Gwendolyn Anne "Gwen" (Ray) BARD
1938 - 2021
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, at her residence in Paris, Ontario.

Gwen was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Charles "Chuck" Cooper Bard in 2017.

She will be missed immensely by her children; Brian (Maggie) Bard of Guelph, Terry (Eleanor) Bard of Rockton and Andy (Marcy Tennier) Bard of Paris. Gwen was predeceased by her daughter-in-law "Jeni" Jennifer (Monteith) Bard in 2015.

Gwen leaves behind grandchildren Ali (Harry) Kainth, Melanie (Brody) Arndt, Kati (Dylan) Bard, Jessica (Daniel) Bard and Brendan Bard, and great grandchildren Madison and Easton Kainth.

Fondly remembered by siblings, Gerri (Paul) Sterritt of Caledon and Larry Ray of Cambridge.

Predeceased by her mother, Dorothy "Dora" (Cordock) Riddell 1984, stepfather William "Bruce" Riddell 2011, and her father James Wardlaw "Ward" Ray in 1991.

Mom loved art, music, movies, her gardens and dogs. Gwen and Chuck spent many happy hours working alongside some terrific people in the creation of the Aberfoyle Model Railway, now known as St. Jacobs and Aberfoyle Model Railway.

As per Gwen's wishes, there will be no funeral, only a family internment at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to "St. Jacobs and Aberfoyle Model Railway" in St. Jacobs, Ontario.

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Published in Guelph Mercury Tribune on Jun. 8, 2021.
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June 11, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Leslie Barlow
June 10, 2021
Gwen and I were best friends thru our early school years. We both loved to sketch and spent many hours on our front porch happily making beautiful works of art. I have wonderful memories of those years and of our friendship. Gwen was a very special lady.

Anne Hind
Anne Hind
June 9, 2021
My brother and I used to go to the barn to watch the trains every Sunday while my dad walked around the antique market. Gwen was always so patient and kind, even when we were bratty. When my son was old enough to go to see the model trains at the open houses, he would spend all day, everyday standing on a little ladder watching the trains and Gwen would talk to him about the trains and scenery and explain what was going to happen next. My family has never forgotten how wonderful and welcoming she was. Thanks to her family for sharing her all those Sundays!!
Karen McNabb
June 8, 2021
Sue and I were very saddened at hearing Gwen passed away. Gwen was a very kind person and always accommodating hosting with Chuck yearly get togethers at their home for the numerous model railroaders who were involved with the Aberfoyle (now Aberfoyle and St Jacobs) model railway. Mike and Sue Salfi
Mr Michael Salfi
June 7, 2021
Love you Grandma. You’ll always be with my heart.
Jessica Bard
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