Irwin Ward

Irwin L. "Les" Ward

Friday, December 13th, 1946 - Thursday, December 27th, 2018
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Farmington- Irwin “Les” Ward, 72, a resident of Fayette and formerly of Leeds, passed away peacefully, Thursday, December 27th at Sandy River Center in Farmington. He was born December 13, 1946, in Lewiston, the son of Charlotte (Holt) Draper and Irvin Towle Ward. He attended school in Leeds and graduated from Monmouth Academy in 1964. On August 7, 1965 he married Andrea Burgess in Monmouth. They were married for 45 years before her passing on November 15, 2010. Irwin worked at the Winthrop Water District for many years and later worked as an electrician for Don’s Electric in Monmouth. He was an active member of the Leeds Nazarene Church and in recent years attended the Fayette Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and loving his guinea pigs. He is survived by his daughters; Lisa Freeman and her husband Glenn of Fayette, Vicky Brents and her husband Rodney of Richmond and Amy Brooks and her husband Mark of Farmingdale, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and his brothers; Arlando Ward of Oklahoma and Peter Draper of Farmington. He was predeceased by his mother Charlotte Draper, stepfather, Linwood Draper his wife Andrea Ward and grandson Dustin Michael. The family wishes to offer their thanks to the staff at Sandy River Center for their kindness, compassion and care of Les.
Irwin “Les” Ward 72, a resident of Fayette and formerly of Leeds, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018 in Farmington, Maine. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11AM, Saturday, January 19th at FAYETTE BAPTIST CHURCH, 39 Baldwin Hill Road, Fayette, Maine. Interment in the spring at Leeds Plains Cemetery, Plains Road, Leeds, Maine. Arrangements made by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at:
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 11:00am
    Fayette Baptist Church and Learning Center
    39 Baldwin Hill
    Fayette, ME
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  • Interment

    Leeds Plains Cemetery
    Plains Road
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    Interment in the spring


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Sue McLean

Posted at 10:37pm
Lisa and family, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I remember him always smiling and teasing my daughter Becca when your parents baby sat her as a very young child. Becca loved him so much and I am so thankful that she had such warm and loving people to watch her while I worked. I hope your memories will help carry you through the tough times. Hugs to you all! Sue & Jim McLean


Posted at 07:27pm
My condolences to family may God's promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29 bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Jeff Pinkham

Posted at 07:00am
Large hugs for you girls. Learned a lot of life lessons working with Les. Cast well in Heaven buddy.

Dick and Shirley Sanders

Posted at 07:40pm
Dear Ward Girls, Dick and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We can only hope that he had been reunited with your mother.


Posted at 08:09am
My condolences to the family. May God’s promise of a resurrection bring you comfort and hope during this difficult time. John 5:28, 29.

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