Ford, John Hector
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of our much loved father, grandfather and great grandfather, John Hector Ford. John passed away peacefully on August 22nd, 2014 in Ashcroft at the age of 82 years.
John was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth in 1992, and his brother Don several years ago. He is survived by his one daughter and five sons, and their families.
John moved to Ashcroft from Northern Alberta in 2010 to be closer to his family. He was a rancher for most of his life, having farmed over the years in the Armstrong area, Merritt, and in Alberta. He was a longtime member and supporter of the CSSM Churches, and had also participated in many local farm fairs and 4H events over the years. He had a great love of horses, especially Clydesdales, and enjoyed all aspects or caring for them. He had a great enthusiasm for riding.
The last few years had been difficult for John as he struggled with Alzheimer’s disease. He went into care in Kamloops in August 2013, and was then moved to Jackson House in Ashcroft in May of 2014. The care he received during this time has been exceptional. The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to the doctors and staff who have been involved this last while in assisting John.
Visitation for John will be held from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, August 27th from the chapel of Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ltd. In Ashcroft.
Funeral Services will follow at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 28th from the Sage Hills Evangelical Free Church in Ashcroft with a reception after in the church lower auditorium. Burial will take place that afternoon at the Hullcar Cemetery in Enderby.
Donations in memory of John may be made to the CSSM “One Hope” Bible Camps – General Camps
189 Henderson Hwy. Winnipeg MB R2L 1L7
Online condolences may be left at www.tvfh.ca