George William Bell

In Memorial

May 15, 1942 – April 18, 2012

It is with great sadness that his family announces the passing of George Bell. He managed his passing with the same quiet strength and determination that he lived his life with. Georges passion for art and motors (anything from two cylinders to twelve) was something which he held close all of his life. It continued all the way from pinstriping cars in Honeymoon Bay’s back alleys in the late 1950’s to depicting some of the most famous race cars, rods and nitro Harleys of this generation.
Although he gave so much of his time to his graphic arts, his ultimate love and devotion were reserved for wife Sandy and son Ken. Sandy and George were soul mates whose presence at local shows and races were not only welcomed but hopefully anticipated.
George is also survived by his sister Penny Jacques (Denis), Brother Bob (Maureen), and Brother Pat (Donna). Also remembering George are mother-in-law May Colvin, sister –in-laws Shirley Mitchell (Fred), and Janice Chapman. As well there are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Sandy and family would like to recognize and thank the special people at Holyrood Manor for their kindness. A very special and personal thanks go out to niece Tracey who offered limitless love and support to George and Sandy through this traumatic time.
No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. would be appreciated.

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  1. Phoebe Edmond :

    Please accept my sincere condolences. Death is our great enemy. However we can find hope and comfort in the words found in John 5:28,29 when ” all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out…”

  2. Hi Sandy…Sorry to read about George’s passing. I know that you’ve had a struggle and so maybe it is best. I was reminded of some good times we shared with Judy and myself can it possibly be 40 years ago? All the best to you and Ken.

  3. Class is usually not recognized til its gone, you’re gone and we recognize it. A gentle man’s gentleman and the world aches for more like you. Rest in peace George, you’ve earned it and know that your contribution to society is assured in every uniquely created poster, shirt, helmet, design and heart you touched. God speed.

  4. Dear Sandy,Penny,Bob and Pat I offer my condolences and thoughts as to your loss,I will always remember George with that constant smile , a true gentleman and friend.
    Sandy I am sure Penny and the rest will remind you of who I am, its always tough in this situation and I wish all of you good health in the coming years. Sincerly Jim Holewell

  5. Cheryl, Pete & family :

    So sorry to hear about George. I think about all the good times we had racing etc. Hope you & Ken are doing ok, if you need anything please call.
    Cheryl, Pete & family

  6. Dear Sandy, Ken, Penny, Bob, Pat and Tracey:
    We share your loss!!! George was a class act. Being a
    single Mom I was so fortunate to have him as a male role model for my daughter Ashleigh.
    They enjoyed their time together every Tuesday when Sandy
    looked after her when I went back to work and all the Special Sleep Overs when Mom needed a night with the adults.
    I will miss your quick wit George and that infectious sense of humour. Tracey and I had many good visits with you where I saw that glint in your eye that showed me your mischievous ways were still there. Thank you for teaching
    Ashleigh to drive and being such a support during her years growing up. We will miss you and will hold you in our hearts forever. Love Janice and Ashleigh

  7. Glenda Morris (Kinsey) :

    We were so sorry to hear about George. Seeing that beautiful picture of him brings back warm memories of riding in our big cousin’s shiny new convertible so many years ago. I always remember George as a quiet and gentle spirit. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you Sandy, Penny, Bob, Pat and your families.
    Glenda, Alex & family

  8. Lorene Vickberg :

    Dear Sandy,
    Many years have gone by but I have never forgotten George’s smile, quick wit and kindness. We all had many good times together and the best was your wedding celebration dinner. You truly were soul mates. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to you, your son, Ken and your family. Lorene

  9. Mary Northcott :

    My Condolences to your family.
    My memory of George is coming up to my Catering truck for a coffee No matter how bad it tasted he always refused a free on from me. lol Always smiling, even his eyes. Would exchange a joke and then off he went to work again. A good man…

  10. Joanne, Kim and Bryan :

    Dear Sandy, Ken and family,
    We did not know George very well. However, when we met him at Ashleigh’s high school graduation, his wit, sincerity and sweet personality were very evident.
    We are so sorry for your profound loss, Sandy, and we are here if you need absolutely anything to help you through this difficult time.
    Much love from Joanne, Kim and Bryan.

  11. Dearest Sandy & Ken,

    We were very sorry to hear of your family’s great loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

  12. Sandy & Ken,
    So sorry to hear the news about George. I’m very sorry for your loss and thinking of you both.
    Love,
    Chad Rogers

  13. Joan, Julie & Bill Morgan :

    Our condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and we send you our love.

  14. Dave and Judy Wolfe :

    What a loss, we will remember George for his artistry and his warm personality. Thinking of you and Ken at this difficult time Sandy. Love The Wolfes

  15. Colleen Baxter :

    I was so sorry to read of George’s passing and send my condolences to you and to Ken in your loss. I know that this has been a very difficult time for you and wish you strength in the support of your family and friends. Sandy, may your wonderful memories comfort you and may time ease the pain in your heart. Love Colleen

  16. Just heard about Georges passing at our Colvins gettogether on Sat.Sandy we are thinking of you through these difficult times. Love David

  17. Ashleigh Chapman :

    Unc I will miss you. Thank you for everything you did for me… you taught me a lot. I know you are up there proud of me and loving my new car lol! I will never forget playing need for speed and myst (and all the other computer games you got me hooked on) and you teaching me how to drive. We had some good times together. Love you & Love you Aunty & Ken XOXO

  18. Maureen Lakness :

    What a terrible loss for you, Sandy! May your memories and the support of family and friends bring you comfort.

    Love,
    Cousin Maureen

  19. Bill and Judy Leahey :

    Bill and I are DRAW members and send our thoughts and prayers to you and all your family.

    God be with you at this time.

    Bill and Judy Leahey

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