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Queen’s remembers Aaron Ball

Aaron BallThe Queen’s community is remembering Aaron Ball who died Sunday, Sept. 13, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 42.

A Queen’s alumnus (Artsci’01), Ball returned to Queen’s three years later to work for Physical Plant Services as an assistant area manager.

In 2008 he became the university’s first Sustainability Manager. In this role he often worked with students at Queen’s and put into action campaigns and initiatives for major sustainability challenges, including reducing consumption, limiting waste output, and improving the overall environmental impact of campus.  

“Aaron worked very hard to build a network of sustainability supporters across the campus community and was always willing to give time to any students who came to see him,” says Nathan Splinter, Manager, Energy and Sustainability. “He was passionate about our need to make a significant difference at Queen’s as well as for the planet and there are examples of his effort and work that will remain part of the Queen’s fabric well into the future. He will be remembered for his ability to advocate for what needed to be done, not just what was easy to do.”

A celebration of life is scheduled at James Reid Funeral Home on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

A family obituary is available online.