Alice Vivian Ward

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Ward, Alice Vivian - June 25, 1919 - January 7, 2020, it is with great sadness, the family announces the peaceful passing of our mom, grandma, great-grandma at the Crocus Court Personal Care Home, at the age of 100 years.

Mom was born to parents Sidney and Ethel Argent (nee Howe) in Togo, Sk. She later was married to our father, Walter Ward and later spent her entire life as a farm wife, in the Deepdale District of Manitoba. After they retired from farming, they enjoyed years of travelling, spending many winters in Weslaco, Texas at the Pine to Palm Trailer Park.

A wonderful pianist she was and played many years at the Knox United Church in Roblin, where she was also a member of the church choir.

Thank you to the staff of Crocus Court, for their wonderful care of our mother over the years.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters; Donna (Dick) Stone, Linda LaRocque, grandchildren Jennifer (Tim) Cox, Jeffrey (Wenda Lee) Cameron, Lori (Scott) Waddell, Gary Wilgenbusch, great grandchildren; Emily Cox, Ryan Cox, Aubrey Cameron, Liam Cameron, Tyler (Katlyn) Waddell, Jayce Waddell, Lexy Waddell, Rylee Wilgenbusch, Kaitlyn Wilgenbusch and Brady Wilgenbusch.

She is predeceased by her parents, husband Walter in 1999, following 55 years of marriage, granddaughter Wendy Wilgenbusch in 2012 and son-in-law Lee LaRocque in 2018.

A prayer service was held January 10, 2020 from the Chapel of NairnChyz-Wolkowski Funeral Home - Roblin. The funeral service was held January 11, 2020 from Knox United Church - Roblin, with Rev. Dr. Jenny Sprong officiating both services. The interment followed beside her husband, Walter, at the Roblin District Cemetery. For those who wish to make a memorial donation in memory of Vivian, the family asks that you think of the Crocus Court Personal Care Home “activity department”, C/O Prairie Mountain Health, Box 940, Roblin, Mb. ROL 1PO, with “activity department” in the memo line. To leave a note of condolence, please visit

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Prayer Service
January 10, 2020

7:00 PM
Chapel of NairnChyz-Wolkowski Funeral Home
325 Main Street West
Roblin, MB R0L 1P0

Funeral Service
January 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Roblin Knox United Church
227 Main Street NE
Roblin, MB R0L 1P0


Roblin District Community Foundation (for Crocus Court Personal Care Home Activities Program)
Box 1599, Roblin, MB, R0L 1P0,

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