Ball, Mary

Mary Ball (nee Holt) passed away surrounded by the love of her family on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at Grey Bruce Health Service in Meaford, in her 96th year.

Mary was the beloved wife of the late Arthur Leonard Ball, and adored mother to Laurie Ball, Barbara (Douglas) Houston, and the late Peter Ball. She will be incredibly missed by her grandchildren Steven and Stacey, and also her great grandchildren Skyler, Rhory and Rosalie.

Mary was predeceased by her brothers Bill and David, and her sister Joyce Rogers. She was born on August 6, 1927 in Toronto, ON; a much-cherished daughter to the late Harold and Inez Holt.

In her earlier years, she enjoyed golfing, and playing Bridge and Bingo. She has been a lifelong supporter and advocate for animals. A regular and avid antique shopper, Mary thoroughly enjoyed her frequent visits to Thornbury to browse the markets. Every year Mary would visit her daughter Barbara’s trailer on the Saugeen River, with her other daughter Laurie coming along too. Many great memories were made on these annual trips. In her later years Mary developed a love of snowmobiling with her family at Healey Lake.

Private family arrangements at this time.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Defeat Duchenne Canada Charity (formerly known as Jesse’s Journey) in aid of Muscular Dystrophy would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Private Family Arrangements.

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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Donna Smith
    Tuesday, June 6, 2023

    Barb, Laurie and Families

    So sorry for your loss

  2. Nancy Kane
    Tuesday, June 6, 2023

    Our sincere condolences to you all.
    Sending love.

    Nancy & Brian

  3. Joan Weldrick
    Tuesday, June 6, 2023

    Barb, Laurie and Doug
    I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I was so lucky to have met her here and got to know her
    Before she went.
    Condolences to the rest of her family too.
    Love to all of you.
    Joan and family

  4. Sandra & Randy Pyatt
    Tuesday, June 6, 2023

    Thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time.
    Sending hugs to all.
    Sam & Randy

  5. Gary & Sharon Long
    Wednesday, June 7, 2023

    Condolences to the family. Cherish the memories you have.


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