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Viola Ward

November 14, 1935 - August 17, 2016


On August 17, 2016, Mrs. Viola Ward of Glendon passed away at the age of 80 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Melvin; 3 daughters & 2 sons, Mona (Laurier) Dechaine, Doug Ward, Della (Gilbert) Joly, Sharon (John) Harper & George Ward; 10 grandchildren, Shawn, Gisele, Andrea, Suzanne, Jodie, Crysten, Christopher, Michelle, Madison & Jenny; 16 great-grandchildren, Cole, Trent, Megan, Brooke, Tyson, Hannah, Halle, Jedd, Emersyn, Brielle, Jayde, Landon, Lincoln, Chloe, Alivia, Tyson, Shayla & Alysha; siblings, Bernice Andrews, Bernard Lofstrand, Joyce (Ben) Albers, Larry (Terry) Lofstrand, Elaine (Edward) Lammi, Linda Swityk, Ron Feland & Ira (Yvette) Feland; numerous nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Horace & Victoreen Feland; siblings, Merle, Carl, Vivian, Guy, Courtney, Clinton & Warren. A private Celebration of Life will be held. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30s (Cancer Support Society) or The Lung Association, c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sandy & Rob

To the Ward Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please know we are thinking about you all and pray that memories help start the healing. Vi was a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. May she rest in peace until we meet again.

From: Denis & Aline
Relation: Friends of family

We have many fond memories of your mother/grandmother and all of them include her smiling…sitting around a campfire, enjoying a cup of coffee around the kitchen table, and listening to Melvin play guitar!! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time…Denis & Aline

From: Joyce Albers
Relation: Sister

Mel and family.We just want to tell you how sorry we are in the lose of Vi. Our singing buddy is now singing from above. We had so much fun for so many years doing what we loved best–making music. She was a great leader and we all looked up to her. We also want to thank you so much for taking such good care of her over the last few years. You are a true Saint. Vi did so much for everyone, they all came first. She was the happiest when all the little children were around her. The noise seemed to put a gleam in her eyes. We know that your family will be there for you and so will we.
Much love from,Bennie Joyce Nancy Jennifer Nadine and Families

From: Wanda Feland
Relation: cousins

So sorry to hear of Viola’s passing. Mom and I are thinking of you all.

From: Ralph and. Francee Kaehn
Relation: Friend

We have such fond memories of our times spent with Vi and Mel, and the whole family. Ball tournaments, bbq’s and singing long past bedtime. Vi was a wonderful, down to earth woman. A great supporter at the games, and so proud of her kids’ accomplishments. We really liked her. Condolences to the family. Love from Ralph and Francee Kaehn

From: Douglas & Helen Rice
Relation: Friends

Melvin & Family; Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Viola was a wonderful, caring wife,mother, grandmother; great grandmother and friend. Our most sincere condolence and pray that memories will help with the healing. Doug & Helen

From: Bryan Feland
Relation: Cousins

We seemed to be losing so many of our family and loved ones. wish I had a better connection with you all . My wife Joanne and our Girls Amanda (Duncan) and Jessica are sending our LOVE out to you all .

From: Louise Dunning
Relation: friend

Our sincere condolences to Mona& Laurier Dechaine and family on the passing of a your Mother, grandmother May she rest in peace

From: Louise Lajoie
Relation: Old friends

Melvin and family, Lofstrand siblings, my deepest condolences on the passing of Vi, she will be sorrily missed, R.I.P Viola

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Haying in the 30s (Cancer Support Society or The Lung Association c/o 5626-51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1



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