It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Norma Margaret Joyce (Ball) Birkmann, age 77, at Spruce Lodge, peacefully with her family at her side, on Friday, October 16, 2015. Born in Stratford on January 30th, 1938, daughter of the late Russell and Ila Mae (Bodfield) Ball of the Mitchell Road, St. Mary’s. Devoted mother of Teresa and Karen (George Kerekes). Proud and loving grandmother of Kali Kreller, Brett Lawrance, and Milana Kerekes. Predeceased by her siblings; Elsie (Harold) Darling, Bernice Fletcher, Hazel (Allan) Coddington, Earl (Lillian) Ball, Douglas (Noreen) Ball and Murray (Ruth) Fletcher. Norma is survived by sisters-in-law, Lillian, and Ruth, cousin Harriet Bodfield, special nieces, Rose (David) Glanville and Gloria Foster, long time school friend, Norman Shier, as well as many extended family members and friends. Teresa, Karen and families would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Laurel Moore and to the wonderful and compassionate staff at Spruce Lodge for their support and special care of Norma during this long journey. Family and friends may call at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Monday, October 19, 2015 where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. A private interment will be held in St. Marys following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stroke Rehabilitation Programs at (Parkwood Hospital) St. Joseph’s Health Care London (, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice through the funeral home. 519.271.7411
Funeral Service
Monday, October 19, 2015 at 11 a.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home

W.G. Young Funeral Home Reception Centre

Family Interment
St. Marys Cemetery
St. Marys, Ontario

Memorial Donations
Stroke Rehabilitation Program – (Parkwood Hospital) St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Canadian Cancer Society
Charity of One’s Choice

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