April 11, 1921 – January 28, 2020
Five days after February 2nd, the anniversary of the 78th year of marriage, we sadly announce that Raymond Milton Ward (September 23, 1920 – January 23, 2020) and Mildred Elizabeth Ward (April 11, 1921 – January 28, 2020) passed away at The Residence in Mission, and the Christine Memorial Hospice, respectively.
Their long and lovely life together included Dad’s military service in the New Brunswick Rangers, the 1st Canadian Paratroop Battalion (including the Normandy Invasion), the Royal Canadian Air Force, B.C.’s Sheriff Service and Consumer Affairs, and many days hunting, fishing, building boats, visiting family and travelling, and telling wonderful stories. A mother of five, she was a homemaker and sales manager at several jewellery outlets and Simpson Sears until retirement, and many happy days travelling and enjoying family.
They are survived by their 3 sons and their families, including 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren, 2 brothers, and many nieces and nephews. They were predeceased by their daughter Rhonda at age 11, and eldest son Robert, age 43.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 1 pm, at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne Street, Mission. Their companion urn will travel to Sydney, NS, where they first met.
Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home
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