Remembering Kathy Ward – An Industry Icon: Celebration of Life Details

Welcome to the first edition of The Canadian Black Book – The Value. Our goal is to provide our clients and partners with news, event updates, new initiatives and opinions from Canada’s trusted source for vehicle values and automotive insights. In this edition we cover:


Kathy Ward, November 16, 1957 – December 24, 2017

At the age of 60, surrounded by family and close friends on Christmas Eve, past President and CEO at Canadian Black Book, Kathy Ward passed away.  After a courageous fight, she eventually lost a multiyear battle against cancer.

Kathy, a Canadian auto industry icon, retired from Canadian Black Book in September of 2016.  She was a mainstay in the company for 36 years and President and CEO for the last ten years of her storied and pioneering career.

Please find below details for the Celebration of Life for our dear friend Kathy Ward.

Date: Tuesday January 23, 2018

Location: Universal EventSpace, 6250 Hwy 7, Vaughan, ON, L4H 4G3

Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm  (A Tribute will begin at 3:00pm)

As the family prepares for Kathy’s celebration of life, they have asked that if anyone has any pictures they wish to share please send them to along with any note you wish to extend and they will be passed along to the family.

As an expression of sympathy contributions may be made to Kathy’s favourite charity that she has supported for years…Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. Please click here to donate in memory of Kathy Ward.


Brad Rome

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