Larry John Ward
Larry John Ward passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 19, 2019. He was in his 73rd year.
Larry was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (2006) for 39 years, loving dad of Anthony (Tricia) Ward and Sheri (Ivan) Labbe, proud grandpa of Ashton Ward and Mitch Ortman, Brooklyn and Lucas Ward, Mackenzie and Shelby Machan and great-grandfather of Jaxx Ortman.
Larry was the brother of Gerald (Ann) Ward, Kathy (Rick) Nieman, Connie (Marvin) Gibbings. He was the brother -in-law of Sandy (Gail) Vallance, Bill (Laurel) Vallance, Wendy Walsh and Jim Morrison, Ray Walsh, Stewart Vallance, Darwin Vallance, Darlene (Mike) Roeder, Donna (Gary) Hopper, Kim (Ann) Vallance, Judy (Mike) Harris. He will be missed by furry friend Scruffy.
Larry was predeceased by parents Lawson and Muriel, in-laws Alexander and Audrey Vallance, brothers Keith (Deanna) and Brian and sister-in-law Heather Cooper.
Larry was a member of the Percheron Horse Association and was involved with horses his entire life. He loved to farm at Barbarry Acres and spend time with his family. Larry was a former volunteer firefighter and heavily involved in his community. He enjoyed the Ethel Christmas hayride and many weddings with his team of horses. He didn’t stray very far from sixth of Grey Township.
Friends and family will be received at the Ethel Community Centre for a casual visitation on Thursday, May 23 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at the Ethel Community Centre on May 24 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy, donations to the Listowel Memorial Hospital or the Grey Firefighters’ Association.
Cards of sympathy and memorial donations may be sent to Box 340, Brussels.
Condolences may be left at riversidefuneralhome.ca