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Announcing the passing ofThomas WARD

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WARD Thomas Died on Sunday 24th May 2020 in the care of NG Healthcare. Thomas aged 95 years. Much loved and devoted husband of Ruth, treasured dad of Peter and Sue, loved father in law of Sue and Alan. Dear grandad of Olivia and her husband Fabrice and great grandad of Eliana and Chiara. Thomas will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all his loving family. A private funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 3.30pm. The family would like to thank you for your kind words of sympathy at this very sad time. Family flowers only donations preferred in memory of Thomas to Alzheimer's Research All Enquiries to:- Co-op Funeralcare, 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton, N-U-L, Staffs. Tel:- 01782 711244
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Published in: Stoke Sentinel.
Published from: May 28, 2020.
Home town: Burslem
Hi Dad. It’s been a long time since I wrote you a letter, even longer since I wrote something about you, if ever! First, I’d like to acknowledge the debt I owe to you for enabling me to continue my education all those years ago, for as long as I needed. It allowed me to obtain the qualifications I have and so follow the career path I have been able to do. Because of your decision to keep me at school, I am able to afford the lifestyle I currently enjoy. Thanks Dad. You weren’t so lucky. Likewise, when I married and left home and eventually left the country, and many other countries afterwards, you and Mum always came to visit. The first time, you took up the challenge to get passports and get on a coach to travel hundreds of miles to meet up with me and my wife (hopefully) somewhere, as planned on the way to Frankfurt. No mobile phones or ways to connect on the trip. Just trust that it would work out. And it did. But we didn’t use a coach again! We’ve come a long way from walking Rover every Sunday morning on the golf links in Burslem, while Mum got Sunday dinner ready, through walking in the forests of the Taunus mountains around Kronberg and Oberreifenberg or in the fields along the River Rhine in Germany, or in the “Grande Place” in Brussels, or the country lanes around our house in Bergen op Zoom, in Holland, to walking in the English Garden on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. You and Mum became quite seasoned tourists! But at the same time, I was always welcomed back home to Dartmouth Street as if I’d never left! You’d pop your head around the kitchen door and ask, “would you like a cup of char?” You will always be remembered as a good man, an honest man, reliable, trustworthy, hardworking. A kind and above all, a family man. All in the true meanings of the words. You will rest in my memory and thoughts for ever. Rest in peace Dad. You’ve earned it. Peter
Left by Peter Ward: 08/06/2020
Dear aunty Ruth, Peter, Susan and family so sad to hear about Uncle Tom. Sending you all my love. Christine Salmon
Left by Christine Salmon: 03/06/2020
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Remembering a good brother in law, love to Ruth, Peter, Susan and family, from Joan
Left by Joan Smithers: 03/06/2020
Dear Uncle Tom, many years since we met but I remember walks on the golf links and think of you Love to Aunty Ruth, Peter, Susan and family. Ann Bolton
Left by Ann Bolton: 03/06/2020
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