Jackie Ward

A photo of Jackie Ward

Jackie Ward of Blenheim, dear wife of the late Sidney Ward (2012) passed away after a brief illness at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 88.  She will be missed by her children Donna Vandenbrink (late Garry) of Edmonton, Linda & Wendell Holmes of Blenheim, Alan & Susan Ward of Edmonton and Brian Ward of McKays Corners.  She will also be missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Mark (Justin and Dillon), Kevin & Jennifer (Alex, Kerrie and her first great-great-grandchild Joshua), Ryan, Sean & Kim (Carter and Sawyer), Michael and Bradley all of Edmonton, Amanda & Marc LeBlanc of Mississauga (Tyler and Toby), Maureen & Rob Kent (Connor, Alizabeth, Ethan and Drew) of Blenheim and Wayne & Antonia Holmes (Levi) of Petawawa.

Jackie was the last surviving of six children born to the late Madge & Jack Chesney.  She was predeceased by Lily Cooper (survived by Ron), Bessie Lindsay (survived by Wilfred), Bill Chesney (survived by Lillian), Donald Chesney and Wayne Chesney.  She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and close friends.

She relished the simple things in life.  She enjoyed walking her dog and would make time to speak with everyone she met.  She faithfully knitted hats for the babies at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.  She was proud of her children and got tremendous joy from watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow.  Family meant everything to her and she meant everything to her family.  Jackie’s life will be honoured this summer when her family gathers once more to celebrate her birthday with a pig roast at Brian’s house.

Jackie was a member of the Blenheim Baptist Church and it was her wish that if someone wanted to remember her with a charitable donation, that you would consider directing it there.


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We were sorry to hear about Aunt Jackie passing away! Our deepest sympathy to the families! ❤️🌹

So sorry to hear the passing of Jackie. She was a wonderful, kind lady who always spoke to you when she run into you. We still have the placemats she made for us when we got married 45 years ago.

Brian and Linda we are sending our deepest condolences to all in the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful neighbour, and woman to talk with. She sent us a Christmas card every year up to this one. May she peacefully rest and again she will be missed by so many who knew her, But not as much as the ones who lived close to her. God Bless you all. Charlie and Barb Cowell

So sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. We have fond memories of visiting with her and Sid sharing good conversation and laughter. She will be missed but never forgotten.

Sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Ward family. Sending prayers of comfort to you all through this sad time.

Our sincere condolences to the family. Jackie will be missed from her pew at the Church. She always had a smiling greeting and waves to all she met. Friends and memories will give comfort at this time. Hugh and Ruth McDougall

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all the family at this time... May you find comfort in your memories in the coming days.

Beautiful soul here on earth and I’m sure up in heaven. Was not the way we wanted to visit you in the summer but we will make sure to to celebrate your life and spend time with family. Rest In Peace and know how much you were loved by so many ❤️

Sorry for your loss. Loved chatting with Jackie when out walking. Hugs!

So sorry for your loss.Our prayers are with you all Jacquie and Phil Johnson

So sorry to hear of Jackie s passing. Always enjoyed a smile and little chat with her. Prayers for all of you

Condolences from Mike and Sharon Jochim. Jackie was a wonderful lady and we have had some fun times over the years. She will be greatly missed. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers xo

Our heart go out to family and friends of Jackie. May God wrap His loving arms around all of you and give you comfort and strength. ❤

A wonderful, wonderful person. I will miss seeing her, my prayers go out to her family.

We loved Jackie so much...from the day we moved in across the street from her. She was always smiling, happy, friendly, and ready to help. She was a wealth of knowledge and information. We will miss seeing her. The smoke from her chimney, her lights on in the morning, opening the curtains and waving from the window. Rushing to "beat her" to the empty garbage can... Her laugh, her flowers...so much more. RIP Beautiful Soul. You are missed more than you know. Say hi to Sassy for us. You're together once again. All our love and heartfelt condolences to Linda, Brian, Maureen, Donna, Alan, all the kids and family.

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to the entire family. RIP Jackie

To the family of the late Mrs. Ward, thinking of all of You’s during this difficult time. She will be missed. 🙏

Sincere condolences.🙏