Charles “Bud” Gillis Ward

WARD, Charles “Bud” Gillis

March 4, 1932 ~ September 5, 2010


Bud passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox on September 5, 2010.


He is survived by his eight children: Michael (Sarah) Ward, Donna (Allen) Kierstead, Bob (Teresa) Ward, Gerri Short, Wayne Ward, Lorri (Chris) Ward, Kevin Ward and Patti (Shane) Dennis; 21 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; his two sisters: Jessie and Gerry and his first wife, Helen Ward.


He was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte Ward; his parents, Robert and Mayme; his sister, Verda and his brother, Doug.

A private family committal service is planned.


When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me,

I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little, but not too long

And not with your head bowed low,

Remember the love that we once shared,

Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take,

And each must go alone,

It’s all a part of the Master’s plan

A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart

Go to the friends we know,

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,

Miss me – but let me go.