Obituary – Jeanne Ward

January 16, 1959 - February 8, 2023

Passed away peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, Jeanne Ward of Morrisburg, age 64. Loving mother of Dylan Barkley (Amanda) of Beaumont, Alberta and Tom Barkley of Aurora, Ontario. Loving grandmother of Eleanor. Dear sister of Allan Ward (Doreen) of Ottawa, Patricia Ward of Ottawa and Barbara Ward of Toronto. Jeanne
was predeceased by her parents Ronald and Marjorie Ward (nee Pettapiece). Jeanne will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews and greatly missed by her friends
Jeanne was a dedicated, caring and compassionate teacher whose special rapport with her students inspired them to continue with their education and graduate. Her teaching career took her throughout Ontario, Mexico and Latin America. Jeanne had lifelong connections with people there through her teaching. Jeanne spent the majority of her life living in Morrisburg
and working in the Upper Canada District School Board. The impact of her encouragement and compassion for her students will continue to be with them forever.

She also brought her love of music into the classroom to connect with and inspire
students to express their artistic sides. This love of music was such a big part of her life whether she was participating in drumming circles in the park, performing solo or with Easy Pickins, or involved in events at the St Lawrence Stage. Jeanne contributed to her community through music and teaching her entire life.

Jeanne was a loving and inspiring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She
was a dedicated and supportive mother to both her sons, Dylan and Thomas. She lived
a full life she shared with family, friends and fellow artists who all admired her passion for life and her kind-hearted soul. Her strength, resilience, and grace have been a true inspiration to us all, and her spirit will continue to live on through the memories and impact that she has made on the world.

Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Monday, February 13th from 4-8 p.m. A Celebration of Jeanne’s life was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 14th at 11 a.m. Donations to the Jane Goodall Institution Canada, specifically the Roots & Shoots Program for Young Leaders would be gratefully appreciated by the family.
Donations either through the Website: or directly at Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

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