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South Calgary Funeral Centre and Crematorium

12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB

OBITUARY

Albert Thomas Bell

August 28, 1928May 5, 2020

It is with great sadness that the Bell family announces the peaceful passing of Albert in his 92nd year on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years Marjorie (nee Bradshaw), and children Donna, Joyce (Fred), Cameron (Andrea), Carmen (Jim). He cherished his grandchildren, Lucas, Drew, Kale, Eric (Michelle), Alex (Sarah), Jocelyn (Alan), Matthew (Samantha), Liam, Jared, and Clay. Proud great-grandpa to Katelyn, Landon, and Sloan, as well as many nieces and nephews and a host of cherished friends.

Predeceased by his parents Stewart and Rose Bell of Carbon, Alberta and siblings Ellen, Andrew, George and James. Survived by his sister Marie Saunders and sister-in-law Johann Bell.

Al’s early career was building roads all across the province of Alberta with his young family in tow. Al and Marj settled in Calgary in 1961 and Al worked as a heavy equipment operator, truck driver and in the automotive paint shop for Gallelli and Sons, Conmac, and Lafarge Canada. Al and Marj spent many happy winters at their retirement home in Yuma, Arizona and became active members in the community. They explored the Gila mountains and surrounding desert in their dune buggy, learned to play golf, hosted washer tournaments, and enjoyed happy hour. Al and Marj were honored with a lifetime membership to the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association where they were active volunteers. Al was also a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion #284 since its opening. Al enjoyed a good glass of his homemade wine, a game of cribbage, FaceTiming with his great-grandchildren and walking his faithful companion Gizmo. We will miss him dearly.

Donations may be made in honor of Albert to STARS (https://stars.ca/) or a favorite charity. Cremation has taken place; a celebration of life will be held later in the year.

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” - Author Unknown -

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Evelyn Price

May 17, 2020

Harry and I have known Al for many years, I worked with Marj many years ago, we went to Vegas together in 1985 and had a ball. Al will be dearly missed, and our thoughts and prayers go out to Marj and their family.

Wayne and Margaret Markwart

May 9, 2020

Wayne and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We both considered Albert a good friend. Take care.

Gloria Woods

May 9, 2020

Earle and I are so sorry to hear of Al's passing. Our thoughts are with Marj and family.
Gloria Woods and Earle Ueland (284 Legion)

mike millan

May 9, 2020

I'm sorry to hear Albert has passed. My wife and I both had the pleasure of working with him at Lafarge and he was a super guy. I actually replaced Albert on the transport truck when he retired and I appreciated his knowledge and time to train me. Long after he had retired I found a note in the truck that said Morning, enjoy your lunch it's the last one I have to make you. Enjoy your last day Love Marj. It was touching to read. He was gruff at times but a super guy. Our thoughts are with all of you and may your memories help to ease your loss.

Mike and Kathie Millan.

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