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FERGUSON, Gordon Douglas On Sunday, January 10, 2021, Captain Gordon Douglas Ferguson passed away at the age of 79. Doug Ferguson was born in Buffalo, New York on October 29, 1941 to his father, Gordon Samuel Ferguson and his mother, Barbara Halcrow Ferguson. His childhood was spent loving Christmas, becoming the Boston Red Sox's number one fan, and spending summers on Great Diamond Island, his favorite place in the world. He was very proud to have graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 1962, where he also was a photo editor for the school paper. Doug Ferguson was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves and a Merchant Marine. His lifetime love of sailing led him to spend 43 years in his shipping career ultimately becoming a ship's captain. His work allowed him to travel around the world, before he settled down with his wife and son in Portland, Maine to guide large ships in and out of Portland harbor as a Pilot. They moved to Tampa in March 1980 where he was a Tampa Bay Pilot for 25 years before his happy retirement in 2005. He was husband to Angela Brennan Ferguson, father to Gordon Darren Ferguson, and Papa Doug to his three grandchildren, Kaylyn, Sean, and David. He loved baseball, the state of Maine, his Island friends, his daughter-in-law Toscha's chocolate chip cookies, lunches at Malio's, photography, his career as a ship captain, and getting a really good deal. Fair Winds and a Following sea, Doug. He will be missed. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January, 14 from 5-8 pm at Blount Curry Macdill, 605 S. Macdill Ave, Tampa. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 15 at 10 am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa. Gordon will be interred in South Portland, ME. Please visit his online guestbook at www.blountcurrymacdill.com

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Published in Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 14, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the Ferguson Family for the loss of your loved one, Gordon Douglas, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.
January 14, 2021
Deepest sympathy to Angela , Darren and family on the loss of your precious husband , father and grandfather . Doug was a wonderful man and a generous and entertaining host . He will be sorely missed .
Seán & Marie Brennan
January 13, 2021
Doug, what great memories we have of you on Gt. Diamond, a place we all love! You riding in the golf cart, sometimes alone, mostly with our friend Peter Harris with a can of "soda" in the cup holder. Or down at the coal wharf getting your boat ready for trip or sitting on the porch, having a cold one and chatting...good, good memories. Thanks for your friendship and company and help. We will miss you. Godspeed, Captain! To Angela, Darren, Bruce and all of Doug's family, our sincerest condolences.
Rob & Laurie Morelli
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