Geoffrey Arnold Ward

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father and friend.

Geoff was born in Preston, Lancashire, England on September 9, 1937 and moved to the Lower Mainland with his family in 1982. He passed away peacefully at home on December 12, 2002 surrounded by his loving family, after a short brave struggle with cancer. He will be forever missed by Mary, his loving wife of 40 years, daughter Kathryn, son Andrew and daughter-in-law Michelle, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews in Canada and England. From his arrival in Canada in 1982, Geoff was employed first as Business Manager and latterly as Director of Residence and Housing at Simon Fraser University until his retirement in March 2000. His legacy is a family, friends and colleagues who will forever remember his sense of humour, wise counsel, love, generosity and loyalty. Our special thanks to sister-in-law and brother-in-law Wynne and Glenn for their unfailing love and support and to Dr. Glenn Anderson, home care nurses and home support workers for their support and compassion during this very difficult time.

A celebration of Geoff’s life will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Ocean Park, 12953 – 20 Ave. South Surrey, B.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation or to Peace Arch Hospital.