Derek Ernest Ball

12th November 1927 - 20th November 2021
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J Fraser and Sons, cnr Esk and Doon Sts Invercargill on Due to Covid restrictions attendance is limited to 100.
His service may be viewed via live-stream by clicking the link below.
29 November 2021, 2:00PM

Ball Derek Ernest 12 November 1927 to 20 November 2021 Loved husband of Jo, father and father in law of Warwick and Kathryn, Lynley and Keith, Gillian and Darrin. Funny old Grandad of Megan, Dylan, Josie, Hamish, Tim and Luken and great grandfather of Lily and Lachlan. Brother of Peggy and Beverly. Thank you to the wonderful staff in the Salisbury Wing at Rowena Jackson and Dr Ewan Adam for the care they gave Derek in his final years of life. Derek lived a life that was full of family, cars, music and making a deal. He will be remembered for his generosity, sense of fun, one-liners and cribbage expertise. The funeral for Derek will be held at J Fraser and Sons, cnr Esk and Doon Sts Invercargill on Monday November 29 2021 commencing at 2.00pm. Due to Covid restrictions attendance is limited to 100. His service may be viewed via live-stream on his tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes where a personal tribute may also be left. 

Messages

Dear, Jo, Warwick, Lynley, Gillian and family - sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Derek. He was a most remarkable man and a wonderful friend and fellow musician to many including our parents John and Josy Rodenburg. I remember his hearty laughter at the many '
gatherings' at 11 Rodney St and his clever wit and great smile. With our natural aunts and uncles living overseas,. Derek and Jo became honorary ' Aunt and Uncle to the seven of us. Life was never dull when he was around. The heavens will be ringing with music as the band gets together again. You are all in our thoughts and prayers - much love - The Rodenburg Family - Josy Doyle, Shirley Cranstoun, Tonika Tibbotts, Yvonne Tikao, Bert & Peter Rodenburg and Sylvia Westerik
The Rodenburg Family, New Zealand and Australia
To Jo and your family, our sincere condolences on the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. We know you have many great memories of his long and full life and we hope that you can enjoy them together on Monday. Kind regards to you all.
Doug and Diane Ridley, Te Anau
To Jo and all the family.
With our sympathy on the passing of your loved husband, father and Grandad.
You will all have wonderful memories from over the past years.
Allan and Robyn Baird
Allan Baird, Invercargill