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Hilda BALLS

Hilda Jean Balls passed away peacefully on July 27, 2023, in her 96th year at Gateway Haven Nursing Home in Wiarton. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Bill Balls in 2010. Hilda was a cherished mother to Brenda Moore of Sault Ste. Marie and Paul and his wife Shelley of Owen Sound. She was a much-loved grandmother to Sherri Cerasuolo (Carmine) of Sault Ste. Marie, a great-grandmother to Jullian, Jaden, Joshua, Kirsten, and Tyler, and a great-great-grandmother to Gabriel, Mackenzie, Isabel, and Luca. Hilda will also be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law Patsy Thompson of Lion’s Head, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Jesse and Edward Thompson, brothers Melvin, Lorne, Austin, and Leslie, and sisters Pearl Buckland, Alice Brady, Cora Howe, and Wanda. Hilda also mourned the loss of her grandson Michael Moore. The private family funeral arrangements were entrusted to George Funeral Home in Wiarton, and she was laid to rest in Colpoy’s Bay Cemetery. Expressions of remembrance to Friends of Gateway would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence can be sent to the family via the George Funeral Home website.

Hilda Jean Balls, aged 96, peacefully passed away on July 27, 2023, at Gateway Haven Nursing Home in Wiarton. She was the dear wife of the late Bill Balls, who preceded her in death in 2010. Hilda was a devoted mother to Brenda Moore of Sault Ste. Marie and Paul and his wife Shelley of Owen Sound. Her grandchildren, Sherri Cerasuolo (Carmine) of Sault Ste. Marie, will lovingly remember her. Moreover, she was a doting great-grandmother to Jullian, Jaden, Joshua, Kirsten, and Tyler, as well as a cherished great-great-grandmother to Gabriel, Mackenzie, Isabel, and Luca. Sister-in-law Patsy Thompson of Lion’s Head, along with several nieces and nephews, also held Hilda in their hearts. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Edward Thompson, her brothers Melvin, Lorne, Austin, and Leslie, her sisters Pearl Buckland, Alice Brady, Cora Howe, and her infant sister Wanda. Tragically, her grandson Michael Moore also preceded her in death. The George Funeral Home in Wiarton arranged a private family funeral, and Hilda was laid to rest in Colpoy’s Bay Cemetery. The family kindly requests expressions of remembrance to Friends of Gateway and welcomes messages of condolence through the George Funeral Home website.

Hilda Jean Balls, age 96, departed this world in a peaceful manner on July 27, 2023, while residing at Gateway Haven Nursing Home in Wiarton. Hilda, also known as Hilda Thompson before marriage, spent many years alongside her late husband Bill Balls until his passing in 2010. Hilda’s life revolved around her loved ones, including her children Brenda Moore of Sault Ste. Marie and Paul and his wife Shelley of Owen Sound. She not only brought joy to her children but also to her grandchildren Sherri Cerasuolo (Carmine) of Sault Ste. Marie. Hilda’s legacy continued through her great-grandchildren Jullian, Jaden, Joshua, Kirsten, and Tyler, and her great-great-grandchildren Gabriel, Mackenzie, Isabel, and Luca. Throughout her life, she maintained a warm connection with her sister-in-law Patsy Thompson of Lion’s Head, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. As she joined her parents Jesse and Edward Thompson in eternity, Hilda was also reunited with her late brothers Melvin, Lorne, Austin, and Leslie, her sisters Pearl Buckland, Alice Brady, and Cora Howe, and her infant sister Wanda. As if these losses were not sorrowful enough, Hilda also had to endure the passing of her grandson Michael Moore. The George Funeral Home, located in Wiarton, took charge of the private family funeral arrangements. Hilda’s final resting place became Colpoy’s Bay Cemetery. The family kindly suggests making donations in memory of Hilda to Friends of Gateway and welcomes messages of support and condolences through the George Funeral Home website.

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