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October 30, 2023

Robert “Bob” Edwin Ward, a resident of Rosewood RVilla in Ripley and formerly of Kincardine, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, at Huron Shores Hospice in Tiverton, at the age of 85. Survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Norma Ward (née Barger). Also survived by his daughters, Laura Bradshaw (Doug) of Calgary, Alberta, and Deborah Leyden (Andy) of Kincardine; and son, Neil Ward (Kelly) of Prince Edward island. Bob will be sorely missed by his grandchildren, Jennifer Bradshaw, Alex Bradshaw (Kristen), Jason Ward (Jessica), Daniel Ward (Katie), Matt Leyden (Erica) and Sarah Leyden (Ben); and his great-grandchildren, Erika, Belle, Athena, Rowan, Abby and Malik. Fondly remembered by sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Ward and Margret Barger; along with many nieces, nephews, and life-long friends. Predeceased by his parents, Philip and Hilda (née Gray) Ward; his daughter, Catherine Ward; brother, Ken Ward; sister, Marylin Cribar; and brother-in-law, Donald Barger. Born Nov. 25, 1937, in Toronto, Bob was known as the “the quiet man” to his family and friends. He had many passions in his full life, such as his love for flying. He earned his pilot’s licence before his driver’s license at 15 years of age. He was in the Air Cadets and the Royal Canadian Air Force, Regular Force. Other passions of his, included painting, Canadian history, and his extensive collection of lead toy soldiers. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially that of Western Canada and the Northwest Territories. His greatest passion of all, however, was the love he shared with his family. He was a family man, through and through. Bob was an electrician at Labatt’s Brewery for 28 years, and enjoyed 20-plus years of retirement in Kincardine, and later, Rosewood RVilla in Ripley. His family is grateful for Kincardine physicians, Dr. Lisa Roth, Dr. Jason Murray and Dr. Damian Gunaratne, and acknowledges the wonderful caring staff at RVilla, as well as the compassionate care he received at Huron Shores Hospice, in the final chapter of his life. Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 2 p.m., with Ann Maycock officiating. Reception will follow the service, in the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home lounge. The service will be live-streamed and a link will be provided when available, on the funeral home website at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Huron Shores Hospice are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.