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May 17, 2023

Rita Ball of Kincardine died peacefully, Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert “Bob” Ball. Loving mother of the late Amanda Alexander (Darryl), and the late Steven Ball. Proud Grandma of Katrina (Mike), Natasha, R.J. (Alicia), Ryan, and Adam. She held all of her nieces and nephews in her heart and will be fondly remembered by them. Rita immigrated to Canada at the age of five with her family. She attended school in Kincardine where she met Bob, and they spent the early years of their marriage living in Toronto where they worked and started their family. She worked for many years at Bell telephone and shared many stories of her love of the city. She and Bob then returned to Kincardine where they owned and operated a cottage rental business on the lake and raised their children. Easy-going by nature, Rita and Bob enjoyed many years of travel together which they later shared with their grandchildren, flying them south for many holidays together. Always smiling, Rita’s humour and wit never wavered. Rita’s grandchildren are extremely grateful to Dr. Gary Gurbin, Dr. Damian Gunaratne, and the doctors and nurses at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, her home-care nurses, volunteers and friends Laurie, Kim and Katie in Kincardine who tirelessly cared for her. She was blessed with a beautiful, long and happy life. Private service to be held by family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to the MS Society or to a charity of your choice; arrangements entrusted to Huron Shores Cremation, Port Elgin;