Elaine Campbell
B: 1934-05-02
D: 2020-08-10
View Details
Campbell, Elaine
Ralph Cuomo
B: 1925-12-27
D: 2020-08-08
View Details
Cuomo, Ralph
Alphonse Larose
B: 1941-06-15
D: 2020-08-07
View Details
Larose, Alphonse
Douglas Thom
B: 1931-07-10
D: 2020-08-07
View Details
Thom, Douglas
Brian Smith
B: 1957-01-03
D: 2020-08-07
View Details
Smith, Brian
Emma Lachance
B: 1923-02-22
D: 2020-08-06
View Details
Lachance, Emma
Dr. Donald "Don" Crang
B: 1928-09-22
D: 2020-08-05
View Details
Crang, Dr. Donald "Don"
Renate Herpich
B: 1944-02-10
D: 2020-08-05
View Details
Herpich, Renate
John Donnelly
B: 1962-02-03
D: 2020-08-05
View Details
Donnelly, John
Karrie Burke
B: 1963-01-23
D: 2020-08-05
View Details
Burke, Karrie
John Smith
B: 1933-10-22
D: 2020-08-04
View Details
Smith, John
Alice Perrin
B: 1932-04-04
D: 2020-08-04
View Details
Perrin, Alice
Jacqueline Labatte
B: 1938-07-03
D: 2020-08-04
View Details
Labatte, Jacqueline
Edgar Baronette
B: 1952-08-27
D: 2020-08-04
View Details
Baronette, Edgar
Giovanni Braccialarghe
B: 1924-12-14
D: 2020-08-03
View Details
Braccialarghe, Giovanni
William Lepine
B: 1952-04-09
D: 2020-08-03
View Details
Lepine, William
Bryant Farmer
B: 1968-12-16
D: 2020-08-02
View Details
Farmer, Bryant
Deborah Ralph
B: 1955-01-03
D: 2020-08-02
View Details
Ralph, Deborah
Walter Cook
B: 1927-09-13
D: 2020-08-02
View Details
Cook, Walter
Walter Quaiattini
B: 1933-11-04
D: 2020-08-01
View Details
Quaiattini, Walter
Sylvianne Yarkie
B: 1959-05-07
D: 2020-08-01
View Details
Yarkie, Sylvianne


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
252 Regent St.
Sudbury, ON P3C 4C8
Phone: (705) 673-9591
Fax: (705) 675-2998
Derald Balson

Derald Balson

Monday, July 9th, 1928 - Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Derald Balson, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Derald Balson

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Derald's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Derald's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


A Loving Ode to the Memory of Derald (Derry) Bruce Balson
Who Lived a full 90 Years until he passed at the Extendicare Falconbridge home in Sudbury during his sleep in the early morning of Sunday 3rd February 2019. He is now dancing up a storm with his wife Barbara (Beatty) who passed in 2010.
Derald requested no funeral BUT we will be having a “Celebration of Derald’s Life” on 11th May beginning at 2pm, Branch 76 Legion Hall 1553 Weller St in Sudbury to tell some tales and raise a glass.
Born 9 July 1928 in Toronto to Blanche Mercer Luxton to Edmond Balson, he was an only child but had many friends and relatives. Married in 1951, Barb and Derry moved to Sudbury to begin their life. Family was very important and get-togethers were the norm; the Clarks, the Beattys, the Dickerts, the Van Hornes, the Mercers, the Nashs, the Powells, the Thompsons, the Bells to name but a few.
Derald spent a major portion of his life in service to the community; as a cub master (the 22nd wolf pack), little league coach (the Yankees), with the 2nd Irish Regiment of Canada retiring as the Regimental Sergeant Major, with the Legion Branch 76 Executive and co-chairing the Poppy Fund and in the mid-70’s working with other Legion Members in raising the money required for a Northern Ontario Cancer Centre. Throw in a year of Sudbury Hardrocks football in 1954, raising 5 boys with Barb (all of whom received University degrees), then competing in the 55+ Games from 1985 to 2014 winning consistently at the Sudbury, Ontario and Canadian Seniors championships in predictive swimming, traveling to visit the extended family, and with Barb in later years to Florida and to see “the kids”, Life was busy and eventful.
Beloved and respected by sons Bruce (Virginia, Kiera, Jarret) of Calgary, Andrew (Lauri, Ashley, Aaron, Lindsay/TC and great grandson Carey in Toronto) of Victoria, Chris (Suzanne, Mac, Tori) of Lakefield, Philip (Monique, Jamie, Maegan in Parry Sound) of Sudbury, and Graham (Michelle, Benjamin, Lucas, Sarah) of Carlisle. As an Uncle will be sadly missed by Stephen and Lorry, Holly and Peter, Sandra, Stephanie, Tony, Bill, Larry and Luciana, Laura, Peg and Joe, Wendell and Teresa and the many others that I have forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, donations to MS/ Society Mended Hearts/ Alzheimer Society or RCL Poppy Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.
For flowers, donations, or messages of condolence,

Cremation with interment in the family plot at the Civic Memorial Cemetery.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Interment

    Civic Memorial Cemetery
    365 Second Ave N.
    Sudbury, Ontario P3B 3M4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Purchase Flowers

Consider providing a gift of comfort for the family of Derald Balson by sending flowers.

Purchase Flowers


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Derald here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence

Posted at 11:36pm
Our deepest condolences to the Family. Our hearts are saddened by the passing of Derald. We cherish many shared memories of Derald with our father, Gary Costello at the Legion. Always had a smile for us. Dad used you call him Derwood. Our Dad had the utmost respect for him. We will be missed.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each