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Born: Nov 05, 1938

Date of Passing: Sep 24, 2022

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Born November 5, 1938
Died September 24, 2022

Predeceased by his son Douglas, aged eight, in 1970.
Survived by his wife of 61 years, Marty, sons: David (Crystal), grandchildren, Devon and Ainsley; Tim (Leann), step-granddaughter Carly (Aaron Lo), and step-great-grandchildren, Liam and Nash.
Tim came to Canada from England in 1957 at the age of 17. He worked in Toronto and Sudbury until 1960 when he joined the R.C.A.F. as an Aircrew Radio Operator. He was trained in Winnipeg, where he met and married Marty, who was a student nurse at St. Boniface Hospital. Tim became interested in the climate while on Search and Rescue in the north out of Winnipeg. He got out of the Air Force in September 1968 and went to University. He received his BA Honours at the University of Winnipeg, (United College), his Masters (Climatology) at the University of Manitoba. He taught as a lecturer at the University of Winnipeg in 1972 and completed his PhD (Climatology) at Queen Mary College at the University of London, England.
Tim spent the better part of his career trying to convince the world that 'Anthropogenic Global Warming' was a man-made hoax.
He fought lawsuits, death threats, website hackings, lies and attacks, too numerous to mention.
A sense of humour unequalled. Generous to a fault.
There will be no public celebrations. No charitable donations and/or flowers, please. Just share a moment with the ones you love.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 04, 2022

Condolences & Memories (17 entries)

  • I just saw Timothy Ball’s obituary because I was looking him up on Google. One evening in 1992 I went to Kevin High School to listen to a lecture for my daughter’s orientation. Mr. Ball blew me away. I went home and woke my husband up and verbatim repeated what I heard. My husband couldn’t believe how that one talk impacted me. I have never forgotten and have quoted him (T. Ball) often in the last 30 years. I hope he understood what a lasting, profound impression he made on people. Incredible! My deepest condolences to his family. - Posted by: Cheryl (Student) on: Jun 14, 2023

  • I was fortunate to have been enrolled in 2 of Dr. Ball’s courses in the mid 90s at U of W. In my last year at U of W I remember sneaking back into his intro to climatology more than once just to listen to his lectures. I wish I would have thanked him for being the best professor I had at U of W. His enthusiasm and love of science was inspirational but it was his sense of humour and his ability to a great story that made him so memorable. My deepest condolences to his family. - Posted by: Tammy (former student) on: Mar 24, 2023

  • I had Tim as a prof for a few courses at the U of W in the late 80's and early 90's. I now live in B.C and would see him walking around the town where I live and always wanted to tell him how prophetic his sage words about how governments would use CO2 emissions as a way to tax and control us in the future. He was so right! As he said, climate change has always been a process on earth but the politicization of it was going to become a problem. He was saying this back in the 80's! My deepest sympathies to the Balls. I know Tim will be sadly missed but never forgotten. - Posted by: Ben Stephens (Student ) on: Oct 29, 2022

  • Best Prof I ever had. My deepest condolences to his family. - Posted by: Terri Fast (Former student) on: Oct 07, 2022

  • What a wonderful teacher he was. I appreciated his view on climate change. Went to listen to his speaking engagements a few times. When I was teaching this subject matter my students would contact him for information regarding various topics on climate change and he always took the time to respond and to advise them. Thank you Tim… you were a great mentor ! My sincerest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Bernice Lucas (Former student at U. Of W) on: Oct 06, 2022

  • My deepest sympathy to you, Dave, and your family at this difficult time. - Posted by: Arla Cleghorn (Friend of Dave) on: Oct 06, 2022

  • Tim was an extraordinary person with a wonderful gift of knowledge and passion! He demonstrated this effortlessly through his courses at the U of W. So much so, his classes were always packed, and my friends and I went out of our way to take any courses he had to offer, whether we needed them or not! Though I haven't seen him in a number of years, I also have other fond memories breaking bread with him and his wife at his cabin at West Hawk Lake. This planet is a bit sadder not having a champion like Tim. Godspeed Tim! - Posted by: Rob Rickey (Former U of W student and friend) on: Oct 05, 2022

  • I remember having Tim Ball as my student advisor when I first entered the University of Winnipeg in the 1970's. I'll never forget his wonderful sense of humour as well as his caring disposition. He helped me choose the subjects that suited me. He contributed so much to the academic world and we're all the better for having known him. My deepest condolences to his family. - Posted by: Valerie Florence Cox (Former student at the University of Winnipeg) on: Oct 04, 2022

  • I hung out with David occasionally in high school days, and my wife had Prof. Ball at the U of W (where her and I met), and she absolutely loved him and always appreciated how very funny he was. So sorry to hear of your loss. - Posted by: Paul Hughes (Friend of son) on: Oct 04, 2022

  • Tim and I were in the same geography class at the University of Winnipeg and he helped me in several ways to excel in that course. Tim was always a great friend and was part of a small group of friends in different disciplines who spent many coffee and lunch breaks together. I always appreciated Tim's intellectual brilliance, his curiosity, his willingness to listen, his analytic mind in discussion without ever feeling or being made to feel uncomfortable. I recall Tim having a great ability to find or make humour in all sorts of situations and repartee. His constantly gentle personality made one feel welcome and appreciated, consistently being an empathetic and generous friend whose demeanour and outlook on life and studies was always positive. I enjoyed listening to stories from his Air Force days, many of them quite hilarious. It was always good and fun to be with Tim in the course we shared and the times spent over coffee or lunch because he was just a great guy to be around. While he and I went separate ways after university, I have never forgotten Tim, have often thought about him, and harbour nothing but great memories of him. My deepest condolences to Marty and his family. - Posted by: Bob Dick (Friend at Univerity of Winnipeg) on: Oct 04, 2022

  • I had the privilege of learning under the tutelage of Professor Ball at the University of Winnipeg in the 1980s and 90s. He was the key figure in driving my love of geography, and eventually declaring it as my major. He had a wicked sense of humour and always held my interest during class. I had the opportunity to bump into him years later and thanked him for his talents and what he gave to me in terms of the passion of geography. I will always remember him as an amazing professor. Sending my condolences to his family during this difficult time. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Adele Palmer (Former Student) on: Oct 04, 2022

  • Although I had only one course with Tim in the late 1970s his influence on my academic and professional life was beyond measure. He often started his lectures with a nugget about some statistic in the news but with an experienced and skeptical eye that taught us how to question. Hoping there are enough like him in academe to carry that ball. - Posted by: Andrew Kunz (Former student) on: Oct 04, 2022

  • I sincerely believe that history will be very kind to the legacy of Tim Ball who chose to hold on to his own established principles over a period of time of study and not be influenced by the politics of Climate Change but more interested in the science. - Posted by: Orville Heschuk (Follower) on: Oct 04, 2022

  • Tim was a absolutely the best professor I have ever had. He was a master educator! I was his student at U of W from 1979 thru to 1983 and thoroughly enjoyed every one of his courses. I wrote to Tim some time ago to express my gratitude for his contribution to my education and my personal career as an educator. May his memory be blessed. Rob Meyers Beit Shemesh Israel - Posted by: Rabbi Robert Meyers (Former student) on: Oct 04, 2022

  • David, So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Condolences to you, the rest of your family and all of your dad's friends. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Debbie Schmidt Nee Keeley (Went to school with David) on: Oct 04, 2022

  • Golfed with Tim, enjoyed his company and good sense. He will be missed by the people who are not fooled by the climate change myth! - Posted by: Bill Moore (friend) on: Oct 04, 2022

  • I remember him from my days at the University of Winnipeg in the early 1970's. Followed his career over the years and held him in the greatest esteem. A true scientist. Condolences to his family. - Posted by: Wayne Martin (None ) on: Oct 04, 2022

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