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Saturday January 12, 2013

Elizabeth Anne Ward
Age 81, a Montreal resident for over 25 years died peacefully on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at her home in New Canaan Connecticut with her loving family by her side. Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, July 15, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Alcide and Marguerite Pariesien Gareau. She was the wife of R. Vance Ward; they were married on August 15, 1953 in Cornwall Ontario and were in their 60th year of marriage. Elizabeth received her BA from Queens University, Kingston Ontario, Canada in 1951. They moved to New Canaan in 1984 when Mr. Ward was appointed President of CIL Corporation of America, a CIL subsidiary with Head Offices located in Stamford Connecticut.In addition to her husband, survivors include five children, Carolyn Ward, Jennifer Beaulieu, Philip Ward, Katherine Ward and Karen Ashmele and thirteen grandchildren, Kristina, and Karl Huber, Marc, Lea, Paul and Anne Beaulieu; Russel, Jacob, Ellen and Jillian Ward; Elise, Nicolas and Benjamin LeBrun and her brother, Paul Gareau. With the exception of Karen Ashmele, all the children and grandchildren are residents of either Quebec or Ontario. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday January 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM in St Thomas More Church, 374 Middlesex Rd, Darien, CT. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County PO Box 489, Wilton, CT 06897 or the Whittingham Cancer Center, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, Ct 06856. There are no calling hours. For online condolences visit

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