Jennie was born April 19, 1914 in Ponoka, Alberta to Willie Earl and Jennie Bell (Clark) Cook. She died on November 18, 2007 in Birch Island, BC
The family moved to Pouce Coupe, B.C. in 1930, where Jennie helped to develop the homestead by milking cows, making butter and cooking for the thrashing crews. She married Harold Stanley Ferguson in 1947 and went to live on his family farm in Whitelaw, Alberta. In November 1951 they adopted a baby girl, whom she raised with much joy. Jennie was known far and wide for her whistling and her beautiful singing voice. She loved to bake bread and was known for the many beautiful afghans she spent hours making. In her later years
Jennie moved back to Ponoka until she came to live with her daughter and son-in-law in 1996. The family moved to Clearwater in the spring of 1998. The last years of her life Jennie lived at Home Sweet Home in Birch Island, where she enjoyed walking, waving at the trains, sitting outside in the fresh air and talking to the many animals. She also loved the lambs in the spring at Moilliet’s farm.
Left to mourn is her daughter Lila Edson; son-in-law Harvey Smook; grandchildren Angie Edson and Jack Smook; loving caregiver Sandra Paine; adopted daughter Vanessa Lo; sisters-in-law Norma Glover, Eleanor Cook and Myrtle Openshaw; niece’s Rose Harpell, Sharon Stadnyck, Clara Foshauge, Ethel Wirch, Gladys Shallhorn, Mary Siemens, Edna Markstrom, Tracey Madden, Marilyn Openshaw, Carolyn Hemsly and Dorthy Doran; nephews Lloyd and Earl Cook, Leonard Cook and Tom Openshaw; and many other nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, her brothers Leonard, Clarence, twin brother Bill, Leslie and her sister Eva.