David Ferguson has been a pharmacist and owner of Ferguson’s Pharma-Choice on Sterling Road in Glace Bay, for 20 years. David grew up in Glace Bay, worked a short time on oil rigs in British Columbia before attending Dalhousie University for a Physical Education degree after which he opened Body Perfect Fitness Centre on Senator’s Corner. He then returned to Dalhousie University for a pharmacy degree. David is a second generation pharmacist following in the footsteps of his father Donald J.
Ferguson, who owned and operated Carroll’s Drug Store for 32 years.
Age: 55 Occupation: Pharmacist Family: Wife Janice Coleman, son Cole, 24, and daughter Alex, 23 Birthplace: Glace Bay Hometown: Glace Bay Nickname: Ferg or Fergy
First job: Stock boy at Carroll’s Drug Store What talent would you most like to have: I would like to be able to sing without scaring people and to play guitar. Coffee or tea: I like my caffeine cold, enjoy Pepsi. What is your favourite food: Pizza. Favourite movie: Bourne Identity series. Favourite music: Bob Dylan. Favourite books: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series and Da Vinci Code. Pet peeve: None. What trait in people do you most admire: True friendship. What is something you like to do in your leisure time: Drive my motorcycle; spend time with friends and family at our cottage in Northside East Bay. Favourite motto or expression: Everyone has a passion. Favourite thing about Cape Breton: Friendships and summers at our cottage. Favourite place to travel: St. Maarten in the Caribbean.