Kenneth Ward Bell

23 March, 193325 March, 2021

Kenneth Ward Bell passed away peacefully on March 25, 2021 just 2 days after his 88 birthday. He will be remembered well, he was a big, cuddly, goofy guy, who always had a pun at the ready.

Ken was born on March 23, 1933 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. When he was in high school the family moved to Saskatoon where he met his wife Arlene. They were married December 26, 1955 and settled in Cranberry Portage, Manitoba where he worked for Wells Construction. They moved to Saskatoon in 1957 where they started their family and he began his career with General Motors.

Ken and Arlene would welcome 4 children while his career took him to Calgary, Edmonton, Moncton and finally to Winnipeg where sadly Arlene passed away in 1985. He followed his new love Charlotte to Calgary when he retired after 35 years in 1992. After Charlotte passed away in 2003 he moved to Okotoks. He could often be found at the Cottonwood Golf and Country Club, golfing with friends or having a Friday night dinner. He loved woodworking, and baking and was known among his circle as the pie man.

He is survived by his daughters Susan and Alison, sons Dana (Tannis) and Bradley, grandchildren Jennifer, Emily (Karl), Ben (Samantha), Brandon, Carly and Jayden, stepson Eric (Shelley) and grandchildren Maxwell and Cecilia, great grandchildren Sydney, William and Grayson. His parents, Joseph and Gladys Bell, his sisters Dorothy and Marjorie, his wife Arlene, his second wife Charlotte and his son in law David predeceased him.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses in unit 44 of the Grey Nuns Hospital, the kind caring staff at Churchill Manor and the excellent nurses with Bayshore.

We look forward to when we can gather safely and share our stories, there is so much more to say about this wonderful man.


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Patrick Achtemichuk

13 April 2021

I first met Ken many years ago at Cottonwood Golf many years ago and later formed a group of four that golfed together regularly . Ken was just a very kind and compassionate man. We played together probably 5-6 years and every day was truly enjoyable filled with laughs. When Ken moved to Edmonton, I would call him regularly and the one thing he never lost was his quick whit and sense of humour !!
Thank You for all the memories an RIP good buddy
Pat Achtemichuk

Hugh Burdon

3 April 2021

I worked with Ken as a District Service Manager in Moncton. He was always willing to share his knowledge of the business with me which I appreciated. I remember Ken catching a huge Blue Fin Tuna off the Coast of PEI. The Tuna picked the wrong guy to tangle with. If I remember correctly it took almost 3 hours to land the fish. There are few people who could do that!
Rest in Peace Ken! Thanks for the memories!

Reg Colborne

3 April 2021

It was such a great pleasure to have worked and know Ken. We were in Moncton at the time and he was the PDC zone Manager and I was the rookie ACDelco District Manager for the East coast. He took me under his huge ....kind wing and showed me the ropes....never forgot his friendship and wit!!! My thoughts are with his family at this time.....RIP gentle giant!!

Shirley Meyers

3 April 2021

I was fortunate to work with Mr. Bell in Winnipeg at GM.
He was for sure a gentle giant. Always enjoyed his company and his stories. Rest In Peace Mr. Bell. ❤️

Court Brooker

3 April 2021

I had the good fortune to have worked with and known Ken for many years.

What an honour.

We shared many a challenge, numerous chuckles and a few tears. Enjoyed our recent phone calls and how clear the memories were for the really great experiences of the past.

My deepest sympathies to the entire family.

A life, well lived.

Rest In Peace Ken.

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