With extreme sadness the family of Ward Leighton Perrin announce his passing in Vancouver, BC at the age of 55. Born in Saint John, NB to Patricia (Titus) Perrin and the late Percy Perrin on April 29, 1964.
Ward had an outstanding career as a photojournalist beginning with the Brandon Sun, The Province and then finally with the Vancouver Sun. His love of cameras and photography began in early childhood which led him to work at Gem Photo both in Saint John and Fredericton and then to study photography at Western Academy of Photography in Victoria, BC. He was not only an outstanding photojournalist but also an award winning photographer.
He had a passion for animals especially dogs and cats. Over the years he had an assortment of both, and even agility trained one his dogs. He always loved snowmobiles and motorcycles and eventually owned a Harley Davidson.
Ward was a friend to all especially those in need. Always one to reach out and lend a hand he cherished his family and amazing group of friends.
Besides his mother he is survived by his sister Linda Garwood, Fredericton; her children Adam (Chikako) Nicole and Leo, Tokyo, Japan, Angela Garwood–Touw (Dr. Andrew) Norah, Timmins, ON, Erin Price (Aaron) Lauren and Allison, Fredericton; brother Andy (Lisa), Riverview, their son Andrew (Adrienne Fitch) La Loche, SK, several aunts and uncles and numerous cousins.
Besides his father he was predeceased by his grandparents, infant brother Jeffery and infant great–nephew Cameron Price.
In Ward’s memory please do a kind deed or donate to your local animal shelter or food bank.
A memorial service will take place at a date to be announced.
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