John William Bell

October 12, 1961November 16, 2020

We are saddened to announce the passing of our dear husband and father John Bell. He will be missed by his wife of 23 years, Stephanie and by his daughters Julia and Jessica. Beloved brother to Norma Marcotte (Greg) and Betty Andersen (Anders), he will also be missed by sister-in-law Rosemary Mayhew (Paul), his many nieces, nephews and friends.

John was pre-deceased by his parents John and Eileen and his sister Janet.

John was born and raised in Chatham, Ontario where he grew up with three older sisters. In high school he excelled in sports, especially football winning MVP as Center one season.

He attended Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. From there he accepted employment in Toronto where he lived for over thirty five years.

He enjoyed serving his clients as a Certified Financial Planner for many years. He will be remembered for his love of golf, curling, scuba diving and camping but most importantly for the love of his two daughters. John was always well known for his friendly ways, his kindness, generous spirit and willingness to help others.

Service will be held privately at this time but the family does invite you to join them virtually through the link at . On Saturday, November 28th the slideshow presentation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by John’s service at 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made in John’s memory to The Salvation Army or The United Way of Greater Toronto. Condolences can be left at

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November 28, 2020

Dear Stephanie, Julia and Jessica,

please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your husband and father.

It has been an honour and pleasure to know John as he was a wonderful person.

You are in our thoughts and hope the great memories of him can bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.


Gabriela, Claudiu, Alissia and Robert

Sharon Laivenieks

November 28, 2020

Dear Stephanie, Julia and Jessica,

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

John was a sweet, gentle man and a dear friend. We have such wonderful, warm memories of John, especially from the times our families gathered together over the years. We so enjoyed listening to John share family holiday adventures - always with a twinkle in his eye.

We feel so blessed to have known John.
He will be forever in our hearts.

Thinking of you with much love,

Gunars and Sharon

Bruce Wishart

November 28, 2020

I got to know John best at the camping trips at Pinery where many of the neighbours would drive for hours just to be together for a weekend. John would always call out to say "Hi"as we walked by on the road past his campsite (sometimes several times a day), always welcoming me over to share in an afternoon beer. It was over these times that I learned of John's pursuits, and really admired him in taking the time to following his passions of diving and curling, often encouraging me to join the curling club.

I will remember John the most for his late night swims in cold Lake Huron, just before sundown, all of us thinking him crazy.

But that was John.

I'll really miss him, and will never forget our memories together on the campsite.

Michelle Grant

November 28, 2020

Thinking of you and Julia and Jessica. Sending much love. The service was beautiful. Spirit in the sky a great note to end on. Wish I could have been there in person.XO Michelle

Kimberly Mungal

November 28, 2020

Dear Stephanie, Julia, and Jessica.

We are very sorry for your loss. School, friends, kids activities, curling and social gatherings are all where we enjoyed our times with John and all of you.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers,
Kimberly, Anil, Madeleine and Zane Mungal

Cathy Della Mora

November 28, 2020

Dear Stephanie,
My heart goes out to you and Julia and Jessica. Although the kids and I live far away, we will always remember John’s kindness, sincerity and hospitality. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Stephanie, I am so thankful that our friendship has endured the many years of separation and distance. You and your family are often in my thoughts and will always be in my cherished memories. I am so very sorry for your loss. Take good care my friend.

Love Cathy & family

leo dasilva

November 28, 2020

John was my mentor and gave me advice and assistance whenever I needed it, this I will always treasure.
He was also my division manager and encouraged me to go for awards then made sure I got it together to get over the finish line.
I will always remember the times when we went on our motorbike rides which were fortunately ticket free.

Andrew Hoedlmoser

November 28, 2020

Dear Stephanie, Julia, and Jessica

Sending our sincerest condolences to you, we are deeply sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

Andrew and Family

Ernie & Amanda Eason

November 28, 2020

We both want to express our sadness for your loss of John.
Ernie knew John from curling at the Thornhill Club and both Amanda & Ernie knew him from the Thornhill United Church.
Our condolences to all of the Family members at this time of great sorrow.

Ernie & Amanda Eason
Thornhill Club
Thornhill United Church

Sandra Weir

November 28, 2020

Stephanie, Julia, Jessica my deepest condolences.

I have a number of fond memories of John. He was kind, good-hearted and generous. I will be reminded of him whenever I send a card from "send out cards" as he was my sponsor.

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.



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