Gordon Keith Ball passed away peacefully September 19th 2018 at the age of 95 surrounded by the love and music of his family.
He was greatly loved and respected by Eleanor, his wife of 74 years, and their children Keith (Ann) of Perth, Pat Kirkwood (Ron, deceased) of Kingston, Judy Valiquette (Bill) of Thornhill, Gord (Annette) of Glenburnie, and Don (Don Marshall) of Mississauga. Cherished grandfather to Andrew (Kim) and Elizabeth Ball; Katherine Valiquette; Portia and Shayne Ball; and great-grandfather to Joshua Ball.
Predeceased by parents Stanley and Myrtle Ball of Parham and Verona, brother Norvin of Hamilton and sister Mona Hodgson of Harrowsmith.
Gordon served in the RCAF in WWII. He was proud to have helped so many people throughout his career. An employee of the City of Kingston for 37 years, he served 17 years with the Fire Department before taking up duties as Emergency Measures Coordinator then as the Director of the Neighbourhood Improvement Program. He was a charter member of the Kingston Community Credit Union.
Longtime residents of Kingston in Strathcona Park, and Calvin Park, on retirement, Gordon and Eleanor divided their time between Florida, and their cottage on Eagle Lake, later settling at Kingsdale Chateau, where they continued to meet new friends and play a game of bridge.
The family expresses their appreciation to Dr. Patey and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit, Providence Care Hospital for their kindness and consideration. Following cremation, a Celebration of Life will be held at the LaSalle Hotel, 2360 Princess St, on October 12, 2018 from 2 to 4 pm. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Providence Care Hospital in memory of Gordon would be welcomed