February 28, 1938 - May 27, 2016
Service Date: June 2, 2016
Funeral Home Ottawa - Westboro Chapel
Michael died peacefully at home surrounded by the loving care of his family. Dearly beloved husband of Margaret Holloway Forward. Devoted father of Jennifer Forward, (Russ Smith, deceased), Sheila Forward Davis (Shann Davis) and Michael Forward (Sarah Brandon). Adoring “Pama” of Seth, Sydney and Oscar Forward. Predeceased by his parents, James Alexander Forward and Edith Mills Forward and by his brother Douglas (Colette). Survived by his loved brother Bill (Jayne) and his dear niece and nephews. Michael had a very successful business career in the heavy equipment industry. He was the most grateful recipient of a successful kidney transplant in 1987. We appreciate the most exemplary care he received from Dr. Liz Sawyers, Dr. Paul Hacker and the support staff at Bayshore Healthcare. Visitation will be held at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road, Ottawa (at Roosevelt.) on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00pm. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:00am at All Saints Anglican Church, 347 Richmond Rd, Ottawa. Those wishing to make a charitable gift, please consider the Ottawa Mission or the Ottawa Food Bank.
“Today We Lost a Very Honourable Man”