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Carol Ward

Carol Lynn Ward (Porter), a resident of Lincoln, NB, passed away on August 11, 2023, after bravely battling cancer. Known for her unwavering determination, Carol encouraged her family to stay strong when she informed them of her diagnosis. Throughout her challenging journey, she led by example. Born on August 4, 1949, in Ottawa to Victor and Dorothy “Dot” Porter, Carol spent her formative years in various military communities before settling in Lincoln, NB. It was during her time at Oromocto High School that she met her future husband, Brian, whom she married in 1971. Following their relocation to Lincoln, Carol began her teaching career at Lower Lincoln Elementary School. She went on to earn her Masters in Education and advanced to the positions of Vice-Principal and Principal. After a fulfilling career spanning over two decades, Carol retired as the Literacy Supervisor at School District 17.

Carol cherished her time spent with loved ones, often engaging in activities such as traveling, participating in Book Clubs, and enjoying camping and pool parties. However, when her grandchildren arrived, she made them each feel uniquely special. Despite her busy social schedule, Carol always made it a priority to cheer on her children and grandchildren at their extracurricular events. Survived by her husband Brian, daughter Shannon Atherton (Mark), son Chris Ward (Christie), and four beloved grandchildren Brady and Luke Atherton, and Jack and Lauren Ward, Carol’s family meant the world to her. She is also survived by her sister Gail Drummond of Oromocto, brother Gary Porter (Sylvia) of Kingston, Ont., special sister Brenda MacDonald (Bryan) of Fredericton, and several nieces and nephews. Carol’s love for animals was evident, as she adored her dog, Gus, along with the many pets she had throughout the years.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the compassionate nurses at the DECH in 3SW, the oncology doctors, and the entire staff at Hospice House for their exceptional care. Special thanks to Dr. Ginn, who established a meaningful connection with Carol and helped uplift her spirits during difficult times. In accordance with her wishes, a private graveside ceremony will take place at Oromocto Pioneer Gardens Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice House or a charity of choice. Online condolences and the complete obituary can be found at http://www.oromoctofh.com.

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