It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the peaceful passing of Alex Ronald Ball on Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 at Extendicare Falconbridge at the age of 74. Loving husband of the late Patricia (nee Paquin) (predeceased) and Karen Hanlon (nee Empie) (Michael Hanlon). Cherished father of Derek Ball (Kelly McCauley) and Sherri Madigan (Bill Pratt). He will be fondly remembered by his 5 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Dear brother of Rowena and Darcy (predeceased) Boulay, Faye Ball, Walter Ward (Linda), Alvin (Marion) Ward, Sandra (Titus) Budgel, Marilyn (Gary) Nicholas and Scott Ward. Born on January 11, 1945 in Bishop’s Falls, Newfoundland he was the son of the late Alec and Olive (nee Wells) Ball. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. The family would like to extend a very special heartfelt thank you to Sylvia Germain, Alex’s loving and caring niece. In keeping with Alex’s wishes, there will be no service or visitation, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the upper hall of the Caruso Club, 385 Haig Street, Sudbury.