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Ila Caroline Ward

July 15, 1935 - July 11, 2019


Ila passed away due to a stroke in Penticton on July 11 2019. Ila was the youngest of three girls born in Baldur Manitoba to Walter and Teressa Clark. Ila married George on Sept 15 1956, living in Winnipeg then farming in Baldur. In December 1970, Ila, George, Gerrie-Lynn and Vickie moved to Penticton. Terrie remained in Manitoba. Ila in her younger years enjoyed curling and being a telephone operator, working for Manitoba telephone and BC telephone. Ila and George always opened their hearts and home to everyone. Ila was a very special lady, small in stature but so strong. She made an impact on so many lives. She will be in our hearts forever. Ila was predeceased by siblings Madge, Lyall, Orville and Elva. Ila leaves to mourn her loving husband George. Her three daughters Terrie Genz , Gerrie-Lynn Ward (Marty), Vickie Henke (Doug). Her grandchildren Wally (Jenny), Chris (Steff), TJ (Rachel), Jessie (Ryley), Jayme (Brandon), Eric (Kyra) and great grandson Bailey.  A tea service will be held at the Village by the Station in the Assisted Living Lounge at 270 Hastings Ave Penticton, British Columbia on Sunday July 21, 2019 at 2 PMIn lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Village by the Station or Moog and Friends Hospice House. 

“Rest in peace, until we see you again everything will be tickatyboo” 


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From: Karen, Paul & Michelle (Avery)

Uncle George, Terrie, Gerrie-Lynn, Vickie & families We were saddened to hear of the passing of Auntie Ila. So many wonderful memories to be shared and we hope they provide you comfort during these difficult days. Thinking of you all.

From: Mary-Anne Clark

I was looking at memories in face book this morning and saw a post from 9 years ago wanting to know if I was coming to Penticton during my holidays. Like everything else in a busy life missed so many opportunities to spend time with you. Your support over the years reminding me I am a strong woman and a Clark. I was so pleased every time people said I reminded them of you. The best compliment any one has ever given me. Every time I feel weak and want to just quit life I will hear you telling me that I’m stronger than I think. It’s those memories I cherish and will never forget. Thank you for loving me when I felt unlovable.

From: Lily

To George,Terrie,Gerrie-Lynn ,Vicki and all your families I send my heartfelt sympathy. I have many fond memories of time spent together.

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A Spring’s Bounty Basket was sent on July 16, 2019

Please accept our most heartfelt condolences to you and your family Vickie.

From Your extended family at Telsco Security

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