Christopher 'John' WARD

Passed away peacefully at home in Panmure on June 6, 2022.

Loved and loving husband of Margaret.

Loved and admired father and father-in-law of Mick and Jen, Dave and Kara, Sarah and Leigh, Kerry and Justin, Tim and Dee.

Adored Pa of Tom, Will, Lucy, Sam; Pippa, Paddy, Ted; Jack; Billy, Ellie, Delilah; Chad, Hayley and Harper.

Loved son of Chris and Hilda (dec.) Ward.

Loved brother of Lynn, Peter, David (dec.) and their families.

Funeral Notice

ServiceJune 14, 2022 - 10:30 amHeath Marsh Road Panmure, VIC Venue: Graveside Panmure Cemetery

Family and friends of ‘JOHN’ are invited to attend a Graveside Committal Service at the Panmure cemetery, Heath Marsh Road, Panmure on TUESDAY (June 14) commencing at 10.30a.m. Tributes and condolences can be offered on the ‘Notices’ section


  1. John,
    We will miss all the banter between us. Who had the longest grass. What the weather was going to do and who got the most rain. The laughs and stories. And of course, poor Sarah passing messages backwards and forwards. Rest In Peace our dear friend. We hope the grass grows lush and green in Heaven.
    Sending our love and prayers to
    Marg, Sarah, Kerry, Tim, David, Mick and their families.
    Trevor and Deborah Anderton

    Deborah Anderton June 13, 2022
  2. Margaret and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.

    Rest in peace John.

    Frank and Shirley Byron.

    Shirley Byron June 11, 2022
  3. Dear Margaret and family,
    John fought a very long hard battle to stay with you all.
    He is now at peace after much suffering.
    John always had a big smile and on for a chat everytime we picked up the mail at Allansford shop.
    Warren and Jenny

    Jenny Atwell June 11, 2022
  4. Dear Marg and Family, out thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    We all have wonderful memory’s of John and and the joy he bought to all of us.
    Love to you all from Auntie Joy and all the Chiavaroli cousins

    David Chiavaroli June 11, 2022
  5. Dear Margaret and family, our deepest sympathy on the passing of John,he was a great friend always with a grin as wide as the country, he worked very hard in life and made every post a winner. Love to you all John and Janette Mahony and family.

    John Mahony June 11, 2022
  6. To Margaret and family, thinking of you all. Time endears but never fades treasured memories you have made. Burns family.

    Beverley Burns June 9, 2022
  7. Dearest Marg and family.
    This news is difficult to hear.
    My love and deepest sympathy to you and your families.

    Joy Lyon (McFarlane) June 9, 2022
  8. Deepest sympathy to the Ward family on the passing of John.
    Mark & Debbie Kelly.

    Mark & Debbie Kelly. June 9, 2022
  9. Dear Marg & Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are for you in the sad loss of John. I have great memories of John as a little boy when he stayed at Ben Cairn and later as he grew up and had a family of his own.
    We will continue to lift you up in prayer, also brother Chris, Lyn, Peter and families,
    With much love,
    Auntie Gwen & the Jeffery cousins

    Gwen Jeffery June 8, 2022
  10. Sincere condolences to the Ward families on John’s passing, he certainly left his mark.

    Keith & Marilyn
    Christian & Teneille
    and the West Fridge staff

    Keith Hammond June 8, 2022
  11. Dear Marg, and family, so sorry for your loss. Our confidence is that John is with the Lord and family. Our memories are if a happy and generous man, whose voice in song and the ever present ‘ got the kettle on’ entry into our home resonate as a joyful memory still.
    Loved by us and our girls. Col, Shirley, Ellen, Renee and Josephine.
    Prayers for comfort for all.

    Col and Shirley Barnes June 8, 2022
  12. Margaret and family, we grieve with you the loss of John. He was a great man of God. Very positive and he fought the good fight. We both share your loss, as he was a good friend to us. It was good to visit him in Sarah’s shop in recent times and see his warm personality winning the customers. Greg and Judy

    Greg Waterhouse June 8, 2022
  13. Dear Marg and all your family. My heart goes out to you. Please accept my sincere love and sympathy, with prayers for God’s comfort and His peace,
    Merle Dalton.

    Merle Dalton June 7, 2022
  14. What a wonderful person John was. Deepest sympathy to Margaret & family. Thinking of you at this sad time. Kind regards David Chislett

    David Chislett June 7, 2022