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BALL, Giovanna (Joanne) Maria

March 11, 1959 – Castrofilippo, Italy
September 9, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Giovanna (Joanne) Ball (nee Tinebra), passed away at her residence in Calgary, AB on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the age of 59 years.

Giovanna was born in Castrofilipo, Italy and came to Canada in 1964, when she was 5 years of age. She grew up in Winnipeg, MB with her loving parents and sister Angie, and met Keith in 1975. Keith and Joanne were married in 1979 and had three beautiful children together; Julia, Philip, and Robert. Joanne loved to spend her time caring for her family and also worked part-time with the bank and as a caregiver. Joanne moved to Calgary in 2001 with her husband and three children. Joanne was a nurturing, funny, and witty soul and had the ability to make you laugh, feel comfortable and at ease with her company. She loved to cook, spend time outdoors, gardening, and especially spending time with her kids and beloved grandchildren.

Joanne is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Julia and Jeremy; two sons and daughter-in-law, Philip, Robert and Kim; sister and brother-in-law, Angie and Kevin; ex-husband, Keith; a niece, Lauren; two nephews, Paul and Cameron; and six grandchildren, Carmen, Emily, Lucas, Karis, Ethan, and Baby Ball on the way. She was predeceased by her parents, Carmelo and Giusepppa (Josephine) Tinebra.

A Funeral Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Deerfoot South), 12281 40th Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Funeral Home. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Alberta Health Services – Mental Health via www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Jo Ball, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E., Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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  1. Scott & Arlene Robertson :

    We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of Joanne.
    She was an amazing woman.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this most difficult time.

    Scott & Arlene Robertson.

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  2. Patricia & Norman Pottinger :

    Sending our condolences, Rob, Kim & family. Also to Julia, Jeremy & girl’s, as well as extended family. May your memories console you at this difficult time. Thinking of you all.

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  3. Jan and Mitch Tabak :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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  4. Robert & Lynn Faulconbridge :

    We are so very sad to hear of the passing of Joanne. We send our thoughts and condolences to Rob, Kim and all of Rob’s family. May the good memories help you get through this hard time.

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  5. My condolences to the whole family. Xoxo ❤️

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  6. My deepest condolences for your loss.

    I hold a special place in my heart for Joanne and the memories we’ve shared.

    Sending you all Love and Peace in this transition.

    Maria Dutra
    Winnipeg, MB

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  7. My deepest sympathies to the family. It was a pleasure to have known Jo

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  8. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.
    May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding
    you. Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship

    Gil, Chantal, Caitlin and Andres
    Winnipeg, MB

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  9. Dawn and Chris Reid :

    We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Joanne. Sending our deepest sympathies to Rob, Kim and the rest of the family.

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  10. Deryck Ostashek :

    My sincere thoughts and prayers to Joanne’s loved ones and all those affected by her passing.

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  11. Rob, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Sending our Deepest Sympathy, Love and Prayers to you, Kim and all your family.

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  12. Sending Love and Light to you Keith and your family.

    You are in my prayers and thoughts.

    Audrey

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  13. Adeline Pochinco :

    My deepest sympathy to Julia, Robert, Philip, Keith, Angie, Kevin and families and all those close to Joanne on her sudden passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs

    Adeline Pochinco
    Winnipeg, MB

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  14. I have to start by saying that nothing can prepare the heart for this much loss. She was a wonderful loving women and aunt to me and I am grateful for the shared time we had. There were hard times but so many good times and I will carry on knowing how much she truly loved us all. I’m truly saddened by this and my heart is with everyone in this time. I love you all!

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  15. We extend our deepest sympathy to all of you in the family at this sad and difficult
    time. I thought the world of your mother grandmother and sister she made me laugh
    with her good sense of humor and was so proud of her cooking ability especially her pasta and fagioli. She leaves behind such a beautiful legacy of children and grandchildren which she was so proud of. R. I. P your soul is now free. Josie and Vispi Mistri.

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  16. My deepest sympathies to your family.

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  17. Dear Angie, I am so sorry to hear about Joanne, I have great memories of us growing up and sleeping over at your house. She was a lot of fun
    My thoughts and prayers to Joanne family.

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  18. David & Cheryl Bilodeau :

    We did not know Joanne, but our thoughts and prayers go out to entire family. Having just been through the loss of a loved one, we found sharing happy stories and memories, helped to ease our pain. God Bless Joanne and her family.

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  19. Mike and Mary McCurrie :

    Dear Julia and Jeremy: We are so sorry for the loss of your mom, Joanne. This is such a painful time for you and your family; I wish we could ease the sadness. It’s not fair when we lose a loved one because it is us who are left to suffer; our only consolation is that our love one is at peace so replace your pain with the great memories that will live on.
    Thinking of you and wishing you well…Mary & Mike McCurrie

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