We Remember

Bell, Pamela

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.


Wednesday, April 11th, 11 a.m

Cathedral Church of St. Michael and all Angels

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Service Information

Service Details

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.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Cathedral Church of St. Michael and all Angels

608 Sutherland Avenue Kelowna, BC


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  • Sheila Brunies says:

    My sincere sympathies go to the family at this time.

    Sheila Brunies
    St Lazare

  • Fr Jack Greenhalgh, cathedral says:

    John and family, please know of my prayer for you, and in thanksgiving of Pam’s many gifts and kindness over the years. May the peae of the Risen Christsustain you in the days ahead.
    Fr jack Greenhalgh

  • Jan Bauman says:

    Sending heartfelt wishes to John and family. Pam will always be remembered for her passion and her compassion. I had the pleasure of working with her 20 years ago as a fellow founding director of KSAN. Sincerely, Jan Bauman – Kelowna

  • Kathy Litke says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember her as my first preschool teacher wayyy back when in Kelowna.
    Kathy Litke

  • Barbara Carroll says:

    On behalf of Friends and Residents of the Abbott Street Heritage Conservation Area Society I would like to send condolences to Pamela’s family and this time of loss. Pamela was so faithful in dropping off her membership and I did enjoy seeing her walk her little dog in the neighbourhood. She was a lovely lady with a very kind spirit and really cared about our FRAHCAS neighbourhood. She will be missed by many. Barbara Carroll, FRACHAS board, membership chair.

  • Larry salloum says:

    Dear John and family
    My thoughts are with you at this time of a devastating loss
    Although almost 3 years has past since my own loss I think of my wife every day
    I wish you all the strength and gods mercy in dealing with this tragic loss
    Your friend

  • Hilary Lodge says:

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Auntie Pamela. We fondly remember her visit of support after the loss of our Mum (her sister). Her coming all the way to Australia was a wonderful gift.
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time
    love Hilary

  • Kristy Alger says:

    Dear family,
    I was so saddened to hear of Auntie Pams passing. I remember her with great fondness and love. My thoughts and love are with you at this time.
    Kristy Alger

  • Trish Commane says:

    Dear Uncle John, I was very sad to hear of Aunty Pam’s passing. It was so lovely when she came and visited and stayed with us in Tasmania. I have very happy memories. You are all in our thoughts. Our fondest love to you all. Trish, Scott, Ruby & Eliza xxxxx

  • Janis Brown says:

    Auntie Pam was very much a part of my childhood. My memories of her are of a warm & caring person. I am so truly sorry for your loss.

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