Sheila Ward

Obituary of Sheila Marion Ward

November 26, 1932– Canora, Saskatchewan

May 28, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Sheila Ward, beloved wife of Philip Ward, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at the age of 91 years in Calgary, AB.


Born on November 26, 1932, in Canora, SK, Sheila spent her formative years on a farm outside of Swan River, MB. She moved to Winnipeg to attend the Winnipeg General School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. She was an active member of the Alumnae and while her children were in school, she was an active participant of the Sir Winston Churchill Parent Teacher Association, as well as a member of the Long-Term Care Association of Calgary.


Sheila was a dedicated mother and wife, while also serving as Director of Nursing at Chinook and Brentwood Nursing Homes for many years. She enjoyed reading and frequently travelled to see her children when they were living in China and Singapore. She also cherished her memorable trips with her husband and family.


Sheila is survived by her husband of 69 years Philip, her son David Ward, daughter Susan Bamber (née Ward), daughter-in-law Cathleen Larson Ward, along with her many grandchildren. She will also be dearly missed by sister Carolyn Kirk (née Scott), along with her brother Clarence Scott, and many friends, neighbours, and other family members. Sheila was predeceased by her parents, Muriel Carolyn Scott (née Johnson) and George Raymond Scott; her brother Raymond Scott, her sister Audrey Boback, and her son John Scott Ward.


An open house will be held at the family residence on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Our family is grateful for the support of friends, family, home care and palliative care team members, as well as Sheila’s family physician. Sheila will be most remembered for her compassion, dedication, and loving spirit. Her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace.


Memorial tributes may be made directly to The Salvation Army or The Mustard Seed.


In living memory of Sheila Ward, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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