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Tributes paid to city car firm founder Sam Ferguson
A BUSINESSMAN who ran an auto electrical car firm in Hereford for 35 years has died, aged 65.
Sam Ferguson was well known in the city for setting up Snowdon Auto Electrical Services in Barrs Court Road, which focuses on repairing car batteries, auto electrics and air conditioning.
His family has said the business will operate as normal.
“We lived in Saudi Arabia for a couple of years and met Roger and Marjorie
Pemberton, who lived in Hereford,” said Sam’s wife Maureen.
“Sam and Roger went into partnership, but they amicably split up when Roger moved to Shropshire.
“We stayed in Hereford and Sam developed Snowdon Auto Electrical Services, first at the Cattle Market and then Barrs Court Road.
“He was a very sociable man who valued his family and friendships and was not materialistic in the slightest.
"He had a great sense of humour and had so many jokes – he was a real character.”
Sam, who died at St Michael’s Hospice after being diagnosed with a brain tumour shortly before Christmas, was born in Anderston, Glasgow, in 1947.
He was an apprentice electrician after leaving school at 15 before becoming a supervisor on power station construction sites. He was also heavily involved with the Freemasons during his life and was provincial grand tyler at Coningsby Lodge in Hereford and a member of the St Ethlebert Mark Master Masons.
His funeral took place on Friday.