George Minett BELL

BELL, George Minett

August 1, 1913 – October 18, 2008

We are very sad to announce that our dear husband and father, George Minett Bell, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening with his family at his side.

Sadly missed by his loving wife Christina, daughters Elaine, Carolyn (Ante), Connie (Barry) granddaughter Melissa (Jon), nephews Jack & Clifford.

Born in Zelma, Saskatchewan, George headed to Vancouver at the age or 16 to start a new adventure in life. In a small cafe at the Hudson’s Bay, he met his wife of 66 years. They started their family of three daughters, Elaine, Carolyn & Connie. A bit of an entrepreneur in his early days, George, along with Chris ran a dance hall and other small businesses until he found his niche in sales. This is where he made a lot of his lifelong friends. George and Chris shared a full & terrific life together, with lots of family gatherings. They also had a large social circle of friends, and did lots of entertaining with parties and golf get-togethers. They had over 35 years of great times at their cabin at Birch Bay. George and Chris loved their driving holidays, with many coffee stops along the way! They took lots of trips to Reno and always headed south to California for the winter months.

George was a man of many talents, a well-rounded athlete who excelled at golf. He also had fun with his hobby of buying, fixing up, and selling golf clubs. His main interest was his family, and he would always be there to lend a hand with any family project that was going on. His passion was music and singing, and this he enjoyed his entire life. He had a beautiful voice, and when asked to sing at weddings, birthdays and different social functions, he willingly obliged. For Christmas one year, he gave as a present to his family a recording of his singing his favourite songs. This we will always cherish.

It is George’s kindness, consideration of others, and caring heart that always came through. Even when times were difficult, George could always find the good and felt blessed for the wonderful life that he had.

George struggled with partial, then total blindness (glaucoma) for many years, and the family is grateful for the kindness, care and compassion that the wonderful staff at Evergreen Baptist Care Home provided.

He will be greatly missed by all.

There will be no service, just a small family gathering.