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1928 - 2013
It is with profound sadness that the family of Raymond Ball announces his passing on February 17, 2013 at the age of 84, after a brief illness.
Ray was born on December 18, 1928 in Edmonton, Alberta and grew up in Strathcona County. Along with many of his contemporaries, he worked in the oil patch, but then pursued what was to become his life's profession in the welding industry, both in the field and as an Instructor/Section Head of the Welding Program at N.A.I.T. Ray was an avid Edmonton Eskimo fan, a Lifetime Member of the Wild Rose Antique Collector's Club and a consummate volunteer. Along with his trademark bushy eyebrows and cowboy boots, Ray will be fondly remembered for his quick wit, great sense of humour and for his kindness to all.
He will be deeply missed and forever loved by Vi, his wife of 55 years and his children Dean (Gina) and Della (Allan), his beloved sister Shirlie and his many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Ray's Life will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Appel Funeral Homes/Central Memorial Chapel, 10530 - 116 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.
In lieu of floral tributes, memorial donations can be directed to support pulmonary research at the University of Alberta Hospital, c/o The University Hospital Foundation, 8440 - 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7 or to a charity of one's choosing.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Mar. 1, 2013