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WARD, Katherine Marie (nee Kemick)

May 20, 1925 – Webb, Saskatchewan
September 20, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Kay Ward of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the age of 93 years.

Katherine “Kay” Marie Ward, daughter of George William Kemick and Arcelia Marie Turcotte, was born in Webb, Saskatchewan on May 20, 1925. Kay was educated near the family farm in Webb and later worked at the local telephone company before leaving for Calgary. In Calgary, she served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during World War Two. At that time she met Donald Rupert Ward and married him on July 2, 1946 in Calgary. The two lived together in various parts of Canada for 53 years. During that time two sons and one daughter were born; Robert, William (Lynda, Pat), and Linda (John Tuttle). Later, they were blessed with several grandchildren; Kerry, Corey, Krysia, Bryan, and Aubrey. Don and Kay loved to travel and throughout their marriage they saw much of Europe and North America. For several years they spent time in Arizona with friends avoiding the Canadian winters. Don passed in 1999 and Kay continued to have an active life in Calgary. Kay passed away on September 20, 2018 in Bow View Manor. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Kay Ward, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. On behalf of the Lundin family, we are deeply sorry to hear of Auntie Kay’s passing. Lots of childhood memories come from visiting the Ward family and their Pomeranians.

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  2. So sorry to hear about Aunt Kay. I always enjoyed her and Uncle Don’s visits to Ontario. Mom and Dad loved to spend time with them. Dad was sorry to hear about it as well – he knew she had been sick the last few years.

    thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    Mary Kemick

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  3. Crystal Hand Gyarmati :

    On my behalf of the Hand family I offer our condolences for Aunty and cousins. God Bless
    Crystal Gyarmati

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  4. as the last of the knw clan my thoughts are with your family

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