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The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME

OBITUARY

Cecile Marie Ward

May 28, 1919September 27, 2019
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Lewiston - Cecile was born in Lewiston, Maine on May 28th, 1919 to parents Alice and Louis Landry. Cecile was the second oldest of seven siblings. She attended local schools and after leaving school went to work at local mills. She married Harry Ward on June 15, 1940 and had seven children. They owned Ward’s TV in downtown Lewiston as well as part ownership in Ward & Wallace auto dealership in Brunswick. They spent many summers at their camp at Flying Point in Freeport with friends and family. She became a single parent and faced the challenges of taking care of house and home with grace and a fighting spirit. After her children were grown, she returned to work at Etonic Shoe and also moonlighted for Connie’s Catering. She was a skilled seamstress and later in life took up quilting. She enjoyed working in her garden, driving, shopping and going to yard sales and finding treasures to share with loved ones. But her greatest joy was sharing visits with family. In later years, Cecile enjoyed winter vacations with siblings in St. Petersburg, FL.

Cecile is survived by two sisters: Celine McKeone of Naples, FL and Lorraine Lacasse of Fort Kent, ME; her seven children: two sons Richard Ward of Lewiston; Thomas and wife Vicki of Auburn, ME; five daughters: Connie Mathurin and husband, Roland of Lewiston; Claire Weinlick and husband Joe of Lititz, PA; Celine Rolerson and husband Mark of Casco, ME; Peggy Laude and husband David of Kennebunk, ME; Christine Ouellette and husband Michael of Auburn, ME; fourteen grandchildren; Jim Ward, Rick Ward, Renee Libby, Kim Dionne, Joe Weinlick, Jr., Michelle D’Addario, Tom Weinlick, Dan Weinlick, Elizabeth von Hasseln, Marcy Lake, Kate Laude, John Laude, Jaimie Choiniere, Zachary Ward and twenty-three great grandchildren, one great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, four brothers: Fern, Roger, Larry and Bert and one sister, Carmen Ouellette and daughter-in-law Claire Ward.

The family extends much gratitude and appreciation for the compassionate love and care given to Mom by the staff at Montello Commons and in her final days Androscoggin Home Healthcare. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to the Montello Manor Activities Fund, 540 College Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240. Online condolences at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Visitation The Fortin Group Auburn Saturday Oct. 5th from 10:00am to 11:00am followed by Liturgy of The Word at 11:00 at the funeral home. A service of The Fortin Group Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home 217 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine 04210 207 783-8545

  • FAMILY

  • Cecile is survived by two sisters: Celine McKeone of Naples, FL and Lorraine Lacasse of Fort Kent, ME; her seven children: two sons Richard Ward of Lewiston; Thomas and wife Vicki of Auburn, ME; five daughters: Connie Mathurin and husband, Roland of Lewiston; Claire Weinlick and husband Joe of Lititz, PA; Celine Rolerson and husband Mark of Casco, ME; Peggy Laude and husband David of Kennebunk, ME; Christine Ouellette and husband Michael of Auburn, ME; fourteen grandchildren; Jim Ward, Rick Ward, Renee Libby, Kim Dionne, Joe Weinlick, Jr., Michelle D’Addario, Tom Weinlick, Dan Weinlick, Elizabeth von Hasseln, Marcy Lake, Kate Laude, John Laude, Jaimie Choiniere, Zachary Ward and twenty-three great grandchildren, one great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, four brothers: Fern, Roger, Larry and Bert and one sister, Carmen Ouellette and daughter-in-law Claire Ward.
  • DONATIONS

  • Montello Manor Activities Fund, 540 College Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Liturgy of the Word Saturday, October 5, 2019

Memories

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JOANNE FORTIN

October 4, 2019

I will always have such fond memories of Aunt Cecile -her genuine smile, her generosity, her good humor, her humility. I always remember how she could find just about anything you could want or need in her great big hand bag.
The video was beautiful and such a great way to remember her! Thank you and be well.
Love, Joanne & Dick

Claire Murray

October 1, 2019

I will miss her so much and cherish the many memories I have of her.

Lynn Ward

October 1, 2019

I remember Memere coming to our house to meet Spencer after we first brought him home from the hospital. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren so very much.

Kathy Kerr

September 30, 2019

We were very fortunate to have known this gracious, sweet, lovely woman. We send our love and prayers to all of the family. Kathy and Ken Kerr

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Forever in our hearts.....

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School Photo.

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Sweet sisters - Celine, Mom and Lorraine.

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Lovely Lady!

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Mom with siblings, their spouses and her parents Louis and Alice Landry: Harry, Mom, Francis, Carmen, Lorraine, Louis, Alice, Roger and Madeline.

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Forever in our hearts.....

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School Photo.

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Sweet sisters - Celine, Mom and Lorraine.

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Lovely Lady!

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Mom with siblings, their spouses and her parents Louis and Alice Landry: Harry, Mom, Francis, Carmen, Lorraine, Louis, Alice, Roger and Madeline.

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Mom with brother Fern, his wife Lena and sister Carmen in 1937.

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Mom at her grandparent's home in St.Pascal, Quebec in 1938.

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Elegant Bride!

Biography

Lewiston - Cecile was born in Lewiston, Maine on May 28th, 1919 to parents Alice and Louis Landry. Cecile was the second oldest of seven siblings. She attended local schools and after leaving school went to work at local mills. She married Harry Ward on June 15, 1940 and had seven children. They owned Ward’s TV in downtown Lewiston as well as part ownership in Ward & Wallace auto dealership in Brunswick. They spent many summers at their camp at Flying Point in Freeport with friends and family. She became a single parent and faced the challenges of taking care of house and home with grace and a fighting spirit. After her children were grown, she returned to work at Etonic Shoe and also moonlighted for Connie’s Catering. She was a skilled seamstress and later in life took up quilting. She enjoyed working in her garden, driving, shopping and going to yard sales and finding treasures to share with loved ones. But her greatest joy was sharing visits with family. In later years, Cecile enjoyed winter vacations with siblings in St. Petersburg, FL.

Cecile is survived by two sisters: Celine McKeone of Naples, FL and Lorraine Lacasse of Fort Kent, ME; her seven children: two sons Richard Ward of Lewiston; Thomas and wife Vicki of Auburn, ME; five daughters: Connie Mathurin and husband, Roland of Lewiston; Claire Weinlick and husband Joe of Lititz, PA; Celine Rolerson and husband Mark of Casco, ME; Peggy Laude and husband David of Kennebunk, ME; Christine Ouellette and husband Michael of Auburn, ME; fourteen grandchildren; Jim Ward, Rick Ward, Renee Libby, Kim Dionne, Joe Weinlick, Jr., Michelle D’Addario, Tom Weinlick, Dan Weinlick, Elizabeth von Hasseln, Marcy Lake, Kate Laude, John Laude, Jaimie Choiniere, Zachary Ward and twenty-three great grandchildren, one great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents, four brothers: Fern, Roger, Larry and Bert and one sister, Carmen Ouellette and daughter-in-law Claire Ward.

The family extends much gratitude and appreciation for the compassionate love and care given to Mom by the staff at Montello Commons and in her final days Androscoggin Home Healthcare. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to the Montello Manor Activities Fund, 540 College Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240. Online condolences at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

Visitation The Fortin Group Auburn Saturday Oct. 5th from 10:00am to 11:00 am followed by Liturgy of The Word at 11:00 at the funeral home. A service of The Fortin Group Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home 217 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine 04210 207 783-8545