It is with heavy hearts that we share the peaceful passing of Robert Humphries Ward on January 14, 2023, surrounded by family at Mountain View Manor in Ladner, BC.
Loving father to Suzanne (Lindsay) and Nancy (Glen) and the proud grandfather of Grange, Matthew, Julia and Gillian. Bob is survived by his brother Don (Jean) and many nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his nephew Cameron.
Bob began a life-long career in men’s wear, opening his first store, Robert Ward, in Hamilton. Throughout his career Bob ensured his many loyal customers from Ontario to BC left his stores dapperly dressed.
In his free time, Bob enjoyed listening to jazz and reading biographies. His greatest joy was spending time with family, particularly his four grandchildren. Whether planning spontaneous family road trips to Kennebunkport, Maine, organizing a game of golf with friends or teaching his daughters to ski at Saint-Sauveur, Quebec, Bob looked on the bright side of everything.
We would like to express our gratitude to the entire staff at Mountain View Manor for their exceptional care of our father.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Ontario at a later date. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
“May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face.”
-Traditional Gaelic Blessing