Southern Inspired. Whisky Infused.
Our beloved Travis left us on Monday, February 6, at 6:03pm. Travis is a loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin, friend, and all-round wonderful guy. We say “is” because he will always be with all of us. We will remember his smile that would light up a room when he entered, and who could ever forget his inappropriate and questionable humour (we know some of that came from his Papa) but man did he make us laugh.
Growing up Travis was mischievous, brave, curious, sweet, and loving, the biggest heart there ever was. Travis was always looking out for the downtrodden. He would walk through the DTES checking on people he met from working down there. He would give his last dollar to those he felt needed it more. Travis knew the names of many of the homeless people that lived on The Drive and would often stop to chat with them.
In 2017, Travis suffered a very serious head injury when he was struck head-on while riding his bike to work one morning. Since the accident he had many struggles, but he was strong and brave, and he fought hard to overcome. In the early hours of February 4th, Travis suffered a catastrophic head injury due to a fall and was placed on life support. We – his parents, brothers, grandmother, aunts, uncles, bothers & sisters-in-law, cousins, and friends – are very fortunate to have been by his side over the weekend. Many family members and friends came by to sit and chat with him over the weekend. The outpouring of love is so very much appreciated.
Travis was a brilliant chef. We would give him whisky tasting notes, talk about the flavours and within a short time he would have a five-course whisky pairing dinner laid out. They always paired perfectly. Travis started washing dishes at Fets in 2003, when he was just 13. He loved the kitchen and was cooking in short order. He left Fets on many occasions to work in other kitchens around town, always learning. During the years after his accident, he would come in and create whisky pairing dinners. Travis also had a calling to help those in need and worked in the Downtown Eastside, trying to make a difference to those in need.
We have all been blessed to have known this amazing person. Travis is on a new journey, a journey without pain, a journey without the struggles he faced since his 2017 accident. Travis will be there when we meet again, and he will be able to guide us on our next journey.
Our hearts are broken, Travis will be missed and always loved.
Memorial details are still in the works and will follow in due course.
Travis Elijah McKenzie Fergie
July 3, 1990 – February 6, 2023
We laid Travis to rest On February 15th at Heritage Gardens in South Surrey
Travis’s Memorial will be heldat 1pm on Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Italian Cultural Centre.
We are located at: 1230 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC