CODY RAY WARD
November 4th, 1988 – July 8th, 2021
It is with a feeling of tremendous loss that the family of Cody Ray Ward announce his passing in Estevan, SK on Thursday, July 8th, 2021.
Cody was born in Moose Jaw, SK and attended school there, but grew up at ‘the lake’ in the Resort Village of Sun Valley, Buffalo Pound Lake. He was the youngest of the three Ward brothers and together with the other lake kids he enjoyed spending time making forts in the hills, boating, tubing, swimming, knee boarding, quadding, snowmobiling and skiing at White Track. Cody loved animals and his special dog growing up, Sega, who would often be by his side.
Cody was always a quick learner and was blessed with an incredible intelligence. He also possessed an entrepreneurial spirit and owned his first business at the age of 14, The Bargain Shopper, a publication printed and distributed throughout Moose Jaw and surrounding area.
After high school Cody made the move to Estevan where he began work in the Oil and Gas Industry. Specifically he worked for Hank’s Maintenance and became the youngest foreman in the company. His entrepreneurial spirit was strong and after a number of years at Hank’s he took the leap of faith to venture out on his own to create his second company, Cobra Oilfield Services Ltd.
Cody was not afraid to take on big projects and could tinker with and fix just about anything. He was also working on a number of inventions for which he had taken the time to research and develop prototypes. His knowledge of subjects was vast and varied.
On many occasions Cody made the time to visit his extended family in Ontario and to venture out to see different parts of the world. He made many friends and was always willing to help or lend a hand in any way he could. His quick wit and unique sense of humour will be remembered and missed.
It was in Estevan that he and Brandi welcomed into their lives their beautiful little daughter, Aria, in November 2019. Aria was the light of his life.
He was predeceased by his grandparents: Ray and Irene Ward before his birth, and Victor and Marion Cole, whom he had an extremely close and special bond with. Cody will be forever loved and missed by Brandi Beaton and their daughter, Aria Ward. He will also be lovingly remembered by his parents, Mike and Chris Ward; brothers, Matthew Ward (Kendra Elliott), Marshal Ward (Amanda Harrower) and their children Kolby, Khloe and Kacey. He is also survived by Brandi’s parents, Brian and Debbie Beaton; Grandma Janet; Brandi’s sister, Kiesha Beaton (Mitch Bay) and their children Kiana and Kalen; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Celebration of Cody’s Life will be held on Friday, July 16th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Hillcrest Apostolic Church, 1550 Main St N, Moose Jaw, SK. For those unable to attend, you are invited to watch the live service virtually by going to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeaPRgnSOLE. Pastor Kurt Buchanan will officiate and a private family interment will take place at Rosedale Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, anyone so wishing may make a donation in Cody’s memory for Aria – we know that he would love for you to do so. A GoFundMe account has been set up on Aria’s behalf for a Trust Fund at https://www.gofundme.com/f/aria-wards-trust-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1.
Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Mike Chris, Marshall and Matt, deepest sympathies go out to you and your family it’s a devastating loss. So many good times at the lake with the boys and good memories. Take care of each other Tracey and Brandon Woodrow
Chris,Mike and family, our sincere condolences to you and your family at this time of heart break
Cheryl ( Horsnall ) and Dennis Robson ❤️
So Sorry Mike and Chris for your loss
Mike, Chris and Matt and Marshall…. my heart is so broken at the loss of Cody. I have so many memories of a little 36″ kid that talked like he was 30, Rollie was so amazed at Cody as a 3 year old standing with the kids in our driveway. Tyler’s little brother. You two were such saviors to me when Tyler and Rollie passed away and I honestly don’t think I would have survived without you guys. Stay as strong as you can and I am here anytime you need some sympathy, love or a drink. Don’t pass that up… I am here for your both. Love you all.
So sorry to hear of Cody’s passing. Your lake family are thinking of you all in this difficult time!
Mike, Chris and family, Our deepest condolences in the loss of Cody. Thinking of you with sympathy.
Art and Joyce
my deepest condolences in the loss of Cody. i remember him when he was little and i went to the Small’s Cabin.
Mike, Chris, Matthew and Marshal, we are so very sorry for your loss. You are in out thoughts. Trevor and Leanne
Mike and Chris, very sorry to hear this. I did not know Cody, but what I read about him I know that he was a very good person, and his death means a great loss to many people. Take some comfort knowing he made a big difference in the life of everyone he knew. My deepest sympathy to all my friends in the Ward and Cole families.
Our deepest condolences on Cody’s passing. Vic and Marion spoke so fondly of Cody. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew him. You are in our thoughts during this sad time.
Ed and Ilona Nant
Heartfelt condolences to the entire family! Cannot imagine the grief & sorrow of your loss of this beautiful boy!!
We are very sad to hear of Cody passing. We are praying and thinking of you & your family at this very sad time.
Our deepest condolences
Doreen & Cordell Paulhus
Sorry to hear of the loss of Cody. Your family, along with Debbie and Brian’s, are in our thoughts and prayers. Our boys have many good memories with your boys. Roberta and Wayne Straub, Cory and Jordan Kluthe
Mike, Chris, and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. May you find the inner strength to weather this storm. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this incredibly difficult time.
Mike, Christine, Marshall and Matt. Our deepest sympathies in your loss of Cody. We can only imagine how heartbroken you all are. We remember him as a bright little boy, seeing him growing up during our trips to Moose Jaw, and meeting him on his more recent visits to Ontario. He leaves us with many fond memories. Covid-19 has had a negative effect on all of us. We can only guess in what ways it affected Cody. I (Dave) was always intrigued by how quickly Cody adopted technology; my talks with Cody were always interesting. We will all miss him. Thankfully, little Aria will live on to remind us of Cody in years to come.
So sorry Mike , Christine and family for this tragic loss of your brilliant boy. Condolences from Gerry/Pat Reilly . We will say a prayer for him and his family.
Chris, Mike and family:
Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Use your wonderful memories of Cody to gain your strength to overcome this tragic loss you have to bare. You have your granddaughter that Cody will live on through.
Take care…Tim and Connie Hembroff
Chris & Mike and family,
No amount of words can express the pain that you are going through. The love and joy that your son brought will never be forgotten. His special bond with your Mom & Dad (Marion & Vic Cole) was also evident at the Mulberry Estates, when our parents were neighbours again. We are thinking of you and your family during this time, and extending our sincere sympathy to all of you.
Sincerely, Sharon (née: Simle) & Don Williams and family
Chris, Mike and family. We are sending our love and thoughts to all of you in his time of great loss. The loss of Cody is sorrow and loss we can’t imagine. Although we can’t be there for you we are saying a prayer for all of you.
Christine, Mike, Matt, and Marshall,
We are all saddened and sending you our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I have such beautiful memories of Cody at the lake as a little boy and we were so happy to see him all grown up when he came to visit us in Ontario. We may be far away but our memories, family roots and love for you all live on in our hearts.
We are so very sorry to hear of your son’s passing.
May the happy memories of all the good times you shared together be some source of consolation to you.
You have our deepest sympathies.
Mike and Chris – Words cannot express the extent of my deepest sympathy at your loss of your youngest son Cody. I vividly remember letters from Aunt Marion to Hazel Hibbard and it was filled with Cody this – Cody that. He was the apple of their eye. I am thankful they didn’t have to suffer through this awful loss. My heart is with you all. God give you peace. Love, cousin Phyllis.
So sorry to hear this, Our Condolences Mike and Chris & family
Steve &Connie Knott