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Death of Very Rev Canon Michael Ward PE

Death of Very Rev Canon Michael Ward PE

Ward Michael

The Archdiocese of Armagh is sad to announce the death on Friday, 24 October 2014  of Canon Michael Ward PE, peacefully, at his residence.  Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Reposing at 6 Augherainey Close, Donaghmore, Co Tyrone, BT70 3HF;

Removal on Saturday, 25 October to the Church of St John the Baptist, Galbally (Parish of Donaghmore) for Vigil Mass at 7.30 pm;

Requiem Mass on Monday, 27 October at 1.00 pm;

Burial afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Donaghmore.

Our sympathies are with his family circle, brother priests and his housekeeper, Ms Betty McGarrity. May he rest in peace.

Biographical Details

Very Rev Canon Michael Ward PE

Died 24 October 2014 peacefully at home

Born 17 January 1917, in Parish of Carrickmore

St Patrick’s College, Armagh             1930 – 1934
St Patrick’s College, Maynooth          1934 – 1936
Pontifical Irish College, Rome            1936 – 1941

Ordained 12 April 1941 in the Basilica of St John Lateran, Rome


Reader, Termonfechin 1943 – 1945
Chaplain, Daisyhill Hospital 1945 – 1946
Curate, Magherafelt 1946 – 1951
Curate, Cooley 1951 – 1962
Curate, Derrynoose 1962 – 1973
Parish Priest, Aghaloo 1973 – 1982
Parish Priest, Donaghmore 1982 – 1995
Pastor Emeritus (residing in Donaghmore) 1982 – 2014


Appointed member of the Metropolitan Chapter (Canon) 1982