February 16, 1937 - November 25, 2017
Clarke (Charlie) Lenard Ward passed to his eternal reward on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
A Traditional Catholic funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Vernon B.C. on Saturday December 2nd. Viewings will be in Kamloops on Thursday Nov 30th at Schoenings, and at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home in Vernon on Friday Dec 1st.
Clarke was born one of 6 children (4 boys, 2 girls: Cecil, Rita, Doreen, Clarke, Lloyd, Lawrie) to Charles and Beatrice (Pattison) Ward of Kerrobert, Saskatchewan on February 16th, 1937. Clarke was preceded in death by his wife Ellen in 2015, and his siblings Lloyd, Cecil, and Rita.
He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1954, and served his country for 25 years based in Halifax N.S. till 1980. Shortly after enlisting, Clarke met the love of his life, Ellen Ring.
Clarke and Ellen lived in Halifax till the end of his naval career in 1980, and had 3 children during that time; Christopher, James, and Maggie.
After retiring from the Navy, Clarke, Ellen, and the children moved back to Ellen's home province of British Columbia, to the city of Kamloops. Clarke started working as an electrician for Ainsworth Lumber, and continued in that career for another 25 years before retiring in 2005.
Clarke leaves behind his three children, his brother Lawrie (Shirley), and sister Doreen, his sisters-in-law Katherine, Terry, Genevieve, brother -in-law Jim, as well as many nieces, nephews, 9 grandchildren, and many friends and neighbours.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com