Peter Sutherland Ball died June 14th, 2009 after a valiant, eleven year battle with prostate cancer. He kept a positive attitude to the end, always willing to try a new treatment in hopes that it would prolong his life. Most people didn’t realize just how bad he felt during his last six months of life.
Peter’s life was marked by his devotion to his wife and family, and his lifelong love of bicycling.
Peter was born in England in 1933. In 1957 he married and moved to British Columbia. He and his wife lived there for twenty years, raising two sons, and a daughter. In 1978 the family moved to California where Peter had a new job. When he retired to Ventura County in 1998, the gentle California weather enabled him to spend a lot of time on his bike where he enjoyed the scenery and often said ‘Another perfect day in paradise’.
Peter is survived by Janet, his wife of nearly 52 years, his sons Michael and Stephen, and his daughter Lisa. His four grand children, Travis and Shawn Rosecrans and Alexandra and Jonathan Ball. His brother John Ball in England.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Prostate Cancer Research Institute.
The Prostate Cancer Research Institute mission is to improve the quality of men’s lives by supporting research and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families and the medical community.
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By Phone: If you would prefer to phone in your donation, call us at (310) 743-2116
By Mail: Your tax-deductible gift in the form of cash, credit card, stocks or real estate should be made payable to the Prostate Cancer Research Institute and sent to:
Prostate Cancer Research Institute
5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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With each memorial or “gift in honor” contribution received, an announcement letter will be sent to his widow, Janet. The amount given is never indicated in the announcement letter. The donor will also receive an acknowledgment letter. It is PCRI’s policy to acknowledge all memorial and “gift in honor” contributions promptly after receipt.
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