1943 – 2023

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In order to respect his wishes, everything will be done in private.

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mervin Ward of Hawkesbury, Ontario, on Friday, January 20, 2023, at the age of 79.  Beloved husband of Fernande Dubois McCulloch. Son of the late Lawrence Ward and the late Myrtle Copeland. Father of Joyce (David Downing), Kevin (Hélène Perreault) and Anthony (Julie Constantineau). Grandfather of five grandchildren and great-grandfather of one great-grandson. Also survived by Fernande’s children, Gail (Joffre Lévesque) and Glenn McCulloch; one brother, Bruce (late Donna McKinnon); two sisters, Ruth (late Thomas Fone) and Corinne (Ronald Plouffe) and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by three brothers, Brent, Gordon and Keith; one sister, Ina.

Mervin was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Hawkesbury, Branch 472. He served as its President and was actively involved in organizing its activities.

In order to respect his wishes, everything will be done in private.

A special thank you to the staff of the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital for their dedication and the good care provided to Mervin.

For those who wish, donations to University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, 40 Ruskin Street, Room H2408, Ottawa, ON K1W 4W7 or, would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lamarre & Son Funeral Home, 453 St. Philippe Street, Alfred, Ontario, (613) 679-2802.

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    • Liliane Pilon Posted 2023-02-08 1:01 am

      Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Bon courage à vous tous.

    • Dan Nadeau Posted 2023-02-03 8:42 am

      On behalf of your friends at HDC we offer our sincere condolences to you and your loved ones.

    • Maurice et Monique Posted 2023-02-02 11:06 am

      Nos plus sincères condoléances Fernande ainsi que toute la famille nos pensés et nos prières vous accompagnent en ce moment difficile Maurice,Monique et la famille.Lacombe

    • Chantale Bourdon Posted 2023-02-01 10:36 pm

      Mes sympathies à la famille

    • Barbara Gray Posted 2023-01-29 7:55 pm

      My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of grief. May he R.I.P.

    • Ray & Rita Seguin Posted 2023-01-25 7:15 pm

      Our deepest sympathy to all the family and friends. He will be missed at the Legion and in the community.

    • Mario Larocque Posted 2023-01-25 6:06 pm

      Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille et les proches.

    • JEAN-FRANCOIS R PICARD Posted 2023-01-25 5:27 pm

      mes sympathie

    • valentina bilenko Posted 2023-01-25 2:30 pm

      Deepest sympathies to the family he was a wonderful man he will be missed…
      Kalin Andrews and Val

    • Denise et Stan Tesher Posted 2023-01-25 1:51 pm

      Our most sincere condolences to Merv’s family for their loss! He will be watching over you all!

    • SYLVAIN GOULET Posted 2023-01-25 10:37 am

      Mes plus sinceres condoléances Kevin et la famille

    • Jean-Marc Lacelle Posted 2023-01-24 10:17 pm

      Nos sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

    • Norm Campeau Posted 2023-01-24 6:48 pm

      I would like offer my condolences To Mervin’s Family

    • Marc-André et Ginette -Lalonde Larocque Posted 2023-01-24 6:32 pm

      Sincères condoléances Kevin et Hélène. Nos pensées et nos prières vous accompagnent durant ces moments difficile.

    • Jack Hume & Hawkesbury Royal Canadian Legion Posted 2023-01-24 4:23 pm

      On behalf of myself, my wife Shiley and The Hawkesbury Royal Canadian Legion, I want to offer our condolences to Mervin,s wife Fernande, his family and friends, Mervin’s countless hours at the Hawkesbury Legion will be remembered . We will all surely miss him. God Bless, RIP

    • HGH Foundation Staff & Board Posted 2023-01-24 3:16 pm

      Our deepest condolences to Mr. Ward’s family and friends. He was a great supporter of the HGH Foundation through the many hours of volunteer work he did with the Hawkesbury Legion. He was kind and generous and will be missed.

    • Lorraine Foucault Posted 2023-01-24 2:33 pm

      Our sincere condolences to the family & friends of Mervin. May he rest in peace. Lorraine & Sylvain.

    • Darlene Larocque Posted 2023-01-24 2:20 pm

      Mes sincères condoléances aux familles éprouvées.

    • Monique et Pierre Theriault Posted 2023-01-24 2:04 pm

      Our sympathy Kevan , Helene and Family

    • Stephane Presseault Posted 2023-01-24 1:53 pm

      Mes plus sinceres condoléances Kevin et la famille, bon courage durant cette dure épreuve.

    • Julie Wolfe & Verne Sauvé Posted 2023-01-24 1:52 pm

      Nos sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

    • Michel Villeneuve Céline Hoffman Posted 2023-01-24 12:55 pm

      Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Bon courage à vous tous.

    • Jean & Ghislaine Desjardins Posted 2023-01-24 12:45 pm

      Nos plus sincères condoléances à toi Kevin, Helene ainsi qu’a toute la famille.

    • Gord Nixon and June Whinfield Posted 2023-01-24 12:02 pm

      Our sincere condolences to all the family and friends of Merv..our prayers are with all of you

    • Michel & Lisette Beaulne Posted 2023-01-24 10:31 am

      Nos plus sincères condoléances à toi Kévin, ton épouse & la familles, nos prières et pensées vous accompagnent

    • Rejean & Carmen Rivers Posted 2023-01-24 9:32 am

      Nos plus sinceres condoleances a la famille

    • Karen McDonald Posted 2023-01-24 8:35 am

      Deepest sympathies to all of the family

    • Yolande, Kathleen Gray et. Michel Rochon Posted 2023-01-24 8:11 am

      Nos plus sincères condoléances à la famille en ces temps difficiles.

    • Shirley Hume Posted 2023-01-24 7:49 am

      My sympathies to all the family and friends.

    • Guy Janssens Posted 2023-01-24 6:08 am

      I will miss you my friend. Your work with the Legion will be remembered.

    • Jean A ( Johnny ) LaRocque Posted 2023-01-23 8:52 pm

      My Deepest Sympathy To You Kevin And The Family . My Thoughts And Prayers Are With You All . May He Rest In Peace .

    • Joanne deslauriers Bissonnette Posted 2023-01-23 8:45 pm

      My condolences to the family,may he rest in peace, will miss you my friend

    • Lyne Anne Kennedy Posted 2023-01-23 8:33 pm

      Mes sympathies à tous la famille

    • Ken and Bev Moonlight Posted 2023-01-23 7:47 pm

      Our condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We have fond memories of Mervin through the years which will live on in our hearts forever.

    • Terry et André Chamaillard Posted 2023-01-23 7:32 pm

      Sincères sympathies à sa conjointe et à toute la famille Ward. Nous sommes avec vous dans ces moments difficiles. Nos pensées vous accompagnent.

    • Lucille Lacroix Posted 2023-01-23 7:24 pm

      Mes plus sincères condoléances Fernande ainsi qu’à tous ses enfants et sa famille. Il a été voisin de ma mère chez Victor Bruneau qui appréciait beaucoup sa gentillesse et toujours là pour rendre service. Bon Courage en ces moments difficiles.

    • michel Pilon Posted 2023-01-23 6:40 pm

      Our deepest sympathy to Mervin,s family Mike and Louise Pilon.

    • Louise et Mario Duval Posted 2023-01-23 6:37 pm

      Nos sincères condoléances à la famille

    • Sophie Goulet Posted 2023-01-23 4:52 pm

      Nos sincères condoléances en ces moments difficiles
      Sophie et Claude

    • Ian MacTavish Posted 2023-01-23 3:57 pm

      Our deepest sympathy to Mervin’s family and may your memories of Mervin live on forever.
      God Bless
      Ian and Christiane

    • Marie et Ronald ( Pageau )Handfield Posted 2023-01-23 2:52 pm

      À Mme Fernande, sa famille, à Joyce, Kevin et Anthony et vos familles, nos pensées vous accompagnent en ce moment difficile. Bon courage à vous tous et que les beaux et bons souvenirs vous apportent réconfort.

    • Nicole Hebert & Louis St-Jacques Posted 2023-01-23 12:43 pm

      Mes sinceres sympathies Kevin et Helene et la famille

    • Jean et Francine Larocque Posted 2023-01-23 12:14 pm

      Our sinceres condolences, to Joyce, Kevin, Tony and family.

    • Richard et Suzanne Surprenant Posted 2023-01-23 11:13 am

      Sincères condoléances à Kevin et sa famille.
      Monsieur Ward était une bonne personne que j’ai connu en tant que client de Snap-On Tools. (Richard)