Patti Ward – kind, beautiful and vivacious – passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at the age of 51 years, never losing her bright smile throughout her courageous battle with cancer.
Patti was born in Calgary and graduated from Sir Winston Churchill High School. She became a hair stylist and later obtained her B. Ed. from the University of Calgary. She taught cosmetology at Father Lacombe and Forest Lawn High Schools. She was an inspiration to many of her students. Patti and Jim traveled extensively and lived in Australia, Houston and London. Her wonderful spirit, luminous smile and zest for life was evident to all who knew her.
Patti leaves to mourn her husband and best friend Jim; mother Betty Postlethwaite; sisters, Wendy (Barry) Clark, Deborah Smith, Karen Thomas; brothers, Jim (Kathy) and Kevin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and relatives. Patti will also be remembered by the many friends she met through her commitment to fitness.
A Celebration of Patti’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Patti’s honour may be made directly to the National Ovarian Cancer Association of Canada, 1409 Edmonton Trail NE, Suite 105B, Calgary, AB T2E 3K8, Telephone: 1-866-591-6622, http://www.ovariancanada.org or to the Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7V6, Telephone: 1-800-588-9993, firstname.lastname@example.org. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Clinic and Unit 42 of the Foothills Medical Centre.
In living memory of Patti Ward, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences