Passed away suddenly, but peacefully, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Health Science Centre, St. John’s, NL at the age of 86 years– George Ernest Ward of St. Anthony, NL. He is now re-united with his loving wife Caroline (April 18, 2004). Left with cherished memories are his daughters Leona (Pat McGuire) Paradise, NL and Sharon (Paul Gosse) Torbay, NL.; granddaughters Denee Stokes, Fort MacMurray, AB and Jillian McGuire, Paradise;  great-granddaughters Mackenzie, Raisa and Jamie Stokes, Fort MacMurray, AB;  sisters, Marie Blake, Doris Calloway (Wilson), Jessie Ward and Ella Michelin; sisters in law Ethel Ward, Sara Winsor (John), Violet Richards, Naomi Colbourne, brother in law Heber Colbourne (Thelma); family friend, Anna Gosse and many nieces, nephews, cousins and valued friends. He was also predeceased by hisWife Caroline, parents Alice and Henry Ward, Brother Wallace and Sister Mary Lyall.  In addition to being caring and dedicated to his family, he was a faithful, life-long member of the Loyal Orange Lodge 126 and Royal Black Preceptor 1048. He also loved fishing, berry picking and spending time at his cabin. Visitation was held from Kerry M. Fillatre Funeral Home, St. Anthony on Friday, June 23, 2017 and Saturday, June 24, 2017 until the funeral on Sunday June 25, 2017 from the St. Anthony United Church with Rev. John Maich officiating. Interment followed in the Fishing Point United Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillare’s Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Ebukwe funeral director.