Grimsby Newspapers
Grimsby mourns the loss of a most worthy citizen
Grimsby Independent, 19 Apr 1945, p. 1,12

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Rev. Ballard was rector of St. Andrew's Anglican Church from 1905 to 1944.
Date of Publication:
19 Apr 1945
Date Of Event:
17 Apr 1945
Personal Name(s):
Ballard, John Allan
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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All Grimsby and district mourns today the loss of their most revered and honored citizen. All walks of life and all denominations bow their heads in sorrow. Their friend has departed this life. Shortly before midnight, Tuesday, April 17th, Reverend John Allan Ballard, L.T.H. passed to his Heavenly reward, at his home, 11 Murray Street, after an illness of a few days. With him at the time was his only daughter, Miss Maud Ballard...Rev. Ballard was born in the little village of Burford in Brant county in January 1865. He attended Upper Canada College and Trinity university and graduated in 1894...He came to Grimsby in February 1905, succeeding the late Rev. C.R. Lee. Last year he resigned as rector of St. Andrew's and was succeeded by the present rector, Rev. A. E. Brooks...His great helpmate in life and in his work for many years, Mrs. Ballard, predeceased him in 1935. Besides his daughter, his only immediate surviving relative is a brother George in Evelyn, B.C. Requiem Celebration will be held in St. Andrew's Church on Friday morning, April 20th, at 10:30. Funeral service will be in the afternoon, in the church, at 2 o'clock. Interment will be at Burford...

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Grimsby mourns the loss of a most worthy citizen