WARD, John William

Mr. John W. Ward
September 30, 1932 – October 29, 2015

John William Ward, beloved husband of Glenda for 60 years, passed away at the Rockyview General Hospital on October 29, 2015 at the age of 83. Besides his wife, John will be lovingly remembered by his children: Tim ( Wenda ), Marianne ( Frank ) Suarez and Elizabeth ( Dean ) McCarthy; grandchildren: Kristen ( Eli ) White, Jennifer ( Jason ) Page, Amy Suarez, Ashley ( Drew ) Haney and Haley McCarthy; sisters, Betty Flower and Leah ( Ed ) Hutsell; longtime friend Steve Brodeur; as well as a circle of other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church ( 3704 – 37 Street S.W., Calgary ) on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 12:00 P.M. Special thanks to the staff of unit 73 at the Rockyview Hospital for their care and compassion during his final days.

Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in John’s memory may be made to the Firefighter’s Museum Society of Calgary, 4124 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3H2 or www.calgaryfirefightersmuseum.com

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  1. On 03/11/2015 at 10:43 am Marge Munro Said:

    Dear Glenda,

    With sincere sympathy to you and all your family.


    A chapter completed
    A page turned
    A life well lived
    A rest well earned.
    May he rest in peace.
    We feel we were privileged to have known him.

  2. On 04/11/2015 at 3:24 pm Rebecca Melenka Said:

    Please accept our deepest condolences. It was an honor to have known such a great man and we will truly miss him. He was an integral part of founding and building up the history of CFD within museum and into the community. Sincerely, Rebecca & the Firefighters Museum of Calgary

  3. On 06/11/2015 at 9:24 am Isobel McLean Montgomery Said:

    Dear Glenda and family,
    When I was very young, I taught at your home town of D’arcy,SK., where your parents lived a short walk from the teacherage where I lived in the upstairs. They were always kind and friendly to me so I felt as though I knew you , too. I send my condolences to you and your family at this sad time.