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March 20, 2014

BALL, Gary Stephan

September 8, 1952 ~

March 20, 2014

Gary Stephan Ball, of Nanaimo, passed away quietly at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Palliative Care Unit March 20, 2014. He was born in Chemainus, BC on September 8, 1952 and was 61 years young.

Gary is survived by his brothers, Brian, Randy and Keith; sister, Debbie; and sisters-in-law, Niki and Nancy. Gary has many cousins, nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. He is also survived by long time family friend, Alan Carroll.

Gary was a life long resident of Vancouver Island. Sport fishing was a passion for Gary; he shared his bounty of the sea with family and friends.

A Celebration of Life for Gary, or family and friends, was held March 22nd at nephew Jamie Ball’s home along with Jamie’s partner, Angela.

A grave site service was held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Port Alberni, March 30, 2014 at 11:00 am.

“Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Wear no solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. I am but waiting for you just around the corner... And all is well!”

May he rest in peace knowing his family loved him.

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