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KILMARTIN, Bella (nee Roberge)

September 6, 1945 — March 10, 2013

Bella passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side.  She was predeceased by her parents Larry and Oliva and her sister Betty.  She is survived by her husband, Pete; her children Lisa (Scott), Scott (Kay), Chris (Sonja) Tom (Rose), Greg, Bruce (Barb), Dale, Gerry and her many grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Also to cherish her memory are her brothers Roland (Louise) and Ray, as well as numerous family and friends.  A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 23 at 11:00 am at Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.  For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.

Saturday, March 23 at 11:00 am

Evangel Church

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The service for KILMARTIN, Bella (nee Roberge) is scheduled for Saturday, March 23 at 11:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Evangel Church

3261 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Alan & Val MacKenzie says:

    So sorry to hear of Bella’s passing. Bella was one of a kind, friendly, caring and a loving person. Now you can say hi to Elvis in person, Bella. Whenever I hear an Elvis song, I will think of you.

  • Lue MacPherson says:

    Dear Pete, Lisa, Scott, Chris and family.
    I’ll miss my dearest friend so much. Love to you all. See you next week.

    Love Lue & Blaine

  • Fern & Sis Michaud says:

    To Pete and family we would like to say how lucky we are to have Bella as a friend for over fifty years. She truly did have a big heart and will be greatly missed. Fern & Sis

  • Ernie & Corry Barthel says:

    We are so very sorry to hear about Bella. She was such a friendly cheerful person and will be sadly missed by many. Our hearts and our thoughts are with you and family at this very sad and difficult time. Ernie & Corry

  • Patti & Sam DiMaria says:

    Dear Pete
    Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your sweet Bella.May your wonderful memries of her help give you comfort at this time.
    With love and compassion
    Sam & Patti DiMaria xo

  • Lloyd & Mildred Lowenberg says:

    Pete,Tom and families
    Our heartfelt sympathy go to you all with the passing of Bella. She will be greatly missed.
    Lloyd and Mildred Lowenberg

  • Linda and Eric Breidfjord says:

    Pete and family
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Bella. She was a wonderful, caring person.
    Linda (Roberge) and Eric Breidfjord

  • Bob Baird says:

    Dear Pete
    I’m so very sad to hear of Bella’s passing. I know you will miss her deeply. My sympathys,and condolences to you and your family.
    Bob Baird

  • Josie and Lorin Mackey says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of great sorrow. It has been our privilege to know Bella these many years. Lorin and Josie Mackey

  • Annick deGooyer says:

    Dear Pete
    From all of us at Pinnacle Physio, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Lacey McGinnis says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Bella’s passing. I use to work with her at the Rutland branch and being a new teller she was always so friendly and helpful to my then young 19 year old self. Bella always wore a smile in the morning and throughout the day her infectious laugh made my day go with ease. I hadn’t seen Bella in many years but she definitely impacted my life and showed me how to treat people with kindness and compassion.
    My deepest condolences,
    Lacey McGinnis

  • Vivian & Sonny says:

    our thoughts and prayers to all.

  • Jan and Bill Hade says:

    Sending our support and love from Trinidad with beautiful memories of Bella who became very special to us.

  • Anita Andreasen says:

    Dear Pete and family…please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers…..love and hugs always, Anita and family
    Want to share this:

    The Dragonfly

    Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads,
    there lived a little water beetle in a community of water
    beetles. They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond
    with few disturbances and interruptions.

    Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of
    their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad and
    would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their
    friend was dead, gone forever.

    Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge
    to climb up that stem. However, he was determined that he would
    not leave forever. He would come back and tell his friends what
    he had found at the top.

    When he reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the
    surface of the lily pad, he was so tired, and the sun felt so
    warm, that he decided he must take a nap. As he slept, his body
    changed and when he woke up, he had turned into a beautiful
    blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body
    designed for flying.

    So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty of a whole
    new world and a far superior way of life to what he had never
    known existed.

    Then he remembered his beetle friends and how they were thinking
    by now he was dead. He wanted to go back to tell them, and
    explain to them that he was now more alive than he had ever been
    before. His life had been fulfilled rather than ended.

    But, his new body would not go down into the water. He could
    not get back to tell his friends the good news. Then he
    understood that their time would come, when they, too, would
    know what he now knew. So, he raised his wings and flew off
    into his joyous new life!

    ~Author Unknown~

  • Sharon Lewis says:

    Dear Uncle Pete,
    Bella was a light to every room, her warmth and smile make you feel welcome. It was always how are you and how are they doing? never about herself always about others. We will miss Auntie Bella so very much and she will have a special place in my heart. Auntie say hi to Dad for me please. I love you xoxoxo

  • Ron and Sandra(Roth) Fortier says:

    Dear Pete and Family
    Our deepest sympathy’s to you all. Be assured of our prayers. Bella will truly be missed.
    Ron and Sandra Fortier

  • Diane Elmer says:

    Dear Pete and family,

    My sincerest and deepest condolences to you and family on the passing of our beautiful Bella. She was such an amazing, energetic woman with a heart of gold who was loved by all who knew her. We had some great gigglefests back in the day and I know her lively spirit will live on forever in our hearts.

    Diane Elmer

  • Jason Kilmartin says:

    Dear Uncle Pete, you are an amazing wife picker! Aunty Bella was truly ONE OF A KIND. Loving, thoughtful, compassionate…always making everyone feel welcomed. She will be missed dearly!

  • Leigh Sherrington says:

    I am so sorry to hear the bad news, but am glad it found its way to me here in the UK. I am glad to have known Bella, working with her at ISCU. Very fun and lovely lady. Send my regards to Elvis!

  • John and Catherine Greenough says:

    Dear Pete and family
    Very sorry to hear of your loss. Clearly Bella will not be forgotten.
    John and Catherine Greenough

  • Irene Trockstad says:

    To Pete, Scott and Chris & families,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Bella was a wonderful, loving person and will be missed by every life that she touched.

  • Maureen Davis says:

    Uncle Pete,
    When you chose Bella to be your wife, you chose an angel in disguise. Bella was a wonderful, fun loving person to all of us and loved to serve with a smile. She sure knew how to put on a good pool party. I can see her in heaven rushing around serving everyone including dad. I’ll miss you forever Aunty Bella.

  • Karen Henkel says:

    Uncle Pete and family. I am so sorry for your loss.I will always remember Bella as being such a compassionate and caring person. She was there for us when dad passed away. I will never forget the awesome pool parties. She was such a server always thinking of others before herself. She will be deeply missed.

  • Joanne Desautels says:

    My sincere condolences to the family. I worked with Bella the summer of 2011 and she was truly one of the most wonderful, caring ladies I have had the privilge to work with. She always had a spring in her step and a smile on her face.

  • Lorelie Scott says:

    Pete & all;
    Bella was an incredible lady, and I am so very grateful for having the chance to know her. I will always smile when I think of her, because her smile was infectious. She will be missed, but certainly not forgotten…
    Lorelie, Morgan & Darcy

  • Jean Lanoue Bay Hair Salon says:

    The girls in the salon will miss Bella’s smile and wit, we loved hearing about her Elvis stories and her trip to Graceland with Lisa,her trip of a lifetime. She will be missed by many.
    Jean Lanoue and the girls

  • Luviza Man says:

    Luviza asked me to pass this onto Peter…
    Our warm regards to Peter and may God comfort Bella’s family.
    Love Luviza Man (Hong Kong)

    2)Bella was truly a little angel. I worked with Bella many years ago, she was one of the kindest,loving and happiest people I ever knew. So very sorry to hear the sad news. She will never be forgotten. Sherry Dahle

  • Snow Kobayashi says:

    To Tom and families,
    Our most heartfelt condolences to you all. Take care of each other. Love Les,Snow,Hiro and Tori K.

  • pat mulligan says:

    sorry to hear of your families loss. my thoughts are with you.

  • Gene Cadman says:

    Pete and family
    My prayers go out to you. Bella was a wonderful lady.
    Love Gene

  • Shannon Daniels says:

    Pete and family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I only learned of Bella’s passing today and am devastated for you all. Bella’s warm heart, great generosity, and quick laugh showed us all how happy she was. She had a big impact on me that changed my life.

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