Edwin Wallace (Wally) Bell
October 14, 1930 – November 9, 2013
Wally Bell passed away peacefully on November 9, 2013 with his family by his side. Predeceased by his wife Margaret Bell, he leaves behind his sister Nona Stromgren, his four daughters; Joanie, Brenda (George), Jackie (George) and Cindy (Kevin), his grandchildren; Sonya, Troy (Kelsey), Riley, Damien and Devin, and his great-grandchildren; Laykin, Marley and Nikolas. Wally was very proud of his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
Wally was born on LuLu Island (Richmond, BC) and being the son of a police officer, he moved and lived all over BC, finally settling in Port Alice where he met Margaret, his wife of 52 years. He was a millwright mechanic until 1964 when he moved his family to Campbell River. He worked at the Elk Falls Mill until he retired, got bored and then took a job with BC Hydro for a few years. Wally loved hunting, fishing, boating, was a dedicated Shrine member and a past Grandmaster of the Masonic Lodge. Wally and Marg loved to roam around in their motorhome with their beloved dog Sheena. Wally enjoyed many lifelong friendships and was loved for his generosity and eagerness to help others. Being a jack-of-all-trades, he could fix anything and if the parts were not available, he would make them. After losing Marg, he liked spending time with his “second family” at the casino.
The family extends their thanks to the many nurses and doctors at the CRGH.
Please join us in celebrating Wally’s life at 1:00pm on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at the Masonic Hall, 2905 North Island Highway, Campbell River.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wally’s memory to the SPCA or a charity of your choice.
Losing Dad/Grandpa has left a huge void in our lives, however we are comforted knowing that “Archie and Edith” are back together.