John Rae BALL
1931 - 2022
Pelham Funeral Home LTD
1292 Pelham Street
Fonthill, ON
April 22, 1931 - January 11, 2022
Passed away at Lookout Ridge Retirement Home in Fonthill on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the age of 90 years. Predeceased by Gladys (nee Trimble 2018), his beloved wife of 61 years. Survived by his recent partner Marjorie Doddridge. Lovingly remembered by his sons Philip (Kerry McKee), Brent (Holly Meyer) and his daughter, Jennifer (William Cooper). Proud grandfather of Brian Ball (Amy), Michelle Ball, Shannon Cooper, Kyle Ball, Emma Fernandes (Adam), Eric Cooper and Bradley Ball. Great-grandfather of Kaylee and Madison Ball. He is survived by his sister Evelyn Walker.
Rae was born in Uxbridge, Ontario and moved to Fonthill in 1956 to teach at Pelham High School. He remained in Fonthill for the rest of his life and served as a vice-principal at several schools in the region. An avid reader, Rae was fortunate to be in good health until recently, which allowed him to tend to his beautiful iris garden. Family genealogy was another of his interests during retirement with trips to the national archives and entering extensive family records in Wikitree. Rae enjoyed dining at Keith's or other local restaurants with his extended family and friends. A man of faith, he offered many hours of support to the Free Methodist Church in St. Catharine's, being the driving force to open the childcare center there, now widely used by the community.
Dad was the most loving, generous and supportive father, grandfather and great-grandfather that you could ask for and we will miss him dearly.
We would sincerely like to thank the caregivers at Lookout Ridge for their compassionate care of our father.
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Sorry to hear of your loss. We have fond memories of being entertained in your home and eating out. Home made dessert was a specialty.
Evelyn and Phil Lawrence
January 19, 2022
Please accept heartfelt condolences from my family to yours.
Jim Wilsher
January 15, 2022
To Brian, Michelle and the entire Ball family, Marlene and I wish to extend our most sincere condolences to you and your family on the "going home" of your Grandfather this past week. We pray that our gracious God will cover you with His peace and continue to surround you with His love as you share together as family in the days and weeks ahead. Praying for your family, David and Marlene Chubb
David and Marlene Chubb
January 14, 2022
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