Mary Haxall Canfield

January 14, 1925January 17, 2013

CANFIELD, Mary Haxall Sheppard Ward, age 88, died peacefully at her home on January 17, 2013. She was the widow of H. Arthur Canfield. Survivors include her three children, Mary Haxall Ward, Letitia Drummond Ward, and Bolling Scott Ward. She was predeceased by her first husband, L. Carlton Ward. Mary Haxall was the daughter of Ruth Haxall Scott Sheppard and John Daniel Sheppard, and the granddaughter of Dr. Herbert R. Scott and Mary Haxall Scott. She had a lifelong interest in genealogy and family history and was a member of the Jamestowne Society; Chancellor Wythe Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; Lee Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy; Colonial Dames of the 17th Century; Virginia Historical Society; Henrico Historical Society; Epes Society; The Woman's Club; and The Bolling Family Asssociation. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 21 at the Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the funeral home. Interment at Hollywood Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to that Shiners' Burn Hospitals (ACCA 1712) Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23227 or the SPCA, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, Va. 23220 (804) 643-6785.


  • Visitation Monday, January 21, 2013
  • Chapel Service Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Jane Hamilton

January 28, 2013

Dear Haxall,

I was so sorry to learn of your mother's passing.
As a long time member of The Woman's Club, she will be missed.
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Jane Hamilton

Marcia Kirby

January 22, 2013

Haxall and Family,
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are in my thoughts

January 22, 2013

Dear Tish,

We know how much you love your mom and how much you will miss her presence in your life. Please know that our prayers for your peace and comfort are with you during this difficult time. Much love, Page, John and the crew

Lori Sousa

January 21, 2013

Scott - Keeping you and your family close at heart during this difficult time.

January 21, 2013

Dear Family,

Your mother's many friends at The Woman's Club in the Bolling Haxall House acknowledge with sadness her death. I am addressing a note to her Chadwick Drive address.

Catherine Whitham
President, The Woman's Club

Charles Nance

January 21, 2013

Tish, Scott and Haxall, I share the thoughts of many on the passing of your remarkable mother. I loved her sense of humor, of family and of history. A keeper of the flame if there ever was one!

Matthew Alonzo

January 21, 2013

Scott, very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rob Esche

January 21, 2013

Scott - I am sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Please know I am keeping you, your Mom and the rest of your family in my thoughts and prayers - Rob Esche

lin newman

January 21, 2013

Set free

January 21, 2013

Dearest Scott and family,

So sorry to hear about your mother. We will keep you in our prayers. Lots of love,

Sibyl and Mike FaJohn