By | June 27, 2020

Jon Ward dead: Jon Ward cause of death – obituary – tributes Jon Ward die? funeral plans.

Jon Ward has passed away, news of his death broke June 26, 2020.

Jon Ward Cause of death, obituary, funeral arrangement

Details on his cause of death, obituary and funeral are yet to be made public by his family.

Tributes to Jon Ward

Family friends and loved ones have taken to their social media pages to share tributes of the deceased.

RAF Benevolent Fund wrote;

We are saddened to hear of the death of Cpl Jon Ward. Jon had supported us for a number of years, with some incredible running challenges including running 100 marathons in a year to mark the RAF 100 as well as becoming the first person to run the North East 250 tourist trail.

Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot, Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund, said:

“We are deeply saddened at the news of Corporal Jon Ward’s death and our sincere condolences go to his family and friends.”
“Jon was always thinking of others and did so much to support charities, including the RAF Benevolent Fund. His endurance running feats were an indication of his determination to do whatever he could to support his community.”

“I am sure he will be greatly missed by all who knew him and we are thankful for all he did to support our charity.”

Royal Air Force Athletics Association wrote;

All members of the RAF Athletics Association wish to send their condolences to the friends & family of the inspirational, Corporal Jon Ward, following today’s announcement of his passing. Jon was widely known for completing ultra-marathon events, raising funds for several military charities along the way, including the @RAFBF & @PoppyLegion
You can read more about one of his achievements here – As part of his ongoing dedication and selflessness, Jon was aiming to raise funds for The Samaritans and complete the Moray Way 100 miles.
Donations to Jon’s JustGiving Page can be made via the following link:

There is a Fundraising ongoing for Jon Ward on justgiving. The story reads;

I’ve wanted to run the Moray Way for many years now. With the current spare time John and myself have on our hands, now seems the best time to do it.

Running has been key in maintaining my mental wellbeing. With all my races being cancelled, I’ve lost a bit of motivation and love for running. Instead, I’ve found comfort in drinking more and eating more, in turn my mental wellbeing has suffered. With the lockdown I’ve been isolated from friends, family and my partner. I’ve found it hard but I know there are more people in a worst situation than me.

In the passed month I’ve been up in the North East of Scotland where I’ve been getting out more and rediscovered my love of long distance running. This has help with mental wellbeing.

COVID has been a terrible virus and unfortunately caused many deaths. However, the effects of lockdown has seen an increase in suicides and long term will have a major impact on people’s mental health, not just in adults but children as well.

The Samaritans need support now more than ever. That’s why John and myself want to raise as funds for them as possible.

We will be doing the Moray Way unsupported and aiming to do it with 24 hours.

If you are interested in donating, please click HERE

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