Beverley Anne Bell

December 4, 1935 – June 9, 2022

It is with profound sadness that the family of Beverly Anne Bell (nee Baker) announces her passing on June 9, 2022 at age 86 at Selkirk General Hospital. 

Left to cherish her memory are sons Bruce (Vincenza), Brian (Beth), Bradley (Theresa), her grandchildren Nigel, Sergio (Jasmine), Francesca, Andrea, David (Sara), Erica, great granddaughter Bridget and her cat Calli.  She will also be sadly missed by sister Joan Baker, special niece Debbie Taylor, nephew David Baker, Ruth Bell and many other extended family members across Canada. 

Bev was predeceased by her husband Norman, Mother Margaret and Father Leonard.

Bev grew up in Vista Manitoba and then moved to Winnipeg as a teenager, started her family with Norman in North Kildonan and finally settled in Selkirk, Manitoba. She stayed home with her beloved sons and then started a career with the Province of Manitoba where she retired.  She was a dedicated church member of Christ Church Selkirk and leaves many friends in Selkirk to mourn her.  Bev was an amazing baker and cooked and baked for many church and family events.  Her family will sadly miss her shortbread, sour cream coffee cake, molasses cookies, meat pies and her legendary pumpkin pie.  She was a very generous donor to many charities and loved to travel. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Centre 3062 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3K 0Y1 or Candace House 183 Kennedy Street #1B, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1S6.

A memorial service to celebrate Bev’s life will be held Tuesday June 28, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Christ Church 227 McLean Avenue, Selkirk, MB R1A 0T7.  Masks are required and a light lunch will follow.

Friends and family are invited to share memories and condolences on Beverley’s memorial page by using the comment field below.

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16 thoughts on “Beverley Anne Bell

  1. Randy Papuschuk

    I all my years I do not recall meeting a kinder, more generous person in my life. If she has not earned her wings, there is little hope for the rest of us. Patti and I are so sad to hear of your passing. You are in our prayers and you will never be forgotten Love you forever

  2. Dorothy Ann

    Sincere condolences to the Bell Family. Bev was a very special friend of mine. We talked on the phone almost every day.

    I got to know her mostly through the Church where we both went.

    A few years ago we travelled together to Europe, starting at The Hague, Holland and then enjoyed a cruise on the Rhine. We had a wonderful stop over in Nijmegen when the cruise stopped for a few hours and were shown around by a mutual friend who had grown up in Selkirk. In the Hague, we walked 25 minutes to the English Church on the Sunday and were fortunate to go to the beach in Scheveningen and other interesting spots, being taken places by friends but also bused it ourselves.

    Bev and I had a great time together. She was a wonderful friend. I will miss her very much. Rest in Peace, Bev.

  3. Wendy Toews

    So very sorry for your loss. Bev was such a kind and pleasant lady. Wishing you Peace.

  4. Kathleen Morrell

    We met Bev on our Amsterdam cruise & quickly became friends. She was a pleasant traveling companion, interested in all the area offered. We kept in touch since then by email.
    RIP Bev
    Love, Kathy & John

  5. Elaine Molson

    Sorry that my good friend has passed away. I will miss our Monday’s coffee
    at 1.00 pm. Rest In Peace Bev. Love Elaine

  6. Debbie

    So sorry to hear the passing of your mom , condolences to the family , ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  7. Lorna Weiss

    Just the most thoughtful neighbour. She was so kind to my mother and brother.
    Rest in peace.

  8. Hugh and Deirdre Laidlaw

    Great heart, fierce friend. We will miss our lunch-time palavers!

  9. Tim Byers

    To Bruce, Brian, Bradley and families. Condolences to you all on the loss of your Mother. Many memories at the house on Manitoba Ave. when we were kids. While she was employed with the Province, [as was I] we attended the same meeting. I said “Hello Mrs. Bell”.- The reply, “You can call me Bev.” I responded. “Sorry, I can’t do that Mrs. Bell.”- We both just smiled. Remember and Cherish the memories.

  10. Deb Tepleski

    I first met Bev at a night school course and ended up working with her for many years. I always enjoyed her stories of her grandchildren who she dearly loved. We had a lot of laughs over the years. On our most recent chance mtg we planned to get together for lunch with other retired coworkers. May you find peace in the arms of the angels my friend.

  11. Doris Magnusson

    My condolences to Bev’s family. We were co-workers for many years and attended the same Church. Bev was a kind and caring friend – always interested in your family and with a story about her grandchildren. She was so proud of her grandkids and her new great granddaughter. Will miss you Bev.

  12. Patrick Tarnopolski

    Thoughts and prayers for God’s blessings for Beverley Bell
    and her family. With sympathy, Patrick & Brenda Tarnopolski.

  13. Martin Tarnopolski

    Thoughts and prayers for God’s blessings for Beverley Bell
    and her family. With sympathy, Patrick & Brenda Tarnopolski.

  14. Garry Loepp

    My deepest condolences to Bruce , Brian and Bradley, and family. Mom always made me feel welcome when visiting your place. She was kind , generous and loving. She will be missed in our lives, but she has entered into eternity with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God Bless all, May God be with you and guide you all the days of your life.

  15. Peggy & Eugene Keenan, Danielle Keenan, Matthew Keenan & family.

    Our Condolences to Bruce, Brian, and Bradley and your families.
    Norm and Bev were part of our family when our children were growing up. Our children were very sad to hear that she had passed away. They were their honorary grandparents. Bev, always had a smile on her face and cookies in her cupboard. She taught me so many things. She was a lot of things to a lot of people. She certainly made you feel welcome in her home. Many times, she brought supper out to LdB.
    Her and Norman were our support team, when we had very bad days. They were always there to help Gene & I. You will never find a better, nicer person. She has certainly earned her wings. God bless you, Bev. May you rest in Peace. I will love always. xoxo

  16. Sandy Phillips

    I knew Bev through work with Manito9ba Health. I found her to be one of the most helpful and kindest persons I have known in my career. She was efficient, very helpful and knowledgeable at all times. I am so sorry to learn about her passing. I will miss her.

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