Willie “Bill” Ball passed away at the Golden & District General Hospital on Sunday, November 5th, 2006 at the age of 78 years. Funeral Service was held from St. Andrew’s United Church, Golden on Friday afternoon, November 10th with Kim

Haslebacher officiating.

Pallbearers were: Riel Vasas, Ryan Pelletier, Marcel Pelletier, Dustin Pelletier, Ian Cobb and Shane Reid. Interment followed in the Golden Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, in memory of Bill. Bill was born on March 24, 1928 in Cheshire, England and had been a resident of Golden for most of his life. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Alice in 1978. He is survived by his wife Ida of Golden; children: Anita Sakayi’kn of Yellowknife, Debbie Pelletier of Kelvington, Sask., Randy Ball of Cranbrook; step children: Rose Weed of Exshaw, Alberta, Sharon Ross of Invermere, Stephanie

Stevens of Invermere, Daphne Smith of Coleman, AB and Robert Clarke of Calgary; numerous

grandchildren and great

grandchildren; three siblings: Ken Ball of Rocky Mountain House, Ted Ball and Muriel Miles, both of Cranbrook as well as many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.

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