January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970
Pamela Bell died April 6, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Despite the ravages of Parkinson’s she never complained. She is survived by; her loving husband of 66 years John, daughters Erica (Ben) Kelowna, Lesley (Stephen) Hudson, Quebec, Jennifer (Arthur) Port Alberni, Elizabeth (Brian) Naramata, son Jim (Karen) Whitehorse, Yukon, thirteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Pamela was born in Byfleet, England in 1927 and moved to Hudson, Quebec in 1946 as a young war bride. With their children grown, Pamela and John relocated to Kelowna in 1974 where Pamela continued her passion for nurturing children and being an active member of her community. Pamela’s love of children began as a young volunteer in a wartime children’s nursery in Woking, England. She enrolled as a mature student in Okanagan College and was a member of the first graduating class in Early Childhood Education. Pamela’s lifelong volunteerism included being a founding member of the Kelowna South-Central Associations of Neighbourhoods and spending many hours assisting others. Loving life and adventure, Pamela was an avid sailor, walker and cross-country skier. She also enjoyed dancing, singing in the choir at St. Michaels and attending local symphony concerts. Pamela, you were and still are an inspiration to your family – you will be missed every day. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the staff at Three Links Manor for the love, care and attention they provided Pamela during the two years she stayed with them.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Parkinson Foundation http://www.parkinson.bc.ca/
A memorial service will take place Wednesday, April 11th, 11 a.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael and all Angels located at 608 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna.
The service for Bell, Pamela is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11th, 11 a.m. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.