Elsie Josephine Ward passed away on Monday, January 24, 2005 at the age of 85 years.
Born in St. James (Winnipeg), Manitoba, Elsie was educated and married there before moving to Calgary in 1950. She was a homemaker and loved to garden, sew, and cook. She worked for Eaton’s in Winnipeg before marriage and later for Beauty Counselor as a consultant for 20 years. Elsie will be remembered for her kind, loving spirit and wonderful sense of humour.
She is survived by son Robert (Bob) Ward and family, Jason, Michael, Dustin and their mother Linda of Ladner, B.C.; son Thomas (Tom) Ward (Lorraine) of Saanich, B.C. and family, granddaughter Tracey Moulton (Dave), great granddaughter Emily, great grandson Ben of New Mexico, and grandson Darren of Victoria, B.C. Daughter Dianne (Lyle) Schmidt and family, granddaughter Kerry (Perry Riley), great grandson Jayden, granddaughter Kimberly (Jason) Dyck, great grandsons Matthew and Rylan, great granddaughter Hannah and grandson Ryan Schmidt (special friend Rosalie Dawson), all of Calgary. Elsie was predeceased by her husband Arthur James (Jim) on May 27, 1995, grandson James Kenneth (Jimmy) Ward in 1985, parents Agnus and Thomas McDonnell, brother Stanley, and sister Kathleen Olivier, all of Winnipeg.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church (2424 – 24th Avenue N.W.) on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Silvano Vargas, Presider. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Bethany Care Centre Cochrane, 302 Quigly Drive, Cochrane, AB T0L 0W4 Telephone: (403) 932-6422, or to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 15 Colonel Baker Place N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3 Telephone: (403) 261-7219. Grateful thanks to all the Bethany Care Centre Cochrane staff for their care and support.
In living memory of Elsie Ward, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences