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WARD, Elva

It is with great sadness that the family of Elva Ward announce that she passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital on October 12, 2018 at the age of 98.  Elva is survived by her daughters Gloria (Ron), Diane (Dan – predeceased), Debra (David), and Cheryl (Alan), sons Wayne (Shirley) and Gary (Carole), 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and sisters Audrey, June and Marge.  She is predeceased by her husband Wilf, infant son Dean, parents Amelia and Walter Payne and sisters Eileen and Irene.

Elva was born in Roblin, MB in 1920 and married the love of her life, Wilf, in 1937.  They farmed for many years before moving to Kelowna in 1969.  Elva worked for many years at Sun Rype before retiring in 1984.

Her passion was knitting for her family and the Kelowna General Hospital gift shop.  She loved visiting with her family and having them over for meals.

Special thanks to Doctors Obedkoff and Imrie and the staff at Mountainview Home Care.

A St. Paul’s United Church Funeral Service will be hosted on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1130 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, www.kghfoundation.org or a charity of one’s choice. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Seventh-day Adventist Church

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donations can be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation or a charity of one’s choice Link: www.kghfoundation.org


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Service Details

The service for WARD, Elva is scheduled for Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Seventh-day Adventist Church

1130 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC


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  • David Burgin says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to Gloria and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days ahead.
    Respectfully, David and Dean Burgin

  • Sheri Keller says:

    My thoughts are with you Diane and your family – Take care
    Sheri Keller

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