Christopher G. Ward

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Christopher G. Ward (Age 49)

Of Herndon, VA on May 8, 2007 at Fair Oaks Hospital. Loving husband of Joelle Ward; devoted father of Christopher 'CJ' and Nicholas Ward; stepfather of Samantha Becker. Beloved son of Ellin Ward and the late Joseph Ward; brother of Linn, Cathy, Annie, T.J., Joe, Jack, Mary, Jane, Tom, and Bob. A Life Celebration will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Rd., Reston, VA on Friday, May 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Contributions may be made to Lung Cancer Alliance or

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. Joelle, When we lose the ones we love it’s as if we lose a part of ourselves and we feel bewildered and lonely… And we cannot begin to see how the dark clouds of sorrow will ever lift, But be assured, that, as sunshine follows showers, happier memories will break through and help you toward brighter days. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless, Sharon Harley-Nimmons

  2. From everyone at Regulated Vehicle Programs & Vehicle Licensing at ICBC – our thoughts are with Joelle and her family during this difficult time. May Christopher rest in peace.

  3. Hey Joelle, You are in our prayers and if you need anything, please do not hesitate to call. May the memories grow within you and bring you strength.

  4. Joelle, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sending you all of my strength and love. Remember, Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass… It is about learning to dance in the rain.

  5. Joelle, We are so saddened to hear the news. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. There is so little that anyone can say or do at a time like this, but I hope that the knowledge that you have many friends who care for you and wish the best for you will give you comfort now.

  6. Joelle: My deepest heartfelt sympathies to you and your family at this time of grief. May God bestow his loving hand upon you and yours and give you strength and comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Joelle and Family, I am sadden to hear of your great lost. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Chris was a true role model to my son Jack during his four years as his coach in Vienna Lacrosse. And what a great father Chris was — we had numerous talks about our sons while we stood at the field. Always hanging in our home will be the photo that Chris took of our championship team two years ago. Joe Findaro (and Jack)

  9. Joelle, May happy memories and the knowledge that Chris, as well as countless family members and friends love you, be a source of comfort in this sorrowful time. Chris was quite a guy and we are all better for having known him. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  10. CJ & Nick, I am so sorry that your dad lost his battle with cancer. His strength and courage throughout his illness was admirable. Coach Ward’s passion for lacrosse and endless hours of coaching taught me to never give up!

  11. Joelle, We were so sad to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He is at peace now. Mike Filmer & Debi Lewis

  12. Dear Joelle, Again – reaching out to you across the miles – Thinking of you – sharing your sadness. One thing we have neglected to mention in our other posts, messages, calls and emails – Please pass on our love to CJ, Nick and Sam. Also, to all Chris’ other family members and close friends who are feeling sad. We continue to pray for you all.

  13. CJ and Family – We were so sorry to hear of the death of your father. Our thoughts are with you and we honor your father’s memory. Joseph W. and Family

  14. Joelle, CJ, Nick and Samantha, Khy and I are very sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. He has been a great friend for many years. We started playing lacrosse together on club teams over 15 years ago and he was always ready with a great story and people loved to be around him. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mark Sweeney and Family Khy, Kierra and Keegan)

  15. Joelle & Family, My prayers and heartfelt sympathy are with you all at this time, and I pray for peace, strength & courage for your precious family. It seems unfair, and the music didn’t play nearly long enough, but at least you got to dance! It is those memories that will keep you strong in the days and years to come.

  16. With great sadness and deepest sympathy, we will always remember Chris with his warm smile and unselfish giving of time. He was a warm and generous father who was an incredible supporter of all activities that Nick and CJ were involved in. From chaperoning the first field trip at Crossfield with Mrs. B to offering the suit of armor for the Medieval feast to speaking at Career Day, he was always positive with a “can do” attitude, no matter the task. Nothing could get him down when it came to the boys. We’ll miss him and there will be a light shining forever on the lacrosse field and school hallways in his spirit.

  17. Remember that your loss is shared by many friends who care and that your’re in our thoughts and hearts and in our every prayer.

  18. Dearest Aunty Joelle and Samantha, I was very sorry hear of your loss. Even though I never had the chance to meet him, it was apparent he you made you happy. You with be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Laura, Robert, Casandra, and Christina Snyder

  19. To all of Chris’ family, We are saddened by the loss of such a wonderful man. Knowing he is no longer suffering will help ease the pain of his loss. He fought a courageous battle and unfortunately lost. He will be in our hearts forever.

  20. It’s been a heart felt loss for us at the West family. My best friend for many years

  21. There are never the right words to express the sadness we feel for such a loss. Love lives forever. May you find contentment in your heartfelt memories. Our thoughts are with you, with deepest sympathy, Andee, Michael, Betsy and Molly Harbison

  22. I send my condolences to your family and you. We will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time. Chris fought a courages battle but he is no longer suffering. Cherish his memories.

  23. Joelle, Our heartfelt sympathy is with you at this most difficult time. The challenges God puts before us can seem overwhelming, but be assured that your many loving friends will be here to support and comfort you. God bless you, your family, and Chris.

  24. Joelle, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May God’s love and the knowledge that Chris will always be in your heart give you strength and comfort at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Joelle — You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. You and Chris put up a fight and he was fortunate to have you by his side. He was a terrific guy and the joy he brought to your life was obvious. Treasure those moments and you will find the strength. If you need a shoulder, I’m here. Melissa

  26. Joelle, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Keep all the memories you had close to your heart.

  27. Your family will be held in our thoughts and prayers during this time of grief. Chris will remain in our memories to be cherished. Love The Giles Family

  28. Joelie – Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Chris had a positive impact on my sons, Chris and Patrick and his winning attitude and positive teaching abilities will be missed by all who knew him. Love and condolences from the Greenwood family – Jon, Molly, Chris, Annie and Patrick

  29. Joelle and family, Please accept our deepest sympathy for your great loss. Your love and time spent together will help you in this difficult time of your lives. John and Linda

  30. To the family of Chris Ward, I have been following Chris and Joelle’s battle on your web site. Joelle, you have done a great job of keeping everyone updated. I know this battle wasn’t just Chris’s, but your whole family’s and I am so sorry for the whole Ward family. I never met Chris, but you did a goog job of giving us a glimpse of who he was. Sounds to me that that’s a man that will never be forgotten. He impacted many lives in such a positive way. I am sure he heard the words from the Lord himself, well done good and faithful servant. As Jesus said to the thief on the cross, Today you will be with me in paradise. He’s in paradise today, whole, healthy, and will be there to greet you when you get there. May God bless you as you go through the difficult times ahead. love and prayers, Tina Stattner( Linn’s friend from Idaho).

  31. We are deeply sadden by your tremendous lost. Our prayers are with C.J., Nick and family. The Rainwaters

  32. Joelle, You have been courageous during this trying time. My heart goes out to you, your family and Chris’ family. I want you to know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  33. Joelle, I am so sorry to hear about Chris (Topher). I went to Berkshire School and New England College with him and we were best of friends for many years. We hadn’t chatted in the last few years however I will never forget him or his family. Deb Witsell Vivian

  34. Joelle I was saddened when I heard about Christopher. We were good friends in high school (Berkshire) and college (New England). You have my deepest sympathy.

  35. Joelle, C.J. and Nick, Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and the entire Ward family. Chris was one of the finest men we knew and we will miss him greatly. you are and will be in our thoughts and prayers

  36. Joelle, I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you and your family. Lorraine Lardie

  37. Joelie, I am deeply saddened to hear of Chris [tophers’} passing. He was a good friend of mine at Berkshire School. He was a most special person! I send my deepest sympathy to you. Best Wishes,

  38. Joelle, My deepest sympathy for your loss. I know you both fought a courageous battle. My thoughts are with you.

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