The Fergusons Reflect On A Year Without Shona Ferguson

Today marks a year since he passed away

By  | Jul 30, 2022, 12:26 PM  | Connie Ferguson  | Top of the

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Today marks a year since the passing of seasoned actor Shona Ferguson. The actor died on the 30th of June 2021, after he succumbed to COVID-19 related complications and Connie hasn't stopped celebrating his life.

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The businesswoman and actress has taken to her Instagram account to reflect on a year without him. He penned a heartfelt message saying she will forever treasure the memories they shared.

"1 year without your physical presence today and God continues to walk with us as we navigate our new reality. We miss you so much my LOVE but it is well. We are okay. You continue resting. You live on in our hearts and minds. MEMORIES ARE FOREVER AND ARE A TREASURE. Love you for eternity," she wrote.

Alicia wrote "Today marks 1 year without you, but it still feels like yesterday. Words can not describe how much I love and miss you, but I hope I’m making you proud."

Lesedi also penned an emotional message reflecting on the day her father passed, on saying the energy was heavy and weird, but today it is slightly better.

"This day felt so surreal. The energy was heavy and weird. Today I’m feeling it slightly but not as much… at least I’m trying not to feel it as much… mourning you is a never ending journey. To be honest, for me mentally, most of the year went by in a blur. It’s really not the same without you. I said it a year ago and I’ll say it again - thank you for everything. I love you. I miss you," she wrote.

Speaking to Drum Magazine, Lesedi said that losing her father was tough and it still is. “It’s honestly been a process that we tackle day by day. He would have been 48 years old, it's still tough,” she says. 

She added that they usually shared family traditions such as spending their birthdays relaxing indoors and eating their favourite foods. “We normally spend his birthday at home eating his favorite foods and spending time together as a family. It’s always been lowkey vibes with loved ones,” said Lesedi.

On the 9-month anniversary of his death, Connie wrote a heartfelt message on her Instagram account.

"Ma Dude, this life thing is just not the same without you! I have stopped trying to understand or asking why? But nine months later, it still doesn’t feel real. My whole life feels like a dream. To say I miss you would be the biggest understatement! To go from doing absolutely EVERYTHING with someone, and suddenly not have them there with you physically, is the most crippling feeling to say the least!" wrote Connie Ferguson.

She continued "Today we celebrate you my LOVE! A legend, a man who loved without reservation, whose smile lit up the world, with an echoing laugh that melted hearts! A big guy with a big heart, whose sole purpose in life, was to positively impact the lives of those he encountered, in person or remotely!

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