It is with great sorrow that the family of Mr. Ronald Harold Douglas Ball of Breton, Alberta announce his passing at Drayton Valley Hospital on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the age of 80 years. Ron was born in Red Deer on April 10, 1936 to Helen and Charles Ball. As the second youngest of five children, Ron learned to love the family farm in the Benalto area, teaching him a great love, respect and appreciation of the outdoors and his horses – he was a true cowboy at heart. In 1970 Ron and wife Shirley purchased a farm in the Breton area where they farmed and drove school bus for many years. Ron will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 50 years, Shirley and children, Shelly (Ken) Fulford, Connie Daynes, Rhonda Ball and Greg Ball; and his legacy will carry on through his grandchildren, Daquari and Amanda and great-grandchildren, Alyta, Montana, Colter, Coral and Storm. Ron is also survived by his brother, Evart Ball; sister, Dorothy Bolton, as well as by numerous extended family and many great life-long friends. Ron was predeceased by his parents; brother, Bud and sister, Rheanne. A celebration of Ron’s life will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Breton Community Centre, with Dwayne Henley officiating. The Ball family is extremely thankful to Dr. Gigg, as well as the Doctors and nursing staff at Drayton Valley, University of Alberta and Sturgeon hospitals for their wonderful care of Ron. For those who wish to do so, memorial donations may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Humane Society.
Celebration of Life
Breton Community Centre
48 Street, Breton, Alberta T0C 0P0