Dwight Ball, Humber – Gros Morne
Born in Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador, Dwight Ball and his four siblings were raised by hard working parents. His father William was an advocate for loggers throughout the province, and his mother Evelyn has worked her entire life. They instilled in him a strong work ethic and a tradition of community involvement.
At the age of seventeen Dwight headed to St. John’s to study pharmacy, and returned to Deer Lake after graduation; opening several pharmacies on the west coast. Mr. Ball earned significant professional recognition as a pharmacist, becoming President of the Canadian Pharmacists’ Association, representing Canada’s pharmacists on the world stage, and receiving the Bowl of Hygeia, the highest honour for a community pharmacist.
As a private citizen Mr. Ball has created hundreds of jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador. He received Employer of the Year awards in both Deer Lake and Springdale for his involvement in employment programs for persons with disabilities. He served as President of the Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce, and as a Director of the Deer Lake Airport Authority, Western Regional Hospital Foundation and the Deer Lake and Area Food Bank.
Dwight lives in Deer Lake with his wife, Sharon. He has one daughter, Jade. In his spare time, he enjoys hockey, salmon fishing, and snowshoeing.