Catherine Ferguson (Fay) Hamilton

23rd February 1931 - 13th May 2022
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Winton Presbyterian Church
Meldrum Street
20 May 2022, 1:00PM

HAMILTON Catherine Ferguson (Fay) Peacefully at Vickery Court on Friday 13 May 2022. Previously of Forest Hill It is with great sadness that we say farewell to Fay, Mum, Gran. We are so privileged to have had Mums unconditional love for 91 years. Her gift of love, food, family & flowers, will continue to live on throughout the generations to come. Loved wife and friend of the late John. Much loved Mum and Gran of Noel & Caroline, Blair & Teressa, Ralph & Julie, Lisa, Logan & Linda, Grayson & Danika. Kathryn & Wayne, Adam Swinburne. Tracey & Andrew, Hayden & Krystal and little Blake, Zoe & Bryce King. Loved Sister and Sister-in-law of Russell & Marion Miller & the late Duncan and Julie Miller and the extended Miller and Caughey families. A heartfelt thanks to all the incredible staff at Vickery Court who have shown love, kindness, dedication, with a touch of humour to Mum throughout these last covid ruled months. We are truly grateful. Join the family to celebrate a life well lived, in the Winton Presbyterian Church, Meldrum Street on Friday, May 20 at 1.00pm, A private interment will follow. Messages to: Forest Hill, R.D. 1, Winton 9781 or to Fay’s tribute page at where livestream details are available Miss me a little, but not too long. Miss me, but let me go…. 


It was a privilege to know you Fay. Your regular visits to the Winton library were always a happy occasion for us, and your beautiful treats of sponges and paves were always a huge talking point. We felt very humbled to be invited to your Christmas party last year and we will remember this forever. We will miss you very much Fay. May you rest in peace xx Love Paula & Summer
Summer McDougall & Paula McPeake , Winton
Sorry to hear of Fay's passing. Please accept our Deepest Sympathy. Duncan & Joy McLean
Duncan & Joy McLean, Invercargill
Our thoughts go out to all Fay's family.
Fay was a beautiful lady with a kind heart.
Fay was a wonderful supporter of the Winton Hospice Shop often popping in with left over fabric for quilting amongst other things.
We have missed seeing her in store since she went into care and on a personal note I will miss her personally for our lovely chats we had and for her advice. Rest in peace Fay
Maree Ronald, Winton
We are sad to hear the news of Fay’s passing
And we are thinking of you all
The Hamilton and Miller families at this sad time.
Love from
Fraser and Marlene Patterson
Marlene Patterson , Pisa Moorings, RD 3 Cromwell
The lovely photo is Fay to a T, she was always so beautifully dressed and groomed. A great supporter of the community and always ready for a chat too.
We send our sympathies to all the family on your loss, she will be missed.
Judy and John Buchanan
Judy Buchanan , Mosgiel
Jill and I would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the Hamilton family, Fay was someone whose company we both enjoyed and will remember fondly.
My own memories go back to my school days, but it was a young man I began to appreciate her generosity, whether it was making me welcome when I used to scrounge lunch with your family at the AMP show, or as a guest in the homestead.
Fay’s culinary talents are legendary and I remember we used to look forward to Noel or Ralph being on supper duty at young farmers, as many Hokonui YFC members will still remember those cream sponges.
You mother and grandmother was a lovely lady who we both respected, the pride she took in her family and her welcoming nature made her a woman to look up to.
We can’t be with you on Friday, but you all will be in our thoughts then, as you are today.

Yours Sincerely
Bill & Jill Taylor
Bill Taylor , Queenstown
Our deepest condolences to the Hamilton Family. Fay was a lovely caring lady whom we were so grateful and blessed to have known.
With much fond memories and love from the Wilding whanau in Auckland and Winton. To God be all glory for her.
Tekura Wilding, Invercargill
To the Hamilton & Miller families ( especially Noel & Russell) we remember with fondness , Fay for her genuine conversation & Charm. We so appreciate having known her and pass on our loving sympathy to you all. Frances & Dave Stewart.
F & D Stewart , Wallacetown
I'm sorry that I'm unable to attend, due to my health and being in lockdown here at the home. I'm just so sorry that I never had the opportunity to see her before she passed away. There are such lovely family memories from holidays spent together, she lived on the home farm in her young days before she was married and moved to Winton. She joined in all the activities in the district, the women's division and she was a great baker! I wish to goodness I could have been there to give her a cuddle before she passed away. Love to all those who I would have loved to have seen today.
Mavora MacKenzie, Queenstown