I find it hard to describe the great sorrow we all feel with the loss of Jeremy Ward, who passed away on 6 July after a short battle with cancer.
Jeremy was such a kind, inspirational, thoughtful man. He was a devoted husband, loving father, doting grandfather and friend to many. He was a strong advocate and courageously sought the good things in life for vulnerable people in our society.
Jeremy presented at several Imagine More events/conferences. In 2018, he co-facilitated our family leadership weekend with his wife, Marg.
In 2015, Jeremy wrote The Shouted Goodbye, a memoir about raising his daughter, Mena. In it, he shares the ideas, strategies, and advocacy tips used to ensure that Mena would enjoy a rich life despite her disability.
The book explores Mena’s school education, how their family started a circle of support, how Mena’s small business led to her finding other meaningful employment and, of course, how she moved into her own home. It’s a wonderful read for other families seeking the good things of life for their children with disability.
What a magnificent gift Jeremy leaves with us all!
Our love and thoughts are with Marg and their family during this difficult time.