers help you during this difficult time.

Bernie and family I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Lucas. I always enjoyed seeing the boys at the clinic while I was cleaning the horse stalls. Addiction is a tough battle. I’m sadden to know he was suffering from it. My thoughts and prayers are with you Bernie and your family.

So very, very sorry for your loss Bernie and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bernie & family: I am very sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time! Wishing you peace, comfort and courage at this time of sorrow!

Our hearts are broken for you Bernie, Logan, Stewart, David and Janet for a love one lost way too soon. Now is the time to reflect on the good times and happy times you shared together. We still remember the boys being so fascinated with the bear rug on our living floor here in Nova Scotia. Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Love Ron and Heather

Words can't describe how broken my heart is knowing he's gone. He was my absolute best friend in the whole world! I loved him to pieces and trusted him with my life. My life will never be the same without him in it 💔 My deepest condolences to everyone else feeling the loss of his life in this world!

So very sad. Sending love to family. Lucas will live in our hearts forever.

To Lucas’s loved ones , you were his core. He loved each and every one of you so very much and he was always able to find his way home because he had all of you. It was just last week that I saw him after quite some time of being in a different city. We talked and he told me that he was tired of that life and wanted out for good. I’m sorry that you are feeling the pain and sorrow you are feeling. Lucas was kind and generous and funny as hell. He was always there if I needed someone to talk to and I will cherish the memory of our last talk for the rest of my days. Rest easy dear friend. Your battle is over now. ♥️

Wayne and Norma, my sincere sympathy to you and Family

We are sending our heartfelt condolences to the entire family. We are so very sorry for your loss and please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Gone way to soon. Rest in peace Lucas

There truly are no words, we are so sorry for your loss. Our very deepest and heartfelt condolences to each of you…

Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Lucas. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Sincerely, Bonnie, Kyle & Tim VanBavel

Ken and I are saddened by the passing of Lucas. I will always remember his spirit and the time spent together. Elizabeth Gillespie is saddened by the loss as well. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to the family during this time of healing. Love always. Ken and Diane and Elizabeth Gillespie

This is heartbreaking; gone far too soon. It seems like yesterday Lucas was playing in our backyard, not a care in the world; just a future full of promise and adventure. Addiction takes another one we love. Beyond sad...

We will always remember Lucas as the young boy with the biggest smile in the world. His smile brought joy to everyone he met. The time we spent together was precious. We will always love you.