Obituary of HAROLD BALLA
August 19, 1925 – December 12, 2022
It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Harold Balla at the age of 97 on December 12, 2022 at the Holy Family Nursing Home. Harold is survived by his son Greg (Sharon), Grand daughter Nicole (David), Grandsons Eric (Branndy), Daniel (Ellen) and Ben, 5 great grandchildren Brayden, Alita, Bella, Kaelynn and Max, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Harold was pre-deceased, by his beloved wife Beverley, his parents Nicolas and Anna, in-laws Les and Laura Webb, brothers Eusik and John and sisters Mary, Kay, Olga, and Annette, brother in-law Raymond Webb and sister in-law Anne Webb.
Harold was born on August 19th, 1925 and spent his entire life in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As a youth Harold excelled at athletics particularly football, and in 1945 suited up for our own Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Harold and Beverley married on September 9th, 1950; she was the love of his life. Harold and Bev enjoyed many trips to Hawaii, Las Vegas and to the west coast to visit family. They spent many enjoyable summers at the cottage at Victoria Beach.
Harold worked for CPR and Via rail retiring at the age of 58 with 41 years of service.
Harold was an avid golfer and lost golf ball retriever. He has a couple of holes in one to his credit. Later in life Harold discovered a love for art and began painting and sketching, many of those sketches hanging in cottages at Victoria Beach.
The family would like to thank the Holy Family Home staff for the care and attention provided during his time there.
As per Harold’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 1:00PM at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street with Rev. Don Schau officiating. A reception will be held immediately after the service with internment to follow at Glen Eden Cemetery, 4477 Main Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Atlantic-Garden City United Church, 725 Atlantic Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2W 0S6.
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