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Born: Jan 01, 1917

Date of Passing: Feb 21, 2001

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WILLIAM MARVIN WARD Peacefully on February 21, 2001 at Victoria Hospital, William (Bill) Marvin Ward went to be with the Lord. He will be sadly missed by his family: beloved wife Maxine, son Doug (Meredith), son Don (Sheri), and daughter Evelyn deRoo (Bert). Also missing him will be his eight grandchildren, Lydia, Laura, Meghan, Jennifer, Cameron, Matthew, Katie and Lukas. He is also survived by his sister Evelyn Law (Bob) and nephews, Bob, Peter and Bill. Bill was born on January 1, 1917 in Toronto, and spent his early years working in a butcher shop with his father. He received his further education at the University of Toronto, Harvard University and the University of California (Berkeley). He moved to Winnipeg in 1942 and started work as a chemist with the Province of Manitoba. He retired as Director of Environmental Management in 1980 after 38 years of service in various positions. He was involved with many pioneering developments in environmental protection both provincially and federally. As a young man Bill enjoyed sailing, camping and became a lifetime devotee of big band music. After his marriage to Maxine in 1949, his passions became his faith, church and family. The family especially remembers the great times with Bill at the family cottage in Gimli. The grandchildren enjoyed many special times with Grandpa. Bill was active in numerous church ministries in his local congregation and the Baptist Union of Western Canada. He counted it a privilege to serve the Lord in any position. Above all, Bill had a love for his Lord Jesus Christ and sought to serve and honour him in everything he did. His one desire was to show the love of Christ to others. The family would like to thank the staff of the Victoria Hospital for their compassionate care and graciousness in Bills last days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Willowlake Baptist Church, 45 Willowlake, Winnipeg, MB R2J 2Z4. A service of celebration of Bills life, will be held on Saturday, February 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Broadway First Baptist Church, 790 Honeyman, Winnipeg. Reception to follow.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 24, 2001

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