Douglas Allan Ward, loving Husband and Father, 57, of Midland, lost his fight with cancer on September 7th, 2021, at his home in Midland.
Doug was born on November 24th, 1963, the son of Thomas and Therese Ward, in Detroit, Mi. His family moved to Midland in 1968, where he attended schools in Midland; Chestnut Hill Elementary, Northeast Intermediate, and graduating from Midland High School in 1981. He attended College at Saginaw Valley State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Business in 1986. He had several diverse jobs before hiring with the City of Midland in 1993, where he spent the rest of his working life, in senior housing. Doug also served the city as Union President of MMEA from 2006 to 2012. He retired as Maintenance Superintendent of Riverside and Washington Woods Senior Housing, in 2017, after 24yrs of service.
On January 11th, 2008, he married Teresa McCann, of Midland, on Fort Myers Beach. The couple lived in Midland, where they raised their children.
Doug was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church of Midland. He loved to travel in Michigan, visiting lighthouses and local farms. He especially enjoyed spending his winters with his wife at Fort Myer’s Beach in Florida. Doug also worked on restoring cars, gardening, and visiting with family and close friends. Family was very important to Doug.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Ward, his son James of Midland, his daughter Valerie of Midland, brothers Thomas Ward of Midland, Jonathan Ward of Auburn, and nieces Aleah and Macie Ward of Midland.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday September 14th, at 11am at Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Deacon Al Oliver officiating. A visitation will take place on Monday September 13th, at Smith-Miner Funeral Home from 5-7pm and on Tuesday from 10am until time of service. An entombment will immediately follow the funeral service at New Calvary Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Mid-Michigan Hospice.
Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Ward family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.