BELL – Catherine (Bunty) Bell passed away at the Brooks Health Centre – Gentle Care Unit, on October 22nd, 1999 surrounded by her loving family.
She was predeceased by her devoted husband of 53 years, John, on August 7th, 1999.
Left to treasure her memory are her children, Doug and his wife Sandy, Kay Bossert and her husband Hans, Stewart and his wife Jenny and eight grandchildren Julie (Gord), John, Courtney, Christy, Heidi, Peter, Russell, Karyn and her many dear friends and relatives, including a special brother-in- law, Brummy Aiello.
Bunty was born in Scotland in 1915 and moved to Drumheller when she was 5. She completed her nursing program at the Calgary General Hospital in 1938. Bunty and John were married in 1946, after the Second World War. She left the nursing profession to become a homemaker, giving her new role all her energy and dedication. She kept a meticulous house, was a wonderful cook and took pride in everything she did. Bunty was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Bunty had a nurse’s heart – she spent her whole life taking care of others. Her family is honored that they were given the opportunity to give back some of the love and compassion that she shared with them.
A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29th from the Brooks United Church. Rev. George Edmonds officiating. ln memory of Bunty, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Brooks and District Health Foundation – Long Term Care, Bag 300, Brooks, Alberta T1R 1B3 or charity of choice. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 362-4636.
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BELL – John Ewart Bell passed away at the Brooks Health Centre on August 7th, 1999 surrounded by his loving family. Left to treasure his memory are his wife of 53 years, Bunty, son Doug and his wife Sandy, daughter Kay Bossert and her husband Hans and son Stewart and his wife Jenny and eight grandchildren Julie (Gord), John, Courtney, Christy, Heidi, Peter, Russell and Karyn. John is also survived by three sisters Hester, Jean and Nonie (Frank), two brothers-in-law Brummy and Ted and two sisters-in-law Joyce and Muriel and nieces and nephews. John was born at Craigmyle, Alberta on March 14th, 1915 and was proud to have lived all of his life in southern Alberta. He entered the hardware business and worked at several stores before buying into the Marshall Wells Store in Brooks in 1950 with partner Ron Wilkie. He was a World War ll veteran, serving in the Canadian Army from 1939 – 1945. John took his civic responsibility seriously and over the years was involved with the Chamber of Commerce, Town Council, United Church, Kinsmen Club, Legion, Boy Scouts and Meals on Wheels to name a few. He was pleased to have been one of the people who planted the trees at Kinbrook Island Park. “Grandpa” was a remarkable family man. He spent the last few years of his life taking wonderful care of Bunty He loved spending time with his children and in turn, their children. He was an “enthusiastic” spectator at anything his grandchildren were involved in. Grandpa got his greatest pleasure from the simple things in life – walking the dogs, coffee with the “boys”, opening day, a game of crib, looking for owls, a second piece of dessert, watching a parade, a round of golf, going south with Marg and Brummy. Grandpa touched us all in a way that will never be forgotten. A memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 11th from the Brooks United Church. Rev. George Edmonds officiating. In memory of John, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Brooks & District Health Foundation, Bag 300, Brooks, Alberta T1R 1B3 or Charity of choice. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 362-4636.
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