We Remember

WARD, Walter “David”

January 13, 1943 — July 29, 2021

David went to be with the Lord peacefully on July 29, 2021.

Born in Windsor, England on January 13, 1943, he immigrated to British Columbia, Canada in 1967. He lived first in Prince Rupert, Maple Ridge, and then in Kelowna.

David had a 36-year teaching career and also coached rugby and girl’s field hockey. He cherished every girl and every moment that he spent coaching them. He organized tours for the rugby and field hockey teams to Holland and England.

David was known for being a humble, generous, and loving man.

With enthusiasm and passion, David was committed to the service of others: He spent his time doing Cottonwood’s “prayer and praise” every Friday for 17 years. He cared for single parents for 18 years through the ministry “CAR CARE” at Trinity Baptist Church. And, David went on Mexican medical missions in the Baja in Loreto.

David leaves behind his loving wife of 35 years, Leilani; Leilani’s children Gael-Anne (Chad) Hatch and Jaird Hatch; grandchildren Megan, Holly, and Amy; as well as his brother Keith (Sallie) Ward; nephews James (Helen) Ward and Thomas Ward; and niece Lucy (Alex) Dickson. He was predeceased by his parents, Evelyn and Harry Ward.

He will be missed deeply by all who knew him.

The words that he would leave for us all would be these:
May Christ’s peace be in your soul
His presence in your heart
And his power in your life.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

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