Ken Ball 1941 — 2014

Ken  Ball

It is with great sadness that the family announces Ken’s passing at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops on July 23rd, 2014.


Ken was born in Halifax, NS. He grew up in Vernon, BC, and went on to a career in engineering and mining. His career took him to places such as Esterhazy, Saskatoon, Flin Flon, Mica Creek, Nelson, Logan Lake and several other areas in BC. He leaves to mourn his life partner Sherry Clark, his daughter Tracey (Carl) and his granddaughters Erin & Kendra Williams. Also left to mourn are his step-children Stewart and Jodi Clark, and their children Jordyn, Jamie, Josh and Braiden.

Ken was predeceased by his father Harry Walter in 1957, his daughter Christine Michelle in 1981 and his mother Margaret Bella in 1984 and most recently his Pal Schnauzer Barkley.

Ken loved the outdoors and enjoyed all sports, especially camping, fishing, golfing, hockey and curling. In his leisure time he enjoyed building things and puttering around in the garden. His quick wit and sense of humour were enjoyed by all who knew him. He will be remembered by many for his years of volunteering for organizations including RCMP Speed Watch Program and the Kamloops Blazers. Ken was always there to lend a hand to neighbours and family.

There will be a Celebration of Ken’s Life on Tuesday, July 29th, in the Oak Room at the Cottonwood Manor at 11:00 am.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the doctors and nurses in RIH intensive care unit for the special care Ken received.


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4 Tributes

  1. Louise Ramsay
    Posted July 27, 2014 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Tracey, Sherry and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Ball was my first real boss when he led us in building the Logan Lake nature trail. He was so kind when I started college in Kamloops allowing me to stay two or three days a week so I didn’t have to drive back to Logan Lake at night. He always had us laughing with his awesome sense of humor which you (Tracey) inherited. Take care of each other during this difficult time.

  2. Laurie Taylor
    Posted July 27, 2014 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    My heart goes out to all of you during this time of tremendous loss. I am there with you in spirit, Tracey.
    R.I.P. Ken Ball

  3. Karen Stott
    Posted July 29, 2014 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Sorry for the loss of your Dad, Tracey and to Carl for the loss of his Father-In-Law and the girls, their Grandfather. Our hearts go out to you all at this very, hard sad time. Hang on to the memories, they will always be there. Love Karen , John, Kristina, Sarah and Jacklynn xoxoxoxo

  4. Margaret Heslop
    Posted July 30, 2014 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Dear Sherry,

    sending our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved Ken.

    Love, Margaret

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