Lady Cathy Ferguson, the wife of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, has died at the age of 84. This tragic news was revealed by the Ferguson family in a statement issued on Friday afternoon. On Thursday morning, Lady Cathy left the couple’s Cheshire home.
The family in a statement said, “We are deeply saddened to confirm the passing of Lady Cathy Ferguson, survived by her husband, three sons, two sisters, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild”
Sir Alex and Lady Cathy met in 1964 when they both worked at a typewriter factory. In 1966, after two years, they exchanged vows.
“My wife Cathy has been the cornerstone throughout my career, offering a foundation of both steadiness and encouragement,” said Sir Alex as he announced his retirement in 2013. Words can’t express how much this has meant to me.
He was persuaded to change his mind about retiring at a vital point in 2002 thanks in large part to Lady Cathy. Because of this choice, he continued to run the club for an extra 11 years before finally stepping down upon the death of Lady Cathy’s sister.
Who was Cathy Ferguson?
Lady Cathy Ferguson, sometimes known as Catherine Holding, was the wife of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. She was born in 1938 in Govan, Glasgow. They started working together in 1964, and two years later they got married. Their union resulted in the birth of three sons: Mark, Darren, and Jason.
Despite having a reputation for being reclusive, Lady Cathy was admired for her everlasting devotion to her husband and their children. She was a frequent sight at Manchester United games, often seen celebrating the team’s victories.
Lady Cathy was identified as having dementia in 2013. Tragically, at the age of 84, she passed away in 2023, leaving behind a legacy of affection, assistance, and priceless memories.