John Thurlow “Jack” Ward

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    • John T. “Jack” Ward

    We regret to advise of the death of John Thurlow “Jack” Ward of Middleton, NS at the Mountain Lea Lodge in Bridgetown, NS on 3 November 2017 at the age of 96 years.

    Jack was born in Victoria Vale, NS and attended high school at MacDonald Consolidated School in Middleton. He was a veteran of the Second World war and saw active service overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). After the war, he continued his education graduating from Acadia University (B.Sc.) and the Nova Scotia Technical College (B.E.) in Civil Engineering. In 1951, he rejoined the RCAF as a Technical Officer (Construction Engineering) and served in many areas across Canada as well as in France and Germany. In 1967, he was presented with the Canadian Centennial Medal 'in recognition of valuable service to the nation'.  

    After leaving the RCAF in 1970, Jack worked in the engineering design office of the Nova Scotia Department of Housing before retiring to the Annapolis Valley in 1978. He was a member of the Military Engineers Association of Canada and a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia.

    Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on 6 November in the Middleton Funeral Home.  A committal service will take place at a later date in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middleton. In lieu of flowers, donations to Pine Grove Cemetery or to any charity would be appreciated. An online guestbook may be signed by visiting: {dcDec17kh}