Re: Obit: LETCHER, Phyllis [n�e TURNEY] [mari_ �e WARD]

Thanks, Lori. I can use it.


On 25/01/2011 3:08 AM, lori wrote:
> Amherst Daily Newspaper Saturday, June 16, 2001
> AMHERST--E. Leon Ward, 72 years of age, of 20 Westminster Ave., Amherst, p assed away in the Moncton City Hospital on Tuesday, June 5, 2001.
> Born in Sackville, N.B., he was a son of the late Harry and Winola (Towe r) Ward.
> He had worked as a mechanic for Vince Steward's Garage for a number of yea rs. He had also worked for Atlantic Wholesalers and Canadian Tire.
> He was an adherent of the First Baptist Church. He enjoyed country mus ic and fishing. He was adept at repairing violin bows.
> He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis Turney; a daughter, heath er Ward of Edmonton; a sister, Doris Ward of Sackville, N.B. and a brothe r, Alden of Vermilion, Alberta.
> Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Orison Ward.
> His remains have been cremated.
> A memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church in Amherst, Ju ne 8, 2001, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Byron Corkum officiating. A reception fol lowed the service.
> The music was provided by 20 fiddlers from around the Maritimes, led by Iv an Hicks. They were accompanied by Vivian Hicks, Garnet Johnson and Tom J ohnson.
> Hymns included "How Great Thou Art", "The Church in the Wildwood", "Wh at a Friend we have in Jesus", and "Amazing Grace".
> Various scriptures were read and remembrances were led by Leon's daughte r, Heather.
> A reception was held at the church following the service, provided by t he Mothers' Association.
> Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made at Furlong's Fun eral Home in Amherst to the charity of your choice.

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