Kenneth “Ken” Ward

 

KENNETH “KEN” WARD, 71, of Blenheim, formerly of Fergus, Ontario passed away peacefully at Riverview Gardens, Chatham, on Wednesday October 20, 2021.  Survived by his beloved wife MaryLou of 42 years, daughter Natalie Ward-Johnson (Ryan) and son Jeremy Ward.  Survived  by his grandchildren Aiden and Annabelle Johnson.  Predeceased by his parents Philip and Hilda Ward and sister Marilyn Cribar.  Survived by his brother Robert (Norma) Ward, Uncle Norman Ward and admired by many nieces and nephews, extended family & friends.

Ken was a member of Local 353 IBEW Toronto.  Not only was Ken a skilled tradesman/teacher but over his lifetime, he built 4 houses and renovated 4 homes.  His hobbies included travel, watercolour painting, stained glass, music, sailing, antique restoration and hockey.   Donations in his memory can be made to Walk of Champions, London Branch, Blenheim Youth Centre, or AKBC Buddhist Temple, located in Guelph, Ont. Ken will be remembered privately at a family service. 

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30 Comments on “Kenneth “Ken” Ward”

  1. what a whole left in the world with the death of a friend and the things he has done everywhere he went ie. fixing renos, etc.the gift he recieved from you mary lou being partner ,the adventures you went on with him and the security you provided each other. love you both see you soon.

  2. We are saddened to hear of Kens passing but very thankful for having had the blessing of calling him friend. He was an awesome man and will be greatly missed. Sincere condolences MaryLou and family.

  3. Hi Mary Lou and family
    Ken loved his family so very much.
    He wanted the best for each of you.
    He shared his professional talents with family friends and the youth centre.
    Ken was easy to talk to and enjoyed a good laugh. Ken will be missed most by you Mary Lou who poured your energy and love into making his life comfortable. I know your dad appreciated all the time you; Natalie and Jeremy spent with him this summer. And Aiden and Annie he held a special place in his heart for you little ones. Life is hard. And it is especially hard to say good bye to your husband and dad. Thinking of you all Mary and family xoxo

  4. MaryLou & family. I’m so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing.i met both of you through the blenheim youth center and Ken was a fun person to work with on whatever project we worked on together.hesure was passionate ate about his family and about the kids at the center. I am very happy to have met and know Ken and you.. May all your wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult time I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs and prayer

  5. Mary Lou
    Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. It was always nice to have a visit when you lived on our street and he was out walking your dog. Condolences from the both of us. Laura and Patrick.

  6. Dear MaryLou, Natalie,Ryan, Jeremy,Aiden and Annabelle

    Our deepest condolences to you all. Words alone cannot express our sorrow and sadness at this time. I particularly have great memories of Ken and MaryLou and the beautiful family you have. We supported each other and our bond is timeless. Ken renovated my home and was a such small ambassador to his trade. Wishing you peace and love with all your wonderful memories. Love Jacqueline and Cindy

  7. Dear MaryLou, Jeremy, Natalie,Ryan, Aiden and Annabelle
    Our deepest condolences to you all. What a beautiful family you both have created filled with love, dedication and courage
    I particularly have fond memories of the two of you and our bond is timeless.
    Ken was so good when he renovated my home. He was a true ambassador to his trade!!
    I know that time will heal your broken hearts ❤️‍ however Ken will live on through those 2 beautiful grandchildren
    Love Jacqueline and Cindy

  8. Dear MaryLou and Family! I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Ken. My condolences go out to you Natalie and Jeremy! My thoughts are with you, may he rest in peace!

  9. Thoughts and Hugs are sent your way during this difficult time ,condolences go out to all your family members.
    Memories are ever lasting .

  10. So sorry for your loss MaryLou. Condolence to you and your family during this difficult time Thinking of you and sending a virtual hug your way Jolene

  11. Hi Marilou: Glenn told me if Ken’s untimely passing. While it’s been decades, when names from the past come up, so do memories. I remember Ken being a very compassionate soul when I broke my arm when I was 12. I appreciated his concern and have never forgotten it.
    My heartfelt condolences are extended to you and your family.

  12. Hi Marilou: Glenn told me if Ken’s untimely passing. While it’s been decades, when names from the past come up, so do memories. I remember Ken being a very compassionate soul when I broke my arm when I was 12. I appreciated his concern and have never forgotten it.
    My heartfelt condolences are extended to you and your family.

    1. Thanks Debi…I do recall Ken mentioning this story from the past about your arm. He will be missed.

  13. Mary, So sadden to hear of Kennys passing.
    There was something about Kenny that drew me in.
    I was honoured to meet Kenny and his family at RVG. Kenny touched a big part of my heart and also taught me a thing or two I didnt know. Kenny, may you be free and at peace.
    Mary and family: May your heart and soul find peace and comfort as Kenny will continue to shine above Us all.

  14. Oh yes, he was a keeper, a man with wisdom and laughter. I know you treated him with respect and I was grateful for your affection and care towards him. My only regret is that he was not in that facility sooner. He has left a huge void in our family. Thank you for your kind words.

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