Oshawa Funeral Home


Twila Wilhamien Ball

February 25, 1933October 13, 2020

Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in her 88th year. Devoted wife to the late Harold Ball (2009), Twila was the loving mother of Stan (Debbie), Stephanie (Michael), Vicki (Martin) and Vincent, and beloved Nanny to Katelyn, Blair, Connor, Christine, Alex, Lauren and Brandon. She is predeceased by her parents Art and Lillian Parry of Oshawa, and her brothers Art and Reg. A retired employee of the Durham Board of Education, Twila was a long-time member of Lakeridge Health Oshawa Auxiliary and was recognized for her service at the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario Gala Banquet in 2013. She loved her volunteer work, donating time to many local charities, and instilling volunteerism as a character trait in her children and grandchildren. Twila especially enjoyed travelling the world and visiting local restaurants and cultural events. She loved spending time with her many friends. A strong, fiercely independent woman, Twila set an example for her daughters and for future generations. Determined to give all of her children the opportunities she never had growing up, Twila spent many hours in local gymnasiums and concert halls, cheering them on, and later did the same with her grandchildren. She also helped develop an appreciation of the arts, by taking her children and grandchildren to many theatrical and musical performances, both locally and in Toronto. In accordance with Twila’s wishes, cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre or the Hospital for Sick Kids Foundation will be appreciated. A celebration of Twila’s life will be held at a future date in 2021.

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Twila Wilhamien Ball

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Marian Giroux

October 21, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Twila. We served on the Board of directors of the Auxiliary for many years. She was a dynamic, enthusiastic, intelligent and lovely lady. Twila will be missed by me and many other Auxiliary members .
My sympathy,
Marian Giroux

Barbara Yarrow

October 19, 2020

Dear Stephanie,
I was very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. The amazing memories that she has made with you all will live on in your hearts. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand and comfort you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

Heather Ibbotson

October 18, 2020

I send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Twila. I met her only a few times in her later years, through her son Vince, and she was kind and welcoming. As an avid family historian, I have been working on Twila's and Harold's families for many years. Twila descended from a variety of interesting backgrounds and had very deep roots in Canada. Her ancestors came from England, Ireland and France. Many were among the pioneers of eastern Ontario and Newfoundland. Only recently, after Twila became ill, did I find more about her French side, in which her ancestors Jacques Lussier and Catherine Clerice, both born Paris, France, were married in Quebec City in 1671. Almost 350 years in Canada! Twila would have been amazed and thrilled to learn that! I will be continuing my work on Twila's and Harold's trees, and I will be delighted to hear from any family members interested in corresponding with me. My email is

Vi Mann

October 18, 2020

Condolences to Twila's family.
During my years and Twila's years at the DDSB, Twila was a really loved, popular gal, that everyone wanted to know. She and I shared many, many laughs, right up to our last conversation a couple of months ago when I spoke to her at Amica. She was in extra good spirits, said she had received a couple of cards from people which were lovely, but saddened her. She would have preferred seeing the senders in person. However, we carried on a long conversation and wound up with a good laugh! I'm so grateful for that last conversation and laugh with Twila.
She will be missed.

Dianne Longley

October 16, 2020

I was a volunteer at the Oshawa hospital when I met Twilla. On many occasions when I was without a car to go home with at night & would have to take a bus she was there to take me home or to any event outside the hospital. She was always there to give me a ride no matter how far out of her way it was.
Dianne Longley

Ian Connor

October 16, 2020

I just wanted to offer my deepest condolences during this time for your entire family.

Remember the good times and I hope she is in a better place.

Nicole Doyle

October 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I hope you find comfort in your most cherished memories. Know that our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Cathy Grabowski

October 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of Twila’s passing. She was such a sweet lovely lady. She certainly will be missed. My deepest sympathy to Stephanie and the family 💕

Carolyn Terrion

October 16, 2020

To the entire family of Twila
Our sincerely condolences for your loss. Twila was a remarkable women. I had the pleasure of serving her for many years as a member of the Oshawa Community Credit Union Ltd. She always had great stories to share and was so very proud of her family.
I going to miss her smile and stories. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. On behalf of myself Carolyn Terrion, my fellow co-workers, Management and our Board of Directors

Dj & Rose Jobanputra

October 16, 2020

Sad to hear of your Mother’s passing. May God’s love and grace be always with you. Our prayers are with you and your family.
God bless.


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