In Memory of




Obituary for Robert Allen Ward

Ward; Robert Allen

Peacefully and Surrounded by his cherished family, at Meaford Hospital on September 15, 2023 in his 82nd year.
Beloved husband of Pearl.
Loving brother to the late Howard, Florence, the late Gerald, Ernest, Brad, Dorothy, the late Doreen and the late Charles.
Much loved father of the late Paul, Brenda and Lori (Kevin).
Cherished Grandfather of Matthew (Daniela), Style (Michelle), Tiffany (Robert), Chase (Samantha), Amanda, Desiree and Ashley.
Great Grandfather to Rayden, Liam, Emily, Sierra and Iris.

Bob was the kind of man that made everyone he met feel like they’ve known him their whole life. Making them instantly feel like family.
He was tender hearted and kind.
His words were laced with compliments, unexpected stories and jokes, that sometimes he was the only one that understood.
His thoughtfulness made him the kind of man that would help anyone, with anything, if he was able.

Bob had a unique connection with each member of his family, giving them a nickname or sharing an inside joke.
He oozed with pride for each of his grandchildren and great grandchildren, always letting them know how proud he was of them.
He was wildly smitten with his beloved Pearl and cared for her deeply, without question, his family knew how much he adored them.

Bob was a creative thinker, inventor and problem solver and a man of many talents. From his eye to identify things in nature, to his instrumental talents and melodic voice and ability to etch words on a page. His poetry and song writing will be forever treasured.
His absence will be felt deeply by all who knew him and you will be greatly missed by all your prettiest flowers.

Cremation has taken place.
We will be celebrating the life and memories of our beloved Bob Ward. His wishes were to have his friends and family come together to celebrate BBQ style in his honour. We ask those who can make it attend the farm on Saturday, September 30th.
Burgers and hot dogs will be served. Not required, but those who are able are encouraged to bring a favourite dish or dessert. Lunch will be served around 12:30.
It is strongly encouraged to come prepared with stories or photos of Bob to share. If there are musically inclined guests attending, please feel free to bring a guitar and sing in memory of Bob. Poems are also welcomed.

*We ask guests to arrive with their own chairs.

Hope to see you all.

11am-3/4pm at 117328 2nd line SW Melancthon. All are invited.

Interment to take place at a later date at the Shelburne Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
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