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Catherine Anne Bell
Celebration of Life

Salvation Army Community Church
59 Ballantine Street, Cobourg

Saturday May 4, 2024
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Catherine Anne Bell

May 8, 1947 - December 22, 2023

Died peacefully at her home in Cobourg. Born in 1947 to Jim and Ruth McGenn of St. Thomas, sister of Janet Wilcox, loving wife of Douglas Bell, mother of Jamie and Andrew, mother-in-law of Tanya Elias and Nana to Jordan and Dylan Bell. Graduate of St. Thomas Collegiate and acquired a Teaching certificate from Teacher’s College London (1967). Taught in St. Thomas (Balaclava PS), Waterloo (Laurentian PS), Toronto (Crestview PS) and Richmond Hill (Top of the Hill nursery school). Two memorable highlights from work: teaching the new open concept Program in Waterloo and teaching Nursery school. Actively involved in St. Matthews United Church Richmond Hill as a Sunday school director and a Youth group leader. Enjoyed book clubs and scrap-booking. Memorable moments included: going to Expo 1967 with her girl-friends, cruising the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the inside passage to Alaska and attending a tea party at Buckingham Palace. Proudest moment was the birth of her sons and grandsons. Most cherished moment, her marriage to her life’s partner Doug. A final word from Cathy: love conquers all.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday May 4th, 2024 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at the Salvation Army Community Church, 59 Ballantine Street Cobourg.

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Ingrid and Ray Smith - April 2, 2024 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

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Donna I Longman - January 22, 2024

My deepest condolences Doug, Andy and Jamie and family. I am remembering the comic strip Cathy made up of us "Condo Grannies Gone Wild" when we chopped up the artificial flowers in our 3rd floor lobby (to improve the appearance). And finally replaced it with a live plant. I will continue to water and take care of our plant Cathy. Rest in Peace Cathy.

Audrey Molenaar - January 13, 2024

Doug and family So sorry for your loss my deepest condolences to you

Bob and Helen Smith - January 11, 2024

Sending our love, Doug. Grateful for some wonderful memories.

John (Jack) Bristow (Bris) and Millicent Bristow - January 6, 2024

So very sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. I remember her in high school Doug as being so much fun to be around. Although three years older than I, she, along with her life partner Doug took me under her wing and helped guide me, but it was her warmth and caring demeanour that I remember most. Although the years have passed and we have gone our separate ways I always appreciated her kindness and beautiful smile. Our sincerest condolences. Bris and Mill

Wendy LaMontagne - December 29, 2023

My very deepest condolences to you Doug and family. Cathy will always hold a very dear spot in my heart. Her beautiful Spirit will always surround the people she so loves. Love & prayers. ❤️

Linda Pearse - December 29, 2023

My heartfelt condolences to Doug and family. Cathy was a clever, witty & steadfast woman who knew exactly what she wanted out of life. We had never ending laughs while rooming together 1966-67. She helped me through many teaching challenges that year.

Marsha MacDonald - December 29, 2023

My sincere condolences to you, Doug, and Andy and Jamie. Cathy was the first to knock on our door in 1980 when we moved to Richmond Hill. She welcomed us to the community and invited me to their weekly Craft Night. The beginning of a beautiful friendship. I will miss her. Marsha

Pat Bath - December 28, 2023

Rest in Peace Cathy, It truly was a pleasure to have known you, Sincere condolences to Doug, Andrew and Jamie. She truly was a fine lady and will be missed. Sincerely Pat.

Bryan Marjoram - December 28, 2023

Dear Doug, Jamie, and Andrew, So sorry to read that Cathy had passed. Cathy was a beautiful soul and a loving wife and a nurturing mother. She battled long and hard. She is now at peace. Sincere condolences to the entire family. Catherine Anne Bell May 8, 1947 - December 22, 2023 - REST IN PEACE -

Marianne Drake - December 28, 2023

Jamie, Tanya and extended Bell family… We are very sorry for your loss. Hoping happy memories of your mom, wife and grandma bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. May she rest in peace. With our condolences, Marianne & Jamie Tannahill

Lynda Newton - December 28, 2023

I'm sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. She was a wonderful person with so much love for her family! Rest in peace Cathy!!