Obituary of Charlie Ball
Surrounded by loved ones, Charlie was Promoted to Glory on December 11, 2022. He is survived by his loving wife Joy, their three children, Daniel (Brittany), Rachel (Lorne), and Sarah, and his sister Sue (William). Papa is missed by granddaughter Margo. Also lovingly remembered by his mother in law Major Lorraine Gerard (Major John Gerard was Promoted to Glory the day before Charlie). The whole extended family was blessed by many nieces, nephews, and great nieces who loved and miss their Uncle Charlie. He is also remembered by Rebecca, Charissa, Lynette, and their families.
Born to Art and Effie Ball on April 15, 1948, Charlie was always close with his family, including cousins. As a faithful servant of God within The Salvation Army, he is remembered as a man of quiet faith who testified by his service to others. He was a Bandsman, Sunday School Youth Worker, Junior Soldier Preparation Teacher, Flag Sergeant, Beginner’s Band Master, hockey coach, and good friend. Charlie was a faithful soldier of God all his life and is now rejoicing in the presence of Jesus Christ.
Charlie met Joy on January 9th 1987 (an anniversary they always celebrated) and she quickly became the great love of his life, getting married that same year. Always a Dad full of fun, jokes, and puns, Charlie loved and supported his children as they followed their dreams and was known to always pray for and encourage them in life. He always took a great interest in whatever his children were doing including driving to hockey or baseball games, camp, piano, guitar, or drum lessons, cooking, gardening, and many other activities.
Arrangement entrusted to the DeStefano Funeral Home, 1289 Keith Ross Drive in Oshawa (905)440 3595, Visitation will be held at The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple on Sunday January 8, 2023 from 2-4pm. A Funeral Service will follow at 4:00pm. If desired in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple Youth Programs
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his faithful servants.
Well Done Good and Faithful Servant