Obituary for Marilyn Ward
Marilyn Ward, 81, of Stratford passed away at Clinton Community Hospital on Monday January 1, 2018.
Beloved wife of the late Carl Ward (1996). Loving mother of Kevin Ward (Judy), Cheryl Ward and Kathy Downham. Dear grandmother of Jennifer Steckly, Michael Steckly, Abbey Downham (Aron Leathwood), Curtis Downham (Jenny Lynn Ruby) and Emily Downham. Survived by her brother Gerald Shaddick (Pat) of Clinton and brother-in-law Harvey Ward of Toronto as well as many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents Albert and Beatrice Shaddick.
Marilyn was a nurse on the OB floor at Stratford General Hospital for 32 years, a member of Avondale United Church and a member of the Red Hat Society. Marilyn was proud to have recently celebrated with her remaining classmates the 60th anniversary of their graduation from Stratford Nursing School.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors from Stratford General and Clinton Community Hospitals that provided care and comfort to Marilyn.
Arrangements entrusted to Rutherford Cremation and Funeral Services, 804 Ontario St., Stratford, Ontario.
A private graveside service will take place at a later date at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial donations to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation or Diabetes Canada may be made through the funeral home by calling 519-271-5062 or online at www.jarfh.com