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Mildred Bell

November 26, 1912 - April 16, 2013


Mildred was born on November 26,1912 in Fernie B.C to Annie and Walter Woodhouse. At the age of 16 Mildred attended the Provincial Normal School (now Camosun College) in Victoria and obtained her Teaching Diploma. She taught school in Sand Creek BC for awhile and in Ainsworth B.C.
In 1936, Mildred married Jack Bell. In 1938 her son Colin was born in Kaslo, and in 1942, her son Walter was born in Nelson.That same year the family moved to Silverton where Mildred taught school for 30 years.”Mrs Bell” was highly regarded as a teacher, community member, mother, aunt and friend to many.She enjoyed children, fishing, gardening, cross country skiing,traveling,playing Bridge and participating in community events.She was kind,had a wonderful sense of humour,extremely knowlegeable, and had definite ideas about life.
Mildred lived the last few years of her life in the New Denver Pavilion where she was lovingly cared for by the wonderful staff. November 26th Mildred celebrated her 100th birthday in fine style, surrounded by many family members and friends.
Mildred passed away peacefully in the Pavilion on April 16 2013. She will be loved, missed and remembered forever as “Mrs Bell” a very special Lady! She was predeceased by her husband Jack, her two sons,Colin and Walter; brothers, Walter, Bill, Arthur,Harry, and sister Clarice. She is survived by many family members and their children.
Donations can be made in memory of Mildred Bell to the Canadian Cancer Society at;( payable ) to Canadian Cancer Society,565 West 10th Ave. Vancouver B.C V5Z4J4 .
Thank you ! Thank you ! Everyone for the your loving care of Mildred Bell while she was in the pavilion with you. She made a profound difference to many people during her teaching career, as you have done for her family during her time with you.Barb and Art Abbey


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From: Jacqueline (Jacquie ) Senning
Relation: Mrs. Bell was my teacher

I have just now learned of Mrs. Bell’s death and wish to extend my condolences to her family. I was a grade two pupil of Mrs. Bell’s and grew up in Silverton with Colin and Walther, her sons. I have many fond memories of Mrs.Bell and will never forget her. I recall saying it wasn’t possible to pare an apple without breaking the skin –a question in our workbook–and was advised to go home and ask my mother to do it!! She was a wonderful teacher and a great human being!

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 22, 2013
Beginning at 2:00pm

Silverton United Church

Sliverton, BC Canada V0G2B0

A Strawberry Tea

Sliverton, BC Canada V0G2B0

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