Cecil Vern Ward of Stettler passed away on March 22, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Cecil was born on September 29, 1921 at Kirriemuir, Alberta to Vernal and Mary Jane Ward. He grew up on the farm south of Kirriemuir in the Dry Lake District where he also attended school.
On April 7, 1945 Cecil married Margery Laing. They farmed at Kirriemuir for the next thirty years where they raised their only daughter. In 1975 Cecil and Margery retired to Stettler, Alberta.
Cecil will be sadly missed by his daughter Dianne (Rod) Andrew of Tees; grandchildren: Ryan (Jo-Ann) Andrew of Tees and their sons Colton and Brody, Trina (Brian) Knight of Tees and their children Erica, Kaya and Josh, Kyle (Andrea) Andrew of Tees and their daughter Addison; brother Lawrance (Eileen) Ward of Three Hills, sister Ruby Aizzier of Three Hills, brother Ray (Margaret) Ward of Three Hills, brother Milo (Doreen) Ward of Lacombe, brother Lenard (Beryl) Ward of Provost, brother Lloyd Ward of Kirriemuir; as well as many other relatives and dear friends.
A funeral service for Cecil Ward was held on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home with Reverend Shealagh McClelland officiating. Dennis Anderson gave a loving eulogy in memory of Cecil and Beryl Ward presented her gift of music as musician. A time of sharing memories followed the service with a luncheon provided by Teresa’s Catering. Cecil was laid to rest beside his beloved wife Margery in Lake View Cemetery, Stettler, Alberta. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to S.T.A.R.S., Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.
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