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Donald James Ball

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Donald James Ball

January 20, 1928 - August 24, 2021

Peacefully at his home on Tuesday August 24th, 2021 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Jean Ball (nee Cochrane). Loving father of Fred Ball (Judy), Barb Saucier (Michael), Debbie Forshner (Bill) and Don Ball (Kristen). Cherished grandfather of Zachary (Allison), Stephanie (McLean), Sarah (Steve), Tyson (Jessica), Danielle (Joe), Christopher (Melanie), MacKenzie (Carolyn), Eric (Candice) and Alex and great grandfather of Norah, Griffin, Hudson, Adeline, Lucas and Leighton, Theo, Sophie, Josephine, Keaton and Blake. A private family service will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg. Cremation with interment in Baltimore United Church Cemetery. If desired donations may be made to Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice. The Ball family would like to express our sincere thanks to Bob Francis and Brenda Cochrane at St Peter's Court for the kindness and care they gave to our father. We also want to acknowledge and thank Dave Hibbard for his support and friendship.

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Allan Greer - September 23, 2021

Sorry for your loss.

Chris and Helen Calbury - September 18, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

John & Wilma Bakelaar - September 13, 2021

To all the Ball family..you have lost a wonderful friendly and caring father and grandfather...May you continue to carry his spirit with you..Blessings to a good life well lived John & Wilma

Rick and Greta Holmes - September 8, 2021

So sorry to hear Don passed away. What a life he has lived! Always the most positive person with such great people skills and a terrific sense of humour. His love for the outdoors was obvious. As a family you must have the most wonderful memories to cherish. Love Rick and Greta Holmes

Catherine and Tim Irwin - September 8, 2021

We are so sad to hear of Don's passing. Oh my, always made me laugh hard, always a "fish" story or a joke. Always happy, always kind and always great to be with. Don was the kind of guy you always wanted to just sit and listen too. A great long time friend to my Dad, Allan Curtis who will meet him in Heaven with a smile and a hug! May you rest in peace. Our sincere sympathies to all of the family.

Paul and Peggy Linton - September 7, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Morgan and Joan Hubbel - September 6, 2021

Sorry for your loss: Don and Jean were good friends to us for many years. They both are missed and the town will not be the same now that Don is gone. Our thoughts are with you all.

Kathy Livingston nee Stephen - September 5, 2021

A candle has gone out but Don's smile and greeting will be remembered.

Debbie Vida - September 4, 2021

My heart is with you at this time.❤️ A wonderful man, I am blessed to have met him. Debbie Vida PSW-St. Elizabeth..

Jayne Fisher - September 4, 2021

I was so sorry to see this. He was a great man. I have fond memories of the ski trips together with the gang. Mom so enjoyed them. I’ll always think of Don when I think of the gatherings in the hotel rooms for “happy hour” and a reading or 2 from Don. Take care all Jayne Fisher

Carol Lawrence - September 3, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Art and Nancy Dalgarno - September 3, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Mrs .& Mrs. Hogan - September 3, 2021

We met "Ballsy" a few years ago on his daily route along the Cobourg waterfront. He would show us his fishing pictures and pictures of his grandkids in a small album he carried with him on his scooter. He would always have a tale to to tell about his many trips to the fishing camp. He spoke highly of his family and we admired his dedication to his wife in her final years in the nursing home. He was a fixture along the waterfront, and he will be missed.

Lloyd and Barbara Williams - September 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Lloyd and Barbara Williams - September 2, 2021

Lloyd and I would like to express our sincere condolences to the Ball family. Don and Jean were part of our sorority family and its functions for many years. We will miss his humour. We will make a donation to Ed's House Northumberland Hospice in his honour.

Rural Faith United Church - September 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Paul and Joan Macklin - September 2, 2021 DONATION

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Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Lois Crider - September 2, 2021 DONATION

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Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Betty Symons - September 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

James Sherwin - September 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Patricia Sine - September 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Brenda and Warren Cochrane - September 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Shirley Linton - September 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Elizabeth Cochrane - September 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Ollie Bakelaar - September 1, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Alana Thickson - August 31, 2021

Thinking of the Ball family and sending our condolences.

Elaine Churchill - August 31, 2021

Dear Fred and families: It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Don! He was a great man and neighbor of my Grandpa Mann's! He will be missed by his family and friends! Our deepest sympathy go out to you all at this difficult time! Charles and Elaine Churchill

Wayne Crossen - August 31, 2021

I am sending my condolences to the family and friends. Everyone who grew up in Baltimore knew Don and I expect he knew every kid who lived within miles of the village. He always had a smile, a joke or a tease for everyone. We are all richer for having known Don. Very sorry to hear of his passing.

Shanna Spencer - August 31, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Lori (Ferguson) and Ron Vout - August 31, 2021

Fred, Barb, Debbie and Donnie, We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Some people you feel should be around forever... your dad was one of those special people. I've read all of the condolences from others. Wow, he made an impact on so many people. It must be comforting to know that he was loved by so many. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ron and Lori Vout

Joyce and Lawrence Foster - August 31, 2021

We are sending our sympathy to the Ball family. Don and Jean were part of our lives for many years, either through sorority , or the Friday lunch bunch, the senators. Don's humour will live on in our thoughts. We were in awe when he would recite Robert Service's poem about Sam McGee. We will miss Don. A Donation has been made to Ed's House in Don's memory.

Roslyn and Rob Smart - August 31, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Diane Lorenz - August 31, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Haly Holmes - August 31, 2021

Rest In Peace Mr. Ball. You were not only an icon but a model for how all people should be. Kind, compassionate, smart, funny, and empathetic. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Rob and Karen O'Neil - August 31, 2021

Fred, Barb, Debbie, and Donnie......Rob and I send our deepest sympathies at the loss of your Dad. I have so many fond memories of your Dad, and will always remember his infectious smile, and wonderful stories. He was a true friend to my Dad for too many years to count, he will miss him greatly. May the memories of your Dad and all he brought to our community bring you great joy as you move forward.

MIKE WILSON - August 30, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Mike, Jacy, Elaina & Evan - August 30, 2021

To the Ball Family, We were very saddened to hear about the passing of 'Senior'. All of us will keep very fond memories of him. He was a great man and one of the best characters anyone could cross paths with.

Denise & Peter Lorenz - August 30, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Denise & Peter Lorenz - August 30, 2021

Please accept our sincere condolences. Don was one of those people you always hoped to run into. He spread joy and cheer freely. Such a kind ,funny, genuine man. Our community is a better place for having him be a part of it. Denise & Peter Lorenz

DAVID H HIBBARD - August 30, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Jennifer & Barry Ashley - August 30, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Jennifer Ashley - August 30, 2021

Sending love and prayers to you all at this sad time. What an icon "Senior" was in our community. He was soooo loved by all. No one could put a smile on your face as quickly as witty, happy Don. I will always cherish wonderful memories of him and will miss running into him on his scooter downtown and on the boardwalk. Hugs to all. Jen xoxo

Ken and Karen Kettle - August 30, 2021

Our sincere sympathies to Don's family. Don always had a twinkle in his eye and left you with a smile. May the many memories you have of Don help you during this difficult time. Ken and Karen

Sharron Hurst - August 30, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Sharron Hurst - August 30, 2021

My deepest sympathy to all the family. He will be greatly missed by all.

Scott Cooper and Family - August 30, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Cochrane Family (Aus) - August 30, 2021

Thinking of you all.

Greg Linton - August 29, 2021

Cousins, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Donnie's passing. He was a very special man. The first fishing rod I ever bought was at his store. I remember how generous he always was and how he always made us laugh. One of the best memories was the time he offered $20 to Jeff if he could crack 2 eggs over his head. He pulled out of the deal after the first egg because it wasn't as fun as he thought it would be! Our kids loved sitting and listening to him recite the Cremation of Sam McGee and watching him pull his thumb off! I know you will miss him. Our love and prayers go out to you all. Greg and Karen Linton

George Lucas - August 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Wayne and Cindy Milroy - August 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Bryan and Cindy Marjoram - August 29, 2021

Dear Fred, Barb, Debbie, and Don, Really, there are no words. What can you say about a man who lived life to the fullest and beamed whenever he spoke to you? Don was a sincere and genuine gentleman. Everyone he encountered has a positive Don Ball Sr. story. He was an iconic, legendary figure who loved telling stories, sharing jokes, playing sports, and going fishing. We could all take a page out of Don's book and make time for people. After being a highly respected role model in Baltimore, he moved to Cobourg. His world opened up when he purchased a scooter. This allowed him to enjoy the boardwalk and share some joy and happiness with everyone he encountered ~ whether it be a friend or a stranger. We have lost a pillar of our community, but he has left us with an everlasting gift ... many wonderful memories, which we will cherish forever. We're all going to miss him dearly! Sincere condolences to the family. Donald James Ball January 20, 1928 - August 24, 2021 Rest In Peace.

John Cane - August 29, 2021

To the Ball Family, when my father and I moved to Baltimore in 1959 and I had to privilege to meet Don as part of the Baltimore Merchants ball team in the early 60’s I soon realized what a great person he was. The Ball family is and was an icon in our community. My deepest sympathies to the entire family. Your father will be missed by all. John Cane.

Jeanine Clarey - August 29, 2021

Sending our sincere condolences to all of you. You Dad was a real icon in the Baltimore and Cobourg area. Take care of each other. Sincerely Jeanine (La Fontaine) & Paul Clarey

John & Christine Birrell - August 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Joan Michaels and Peter Midgley - August 29, 2021

A quick wit, a story and tale teller extraordinaire, he leaves his and Jean’s wonderful close knit family as legacy. Our condolences.

Don Mann - August 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Estelle - August 29, 2021

Dear Sid, Sidess, Syd, and Sydess, and families, Please accept my deepest condolences for the passing of your beloved father. Your dad was one of the most genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He always had a warm greeting, a quick wit and amazing stories and jokes. I always looked forward to seeing him and in the past few years I took great pleasure in seeing him on the boardwalk to have a chat with him. I still laugh at him telling me how he learned everything from my dad.... and he didn't know darn anything! I have wonderful memories of your dad and all of the Ball family growing up and especally at the hunting camp. I feel gratitude and love when I think of all of you and how much you've made an indelible mark in my heart. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers, Love, Estelle

Marion Menheneott - August 29, 2021

Deepest sympathy to all Don's family. He was an incredible person and will be missed.

Ted & Gina Jackson - August 29, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Peggy (Kernaghan) Thomas - August 29, 2021

My sincere sympathies to the "Ball Families" in the passing of Don. I have very fond memories of Don especially his "softball days" with Cobourg's Men's League. One of the finest pitcher's during his time. May you cherish and celebrate all your fondest memories.

Rick&Shirley McBride - August 29, 2021

We are truly sorry to hear of Don's passing. Always a joker, he will be dearly missed.

Margaret Benns - August 29, 2021

Dear Fred, Barb, Debbie and Don - So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was an amazing man who always had a joke or a story to tell. I think he is infamous for " The Cremation of Sam McCee." I can even spout a verse or two thanks to him. He thoroughly enjoyed life and talking to people. May your memories bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time. God Bless, Marg

Bart Mann - August 29, 2021

So very sad to hear of Don’s passing. He was a wonderful person. I remember, as a child, being taken to his store on Division Street, by my father, and him joking with me. Later in life, he provided me with a photo of my grandfather’s ball team from the 1920s. He had a wonderful spirit. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Kathy West - August 28, 2021

Dear Fred, Barb, Debbie and Don Jr...so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Father...he was a gregrious man who loved to visit with people and share his wit and wisdom!! We enjoyed many if those visits!! Know our thoughts and prayers will be with you all in the days ahead!! Take care of yourselves and each other❤

Karen and Mark Tobin - August 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Todd & Jen Lewis - August 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Shirley (Clapperton) Montgomery - August 28, 2021

My thoughts & prayers are with the whole family I have known Don my whole life & my Brothers will tell you that is a long time I did have a few years with your Mom & Dad in the choir at Baltimore Church I have been in Alberta for many years now but any time I was down & I met him on the Boardwalk He would know me right away & have to show me his pictures that he always carried with him Treasure the memories you all have & keep them tucked in your heart Shirley Anne

Robert Clement - August 28, 2021

Don Sr great sportsman and will be remembered for over 25’yrs of Aug Hot Dog days at the local Blood Clinics carried on by son Fred under Don Sr supervision. Prayers are with the family at this time

Watson Tidd - August 28, 2021

Condolences to the Ball family..it was one of those businesses you couldn't help stop in..As a young legion ball pitcher he would laugh and say don't even try it that release

Kim & Kimberly LaFontaine - August 28, 2021

We were very sorry to hear about the passing of Don Sr. We had great chats whenever we ran into him down at the waterfront. He spoke fondly about his family and loved to reminisce about sports or people of the past. He always got us laughing and left us with a smile. Our sincere condolences to the entire family.

Paul Sherwin - August 28, 2021

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Good memories of going to Don's sports store. Ken Beer and Dave Briscoe would be there sometimes and I would have a laugh with all their carry-on. My condolences to the Ball family.

Peter Washburn - August 28, 2021

Many year’s of hockey equipment I had came from his store. A great friend he was to all us kids back in the old Young Canada Night hockey at the old arena in Cobourg. Sorry for your loss he was a special person to know. Bye Don

Cathy Fobert - August 28, 2021

Don's passing will leave a hole in many people's lives. Always making fun for the neighbourhood kids, as well as always talking and chatting on the boardwalk. I was so happy to see him mobile and happy in his later years. Good memories. Cathy Twitchett Fobert.

Gerald, Theresa Ferguson and Family - August 28, 2021

Sincere condolences to the family from Gerald, Theresa Ferguson and family. Don was a fine man and a great neighbour.

Darlene and Jim Nairn - August 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Brian and Shelly Davey - August 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Brian and Shelly Davey - August 28, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Ball Families. We have many fond memories of Don's stories of hunting and fishing. His kindness and witty sense of humour will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with you.

Mike & Sherry Gibson - August 28, 2021

Mr. Ball always made us feel like we were the most important people in the world when we were blessed by a chance encounter and lovely conversation. Sending our heartfelt sympathy for your loss and our thanks for choosing Ed’s House as a tribute to the wonderful life Don lived.

Beverly Cochrane - August 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Royce and Joan McCracken - August 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

John@Susan - August 28, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the Ball families. Don was the most likeable person ,we have fond memories of time spent in the sports store, being coached at hockey and talks in the downtown core. You will be missed John @ Susan Davison

Margaret Forde - August 28, 2021

We send our deepest sympathy to all the Ball family. Don, his phone calls and his sense of humor will be missed. We wish you the best, to celebrate his long full life. Please be in touch if there is anything we can do for you at this time of sadness. You are all in our thoughts, Russell, Margaret and Jesse Forde

Susan Giddings - August 28, 2021

I used to love going into Don's Sporting Store with my husband to buy fishing lures and such. Don was always pleasant and just a wonderful human being to be around. May he Rest in Peace. Condolences and sympathies to the entire Ball family.

Dwaine Curtis - August 28, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Scott Tuttle - August 28, 2021

My condolences to the Ball families, Don was one of the nicest guys you would meet and loved running into him on our walks...always a fun conversation.

Davey Family - August 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Gary and Sharon Hope - August 27, 2021

It is with the heavies of hearts we offer our condolences to the Don, Fred, Barb & Debbie and the Ball Family. I have far to many memories I could share, but my most cherished where as a young boy dragging my dad into the store for a pop and listen to the latest joke. Then as a teenager being a teammate in Baltimore I could not have asked for a better mentor. Finally after having been away from Cobourg for more than twenty years the first person I ran into on my return was Don, he looked at me a little funny and I started to introduce myself and of course he quickly finished my sentence with a chuckle, proceed with a joke and a catch-up tour through the photo album. I feel so privileged to have known Don and witnessed his greatness!

Dave Cromlish - August 27, 2021

Our condolences to the Ball Family. Don was a wonderful person and truly an icon in town and township. You will certainly have many incredible memories to fall back on. Dave and Rosie

Pamela Spear (Davey) - August 27, 2021

I am so sorry for the lose of your father, grandfather & great grandfather. He was a gentleman who had a smile a joke, and a way of lifting anyone’s spirit. It is a wonderful blessing to have had him on this earth for many years.

Suzanne Langsford - August 27, 2021

What a wonderful man he was. So many stories and jokes - who can forget his rendition of "The Cremation of Sam Mc Gee". He was one of of a kind and I have many wonderful memories of Uncle Don. I will see you all on Monday. Hugs and kisses to you all. Suzanne (Susie)

Carol & Eric Buttar - August 27, 2021

Our sincere condolences go out to the whole family. You have really lost a very special head of the family. Family was so important to Don, always showing off his photo album in the basket on his scooter. He was so proud! Eric & I had many good visits with Don on our walks down at the waterfront. Of course, the topics were all based on sports. Thoughts & prayers are with you all. Carol

June and Gord Minifie - August 27, 2021

Condolences to the family

Carol Mann Weir - August 27, 2021

It was always a joy to run into your father/grandfather in downtown Cobourg. He would share stories of his youth and adventures he had with my uncles, aunts and father. He had such a wonderful memory. Will miss those run ins. My heart is with you.

Steve Barr - August 27, 2021

Having spent many years at Don’s Sport Shop being groomed for the life ahead by Don and his wonderful approach, I fondly recall those years. He truly had a lifelong effect on me. Truly a wonderful person. Condolences to all the family.

Alan and Marion McLean - August 27, 2021

So sorry to Stephanie, McLean and all of Mr Balls family at this difficult time. Hang onto all the great memories 🙏

Bonnie Timlin - August 27, 2021

Sending sympathy to the Ball Families on the passing of Don. He was a wonderful gentleman with a witty mind, will miss seeing him on the boardwalk. RIP legend.

Joan and Royce McCracken - August 27, 2021

Don had wonderful knowledge and memory of many subjects and jokes that he was happy to share with folks, including his Friday lunch bunch ... the senators. As much as his friendship was prized, his love and devotion to his family and a pile of grand kids came loud and clear and perhaps his greatest attribute. So pleased that we were able to share in his lifetime. Joan and Royce

Donald and Marilyn Parliameny - August 27, 2021

So sorry to see Don’s passing Marilyn and I don’t get to the board walk often but when we do we always keep an eye out for Don. He was always a pleasure to talk to. Our condolences to the family. He will be missed.

Ang Kemp - August 27, 2021

Don and Kristen Saddened to hear of your dads passing. You couldn’t help but smile watching him tour around waving to all. Condolences to the entire Ball family. Doug & Ang Kemp

Tom & Shirley Basinger - August 27, 2021

To the Ball families, we are so sorry for your loss. Don will be missed. We’d meet him at the harbour and he loved showing pictures of his kids and grandkids fishing or hunting from the photo album he always had with him in his scooter. Will miss seeing him there.

Mick and Sharon McBride - August 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Brad Bull - August 27, 2021

On behave of my dad, John Bull, and myself, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the entire Ball family. Don was a close friend of dad’s threw out the years, on and off the ball field. I will cherish the memories of dad taking me into Don’s shop and sitting and enjoying a pop with him. Don was a great ball player and even a better man in general. I will cherish all the many memories of Don and our thoughts are with you all.

Neva Moore - August 27, 2021

To the Ball family so sorry for your loss Don was a very nice man and quite the card. Enjoyed his stories and jokes.

Terry and Eleanor Stanley - August 27, 2021

To the Ball family So sad to see Don’s death notice as he was such a mainstay in Baltimore and Cobourg in so many ways. He will be missed for his easy smiles and constant jokes. A donation has been made to Ed’s House in his memory. Terry and Eleanor Stanley

Greg and Cathy Rylott - August 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Greg and Cathy Rylott - August 27, 2021

Our thoughts are with the Ball family. Don's was a life well lived, he will be missed by many.

Jay Sherwin - August 27, 2021

To Fred, Don, Barb & Debbie: It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of your dad. I was fortunate to have had a couple of good visits with him quite recently and was planning another to ask him some questions about Baltimore history. Sadly, I have lost my source of Baltimore stories. Don's approach to life was an inspiration; kindness, humour, gentleness., what a legacy. I will miss him. Jay Sherwin

Brian & Judith Clapperton - August 27, 2021

Fred, Barb, Debbie and Don and all your families our sincere condolences on your Dads passing. Fond memories of playing hockey on the “frog pond” behind your house with lights strung in the trees is one of the many thoughts of your Dad that came back to us and there are many many more! Rest In Peace Don Brian & Judith

Ollie Bakelaar and Family - August 27, 2021

Don was a force in life. All who knew him loved him. His beautiful family is his legacy and that says a lot about the man. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences. Love to you all Ollie Bakelaar

Janet (Davey) Hynes - August 27, 2021

I/we were so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Our family knew Don/Jean and all their kids for many many years. My mom and Jean were good friends and so when each one was married, their families became friends. Who could forget the Saturday nights at the Ball's house. In summer- hide and seek in the dark? In the winter, who will forget the ice in that tunnel, where dad cleared a track with the snow blower and the tractor -made for fast down hill and slippery going uphill. Just a couple of reminders of our family outings. Oh and what about the one -- If If's and But's were Candies and Nuts- We'd all have a merry Christmas. Memories will help. Thinking of you at this time. Marg Davey and family.

Jan and Garry Gordon - August 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Jan and Garry Gordon - August 27, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Ball family. Don always had time to stop and chat or tell a good story or two. He was the kindest of gentlemen and will be missed by so many.

Bonnie Sheridan - August 27, 2021

Our sincere sympathy to the Ball Family. Don was a real gentleman full of stories and jokes. He will be missed however, I know the family has many memories to help get through this sad time. Ray & Bonnie

Wayne Wamboldt - August 27, 2021

Don was a super nice man. My condolences to the Ball family.

George & Barb Lawrence - August 27, 2021

Our thoughts are with the Ball family. Don always had a smile and friendly hello. He will be missed.

Philip Calnan - August 27, 2021

After nearly 75 years Don maintained that he could take me in the 100 or 200 yard dash.He never made it but he got his revenge when he lined up with his two brothers,Jack andLyle, at the hockey rink.They were big and so hard to get around.I will miss you.

Bev & Marg Linton - August 27, 2021

Our hearts and Prayers are with the entire Ball family. A huge loss to Baltimore and Cobourg. He was well respected in the community and will be missed.

Beverley (George) Slade - August 27, 2021

My sincere condolences to the Family,,, Don was a good, kind, man, and always helpful..

Ward & Penny Beebe - August 27, 2021

Sending our condolences to the Ball family. As I'm typing ... three deer just crossed the road in front of us! Thinking of him, true sportsman and hunter.

Steve Glenn - August 27, 2021

My condolences to the Ball family, he was a great man, always smiling. And who can forget his thumb trick!

Bob Lafleche - August 27, 2021

Our condolences to the Ball family. Millie & Bob Lafleche

Tom Neumann - August 27, 2021

Sorry to hear of your passing Don. You had a profound positive influence on the course of my life! Thank you! I'm sure your family and friends have great memories of their time with you!

Dwaine Curtis - August 27, 2021

My sincerest condolences to the Ball family. Ted and I had many good times with Don and Jean. He always carried family pictures in his shirt pocket, and had lots of stories to tell. Wonderful memories. Don will be missed.

James D Jones (aka Joner) - August 27, 2021

My condolences to the Don Ball family. A real gentleman with a good sense of humor. I first met Don when I played hockey with him on the old Harrison Jennings team and we won the Cobourg Mercantile Hockey Championship that year. RIP Don.

Joe Ferguson & Cindy Greer - August 27, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time, You were blessed to have a father so special and caring. His memory will live forever in our hearts.. RIP Don

Helene & Claude Boulay - August 27, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss. We met Poppa at Eric and Candice's wedding and just loved his jokes and stories. So sorry for your loss. Helene & Claude (Candice's grandparents)

Terry and Elaine McDermott - August 27, 2021

Our condolences to the Ball family, we will miss our talks with him on our walks around the waterfront.

wendy - August 27, 2021

We were very sorry to her of Don;s passing. He will be greatly missed. We always enjoyed his visits on the boardwalk. He always had time to talk and share a joke with us. Cherish all the good memories. Wendy & Rick Bowman

Joan and Don Diminie and family - August 27, 2021

The Ball Family: We were sorry to hear of Don passing on. Having known Don for many years we always enjoyed meeting with him, he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Roman Zakrajsek - August 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Roman Zakrajsek and Carolyn Campbell - August 27, 2021

We are so very sorry for your loss of such a wonderful man. We have many fond memories of Don.

Yvonne Bolduc - August 27, 2021

I’m sorry for your loss. I’m keeping you all in my prayers. Don was such a pleasure to be near. He made me smile every time he was near, with his jokes and that big smile. Baltimore will never be the same.

Bart and Nancy Nelson - August 27, 2021

Our condolences to the Ball Family. Don had a very rare gift of making everyone feel special. He related well to all ages. He could always find common ground for conversation and was able to add his wit and humour to each conversation. Our kids loved his teasing after church and we always enjoyed little visits. He will be missed by so many. Thinking of all of you.

Courtneypatekar@icloud.com - August 27, 2021

Hi there my name is Courtney Rolph And I am the granddaughter of Jeff and and just want to say that I'm really sorry to hear the loss of Donnie . I met him at the blue box and he said i looked like my grandmother judy and from that moment on he and I had a special bond he called me his girlfriend. Never a doll moment with don. He never complained about anything to anyone. I'm so sorry for loss of Donnie. May he rest in pe ace

Barb and Bruce Voycey - August 27, 2021

Bruce and I are so sorry to hear of Dons’ passing . He as well as the rest of his family was so kind to us when we moved to Baltimore many years ago. I have a memory of his pipe as he would talk to us . So many tributes , a life well lived .

Ric and Barb Basinger - August 27, 2021

We are so sorry for the Loss of your Dad. Your Father was such a wonderful man to talk to, he will be sadly missed by many of us in the Cobourg area.

Tim Miller - August 27, 2021

He was a wonderful man. I mostly knew him from his outdoor store and spending hours in there as a kid. In later years we would occasionally chat about store. He seemed like a real gentleman. He was always so patient and kind to us. Our deepest sympathies

Christine Francis - August 27, 2021

We are sorry for your loss.Please accept our condolences. David and Ruth Francis

Art and Nancy Dalgarno - August 27, 2021

We are so sorry for the loss of your precious Donny. I know how much he was loved and how you will miss him. Special sympathy to my lovely friend, Peggy Linton and my cousin, Judy Brill. May your hearts be full of all the precious memories you have of him. All our love, Art and Nancy

Gladys Morris - August 27, 2021

Very sorry to read of Don’s passing. A very friendly outgoing person my late brother was very fond of. My condolences to the family

Sue Shannon - August 26, 2021

Sending love and our Deepest Sympathy to Fred & Family, Barb&Family, Don and Family, and Debbie and Family.There are so many great memories of your Dad, keep them close to your heart.He will be missed by many. Sending hugs to all. Bill & Sue Shannon

Sue Shannon - August 26, 2021

Sending love and our Deepest Sympathy to Fred & Family, Barb&Family, Don and Family, and Debbie and Family.There are so many great memories of your Dad, keep them close to your heart.He will be missed by many. Sending hugs to all. Bill & Sue Shannon

Blaine&lynda Darling - August 26, 2021

So sorry to hear about Dons passing, he was a great man. Our hearts go out to your family at this most difficult time.

Paul Simonsen - August 26, 2021

We’re sending our condolences to the Ball families on the passing of your father. Like many others, I enjoyed his humour, wit, knowledge and story telling abilities. I spent many of my lunch hours during my high school years in his shop being entertained by the going’s on behind the counter and the verbal exchanges between him and his customers and friends. Time well spent. Between Don and his brother Jack, there wasn’t a question regarding Baltimore history that they couldn’t answer. Kind of an early version of google. I crossed paths with Don a couple of months ago at our favourite book shop and had a great little visit. I’m going miss not seeing him out and about, but I’ll especially miss him when I have a question about Baltimore. Sorry for your loss. Paul and Anita Simonsen

Colleen Hassel - August 26, 2021

To all the family, be comforted knowing that your father was well respected by all that knew him. He was a kind man who always took the time to make others smile.

Paul Simonsen - August 26, 2021

We’re sending our condolences to the Ball families on the passing of your father. Like many others, I enjoyed his humour, wit, knowledge and story telling abilities. I spent many of my lunch hours during my high school years in his shop being entertained by the going’s on behind the counter and the verbal exchanges between him and his customers and friends. Time well spent. Between Don and his brother Jack, there wasn’t a question regarding Baltimore history that they couldn’t answer. Kind of an early version of google. I crossed paths with Don a couple of months ago at our favourite book shop and had a great little visit. I’m going miss not seeing him out and about, but I’ll especially miss him when I have a question about Baltimore. Sorry for your loss. Paul and Anita Simonsen

Susan Kearsey - August 26, 2021

To all of the family Sorry for your loss. I have known you for many years. I grew up with bother Jack at the mill.. I have many great memories of the Ball family. My prayers go out to you all. Sue Kearsey

Kathy and John Roxborough - August 26, 2021

We are sorry to hear of your loss. As we remember Don....he was always a kind and caring man who had a smile for everyone. Our sincere sympathy to all the family!

Linda and Jim Wong - August 26, 2021

Thinking of you all at this time. Kind of weird as I was at the cemetery yesterday and as I was reading stones as I was going I thought of your father, and was wondering how he was doing. Then today I read this. He was a wonderful man , always loved to chat and tell you a quick joke or story. And of course that smile. He will be missed by so many. You are all in our thoughts

Stacy & Kevin Warner - August 26, 2021

Always a pleasure to pass the time of day with your Dad. Always walked away with a smile and a joke. Our condolences on your loss.

Shelby - August 26, 2021

I remember Don being my grandparents neighbors we would always come see you when we were little, we would always play on the trie swing. I also remember you would call us little boys all the time, going to miss you. Thinking of you guys!

Rick Clark - August 26, 2021

Sending my condolences to Fred and Don Jr and family he was a great guy and will be sadly missed

Jenny Duda - August 26, 2021

He will be dearly missed as he was so in touch with his community. Loved his jokes and bright disposition. I always left with a smile after a chat in my neighbourhood. Rest In Peace Mr. Ball. It was a joy to know you.

Chrissy Mann - August 26, 2021

So sorry to hear about your dad passing. He was the best neighbor anyone could ask for. Will miss seeing him. Thinking of the family

Nancy and Don Linton - August 26, 2021

Don loved to entertain kids, visiting Baltimore Church the highlight for our kids was the man who would pull his thumb off. Pre Covid our families were at the beach and there was Don on his scooter ready to now dazzle our grandchildren. He seemed to have softened over the years as he was willing to share the thumb trick in detail. Thanks for the memories. Nancy and Don Linton

Jon Mitchell - August 26, 2021

Sincere condolences to the Ball family on Don's passing. Don was one in a million and will be missed but always remembered by those who knew him.

Allen Mann - August 26, 2021

As a neighbour I have known Don all my life. When I needed a new ball glove, skates or a fishing pole that was “guaranteed” to catch the biggest fish Don provided the best he had with a big smile. I shot my first deer with a Winchester 30-30 that I bought from Don some 40 years ago. That rifle is still in the family. He etched a fond memory in the minds of all the Mann’s with his jokes and Witt. Our grand-daughters still smile when they remember Don calling them the little boys next door. To Fred, Barb, Debbie and Donnie your dad was special and will most certainly be missed by all who knew him. We were certainly blessed to have had him in our lives. ❤️

Bill and Carmel Scott - August 26, 2021

Don, rest peacefully. Your Father-in-law, Fred, and your Mother-in-law, Mildred, were cherished neighbours of the Ferguson family, growing up. Those memories, I will cherish forever, Sincerely, Carmel (Ferguson) Scott

Linda Hutsell-Manning and James Manningg - August 26, 2021

Sincere condolences to all the family and extended family. A wonderful man has left us. So cheerful in all Peggy's FB photos. Rest in peace.

Veronica Marriott - August 26, 2021

Dear Don and Kristen, and the Ball Family ~ our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad; our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Ted Brown - August 26, 2021

My sincere condolences to the entire family at the loss of a cherished, kind gentleman and one of the reasons Cobourg can be known as "the feel good town". Don's daily hello's for many years will be missed by many.

Rob and Lorraine Harnden - August 26, 2021

Sincere condolences with beautiful memories of a life we’ll lived.

Dave & Diana Hughes - August 26, 2021

To Fred and Family Like everyone else Fred and family, we were very saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. I remember like it was yesterday, him coming into the radio station each month to clean our rugs. He always had a great story to tell and was always upbeat. Many times over the years, he talked of his time that he enjoyed going hunting with his sons (you Fred & Don) and friends each fall. He reminded us of a late uncle that Diana had in Winnipeg. He looked like him, was the same size and height and friendly manner. He lived a good life and now can enjoy his time with his dear wife in the afterlife! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Gord Oosterhof - August 26, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Forrest Rowden - August 26, 2021

My thoughts go out to you Fred & Don, Your Dad was an insperation to all that knew him. I just spoke with your father 2 weeks ago on the Board walk touring around town on his scooter. He is going to be missed on the beach walk by a lot of people . My condolences go out to all your family. Forrest

Gord Oosterhof - August 26, 2021

The Oosterhof family wishes to pass on our sincerest condolences to the Ball family. Don Sr. will be missed by all who knew him. The many opportunities to be around him was a true privilege. He was a gentleman, and sharing stories was always a highlight when speaking with him. He always made time to chat.

Jim and Jamie West - August 26, 2021

Fred, Barb, Don, Debbie and families Sad to here of your dad's passing .Fond memories of your Dad from watching him pitch, trips to his sports store and the last few years chats on the boardwalk.He will be missed by many .

Gayl Nelson - August 26, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Christ the Servant Church

Jenna Harnden - August 26, 2021

Fred, our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Jenna Harnden

Ewart Timlin - August 26, 2021

I have fond memories of Don especially discussing sports items such as softball.At one time he played in an OASA d series with Cold Springs and always displayed a keen,insightful perspective.He certainly will be missed by everyone who knew him,

Robert Harnden - August 26, 2021

Don, Kristin & family. Our thoughts are with you. Bob & Margo

Danny & Sylvia Lloyd - August 26, 2021

Don, Fred and families, Sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Sending our condolences to all of you during this difficult time.

Gayle Metson - August 26, 2021

Fred, my sincere condolences to you and your family at the loss of your father. My only, but delightful, encounter with him was when I was volunteering at the CCC COVID Vaccination clinic and you brought your Dad in for his first vaccine. He was quite happy as I recall, and it was good to see you again too. May he soar high and free wherever he is.

Philip Brent - August 26, 2021

When I was a boy of about 16, I used to haunt Don’s Sport Shop; he was always so kind and accommodating to curious children and I bought and traded a number of firearms with him. I think he still had a little takedown Winchester .22 pump rifle when he passed or hopefully passed it on to one of children or grandchildren. Over the years I would occasionally bump into Don, when visiting Cobourg and he always remembered me and was up for a little trip down memory lane. The true measure of a life well lived is in the remembrance people have.

Alma and George Beston - August 26, 2021

It was always a pleasure to meet and talk with Don. He was a good old fashion kind person and loving husband, father and grandfather who knew Cobourg and loved to talk the town news and sports. We enjoyed many a sorority social with Don and Jean, including square dancing at Fenella Hall. A man of faith in Christ, he is with his Lord as promised in 2 Corinthians 5:8 and reunited with Jean.

James Maguire - August 26, 2021

Very sorry to hear about your loss. RIP Don.

Ron Smith - August 26, 2021

Rest in peace, cousin Don. I will miss our lunch meetings at Rhinos where we probably expressed our opinions on every one who ever played ball in Hamilton Township. Fortunately, these conversations were not recorded. You were a great sportsman, story teller, and a gentleman and you will be missed.

Ron Wiebe - August 26, 2021

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Seen him many places over the years and always such a wonderful experience. R.I.P. Don. You will be missed by many.

Trev and Joey Baxter - August 26, 2021

Dear Don and Fred and family, we are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you all, sending much love too. So sorry for you’re loss. Xo. Trev and Jo

Keren Bradford - August 26, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of Don. He had such a wonderful sense of humour and a joke to share.

Brenda latsen - August 26, 2021

What a great guy. We had so many laughs together. He always had a kind word and a joke. So sorry for your loss, but a life well lived

Diane Levesque - August 26, 2021

Mr. Ball was a hard working, sweet, funny, and lovely gentleman. My condolences to the Ball family and extended family and friends.

Mike and Brenda Banks - August 26, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family he was a special man and did so much for the community.

Yvon and Louise Pregent - August 26, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Greg & Pat Clayton - August 26, 2021

A fine man . R.I.P. Don. Condolences sent with sincerity.

Helene Bond - August 26, 2021

My condolences to Stephanie, Sarah and to Barb and to the rest of the family. May he Rest In Peace knowing how great of a dad he was as well as how great of a grandfather he was. You were lucky and so was he. Thinking of you.

Tom and Lisa Schroer - August 26, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Tom and Lisa Schroer - August 26, 2021

Fred, Judy and Family, We were deeply saddened to hear the news of your Dad’s passing. He was such a wonderful man. He always had a tall tale to tell and his quick wit always kept the teenagers on their toes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Bill & Everil Alls - August 26, 2021

We are saddened to hear of Don’s passing. We knew Don as a kind and compassionate man with a good sense of humour. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and most sports. Rest In Peace Don! Bill

Jenny Clapperton - August 26, 2021

My deepest condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time…

Shelley Maclean (Cunningham) - August 26, 2021

God bless the Ball family. What a wonderful man Don was and it was my pleasure to know the kind hearted, loving, caring angel. Hugs to all.

Cathy Krentz - August 26, 2021

Fred and Judy I'm so sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. I hope that your happy memories help you through the pain of loss. You and your family are in my prayers Cathy

Wayne and Cindy Milroy - August 26, 2021

Fred, Barb, Debbie, Don and families. Wayne and I are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. There are so many memories of the Symons and Ball family adventures throughout our lifetimes. Your dad always had great stories and one liners. He certainly lived a long and well lived life. Rest In Peace Don.

Susan and Dennis Pitt - August 26, 2021

Dear Fred, Don, Barb, Debbie and families. Our condolences to you all. I fondly remember the whole Ball family well, and especially Don’s hunting camp experiences with George and Dave, and his famous stories of Sam McGee and the ‘cut off his thumb’ trick. Thinking of you all. Susan (George and Eleanor’s daughter)

Siobhan Kenny - August 26, 2021

A Cobourg icon is gone. So sorry for your loss.

Ron quigley - August 26, 2021

Sorry to hear of Dons passing Have known him since the softball days . He was a very nice man

Roger Clapperton - August 26, 2021

To Fred, Donnie, Barb, Debbie, and the rest of the family. Your Dad was the epitome of how someone should embrace life. He always had a story to tell and although he was a tall man he never talked down to you even when we were Kids. I have many fond memories of Choir practice on Thursday nights at the Baltimore Church When He would team up with Ross Symons to keep the ladies in the front row on their toes. one of their favourite things was tying the ladies' coat sleeves to their chairs. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him Sincerely Roger Clapperton

Blake Hetherington - August 26, 2021

Don was the best hockey player I ever played against He with Baltimore me with Colborne many memories Don had a brother that played defence and he was big and hard to get around so I feel a lose of a friend and pray for his family at this time of real lose. GOD BLESS you ALL. { Blake].

Ron Mcbride - August 26, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family he was a special man ,proud to have known him .

Scott Hunter - August 26, 2021

I have so many fond memories of Don, going back to my early days in Cobourg when he helped me get outfitted in "new" ski boots and boots (lace-ups!), to later years when I would run into him cooking hot dogs at the blood donor clinics, and later still when I would see him watch Don and Fred at Grafton Old-Timer's Hockey. Such a kind and thoughtful man, full of humour and love. He was a wonderful friend, an exemplary role model, a Cobourg legend. Rest in peace, Don.

Gordon Jibb - August 26, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Gordon Jibb - August 26, 2021

I have been inquiring about Don the last several weeks as we had not seen him at the park on his scooter. We have known Don and Jean and all their family and cherished all of those interactions all of our lives. I gasped when I saw this notice. It shakes me to the core and we will so miss Don our very good friend that has brought us so much joy over our lifetime. Our sympathy goes out to all of the family. Remember the good times and know one thing for sure Don would tell a story that would make us all laugh even at this difficult time. Sincerely, Gord & Marg Jibb

Linda and Bob Marr - August 26, 2021

Dear Fred and family, We are thinking of you at this difficult time. Your Dad had a great life and will be remembered for his ready smile and many stories. With sincere sympathy Bob and Linda Marr Jamie Marr

Mike Weber - August 26, 2021

Gillian and I would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the extended Ball family. Don was one of a kind in the best possible way.

Beth and Jamie Hunt - August 26, 2021

Our heart felt condolences on the loss of your father and grandfather. A gentleman in the true sense of the word. We’re thinking of you and hoping that your loving memories will help you during this sadness. “Mandrake “ and Beth

Wayne Brown - August 26, 2021

I am very sorry to learn of Don's passing. I always thought of him as a gentleman and my last conversation with him at my dad's funeral a few years ago reminded me of his warm and kind qualities. Many years ago, I loved to visit his sports shop on Division street in Cobourg. My most vivid memories of Don are from the ball park in Baltimore and other diamonds. For many years he was the best pitcher there was in our neck of the woods. I wish to offer my sincerest condolences to all of the members of his large family.

Len & Cindy Murphy - August 26, 2021

Fred and family, we are so sorry to hear of your Father's passing, he had a lot of spirit and will be greatly missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Len & Cindy

Sharone Medhurst & Ross Francis - August 26, 2021

So sorry to hear about Donny’s passing.. he enjoyed driving his scooter around with his leg crossed..Always had a smile on his face…He will be missed..

Robert Lean - August 26, 2021

My thoughts are with the family at this time. Don was my first cousin but older by 21 years. As a youngster, I used to go to the Cobourg baseball diamond to watch Don play and was always proud to point out that he was my cousin. The last time I saw Don was in 2004 at a "Richards cousins" dinner in Baltimore and he was smiling then, as he always had. Cherish his memory.

Eva Cartwright - August 26, 2021

Dear Fred & Family My thoughts are with you and your family. Deepest Sympathy God Bless

Eric and Jo Carleton - August 26, 2021

Don was a kind and generous man who always had a smile and a story. We’ll miss seeing him at the waterfront on his scooter. Our sincere condolences to all of his family.

Doug Mann - August 26, 2021

To the Ball Family : Baltimore has lost a member of a cherished pioneer family. He was much loved and respected by my parents, my grandmother, and by my aunts and uncles. Whether it was at the Church or at other community events ( Conservation Dinners ) I cannot remember ever seeing Don without a Big Smile on his face. He will be missed by all who knew him. Doug

Paul Pearse - August 26, 2021

I would like to express my condolences to all of Don’s family. I was foretunate enough to have lunch with Don just a short while ago with two of his many other friends. We enjoyed the view of Rice Lake, spun a few yarns and enjoyed one another’s company. Always the gentleman, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Remember the Good Times, RIP my friend. Paul ( Jumbo)

Catherine Smith - August 26, 2021

Don, Kristen and family. Sending my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Dad, Granddad,Great Granddad, and friend. Thinking of you at this time.

Albert and Michelle Verbeem - August 26, 2021

Don, Kristen and Family, So very sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a great story teller! Cherish those wonderful memories. Al and Michelle

Allan and Debbie Elder - August 26, 2021

Many fond memories of visits to Don's sport shop on Division Street and chats at the harbour looking at fishing and hunting pictures taken with his family who were his greatest supporter.He was very proud of his family and Rightly So. May your happy memories sustaine you during this sad time. Allan and Debbie Elder

Liz and Dean McCaughey - August 26, 2021

We will miss Don. He always had a story and a great smile. Thinking of all the family and offering our sympathy.

Cheri & Brian Milner - August 26, 2021

Brian and I are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. The stories about the gang never tired and there were tons, Don being the prankster, he was. He was responsible for the old cheese hidden in our car after our wedding. Oh, the smell…We looked everywhere and weeks after, it was finally found in the wheel well. He and your Mom were a great support to Mom after Dad’s death. I will never forget all they did for her. We hope that thinking of all the good times will ease your heartache and bring you peace. With sincere sympathy, we send our love to everyone.

Carol Ann Heffernan - August 26, 2021

Dear Don JR. & all of SR’s family, We are so very sorry to hear about Don’s passing! He was an absolutely wonderful man who loved life and people! He touched so many people in our community and beyond! I first met him when I was dating my first husband, Dave, who spent countless hours chatting it up about fishing and hunting with him at the store 😉 Our paths crossed multiple times from then on! 😊 Even Tom encountered him on his camping trips to “his lake” 😉 Always happy go lucky, a wonderful smile and a good story to share! In the last few years, I was fortunate enough to be able to assist him when he visited LifeLabs. I looked forward to his visits and chatting about “the old days” There’s nothing like great memories! And Don has been generous with the memories he has left us, friends, casual acquaintances and of his family 💝 Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time! Most sincerely, Tom & CarolAnn Heffernan

Terry Barrett - August 26, 2021

In my opinion Mr. Ball was a mentor, exemplifying "a life well lived". Always the gentleman who found time to chat and make others feel better. A family man, sportsman (with longevity), entrepreneur, and all-around good man. The world is better off with the likes of having Don Ball in it. Heart-felt condolences to Fred, Don, and the entire Ball clan. Please celebrate this life! Terry

Don Quinn - August 26, 2021

My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Ball family. I will always cherish the memories of going into his sport shop on Division and listening to Don's stories of his fishing adventures, and when I would ask him where he caught the fish, Don's reply would always be "in the mouth" He will be missed.