Eric Arthur Robertson WARD

On July 12, 2021 at Timboon.

Much loved husband of Mary (dec.).

Loved father and father-in-law of Peter (dec.), Andrew and Sharon, Anne and Neil, Paul and Karen, Robin and David, Charles and Angela, Marylynne and Tim, Christine and Simon.

Adored Pop and great Pop to many

In God’s Care
Aged 90 years

Private Funeral due to attendance restrictions.

The Service will be streamed on MONDAY (July 19) it can be viewed on the ‘Streaming’ section from 5.00p.m.

Funeral Notice


Due to attendance restrictions Eric's service will now be private. The funeral service recording will be available to view on this website from 5.00pm on Monday (July 19).


  1. Eric and Mary – loved you both. Linda. See you in heaven

    Linda Moore January 18, 2022
  2. I considered Eric and Mary to be my foster parents as a temporary member of the Ward clan. Not for years but for decades Eric mentored me through the traumas of life as he modelled the roles of father and a Christian elder brother. I will be forever in Eric and Mary’s debt for the changes they brought about in my life. I did not know that Eric had gone ‘upstairs’, but my hope is the certainty that we will meet again around the throne at the wedding feast of the Lamb.
    With sympathy to the family as we mourn Eric’s passing.
    Rob Toet

    Robert F. Toet January 2, 2022
  3. Deepest sympathy to all the ward family. I have many fond memories of (Uncle) Eric, (Aunty) Mary and all the family. Remembered with much love.

    Joy Lyon (McFarlane) August 4, 2021
  4. All our condolences to the family. A beautiful and generous soul who shall be missed by all of us. I am so thankful that our paths crossed. All our love.

    Maryanne and John Vogels July 23, 2021
  5. To all of the family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
    We are so grateful to have known Uncle Eric (and Aunty Mary) and will always cherish happy memories,laughter,and kindness to our family.
    Much love
    Robyn Parkinson (Lamb)

    Robyn Parkinson July 20, 2021
  6. Special memories while in Lang Lang

    Glenys & Roger Davis July 20, 2021
  7. Eric was a great mentor for all of us who worshipped jesus& a great mentor for life always smiling happy to of known you in my lifetime thankyou Eric for giving me hope in the world to all the ward family may god bless you in your lives forever in debt for the knowledge Eric gave me may god be with your family at this sad time xxx

    Andrew Owers July 19, 2021
  8. Uncle Eric was an inspiration to all our family. He was there to guide us in many paths. The Love and faith he had for Garry was unconditional, always could find an alternative solution to solve any problem. Uncle Eric Arthur Ward you will be missed dearly but never forgotten.

    Heather & Garry White July 19, 2021
  9. Great Memories Bunty especially of our courting days
    Roy Parfett

    Roy Parfett July 19, 2021
  10. Eric was Kindand loving brother, uncle and friend, always there for Gwen, Frank and family. His enthusiasm, faith, joy and generosity, along with his laughter were inspiring and will long be remembered. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. Love Auntie Gwen, Ken, Andrea, Michele, PJ & Sue, Lone, Tanya and Kylie and families.

    Andrea Holmberg July 19, 2021
  11. To the family – thinking of you all at this sad time, and sorry we can’t be there with you tomorrow. I have many great memories of Uncle Eric – he was a larger than life character, and inspiring in many ways. He had a great zest for life, and will be sadly missed. Love to all the family, Ruth & Wayne Henderson

    Ruth Henderson July 18, 2021
  12. To Eric’s family we have so many happy memories, good times and laughter with your Dad and Mum.
    Eric arrived at our farm with our first Shetland pony, always managed to get footy finals tickets and take us (when they were sold out?) each year Barb, Ruth and I had holidays at Lang Lang in September… Took us ice skating every year. In later years, was a wonderful brother and support to Dad- a vibrant, joyful, generous, inspiring man of faith.
    May God be yr comfort in your loss.

    Kaye and Hal Bisset (Ward) July 18, 2021
  13. Dearly loved brother of Mima and best mate and brother in law of Bob (both deceased). Much loved Uncle Bunt of Wib, Doug, Joy, Rickie and their families. We have wonderful memories of our time spent with Uncle Bunt and Auntie Mary and send our love to your family.

    Joy Errey July 16, 2021
  14. To Eric’s family. Lovely memories of a beautiful friendship with Eric, Mary and you all. We are thinking of you.

    Ian and Elaine Davie and family July 16, 2021
  15. To the family, Thinking of you all at this sad time. Recall lots of happy memories and laughter especially at Caldermeade. Eric and Mary were a great inspiration to our family

    John and Glenice Lamb July 15, 2021
  16. Eric was an inspiration to us in our youth. His warmth, generosity and love for Jesus was a fabulous example of what being a follower of Jesus is about. Love and Prayers Julia (née Davis) and Graeme Cann

    Graeme and Julia Cann July 14, 2021