Shona Ferguson's family members share touching tributes to honour his memory

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Shona and Connie Ferguson.
Shona and Connie Ferguson.
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Breaking her silence on her tragedy, Connie Ferguson took to her Instagram page to write a touching tribute to her late husband.

Since the heartbreaking news of Shona Ferguson’s passing on Friday afternoon, many who have worked with him have penned down touching tributes in his honour.

Some celebrities including Simphiwe Ngema and Ayanda Ncwane – who have both lost their husbands to death – wrote comforting letters to Shona’s wife, Connie Ferguson who had been married to him for almost two decades.

READ MORE | Shona Ferguson passed away from Covid-19 related complications

Breaking her silence on her tragedy, Connie took to her Instagram page to write a tribute to her late husband.

“This day, 20 years ago (31 July 2001), was the day God brought you into my life, and we haven’t looked back since! Ours is a once in a lifetime kind of love. We joked about how we were going to be in our old age. How we would take turns supporting each other and being strong for each other,” she wrote before revealing that they had been planning to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in November.

“The irony is we have already been doing that for the past 20 years! Oh how God has loved me to give me YOU! We were already planning our 20th wedding anniversary in November, assuming that we had time!"

@connieferguson Instagram
@connieferguson Instagram.

The The Queen actress went on to add how she was struggling to come to terms with the passing of her soulmate and shared how much she misses him.

“SHO, my ANGEL, my LOVE, my SKAT, my LAAITIE. We share a once in a lifetime kind of love, a love like no other that surpasses all understanding! A love that outlives even death! You and I WILL meet again when God decides it’s time. In the meantime you live on in our hearts. You’ve owned my heart from the day we met 20 years ago today, and there you will live until we meet again! Rest now angel. As we contemplate our tomorrow, let your body rest and your spirit soar. You are reunited with the Lord, your first LOVE! I miss you, I love you, and I will never forget you! MY ANGEL!,” she concluded.

In another tribute, Shona and Connie’s daughter, Alicia, said that her worst fear had become a reality.

“Words cannot express how I’m feeling right now. My worst fear became a reality. You fought your fight dad, and I’m so proud of you for making it this far. You’ve not only touched our lives as your family, but you’ve touched many others as well. You’ve left a legacy behind that I will carry on, as I did make this promise when I was little to you. Thank you for everything that you’ve done for me my doppelgänger…,” she wrote.

 

Alicia's full tribute

Words can not express how I’m feeling right now. My worst fear became a reality. You fought your fight dad, and I’m so proud of you for making it this far. You’ve not only touched our lives as your family, but you’ve touched many others as well. You’ve left a legacy behind that I will carry on, as I did make this promise when I was little to you. Thank you for everything that you’ve done for me my doppelgänger. You made a promise to me that you’ll always be there when I need you, so I believe you will always be there even in spirit.

I’m going to miss being your personal photographerI’m going to miss tickling your feet and you shouting at me for itI’m going to miss smelling your perfume around the houseI’m going to miss a lot of things, but most importantly, your hugs. You gave the best hugs on this earth Fa, and I cherish each hug you’ve given me.I know you are protecting us from up there in heaven. I miss you and words can not express how much I love you Fa.Rest In Peace My Twin.

The couple’s older daughter, Lesedi Matsunyane-Ferguson, said that she had never felt so much pain before and added that she believed that he was now their angel.

“I cannot tell you how I’m feeling but I’ve never known a pain like this. Sunrise: 30 April 1974. (7+4 = 11)Sunset: 30 July 2021 - 47 years old. (4+7 = 11) A true angel watches over us. We knew cos you were always bathed in light…,” she wrote and posted a video of one of their moments together.

Lesedi's full tribute

I cannot tell you how I’m feeling but I’ve never known a pain like this.Sunrise: 30 April 1974. (7+4 = 11)Sunset: 30 July 2021 - 47 years old. (4+7 = 11)A true angel watches over us. We knew cos you were always bathed in light.The last video I took of you is frame 4.

You were always fascinated by my English. I never thought “double entendre” would be the last laugh we’d have.Thank you Fah, for loving us as loudly as you did. Thank you for never giving up on me even when I gave you many reasons to. Thank you seeing a potential in me that I still cannot comprehend. Thank you for allowing me to put you onto some fire dishes.

Thank you for all the lessons you’ve taught us, in different ways. I’m comforted that you’re no longer in pain and you can rest easy, I just wish you were here with us. I wish I could laugh with you once again. I wish I could explain the MCU to you again.I wish I could DM you funny videos again.

I wish I could tell you about my dating woes until we found the right one. No man can measure up to you. You set a very impossible standard.There was so much we still had to do together. While I can no longer do them with you, I’ll continue to do them FOR you.

I know you can feel my love from above. I know you’re stronger in heaven than you could ever be in this world. The void you have left is gaping and permanent. The shoes we now have to fill is insurmountable, but we’ll try our best. I’m not always going to get it right. But I promise I’ll keep trying.Say hi to Mams and Jackson for me.I love you Fah. Infinitely. Abundantly. You can rest now.TSHO!! ?? @ferguson_films- The First Daughter


Shona Ferguson passed away due to Covid-19 complications on Friday, 30 July. He was 47 years old. He leaves behind his wife Connie Ferguson, father Peter Harry Ferguson, two daughters Lesedi and Alicia Ferguson as well as his grandson Ronewa.

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