Thelma Ward

Died: Fri., Jan. 10, 2014


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In Loving Memory of
Thelma Meryl Ward
January 13, 1920-January 10, 2014
Died peacefully at Manitoulin Centennial Manor
on Friday at the age of 93.

Thelma was known for her love of music & laughter.
Survived by her beloved husband of 74 years,
Nelson Ward.
Proud mother of
Patricia Mack,
Edwin (Marilyn) Ward,
Devoted grandmother of Randy (Cathy) Mack,
Julie Ward (deceased),
Jennifer (Victor) Romard,
Christel (Jesse) Mack/Boudreau,
David (Jaclyn) Ward
and 10 great grandchildren.
Dear sister of
Dulcie (Charles) Fotheringham, Joyce (William) Wall,
Phyllis (1st husband: Walter Hohner, 2nd husband: Arthur Whitelaw), June (Elgin) Rea; all predeceased
Remembered by sister in law  Florence Ward,
Predeceased by Viola (Jack) Byrick and  Jane (Ben) Bernie
Loved aunt of many.

Visitation  from 7-9 pm Monday
Funeral Service
11:00 am Tuesday January 14, 2014
at Island Funeral Home
Burial in the spring in Elma Centre Cemetery.
Donations to Little Current United Church,
or to Centennial Manor Aux.

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Brenda Hallett
   Posted Sat January 11, 2014
Sad news indeed. Thelma was a lovely Lady and will be
greatly missed by all who knew her. My Sympathy to Nelson
and family and Wendy and Joyce.

Rick and Gail Gjos
   Posted Sat January 11, 2014
So sorry to hear of Thelma's death, but know she is in a peaceful place. So lucky were she and Nelson to celebrate their anniversary in such a lovely way. Condolences to Nelson, family and to Wendy and Joyce who treated them like family.

David Hohner
   Posted Sun January 12, 2014
So sorry to hear the news. Aunt Thema was my favorite Aunt, she will not be forgotten. My condolences to the family.

Bill & Gloria Bird
   Posted Mon January 13, 2014
Ed & Marilyn & family. Sorry we cannot be there in person but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
A donation has been made to the Alzheimers Society in memory of your mom.
love Bill & Gloria

Reg & Noreen leeson
   Posted Mon January 13, 2014
We offer our sincere sympathy &condolences at this time to the family of Thelma -we always enjoyed her visits at the Eastern star meetings Noreen & Reg

Willeta Biddle
   Posted Mon January 13, 2014
Pat Mack and Family

We are saddened by your loss. Please know that our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time With sincere sympathy and Love
Riverside United Church Senior Choir

Ken Hohner
   Posted Mon January 13, 2014
RIP Aunt Thelma. Our sympathies to Edwin and Pat and their families and to those who knew and loved her. She was very special.

Edna, Wilberta and Gail Leeosn
   Posted Wed January 15, 2014
Our prayers and thoughts are with you Nelson and your family at this time. We always enjoyed speaking with Thelma at the Manor when we seen her during the day. She will be missed by not only her family but by all the people in the community who knew her and and shared many memories with both Thelma and yourself.

Doug and Jane Wismer
   Posted Wed January 15, 2014
We are sorry to hear of the passing of your wife Nelson.
Doug and Jane

Bette Cockwell nee Wallace.
   Posted Wed January 22, 2014
On behalf of the Wallace Family from Millbank my sympathy. I myself did not go to the school in Millbank as when we moved there I started to High School. I let Keith, Diane and Cheryl know and you may remember them. I'm told your Mom was a Coghlin and I have lived near Atwood and now Listowel and that is a well known name. Again our sympathy to you and Edwin and to your Dad.

Betty (Bast) Steckly
   Posted Thu January 23, 2014
Dear Ward Family
I recall this family very well as I grew up in Millbank and Mr. Ward was my teacher for 4 years at SS No 3 in Millbank. I knew Thelma too as a very kind and quiet lady. Patricia and Edwin are too remembered and often wonder where my former Millbank friends are. My condolences to the family. I have been a Stratford resident for almost 55 years and used to ask Nelson's sister, Mrs. Byrick, about him and Thelma. An amazing longevity and the noting she was married to Nelson for 74 years, that too is an amazing record these days. By the way Mr. Ward, my math is still great thanks to your teaching. The other subjects are also up to par. I really appreciated my teacher who had a supporting wife, Thelma. Blessings to All, Betty (Bast) Steckly

Greg and Elizabeth Smith
   Posted Sun January 26, 2014
To the Ward Family.
When I was a young boy I would bike from Newry to Atwood to purchase a comic book at Thelma's father's Drug Store. I remember a very nice man, always allowing me time to pick the comic book that I decided was best for me.
Our neighbours in Newry were Everett and Mary Ward - parents of Nelson,Viola, Jane and Florence. I remember the good times I had feeding mink,working with the bees and honey,making violins etc. No better environment for a young boy, and i still recall it all, often.
In one of our family albums I have photos of a very young Pat playing with my sister Sylvia - also a school photo with Florence in it.
The Ward family has given me many fond memories in the past and I wish them the best for the future.
You have our Sympathy,
Greg and Elizabeth Smith.

Carol & Bob Brock
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
I want to express our good wishes to Nelson, Pat & Edwin & families in the loss of Thelma - a wonderful neighbour on the North Channel for over forty years for us and for Bob's godmother Ursula Roszel before that. She was kind spritely and very courageous. She lived a full life and there will be thousands of memories I'm sure. All the best Bob & Carol

Mary Jane Krotz
   Posted Wed January 29, 2014
I wish to express my condolences to Nelson and family in the passing of Thelma. I had Mr. Ward as my teacher in public school in Millbank where I lived most of my life. I was married to Ken Krotz for 50 yrs. and resided in Millbank until his death in 2009. I now live in Stratford. I remeber Thelma as a very kind gentle lady. Ken and I lived in the house you did on James St.,beside Alice Clarke.Thinking of you , Mary Jane (Nahrgang) Krotz

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