Ward, Florence

Ward, Florence – With heavy hearts we wish to announce the passing of our beloved Florence Antoinette Ward on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at the Maple View Nursing Home in Sault Ste Marie, in her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late Edward Ward (1995) for over 61 years. Formerly of St. Thomas, she moved to Sault Ste Marie in 1999. Precious mother of Joy Sanderson (late John) of Sault Ste Marie and the late Yvonne Healey (1994). Dear mother-in-law of Percy Healey (Rosemary) of Omemee, Ontario and sister-in-law of Ada Millman of St. Thomas. Predeceased by her parents Alfred and Annie Brock, sisters Olive Brock, Grace Brock, Minerva Baker (late Earl) and brothers Mervyn Brock (late Norma), Jack Brock (Sadie). Cherished grandmother of Randy Sanderson (friend Kathy Bourgeois) of Sault Ste Marie, Kimberley McBane (Allan) of St. Joseph Island, Robert Sanderson (Terrie) of Wawa, Laura Healey of Lindsay, Linda Kuypers of Lindsay and the late Jeff Healey (Cristie). Dear great grandmother of Shelbi Sanderson (Jordan Stobie), Jacob Sanderson (Natasha Harel), Amber McBane, Collin McBane, Theo Kuypers, Rachel Healey and Derek Healey. Great grandma of Hunter, Brianna, Liam, George, William and Samantha. Also survived  by many nieces and nephews and their extended families and friends in St. Thomas and district, Sault Ste Marie, Oakville and Calgary. Florence was a member of First United Church, St. Thomas over 70 years. She lived a very fulfilling life and was kind and cared about everyone.  She will be greatly missed in our lives.

The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Sunday, September 8th, 2013 from 2-4 p.m.  A private family funeral will be held on Monday. Interment with her husband in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the First United Church Memorial Fund, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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