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David Earl Ward

David Earl Ward

December 6, 2022

David Earl Ward

WARD, David Earl – With Angels watching over him, David passed away peacefully at University Hospital, London, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 in his 76th year. Cherished husband of Henny Ward of Mount Forest for 48 happy years. Loving father of Laurie (David) Van Staveren of RR#3 Clifford, Karen (Rick) Carter of Kitchener, Brian (Jenn) Ward of Moose Jaw, SK, and Christina Ward of Palmerston. Beloved grandfather of Melissa, Nathan and Kyle Van Staveren; and Kayla, Brooklyn and Haley Ward. Survived by his sisters Susan (Murray) Fatt of Listowel and Eleda (Mel) McCaffery of Gravenhurst, along with many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Earl and Mildred Ward. 

Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East, Mount Forest, on Friday, December 9th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation at the church from 10:00-10:45 a.m. A reception will follow in the church hall. Spring interment will be held at Mount Forest Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of David are asked to consider The War Amps, Heart and Stroke Foundation or Cancer Patient Services, Mount Forest. 


Our Sincere Condolences to All The Family.

— Dolores & Josph Torti, December 31, 2022

Henny and Family:
We are sorry to learn of David's final illness and passing.
We will always remember the depth of caring and friendship that was expressed by David in the conversations shared. His warmth was expressed in each 'smile' and his kind words and ways will be remembered.
May you and those dear to you be comforted in the coming days by the confidence of faith, and the support of family and friends.

Gail and Terry Clarkson

— Terry and Gail Clarkson, December 13, 2022

Dear Henny and family,
We are saddened by the passing of David, and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your loved one. He was a man of faith, a pillar in our church community, and could enthral us with his tales of family, travel, farming... We will miss him, and his stories. RIP
Frank and Lene MacLean

— Frank and Lene MacLean, December 13, 2022

Dear Family Ward and friends,
The loss of such a lovely person is too difficult to express. We wish to send heartfelt condolences to everyone. Sending you all divine light and love at this time. David will be remembered as a loving, kind, compassionate, and generous man who loved and lived for his family every day. May he rest in peace. Love from the Samson family, Natassja, Jacob, David and Mirela

— Mirela and David Samson, December 9, 2022

Henny,we are sad to hear about David,s passing out thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family 🙏 R.I.P David.

— Carl and Dorathy Nagtzaam., December 8, 2022

Henny and Family

We were sad to hear of David’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Grant and Sue

— Grant and Sue Lawson, December 8, 2022

My condolences, to you, Henny and Family. David will be missed by his wide circle of Family and Friends. His friendship touched so many people in our Town, Church, Horticulture and beyond!. Memories of David's smile and friendly conversations will be a lasting legacy.
Blessings from Marlyn Howard

— Marlyn, December 8, 2022

My condolences to the Ward family,
David loved to talk and chat it up where ever he was, very knowledgeable man and a good farmer.
Rest in peace.

Clint Oakes

— Clint Oakes, December 8, 2022

Henny and Family
I am sorry to hear of David's passing. Sending thoughts and prayers. Diane

— Diane Horrigan, December 8, 2022

Gone but never forgotten.
Dad was always there lending a helping hand whenever we needed it, or just being there for support, a kind word or advice. He was my hero.
He put up a good fight and helped me fight my battle as well.
I love you dad and you will always hold a special place in my heart. You will be sadly and greatly missed.

— Karen Carter, December 8, 2022

Henny and Family

Please accept our deepest condolences. We always enjoyed when our paths crossed, be it at church or downtown. David always had his enjoyable stories of your Family or bring us up to speed on some of your bus trips.
He was a very nice man and will be greatly missed in the community.
You and your Family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

— Ken and Joan Hayward, December 8, 2022

David was a man of great faith. He was kind and loving and cared so deeply for his family. My thoughts and prayers are with his beloved family and also with the congregation of Mount Forest United, who will miss him dearly.

— Sheryl Spencer, December 7, 2022

Dear Henny and Family, May you know the comfort and peace that comes from above. May loving memories bring you comfort at this time of loss. May you find help and strength knowing others share in your sorrows. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul has gone to heaven.David will be missed by so many. Love, Aunt Edna and family.

— Edna MacDonald, December 7, 2022

Henny and family, we are sending our love and condolences for your loss of a husband, father, grandpa and friend. We were blessed to have you as neighbours for so many years. I always enjoyed our chats in the neighbourhood and after you moved in the grocery stores, at school events or downtown. Take care of yourselves. Praying for strength and care as you grieve your loss.
John and Michele

— Michele and John Kleinsteuber, December 7, 2022

Our deepest sympathies to the family, David was a valued customer , always ready with a story to brighten our day, he will be missed.

— Ravi Halani and staff, December 7, 2022

Dear Henny and family,
From our days at Kenilworth Public school to just having quick chats, it was always a joy to see you together!
Our deepest sympathies to all of you

— Gaye White, December 7, 2022

Henny and Family,
I am so sorry to see that David had passed away during his last hospital visit . He had put up a good fight for a long time. There have been so many good conversations, so many times, at church. Even once at the hospital, he stopped at my door, at the emerge, when I was in there. He was there with you, Henny. The community, as well as family, is going to miss him very much. Rest in peace, David. Take comfort from God and your family, Henny. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pauline Brown

— Pauline Brown, December 7, 2022

We are so sad to hear this sad news. Sending our Deepest Sympathy.

— Marianne Van Bommel-Deweyert and Wayne Deweyert, December 7, 2022

Rest in peace David.

— Joan Eccles, December 7, 2022

Rest in peace Uncle Dave
You will be greatly missed , by all of us
My condolences to the the Ward Family
From Myself and my Family you will all be in our thoughts and prayers as we go through this difficult time.

— Andrew, December 7, 2022

we will miss his stories and smile so much...rest in the loving arms of your Jesus

— Sherry Kerr, your paint girl @ home hardware, December 7, 2022

You have our deepest sympathy. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Wishing you the best - your in our thoughts and prayers.

Much love, Ella, Sonja and Colin

— Sonja Davies, December 7, 2022

Dear brother in law, God has taken you from us way to soon but I believe he has other plans for you. We will miss you dearly and will keep you in our hearts for ever.
Love always Lou, Sue and family.

— Louis Nagtzaam, December 7, 2022

Rest in peace my dear brother in law. You were a well loved member of our family and we will miss you now and forever. With deep sadness I
say good bye until we meet again some day. Please say hi to Johnny for me. RIP Dave 😇🙏❤

— mary perovic, December 7, 2022

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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