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William R. Ball June 28, 1929 - December 07, 2017

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December-26-17
So sorry to hear about Bill's death. Worked at Queenswood with him. He was an amazing gardener. So much energy even at 80.
December-23-17
Remember Bill from Badminton at the Cordova Bay Hall, always a cheerful presence and personable guy. We'll miss his wit and wonderful sense of humour.

Brian and Laurie Fowler
December-23-17
My sincere condolences to Beth and the family. Bill was my cousin and I have so many memories a few of which I would like to share. First were the many Sunday's at Grandad Sam Ball's farm in Strawberry Vale, Bill loved the old "Hubmobile" farm truck. Christmases at our house (apt) 418 Craigflower Road where 22 would gather every year. Theses always included an arm wrestling match with his Uncle Pete (Laurence Ball) and my Dad, his Uncle Charlie. His 21st Birthday party at their home (Hillside & Shelbourne), I was 12 & Bill Court (cousin) taught me to dance to Uncle Bill's wonderful record collection. Attending the beautiful wedding of Beth & Bill, in my mind they never changed from that day, always the same good looking couple & good humour. Visiting with my parents to their little house on Portage Inlet which Beth had decorated so perfectly for them. Bill as a teenager always drawing log cabins and deer with antlers. He & Ron Smith spending a lot of time on Ten Mile Point exploring, imagining being wildmen and scaring the girl guides. I am so happy to know that Bill got to go to Haida Gwaii. My last conversation with Bill, some years ago now, was so interesting. I had mentioned that my Grandson was the Great Grandson of Master Carver Capt. Brown and was of Haida heritage. Bill got so excited, as only Bill could do, you know when he was grinning from ear to ear, eyes bright, words tumbling out of his mouth. He knew all about Capt. Brown & said he had read many books about the carvers of Haida Gwaii. What a special treat it must have been for him to be able to share that experience with his life long friend Ron Smith. (another couple who never changed).
R.I.P. Bill you were one of the "good guys"

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Bill with his siblings & others at Grandad Ball's

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