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Lillian Elizabeth “Marie” Ward

Ward – Lillian Elizabeth “Marie”, age 83, of Middleton, Annapolis County, formerly of Milton, Queens County, passed away on Saturday, March 20th, 2021, at Orchard Villa, in Middleton, N.S..
Born in Lunenburg, Marie was the daughter of the late Wilbert and Lillian (Snow) Risser.
Marie worked for many years as a personal care worker at Queens Manor and later provided private care to individuals in their own homes. She had a strong faith in God and served as an officer in the Salvation Army, taught Sunday school, and enjoyed singing in the church choir. Marie was actively involved in her community, having served on the local school advisory committee, canvassed for the Canadian Cancer and MS Societies, and volunteered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. She received an award of merit for her contributions to the Nova Scotia Commission on Drug Dependency.
Marie had many interests; she loved to travel, sing, dance, write poetry, read, sew, and perform with the local theatre group, The Winds of Change. She was a huge fan of country and bluegrass music and spent many weekends volunteering with the Hank Snow Society and attending bluegrass festivals with her dear husband and close friends. Her ‘free’ time was dedicated to her marathon shopping trips with her life-long friend, Judy.
Marie is survived by her loving husband, Gerald; daughters, Karen Ward-Cox (John Cox) of Cole Harbour, Kim Ward of Berwick, Kendra (Jeff) Hall of Conquerall Bank, Kara (John) Colbourne of Middleton; grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor, Jaimee, Jarred, Keegan, Kason, Tyler, Tony; brother, Laverne (Shirley) Risser; fur baby, Stewie, the cat. Marie was considered to be ‘Mom’ or ‘Nanny’ to many who knew her. She was a loving and caring woman who will be missed dearly.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 25th, 2021, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., and a funeral service will be held on Friday, March 26th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., both at Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Captains Wayne and Betty Anne Pike, of the Salvation Army, will be officiating. Burial will be in the Milton Community Cemetery, Milton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To share memories and condolences, please visit Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, those attending must bring a mask, provide contact tracing information, hand sanitize, and practice social distancing. Webcasting of Marie’s service will begin at 2:00 p.m.To view, click on the link


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