Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett
Condolences For Family Of Jock Ferguson
Victor P Taffa
WA Labor MLC Mr. Jock Ferguson has died aged 64 years.
Jock Ferguson was elected to the Thirty-eighth Parliament for the East Metropolitan Region on 6 September 2008 for term commencing 22 May 2009.
Jock Ferguson moved to Western Australia and worked as a fitter in the Pilbara and Gascoyne Region.
Jock Ferguson became State Secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union in 2000 and had a City and Guilds Trade Certificate (Engineering).
Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett has extended condolences to family and friends of Jock Ferguson who passed away yesterday.
Premier Barnett said Mr. Ferguson was a true character who fought for what he believed in.
“While I did not always agree with his views, I respected Jock as a true fighter for working men and women. He fought for what he believed in and that is to be admired.” the Premier said.
“On behalf of the Western Australia Government and people in WA, I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to all of his family and loved ones.”
Opposition leader Eric Ripper says he is deeply saddened by the 64-year-old’s death from a heart attack.
Mr. Ripper said Mr. Ferguson was not just a colleague but a good friend and he will miss his humour and warmth.
Jock Ferguson was born on 15 January 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland and died on Saturday 13 February 2010 in Perth Western Australia.