Marshall Ward

Marshall Ward

1971 - 2023

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Obituary of Marshall Ward

Marshall Ward, a well-known and beloved Waterloo Region artist, podcaster, educator, columnist, devoted family man and friend to many, died unexpectedly Dec. 3 at age 52. 

Above his many achievements, Marshall’s proudest accomplishment was being father to Mason and Sullivan. He was a consummate stay-at-home dad through their childhoods, and he was happiest when exploring favourite local places like the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market with his kids and wife Sylvia, his high school sweetheart. He will be greatly missed by his siblings Cathy, David and Deb, and was predeceased by his big sister Wendy. Outgoing, conversationally gifted, compassionate and endlessly curious, Marshall spent his life telling stories, whether through his visual art, his weekly column in the Waterloo Chronicle, the podcasts he co-hosted, his documentary films, the art classes he taught, and his many other creative outlets. Marshall derived great joy from his work in leadership at the K-W Bilingual School, devoted solely to providing the best educational experience for its students.

Marshall was an animal lover, including the diverse menagerie of household pets, so the family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth at

All are welcome to share memories of Marshall at a drop-in celebration of life for Marshall on Tuesday, Dec. 19, between 4pm and 7pm, at Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo.


Celebration of Marshall's Life

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Erb & Good Family Funeral Home
171 King Street South
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada