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  • John Ward

  • Passing Date:Sun, Dec 8 2019
  • Funeral Date:Thu, Dec 12 2019
  • Viewing:Tuesday, December 10: 7-9 pm & Wednesday, December 11: 2-4 pm, 7-9 pm
  • Funeral Location:St Joachim's Roman Catholic Church, Eel Ground
  • Resting Location:Northumberland Funeral Home
  • Wishes:Donations may be made to the Cancer Society, or to a memoial of one's choice
John Ward, of Eel Ground, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the Miramichi Regional Hospital, at the age of 85.

Born in Eel Ground, he was the son of the late Alex and Mary Jane (Matthew) Ward. He worked as a lumberjack and woodsmen, and was a member of St Joachim's Roman Catholic Church.

He will be greatly missed by his two sons John Melvin Ward (Stacey Simon) and Joseph Marcel Thibodeau (Margaret) both of Eel Ground; stepchildren Theresa Cloud, Frank Cloud, and John Clayton Cloud and their families; five brothers Albert Ward, Joseph Ward, Wilfred Ward, Anthony Ward, and Raymond Ward; five sisters Philomene Ward, Mary Jane Simonson, Barbara Isaac, Mary Ann Ward, and Lucy Martin; two grandchildren Christine Thibodeau and Roger Thibodeau; two great grandchildren Abigail and Samuel; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Madeline (Cloud) Ward; granddaughter Tanisha Ward; three brothers Thomas Ward, Patrick Ward, and Freeman Ward; and one sister Irene Paul.

The family will receive relatives and friends from Northumberland Funeral Home, on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, from 7 to 9 pm, and on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 10 am, from St Joachim's Roman Catholic Church, with Father Antonio Reyes officiating.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or o a memorial of one's choice.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Northumberland Funeral Home, 102 Pleasant St, telephone (506) 622-7741
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