BALCH: Donald of London

BALCH, Donald W…..

Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital, London on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, Donald “Don” W. Balch in his 81st year, went to be with his Lord and Saviour.  Beloved husband of Shirley M. (Anderson) Balch for 55 years.  Dear father of Jeff Balch and his wife Sylvia of London, Dan Balch and his wife Gail of Lobo, and Nancy Balch of London.  Cherished papa of Brittany, Stephanie, Jason, Lorelee, Casie, Lucas, Amber, Ashley, and Jared and great-grandpa of Mckenna, Jacy, Jocelyn, Paris, Zander, and Zeke.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his brothers Kenneth, John and Arthur and his sister Margaret Koenig.  Retired from London Life, after many years of dedicated service.  Don was a Scout Master, and an active member of Patient Partners in Arthritis Program – London.  He was a contributing member of Hillside Church (Wortley Baptist) for many years.  Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London.  The memorial service will be held at Hillside Church, 250 Commissioners Road East, London, on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 1pm, with Reverend Robert W. Wilson officiating.  Private family interment in Woodland Cemetery, London.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to London Youth For Christ, 254 Adelaide Street South, London, ON N5Z 3L1 or Key Bible Clubs, 28-980 Adelaide Street South, London, ON N6E 1R3 Online condolences accepted at

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