Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home
Nestled in the heart of the rich landscape of Prince Edward Island's scenic Southeast region is the rapidly growing town of Montague. Here one will find the Garden of the Gulf Museum, and the beautiful waterfront. There are many very productive businesses in the area, including the Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home.
Montague is the hub of Southeastern Kings and Queens Counties located on the banks of the Montague River. There's a trading area of about fifteen thousand, craft shops, a beautiful area to relax by the old train station located by the Montague River, and several areas for dining.
This is also the starting point for the Montague to the Robertson Road Confederation Trail project. The trail has now expanded to go through to Georgetown.
In 1985 Garth Ferguson bought the Funeral Home from Parker Hamilton. Garth ran the Funeral Home from 1985 to the end of December 2011.
In January of 2012 Barry and Brenda Logan became the proud owners of the Funeral Home, renaming it at this time; it is now known as Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home. When they took over ownership of Ferguson Montague Funeral Home in January of 2012, they discovered two hidden gems – one was the beautiful town of Montague, P.E.I. and the other was the flourishing funeral home that resided within its limits. A funeral professional for over 25 years, Barry had always had his eye on funeral home ownership.
Brenda is currently managing the day to day office. Barry and Brenda have settled nicely into the community, where they have both joined the Rotary International of Montague and the Garden of the Gulf Museum of Montague. Brenda has been a nurse for many years and also owned and operated a Special Care Home for several years before selling and going back into active nursing.
While they have changed the name to Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home, they have made few cosmetic alterations.
Originally hailing from Saint John, New Brunswick, Barry and Brenda’s move was followed a couple months later by Barry's daughter, Ashley, who is currently in the process of obtaining her funeral director’s license.
Barry has worked at several funeral homes throughout his career including; Brenan's Funeral Home, Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, Fundy Funeral Home and St. George Funeral Home, and feels that every opportunity made him a better funeral director for the community he was serving. Barry also participated in over 18 years of auxiliary policing before heading to P.E.I.
Barry and Brenda live in the community of Montague, only three minutes away from the business. They like to spend their spare time walking their newest addition, Princess, a three-pound miniature teacup Yorkie, who is playing a part in warming the residents of the community and the surrounding areas. Barry, Brenda and Princess can be seen walking the trails of Montague and surrounding areas. “Princess comes to work with us every day and she has put a smile on the faces of many people.
It has been a very rewarding experience. The people have been tremendous. Brenda has also become involved with the local chamber of commerce and the Relay For Life.
Since Garth purchased the funeral home from the founder, Parker Hamilton, in 1985, the building has gone through many renovations, growing from 3300 square feet to 4600 in 1986. Then in 1995, an addition saw the space increase another 3600 square feet.
Today, the Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home is over 12,000 square feet with a large chapel, arrangement rooms, spacious visitation rooms and a casket display room showcasing close to 30 caskets. As a result little has had to be done in terms of renovations, adding a few esthetic touches such as fireplaces and new prints on the walls.
Including Barry and Brenda, there are six employees serving between 120 to 140 families per year. There is no doubt this wonderful staff, who are all great team players, have also added to the funeral home's success. The Logan's have introduced some new services that they feel will add quality to the service provided to each family who calls upon them during their time of need.
"We give them 110 per cent of ourselves. We want the families we serve to feel like it is their home too."
"We like the small community, where everybody watches over everybody. You see the same people week in and week out and you really get to know them in a small community. The best thing we can do for them is treat them with the honesty and respect they deserve."
Prominent, yet dignified, the Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home is a respected and integral part of the Montague community.
“The community of Montague and surrounding areas have come to put their trust in us”.