John Ward

John ‘Art’


December 29, 1923

April 19, 2006

God saw you getting tired

And a cure was not to be

So he wrapped you in his loving arms

and whispered “Come with Me”.

You suffered much in silence

Your spirit did not bend

You faced your pain with courage

Until the very end.

You tried so hard to stay with us

Your fight was all in vain

God took you in His loving arms

And saved you from all Pain.

Art was born at home on the family farm in the

Eastend area of southern Saskatchewan. He passed away peacefully at Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace, BC.

Art served in the Canadian Air Force 1942 – 1946. He married the love of his life, Evelyn Phyllis Harder, on

December 24, 1947 in Prince George, BC and moved his family to Terrace in August 1959.

Art was well known in the log hauling industry throughout the 60’s and up until the early 80’s when he retired. As owner operator of Art Ward & Son Trucking Ltd, one of the highlights of his career was when he transported the Worlds Longest Cedar Pole (162 feet after trimming) from Meadow Creek area to McGillis & Gibbs Pole Yard on July 16,1969. After his retirement Art finally had the time to dedicate himself to his two favourite hobbies; fishing and hunting.

Art is survived by his children Linda (Norman)

Stewart, Dennis Ward, Janet (Bob) Postuk, Susan Marcin; grandchildren Lenny (Suzanne), Trisha, Marsha (Dirk),

Sherie, Shane, Tasha (Cory); great grandchildren Kacey,

Miranda, Halle; brothers Wes, Eldie, Larry; sisters Joyce,

Violet, Shelby, Gloria; & many relatives, nieces, nephews.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Evelyn; mother Lulu Mae; father John William; brothers Harold, Wilbur; sisters Pearl, Olive, Gladys.

The family would like to thank Dr. Appleton, the

staff of McConnell Estates, and all the Health Care

Workers, who helped and supported our Dad.

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