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Robin Lawrence Ballard

December 26, 1941 - June 2, 2020


Robin Ballard has lived his entire life in Kimberly and it is with great sadness that we are informing all his friends and family of his passing on June 2, 2020. Robin married his sweetheart Lynn and they were one month shy of their 55th wedding anniversary. Robin apprenticed as a pipe fitter/gas fitter and worked his entire career at Cominco.

Robin was the best Dad and husband anyone could ask for, he was a true gentleman and a very cool role model/mentor. He loved the great outdoors, his grandkids, kids, beautiful wife, family and friends old and new.  Robin liked nothing better than to be out camping where he could be fishing, hiking, hunting or challenging to whoop someone’s butt playing crib. He was so proud and excited when his grandsons joined him at the hunting camp and loved the time he had with them, sharing with them the great appreciation he had for the outdoors. At the end Robin’s brightest moments were the sound of his youngest grandkid’s playing.

Anyone who has one of Robin’s special boat loaders, swings, knives or drawings (and mrore) knows how talented he was. More often than not when Robin explained things he would draw them out so it was easier to understand by seeing what he meant. This was an amazing talent all in its own, he had the mind of an engineer with the talent and skill to bring those ideas to life.

Survived by wife Lynn (nee Hafstein), children Florence (Laurie), Janna (Eddy De Witte (Nole, Owen, Merek)) and Keith (Ivy (Barin, Isabella)), sister Joanne (Lou Marchie (Laurel (Bruce, Elena) Colin (daughter Cassidy (Ryan, Camden)), Niece Christine (Jason, Farah & Paige), Sister –in law Anne Ballard (son Michael).

Predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Edna, brothers Randy and Murray, Sister-in- law Donna, her husband Leo Bozzer and niece Cherie Ballard.

Robin died at home surrounded by his family, it was a place he built and loved. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Van Zyle, Nuala, nurses, home support and doctors for their assistance during this difficult time.

The family will be having a gathering at a later date.  “Your battle with cancer is over, rest easy Robin.”

Condolences may be left for the family at

Mark Memorial Community Funeral Home in care of arragnements (250) 426-4864





I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.

– When I am Dead My Dearest (by Christina Rossetti)


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Debbie Munro
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear of Robin’s passing. Rest assured he is at peace now. I know that Ron and Robin are talking about the good old fishing days and working days. Know that I am thing about you.

From: Larry and Margaret Gwaltney
Relation: Friend

Robin was a pleasure to know. I enjoyed the rides that I had in his company.We will all miss him. My wife and I wish to offer our condolences to Lynn and families/

From: Bruce Moore
Relation: Friend

There was a smile on his face every time we met and although we no longer have the opportunity to greet each other, he will always be in my thoughts. Rest well friend.

From: Kathleen Milhousen

Our sincere condolences to Robins family. Our best memories of bowling at the Elks club were when we came up against Robins team. He was one of the good guys and will be sadly missed

From: Gordon and Cheryl Olsen
Relation: friends

Robin’s big smile and good humored nature will be sadly missed. It was always a pleasure to meet up with him. Our sincere condolences to Lynn and the family. Gordon and Cheryl Olsen

From: Darrin Alberton
Relation: Quading friend

My condolences to the Ballard family.

From: Paula Bedford

My sincere condolences to Lynn & her wonderful family. I am one of the lucky ones who has Robin’s sketches/instructions on how to ice fish. Always makes me smile when I read them. RIP my friend

From: Darryl Hill
Relation: Cousin

Lynn and family.So sorry to read about your loss. Robin was a great guy and I remember fondly all the time we spent together in Wardner with him uncle Lawrence aunt Edna and Joanne in the 1940,s/1950,s. Rest in peace Robin

From: John & Dianne Murphy
Relation: Friends

Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family

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