Julia Eileen Alward
J. Eileen Alward passed away at the Sussex Health Center on Saturday, December 28, 2019 after a brief illness. She was born in Canaan Forks on August 12, 1929 to the late Allan and Lillian (Ryder) Keirstead.
She was brought up in Cherryvale, NB by her uncle, Chesley Ryder and her foster mother, Blanche Ryder. She moved to Brantford, ON where she raised her family while working at various jobs. In retirement she moved to Sussex, NB where she lived in her own house until she was hospitalized about a month ago.
She is survived by her daughter, Dale LaBerge of Brantford; son, Trevor Alward of Alberta; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Mavis) Keirstead of Kinnear Settlement and by nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Marlene Alward and son, Dwight Alward.
There will be no visitation or service. Interment will take place in New Canaan Cemetery at a later date. If desired, memorials to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements in care of The Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Route 106, Salisbury West (372-4800).