Life at Ball Hospice House
Ball Hospice House is a well-appointed, five-bed care facility with specialized accommodations that figure significantly into the comfort of those with advanced illness. This home-away-from-home is staffed 24 hours a day, providing residents and their families the reassurance that assistance is never far away.
From the personalized, private rooms for residents to the homey common areas shared by family and friends, Ball Hospice House was expertly designed for precisely this use. Hundreds have families have enjoyed quality time together and a peaceful passing since the house opened in 2012.
About Robert and Helen Ball
Robert and Helen Ball, of Hessel, are the generous donors who gifted $300,000 to the establishment of Hospice House. The donation was in memory of Helen’s mother and sister, both of whom received hospice care locally.
Helen was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie. Bob’s family moved to the area when he was a boy. After graduating from Sault Area High School in 1953, he started working for Weir Moving and Storage before eventually starting his own business, Ball Moving and Storage, which expanded to Marquette and the Keweenaw. These days, the Balls spend winters in Florida and summers in Hessel. Their remarkable generosity has provided a peaceful, dignified setting for those with advanced illness in the EUP.