It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Irene Ward on March 16, 2008.
Rene was born on December 8, 1919 in Rivers, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ron in March, 2007. She and Ron, her best friend and soul mate, were married in Brandon in November 1953. After a short time spent in Brazil and Texas, they moved to Calgary where they have resided ever since.
Golf was Rene’s passion, having been a member of the Earl Grey Golf Club for many decades. For many years, she and Ron wintered at their home in Florida, where they enjoyed golfing at Longboat Key Country Club. They loved traveling and enjoyed trips throughout Europe, South America, Africa and the U.S.
As a girl growing up on a farm outside Brandon, Manitoba, Rene developed a passion for riding and hunting. In later years, she cherished the annual pheasant hunting trips with many of her extended family. She is survived by sisters Isabelle (Bob) Ferguson of Brandon, Jean Ritch of Victoria, brothers Clarence and Ken (Elsie) Stanley of Brandon, sisters-in-law Dorothy Stanley and Helen Stanley of Brandon and Catherine Ward of Victoria, brother-in-law Joseph Ward of Ancaster, ON, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia.
Besides her husband, she was also predeceased by her sister Luella and brothers Harold, Gordon, Percy and Albert.
Deepest gratitude is extended to her caregivers, especially Kathy, Rhonda and Anita for their care, compassion and support. Sincere appreciation to Dr. Bradley and the nursing staff of Unit 2 West of the Fanning Centre. We are also grateful to Dr. Seetal and nurse Margaret for their long term support. Sincere thanks also to the many others who cared for her during the past few years.
A private family service will be held in Brandon, Manitoba. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Irene Ward, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences