Lois E. Ward


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Fort Fairfield - Lois E. Ward, 92, wife of the late Winston R. Ward, passed away September 7, 2019 at a Presque Isle hospice facility, following an extended illness. She was born February 23, 1927 in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Mungo P. and Anna Pearl (Nightingale) Stewart.
She was a graduate of the Fort Fairfield High School, Class of 1944 and was married to Winston R. Ward on March 26, 1949. Lois attended the Fort Fairfield Wesleyan Church and also the Limestone Assembly of God. Lois was raised by her mom and dad on their potato farm on the Center Limestone Road in Fort Fairfield. She was her dad's right-hand worker during her teenage and early adult years. Because she dearly loved farming, she also worked for farmers Arthur and Ray Kilcollins after her dad retired. She fondly spoke of those farming days up through to her dying days.
Although her children always took precedence, she unselfishly gave of herself by helping the elderly, i.e., Vavel Giggey, Albert and Clara Anderson, Helen Demerchant, Velma Grant, and Aunt Carrie Nightingale.
In addition to her parents, Lois was predeceased by her husband Winston on March 29, 2002; two sisters, Barbara S. Burtchell and Roma Thompson; one great granddaughter, Makenna Ward on December 29, 2013.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Randall and Sandra Ward of South China, Russell and Laura Ward, Reginald and Sharon Ward, all of Presque Isle; one daughter and son-in-law, Rhoda P. and Peter Clark of Ellington, CT; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Matthew and Wendy Ward of North Platte, Nebraska, Andrew and Jeanne Ward of Bridgton, Elizabeth and Steve Wipperman of Presque Isle, Kirk and Amy Ward of Houlton, Dustin and Lauren Ward of New Gloucester, Keisha (Ward) and Brandon Chandler of Naugatuck, CT, Kalie Ward of Meriden, CT; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 11, 2019 at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield where the funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Robert Amuzzini and Rev. Bernard Brown co-officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held at the VFW Paul Lockhart Post No. 6187, Presque Isle Street, Fort Fairfield, immediately following the interment service.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Cary Medical Center, Caribou Nursing Home, and Aroostook House of Comfort for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Aroostook House of Comfort, P.O. Box 867, Presque Isle, Maine 04769.
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Published on September 8, 2019
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Susan Coty Williams
Sep 20, 2019
This obituary was well written and tells a story of a good life happily lived. My memories and condolences for the family.
Ted & Phyllis
Sep 11, 2019
Another saint has gone home. What a blessing to know where she is.
Blessings to all the Ward Family!
Wendy Wimble, CT
Sep 09, 2019
Rhoda and family: Very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May she Rest in Peace and live forever in your hearts.
Pastor Rick Libby
Sep 09, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ward family. We have very fond memories of Winston and Lois from our time in Presque Isle. The entire Ward family has a very special place in our hearts. Our deepest sympathy's go out to each one and you will remain in our prayers as you mourn the passing of a very special lady.
Karen Dean
Sep 09, 2019
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Eugene and Joyce Stevens
Sep 08, 2019
Our deepest condolences and prayers. We pray that the loving arms of God will surround you and comfort you during these difficult times. Psalms 91. Blessings and Peace, Love, Gene and Joyce Stevens
Janet and Ben Paul
Sep 08, 2019
Our condolences to all of the family.