Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Bette

Bette

Female 1919 - 2006  (86 years)

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  • Name Bette  
    Born 23 Aug 1919  [1
    Gender Female 
    Interesting military, life story 
    Military WW2 - radar clerk in a secret division of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force 
    Immigration 1945  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Bette Ferguson 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-157679P 
    Died 2006  [1
    Person ID I157679  Generations
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2019 

    Family Jim Ferguson,   b. Abt 1918,   d. Bef 2006  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 1943  Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F45112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1943 - Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1945 - Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bette Ferguson
    Bette Ferguson

  • Notes 
    • FERGUSON, Bette - Passed away earlier this year, in Thousand Oaks, California, at the age of 86. Bette was born in England on August 23, 1919. She was raised and educated in the United Kingdom. She served as a radar clerk in a secret division of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in the Second World War. She met her husband, Jim in England. Bette and Jim were married in Belfast, Ireland while stationed there in 1943. Bette immigrated to Canada in May 1945 as one of the first war brides to enter Waterloo County. In 1968 she moved to Ventura County, California where she worked in the agricultural industry until her retirement. For the next 15 years, Bette enjoyed gardening, travelling and staying in touch with her many friends around the world. Bette was preceded in death by her husband, Jim and her eldest daughter, Terry Ferguson Martchenko. She will be lovingly missed by her daughters, Maureen Volpe (husband Joe), Christine West (husband Hank), all of Thousand Oaks; son, Ian of Vallejo, California and daughter, Jane (husband Bobby) of Arlington, Texas. Bette also leaves eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

      The Record 2006

  • Sources 
    1. [S490] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Record (1994-March 2008), Obituary of Bette Ferguson 2006.