Philip Ball Funeral Notice

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Funeral Information For Captain Phillip James Stewart Ball Retired TFS – Former TFD (L-113)

Phillip Ball – 25 August 1953 – 16 April 2023

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Philip Stewart James Ball passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 16th, in his 70th year, at Oak Ridges Hospice. Beloved husband of Susan. Loving father of Jennifer (Marty) and Ashley (Ian) and Poppa to Mia Rembecki. Brother to Stephen, and predeceased by his parents, Helen and Allan Ball. Philip will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

What does someone write about a man who was legendary? Words cannot express what a wonderful man, father, husband, friend, and hero Philip was. He was always full of humility, joy, and laughter and had impeccable timing for comedy, being able to crack the right joke, at the right moment. His quiet but strong character allowed him to be a genuine hero to the lives he helped as a firefighter captain in Toronto. He didn’t like to brag or be in the limelight but couldn’t help but make his family proud when his acts of heroism were featured in the press throughout the years.

Captain Ball started his career with the Toronto Fire Department on May 2nd, 1977, on P425 (16) on the D platoon. The information available at the time of this notice shows that he transferred to P332 (1) on Feb 2nd, 1979, then transferred to A332 on April 5th, 1982. On April 25th, 1988, records show he moved to A134 (28) and retired as a Captain from 321 on May 31st, 2013, after a 35-year career.

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Celebration of Life Thursday, April 27th, 2023, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division St. Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 2Z1

Public Sharing of Memories Thursday, April 27th, 2023 at 2:30 pm Morris Funeral Chapel, 4 Division St. Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 2Z1

Donations are being accepted for: Oak Ridges Hospice Durham Ltd (Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham Ltd.), the Canadian Cancer Society.

Sincerest Condolences from all our Retiree Groups go out to the Family and Friends.

In Solidarity,

Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 3888