George E. Ward

HARRISON – George E. Ward, 75, of Harrison passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at home with his loving family by his side, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born Nov. 17, 1945 in Portland, a son of the late George and Evelyn (Kimball) Ward.George resided in Harrison and attended local schools, and graduated from Bridgton High School, Class of 1964. After high school, he joined the United States Navy and served for six years before returning home to Harrison to start his family.George worked at Rudy’s garage and McDonald motors before he embarked on his career as an HVAC technician, where he would work for over 30 years until his retirement.On August 12, 1994 George would marry the love of his life, Deborah. Together over the next two decades they would accomplish more than most people would in a lifetime.George, an avid outdoorsman, loved to hunt and fish with his parents, and his two sons. He also loved riding his Goldwing. His trips on his motorcycle were epic, traveling through all the Providences of Canada, and riding to every state in the U.S. three different times. His stories of the road are legendary. His other favorite and most passionate hobby was Auto racing. From his start as a pit crew member in high school, to being an integral part of his son Michael’s Championship winning team.George was predeceased by his wife Deborah; and his parents George and Evelyn WardGeorge is survived by his son Michael and his two children Trevor and Lucy of Harrison; his son Chris of Harrison and his two children Neeley and Tristan of Gray; a stepdaughter Stacey and her husband Bobby from Alameda Calif. and their three boys Ryan, Joey, and Evan; a stepson Joe and Jill Robinson and their daughter Delia; his sisters Carol Allard and her husband Kermit of Cedar Falls Iowa and their family, and Nancy Scott and her husband Bob of Oxford and their family; his brothers Dale and his wife Barbara Ward of Waterford and their family, and Arthur Ward of Florida and his family.A springtime burial with military honors will take place at Stuarts Corner. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton. To make an on-line condolence please visit http://www.chandlerfunerals.comIn lieu of flowers … GIVE TIME… George would want you all to spend as much time with your loved ones as much as possible

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