Paul Ballard

Paul Ballard

Friday, March 25th, 1938 Friday, November 1st, 2019

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Obituary for Paul Donald Ballard

Paul Ballard, age 81 years passed away peacefully on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre with his loving son by his side. Paul was born on March 25, 1938 in Calgary, Alberta to parents Charles and Jean Ballard. He worked for the Insurers Advisory Organization (IAO) as a loss control insurance inspector until the closing of the service office in 1990. He then started his own business operating as Lakehead Inspection Services. Paul was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Thunder Bay as Treasurer and a past member of Blue Goose International. He was an avid sports fan particularly following the Calgary Flames, Calgary Stampeders and the St. Louis Cardinals. Paul most enjoyed playing a round of golf. Paul will be lovingly remembered by his son David and by his niece Laura Knop- Wright. Paul was predeceased by his parents Charles and Jean Ballard, wife Alice Ballard, sister Anne Nesbitt and nephew Ross Knop- Ballard. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 in the chapel of Sargent and Son Funeral Home, 21 N. Court Street with Rev. Gordon Holroyd officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at

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    Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Sargent & Son Funeral Home & Reception Centre
    21 N. Court Street
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    Friday, November 15th, 2019
    Rev. Gordon Holroyd

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Wayne and Jan Richards

My wife and I were saddened to learn of Paul Ballard's passing as he was a friend of ours for many years. For sure he will be missed by many people as he had numerous friends and acquaintances. In particular we express our heartfelt sympathy to his son David as he will certainly miss his dear father. Love, Jan and Wayne Richards
Comment | Posted at 04:59pm via Condolence

Keith & Winona Gilker

Keith & Winona Gilker
David, Sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. He was a kind and gentle man, and we were friends for many years.We first meet your Dad when we moved to Calgary in the mid 60's and we both worked for the CUA. We worked in the same dept. Your Dad was later transferred to the Edmonton office where I was later assigned. An opening occurred in the Thunder Bay office, and your Dad was offered the transfer. And the rest is history. We then only saw your Dad when we passed through Thunder Bay on our way to visit with family in Eastern Canada. Your Dad always made us feel welcome. July 2016 was our last visit with him at his favorite coffee shop. He will be missed.
Comment | Posted at 01:46pm via Condolence

Bill Clapham

David, Sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad.
Paul and I grew up together in Rideau Park, Calgary, less than a block apart. A small group of us
played street hockey by the hour in front of his house.
He was a good friend and a good man.
Bill Clapham
Comment | Posted at 01:04pm via Condolence

Tom Jackson

As an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Thunder Bay, Paul was instrumental in providing assistance to those in need in Thunder Bay, particularly several children's’ services.
His friendship, humour and genuine caring nature will be missed by all of us.
Tom Jackson
Comment | Posted at 10:12am via Condolence

Brian Hunt

David, I just heard about your father. I am so sorry. I will always remember him as a kind, and soft-spoken man. He was always good to me and quick witted, laughing easily at us being young kids. David, you are in our thoughts. Brian, Natasha and the girls, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Comment | Posted at 11:30am via Condolence

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