Peacefully in The Grove Nursing Home, on Tuesday January 9th, 2018, John Gordon Ball, formerly of Perth and Ottawa passed away following a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s. Beloved husband of the late Irene (Nichol). Dearly loved and much respected father to Rick (Linda) of Victoria, BC, Bob (Allison), of Bahamas, Ron (Cathy) of Oakville, ON, Julie (Craig Campbell) of Ladysmith, BC/Arnprior, ON. Cherished and adored grandfather of; Skye, Meaghan, Jesse, Chris, Devon, Jenny, and Tess. Great grandfather of Emma. (Meaghan and Dave). Predeceased by his 8 siblings. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
John was born in Myrtle, ON on March 8, 1922. He joined the army when he was 16 and worked for the Corps of Engineers. He retired from the army in 1967 as W02 Chief Warrant Officer. He ended his career in 1980 retiring from Energy Mines and Resources. He lived a full and active life, and was simply, a beautiful man. Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior. For those wishing, a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation would be appreciated by the family.