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WARD, Barbara

July 15, 1937 — September 24, 2019

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother, Barbara Ward, on September 24, 2019 at the age of 82. She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Dave; sons David (Catherine) and Jeff (Pam); daughter Julie (Bob); grandchildren Dustin (Erika), Jared, Cody (Kyle), Seth (Lindsay), and Samantha (Ryan); great grandchildren Josh, Keira, Riot, Henry, and Theodore. She will also be dearly missed by her sister, Jean Appleby; sisters-in-law Betty, Martha and Jeannie; brothers-in-law Johnny and Michael; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Barbara was predeceased by her parents Wilfred and Mona Parnaby.

Barbara was born in Darlington Co. Durham, England July 15, 1937.  She married David Ward in 1958.  Their 3 children were all born in the UK, before the family emigrated to Canada.  Fort Nelson was their home for 28 years, before retiring in the sunny Okanagan.

Barbara and David’s family wishes to extend their gratitude to all the doctors and nurses at the Kelowna Cancer Clinic, and the Palliative Care Program.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, Please make a donation to BC Cancer – Kelowna (Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre), www.bccancer.bc.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.


Monday, September 30, 2019, at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for WARD, Barbara is scheduled for Monday, September 30, 2019, at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Randy & Susanna says:

    Dearest Family, it is with a heavy heart we feel your grief, our condolences to the family..much love Randy & Susanna

  • Stan and Betty Watchorn says:

    We have many happy memories of Barb from Ft Nelson . She was always very friendly and had a smile for everyone. Our hearts go out to Dave and family. Stan & Betty

  • Marjorie Appleby says:

    Thinking of you all at this sad time, condolences to you all, Paul and Marjorie Appleby and families x

  • Heather Stirton says:

    Dear David and family, We are sorry to hear about Barb. You will find that it will be the little things that you will remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter, and although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again. With our sympathies, Phil and Heather Stirton

  • Harry and Darlene Clarke says:

    Our deepest sympathy for all your family Dave.
    Barbara was a special lady. May she Rest In Peace with the Lords blessings. Amen

  • Grant & Donna Larson says:

    David &Families; Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. We have so many good memories of sharing our visits, celebrations & card games over the years. Luv, Grant & Donna

  • David & Betty Anne McCallum says:

    Our love and prayers are with you David and family. So many precious memories from Ft. Nelson and here. Barbara was a special lady and will be missed by so many. Our condolences from our whole family to yours.

  • Barry and Beth Gilmour says:

    Only knew Barb a short time but enjoyed her and Dave’s company at Army &Navy meat draws. Sending our sympathy to the whole family. Hugs

  • Allen Futcher says:

    Dear Dave and Family.
    Thinking of you . condolences are one thing, we know that it is not enough, wish we were able to see you and hold your hand.
    Remember the good times and I am sure Barb will be there ti see you through this.
    All the best to you and your Family.Take Care
    Allen and Sophie Futcher

  • UK family says:

    While the opportunity to make new memories with you has gone, we can still live and make separate memories based upon the love we received and the lessons we learned from you.
    We will never forget the memories of your visits home (this will always be your home to us).
    Our lives have now changed forever, but we will never lose the love that we felt for you, and from you, you are part of who we are and our lives are better for having known you.
    None of this will change, you are part of our history. We’ll continue to talk about you and smile every time your name is mentioned.
    We have always loved you and always will. From your loving family in the UK

  • Ron & Crystal Sales says:

    Dave and family. We will fondly remember Barb with that beautiful smile. We are so very sorry for your loss. Ron & Crystal

  • Kimberly J. Loewen Bramhill says:

    My deepest condolences to you & your family, you are in my thoughts & prayers today sending my love & hugs always
    Kimberly bramhill

  • Rick and Gail McCallum says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. We remember Barb as a lovely person and know she will be missed. Our condolences, Rick and Gail

  • Bill Nimmo says:

    Sorry for your loss, Bill and Bonnie

  • Tracey Scrimshaw says:

    I was so very sad to hear of Barb’s passing, she was such a wonderful lady. Love & hugs to the family.

  • Sandra Ogloff (Story) says:

    My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

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