Born Raymond Wilson on July 3rd, 1924 in Tecumseh Ontario, Warde passed on August 27, 2011 at Chilliwack General Hospital after a brief illness.
Left to mourn are his wife of 63 years, Drena, his four beautiful daughters Shandie (Michael), Sharie (Clayten), Shelagh and Rae, his 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grand children.
He spent much of WWII in the Canadian Armed Forces stationed in Europe until his return home in 1946. After marrying his sweetheart on his birthday in 1948 he moved his young family from Ontario to South Vancouver in 1952 eventually working on the ramp at CP Air for many years until he retired in 1987. Retirement brought a move to Chilliwack where he was not totally fulfilled with his model train hobby so went to work as a general handyman for Towler Realty which perfectly suited his love of the outdoors, especially working in the yard or garden. An avid Canucks and Blue Jays fan, Warde also loved his WWE wrestling and a cut-throat game of Euchre. A train trip with the family to Whistler in July was his final rail voyage until today where he is the “engineer of his own heavenly locomotive”.
He also leaves behind a cherished circle of close friends in both B.C. and Ontario. Funeral to be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 8909 Mary St., Chilliwack B.C. on Thursday Sept. 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choosing would be much appreciated.