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BALL, Anna (Anne) Madelaine (nee Zaretzki)

June 8, 1921 – Neudorf, Ukraine
April 29, 2014 – Calgary, AB

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother and Grandmother Anne Ball of Calgary on Tuesday April 29, 2014, with her children by her side, at the age of 92.

Anne was born to Joseph and Cecilia Zaretzki. Immigrating to Canada in 1928, they homesteaded near Wilkie, SK. She later married Fitzgerald Ball and started their family. After the death of her husband she moved to Calgary residing in Bowness. Anne was a strong hard working and caring Mother. She shared kindness throughout her life and her home always welcomed family and friends. She was a long time active member of the Our Lady of the Assumption CWL.

Anne is survived by her children, Gerald (Bev), Lorne (Elke), Patricia, Dennis (Val); grandchildren, Shane, Shannon (Ben), Melissa (Steve), Kathryn (Gerry), Jennifer (Tim), Amber and Scott; great-grandchildren, Emily, Brandon, James, Grayson, Kayle, Mikayla and Mya; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews as well as her extended family, the Tavenders. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph Sr. and Cecilia; sister Eva Craigmile; brother Joseph Jr.; sister-in-law Patricia Beninger; husband Fitzgerald Ball and son Robert Ball.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church (7624 – 39th Avenue N.W.) on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:00p.m. Graveside Service to follow in Holy Family Cemetery at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through

We wish to thank the Chinook Care Centre for all their dignity, kindness and compassion shown to our mother and her family during her time in their care.

In living memory of Anne Ball, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Grandma will always hold a special place in my heart. I will cherish the time I had with her and she will forever be remembered for her kindness and strength. I love you, and I know you love me too.

    God looked around His garden
    And He found an empty place
    He then looked down upon the earth
    And saw your precious face

    He put His arms around you
    And lifted you to rest;
    God’ s Garden must be beautiful
    He always takes the best.

    He knew that you were suffering
    He knew you were in pain
    He knew you’ d never ever
    Get well on earth again.

    So He closed your weary eyelids
    And whispered ” Peace be thine ”
    Then He took you up to Heaven
    With Hands so gentle and kind.

    It broke our hearts to lose you
    But you did not go alone,
    For part of us went with you
    The day God welcomed you home.
    ~Author Unknown


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