Janet Ward

Janet Irene Ward

Sunday, December 12th, 1943 - Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
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Meddybemps and Machias – Janet Irene Ward, 75, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Marshall Healthcare in Machias. Janet was born in St. Stephen, NB on December 12, 1943, daughter of Cecil and Irene (Scott) Ward. Upon the untimely death of Irene when Janet was three years old, she was then raised by her grandparents, Bert and Bertha Ward.

Janet attended the Meddybemps Grammar School and enjoyed going to the services at the Meddybemps Church. For a few years she lived in East Millinocket where she worked at McDonald’s. Janet also resided at Sunrise Apartments in Machias but most of her life was spent in Meddybemps. She loved music, especially country music. Janet enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics walking, running and softball. Most recently Janet was a resident at Marshall Healthcare in Machias where she played Bingo and enjoyed the numerous activities. While a resident at Marshall Healthcare, Janet received excellent care and gained numerous friends, both staff and residents.

Janet was predeceased by her parents, Cecil Ward, Irene Ward; and her step-mother Helen Ward; and her special grandparents, Bert and Bertha Ward; and grandmother Nana Lena Kenny. Surviving are her three sisters, Judy Crosby and husband Skip of St. Stephen, Paulyne Ward and companion Larry Hamilton of Meddybemps and Pembroke; and Brenda Shope and husband Lance of Brewer; nieces and nephews, Debbie, Jimmy and wife Tina, Cindy, Roddy and Danny and wife Lori; and several great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of Janet’s life will be held 11 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Meddybemps Cemetery. Donations in Janet’s memory may be made to the Marshall Healthcare Activity Fund, 16 Beal St., Machias, ME 04654.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Mays Funeral Home
    26 Church St
    CALAIS, ME 04619
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  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Mays Funeral Home
    26 Church St
    CALAIS, ME 04619
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Jeremy Towne
  • Interment

    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 12:00pm
    Meddybemps Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Meddybemps, ME 04657
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Lila Jane (Wardwell) Tibbitts

Posted at 04:29pm
Janet was like a light in the darkness, she always had a smile for everybody. Her grandparents took such good care of her, and those of us in Meddybemps loved Janet. Our love and prayers to family members left, may God bless you!

Sue Ouellette

Posted at 11:24am
Judy, Paulyne and Brenda -- Remembering Janet and our years at the Meddybemps Grammar School... Thinking of you all today and sending love and prayers your way. We are so sorry. May God comfort you and bless you with His presence and His peace.
Sue and Sally

Sue McIver

Posted at 04:38pm
Paulyne, Brenda and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in the thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you at this difficult time.

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