Ward was a long time fair volunteer and not long after he passed away out family discussed planting a tree on the grounds in Ward's honour. As luck would have it, Papa still had the tree Abby had planted in JK growing in his garden. Abby and Ward had a real fondness for each other. Ward would often show up at church with a little treat for her, a Polaroid picture of a new calf or a farming magazine he was done with. So it seemed fitting that we transplant Abby's tree in Ward's honour.
The girls let Papa and Mike do the heavy work, but they took their turn on the end of the shovel too.
A fitting tribute from our family to such a lovely man.