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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Ball (1883-1950)


Born at Manitouwaning, Ontario in 1883, he came to Winnipeg in 1903 and joined the wholesale grocery firm of G. F. and J. Galt Limited, which later became Blue Ribbon Limited. At one time manager of the company’s branches in Calgary and Vancouver, he returned to Winnipeg in 1928 to become General Manager. He was later named President of the firm. A veteran who served overseas in the First World War, he was an elder and superintendent at St. Stephens-Broadway Church where he was also active in Sunday School work. He was a member of the Gideon Society and a life member of the British and Foreign Bible Society. He and his wife shared two children: Betty Jo and Robert Bruce.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 146 Montrose Street, on 7 November 1950.


“Joseph Ball, city executive dies at 66,” Winnipeg Tribune, 8 November 1950. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 156]

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 28 August 2010

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