Amanda Johnston-Ball

Obituary of Amanda Lee Johnston-Ball

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April 16, 1979 – Calgary, Alberta

February 21, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Amanda Johnston-Ball, born on April 16, 1979, in Calgary, AB, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, after bravely battling numerous illnesses. She was a beacon of strength and resilience throughout her life.


Amanda was the cherished daughter of Jean and Bill Ball, and granddaughter of Marion Brack. She leaves behind a loving family - her brothers Dave (Rochelle) and Jason (Cynthia); her nephews Emmett and Reed; her dear friend and mother figure Cindy (Mama Two), along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and furbabies, who were deeply touched by her presence.


Amanda had a profound love for nature, finding solace and inspiration in its beauty. She was a protector of all she held dear and had a special bond with her beloved cat, Shadow. Amanda's passion for art, poetry, and wildlife was evident in her every breath. She embraced the interplay of dark and light in life, finding meaning in both.


Independent and strong-willed, Amanda faced life's storms head-on with unwavering courage. She was a collector of memories and experiences, a detailed storyteller who captivated those around her with her words. Music was her companion through both joyful and challenging times, and she possessed a keen intuition that guided her journey.


In honoring Amanda's memory, let us celebrate her vibrant spirit and the impact she made on all who knew her. Though she may no longer walk among us, her legacy of strength, love, and passion will continue to resonate in the hearts of those she touched.


A Celebration of Amanda’s Life will take place in the Summer of 2024; details to follow.


May she find eternal peace and rest, knowing she lived a life filled with purpose and love.


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Amanda’s family here.


In living memory of Amanda Johnston-Ball, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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