In Celebration of

Walter Edward Ward

May 14, 1923 -  May 30, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Walter Edward Ward on Thursday May 30, 2019 in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Marjorie for 74 wonderful years. Loving father of Susan Denyer (John), Stephen Ward and Julie Sinclair (Thane). Cherished Grandfather of Graham, Laura, Adam, Emma, Blakely and Alice. Loved uncle of Janice and Frank Ward. Wally will be remembered for his WW2 service as a typhoon fighter pilot receiving the Legion of Honour for completing 100 missions. His career with the Peel Board of Education as the principal of Gordon Graydon Secondary School, founder of INDEC Alternative School and the director of Continuing Education has enriched the lives of young people and has given him immense pleasure over the years. In his community, Wally has received awards for citizenship in Mississauga, and has headed committees that provide services and language learning for adults and new Canadians. Friends and family will remember Wally as living his life with enthusiasm and showing great interest in all those around him. For this reason he has been blessed with the richness of many friendships throughout his life.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter ‘Neweduk-Erin Mills’ Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (east of Erin Mills Pkwy), on Tuesday June 11, 2019 from 6-8 pm. Funeral service and burial at St. Peter’s Church Erindale, 3041 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, on Wednesday June 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm


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Lillian Blakey (Friend)

Entered May 30, 2019 from Newmarket

A world without Wally is hard to imagine. He was larger than life, courageous and lived each moment with love for his family. He was a scholar and a gentleman, a man who made the world a better place for everyone he touched. Deepest sympathy to Marjorie and her family in the days to come. He will be missed by many.

Lisa Hanna (Friend of Susan)

Entered May 30, 2019 from San Jose, California

Dear Susan and Family,
My family and I are so very sorry for your loss! How wonderful that your Dad had so very many years with your Mom! Josiah remembers your Dad fondly since he did a project on him at school for his involvement as a pilot during the war. We are thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time.

Much love,
Steve, Lisa, Karissa, Josiah and Nevaeh Hanna

Dave Dickson (Former Student & Friend of Family)

Entered May 30, 2019 from Collingwood

I was so sorry to hear of Mr Ward’s passing. I have so many fond memories of “Wally Ward” as principal of Gordon Graydon.

Bill Cook (friend / student)

Entered May 30, 2019

Farewell Wally. A privilege to have known you. Your Graydon reminiscences were legendary and I was looking forward to a few more but your wings were clipped too soon. May the skies ahead be forever blue.

Maureen Pearsall (friend and former student of GGSS)

Entered May 30, 2019 from Orillia, Ontario

My sincere condolences to Mr. Ward's family. I remember him as always being a fair and honest man! Rest gently in the arms of Jesus Mr. Ward, God Bless


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