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Thomas Gray Spencer Ward

Male 1928 - 2019  (91 years)


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  • Name Thomas Gray Spencer Ward 
    Nickname Tommy 
    Born 1928  Headington, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1977  Seaforth, Warringah, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Nov 2019  Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 14 Nov 2019  St John’s Anglican Church, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4287  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2020 

    Father John Spencer Ward,   b. 18 Aug 1866, Kensington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1940, Acland Nursing Home, Banbury Rd, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Ursula Katherine Hopkyns,   b. 13 Oct 1880, Chichester, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1960, Lammas Eyot, Long Wittenham, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married Dec 1923  Wallingford, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Shirley Gray Tipling,   b. 1921,   d. 2005  (Age 84 years) 
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F2313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Tommy was brought up in Long Wittenham, Berkshire (now in Oxfordshire) before going off to boarding school and training as a Master Mariner. After sailing the oceans for 25 years or so he farmed his smallholding in New South Wales, Australia. Tommy died on 7th November 2019 at the age of 91. In his last years Tommy suffered from alzheimer’s dementia and lived in residential care close to his former home in Nambucca Heads where his widow Gwen now resides. The end came quite quickly after a fall and he was taken to hospital at Coffs Harbour where Gwen was with him when he died. A funeral service was held on 14th November at St John’s Anglican Church, Nambucca Heads where Gwen was well supported by Australian family members and their friends and their local congregation. Tommy will be remembered as an active, gentle and generous man of faith with a lasting love for his family, church and the communities of his birth and residence.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1928 - Headington, Oxfordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1977 - Seaforth, Warringah, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Nov 2019 - Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Nov 2019 - St John’s Anglican Church, Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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