Winifred Bell

16 June , 192718 October , 2018

BELL, Winifred L. “Win” Aka the “Tambourine Lady” – 91, of Dartmouth passed away October 18, 2018 in Oakwood Terrace. Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late David and Frances (Ross) Diggs. “Win” spent time setting up homes in Montreal, Quebec and London, Ontario where she developed special and long lasting friendships, sharing and spreading her love for the Lord! She is survived by her sons, George and Troy, daughters, Barbara, Frances, Gloria, Rose and Rhonda, brother, David, sisters Mary and Ada, 19 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, eight great great-grandchildren, God daughters, Beverly Wyse and Mesije James, God son, Barry Thomas, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth “Pops” Bell, siblings, Pearl, Harold, Vera and John, daughters, Claudia and a baby in infancy. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 25, from 12 – 1pm with a funeral service at 1pm in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home 217 Portland Street. Pastor Ogueri Ohanaka. Burial will take place in East Preston United Baptist Church Cemetery, In lieu of flowers donations Oakwood Terrace or a charity of choice. A very special thank you to all staff at Melville Lodge and Oakwood Terrace, for all their care and love they provided to Mom. Online condolences maybe viewed or sent to:


  • Visitation Thursday, 25 October , 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, 25 October , 2018

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Barry Thomas

25 October 2018

I’m so sorry for the lost of my Godmother. She always treated me like a Son and I will never forget all of the blessings she gave me over the years. I will miss her dearly. My condolences to my Godbrothers and Godsisters and everyone else who had the opportunity to be touched by Godmothers love.

Barry Thomas

Alvin and Rev. Wanda Lawrence

25 October 2018

Cousin Fran and family we extend our love, prayers and condolences to you on the passing of your dear Mother. We are sorry we could not be with you today, due to another commitment. May God’s comfort and peace be with you. Love Alvin and Rev. Wanda Lawrence

Raymond Sheppard

25 October 2018

Sincere Condolences!

I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Bell or Win as she preferred to be called at Millville Lodge during 2017 while my father was a resident there.

I found Win to be a beautiful spirited person in quite informative. She shared much information about how she grew up, where she lived and what she did over the years. I found this fascinating and would spend at least 20 minutes of all my visits with her. Quite often my brother, my cousin and I would bring her coffee and she would always say thank you and how much she appreciated it.

When she relocated to Dartmouth, my first cousin George and I went to visit her three or four times and she would hug me and kiss me and tell me how grateful she was for my visit and the fact that I did not forget her.

I did not know Win long, it only felt like I did. We developed a great rapport and I'm saddened to see her go.

Raymond Sheppard

Mesi JeJames

24 October 2018

Sorry for your loss. Godmother was a wonderful loving lady who always treated me like her Godchild. She never forgot and I remember the beautiful dolls received every Christmas like it was yesterday. Her warmth and loving smile will be greatly missed. To my God sisters and brothers it is knowing that she is in God's loving arms where all is Good. Peace love and much light to the family. Mesi Je James

Marcella Carvery

24 October 2018

Dear Family
So sorry and sad for the Lost ofAunt Winnie, She was a sweet soul and will be deeply missed and always remembered for her kindness and laughter , God bless you in this time Sorrow.

Love cousin's

Brenda Colley-Brooks

24 October 2018

Dear Family,
Sending deepest condolences on the passing of Cousin/Aunt Winnie. The loss of a Mother is by far one of the most difficult times that we go through. Aunt Winnie was a sweet soul and will be missed but knowing that she was grounded in her faith in God gives us peace. She is now resting with her Lord and safe in his arms. May your memories sustain you in the days ahead. God Bless you all. Love you .

Brenda & Fred Brooks and the children of Dea. Albert & Phyllis Colley

Brenda Letwyn ( Issard )

23 October 2018

Dear family,
I just heard about your mom, it is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences. I will always remember the wonderful times I spent with aunt Winnie before moving away. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Cousin Brenda
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted

Ruby Williams

23 October 2018

October 23, 2018
On behalf of Dr. Pastor LeQuita Porter, the Ministerial Team, the Diaconate Ministry and the entire Church family at the East Preston United Baptist Church, we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to you on the passing of your loved one, Sis. Winifred Bell.
Our Church family was very saddened to hear of the passing of such a sweet soul. Sis. “Win” often fellowshipped with us and greeted everyone with her beautiful smile and warm hug. She was a true witness for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was a joy to watch her praise Him freely with her whole heart. Although we will miss her earthly presence, the memories we have of her will remain in our hearts forever.
It is our prayer that the Lord will continue to show you His tender mercies, strength and peace in the days and months ahead. May He also surround you with the love and comfort of family and friends and grant you peace.
God, Bless You All.
2 Timothy 4:7
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”
Sent with love and friendship,
Sister Ruby Williams, Clerk
East Preston United Baptist Church

Dr. Carolyn Thomas

23 October 2018

Sending sincere condolences on behalf of our family. Praying for God's strength and power to surround you and be in you at this time. God bless.
Carolyn and family