The death of Mark “Derek” Ward, of Esgenoôpetitj, NB, special friend of Donna Martin occurred on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at his residence at the age of 47. Born in Newcastle, NB, he is the son of Joan (Joe) Ward of Esgenoôpetitj, NB and the late Weldon Ward. Derek was a trap net operator.
Besides his mother and special friend: Donna, Derek is survived by: one daughter: Brianna Ward of Esgenoôpetitj, NB; two sons: Wyatt and Zarek (Brenda) all of Esgenoôpetitj, NB; one sister: Carla Ward of Esgenoôpetitj, NB; three brothers: Darryl and Kimberly Ward of Esgenoôpetitj, NB; Dwight Ward of Tabusintac, NB; one grandchild: Eliza Ward as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his father, Derek is predeceased by: one brother: Kevin.
The family will receive visitors at Bell’s Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 7-9 PM and Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Esgenoôpetitj, NB on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11 AM with Father Rodrigo Tabilona officiating.
Burial will take place in the church cemetery later in the spring.
In Derek’s memory, donations may be made to Diabetic Association. Messages of condolences can be sent through our website: www.bellsmeadows.com
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bell’s Funeral Home, 651 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB. Telephone: 506-622-3600.
A tradition of service to the families of Miramichi and surrounding communities since 1922.