Anne BELL

Anne BELL

January 4, 1927 to January 29, 2013

We will miss our dearly loved Anne, survived by her husband John Gordon,

daughters Cindy van der Eijk, and Carol Bell, and sons-in-law, Otto van

der Eijk, and Karol Roseman. Anne was treasured by her siblings and their

spouses, as well as all of her nieces and nephews. Anne was born to John

and Elizabeth Friesen in Blumenfeld, Manitoba. Later on the family moved

to Abbotsford, BC. Anne quit school when she was 13 years old, due to

her Mom’s poor health, to help look after her 10 younger siblings. Anne

had always wanted to become a nurse, and at age 23, she completed her high

school diploma, and was accepted into the Nursing Program at St. Paul’s

Hospital in Vancouver, B.C. After graduation from Nursing School, Anne

worked for a year at Kelowna General Hospital. Then she decided to move

east to London, Ontario, to take a Psychiatric Nursing Course. While in

London, Anne met her husband, Gordon, and they were married at South

Abbotsford Church in May 1959. They settled in London, Ontario where they

had two daughters; Cynthia Heather, and Carol Anne. Anne worked at

Victoria Hospital for 26 years, mostly as a Clinical Nursing Supervisor.

Anne also served in many different capacities at Wortley Baptist Church.

Anne and Gordon both retired in 1985, and moved out to Abbotsford, B.C.

During Anne’s retirement, she was very involved serving in both community,

and church activities at South Abbotsford Church. Both Anne and Gordon

loved to entertain, so were always having family and friends over for

meals in their home. Anne was an exceptionally good cook and baker, and

loved both activities. She always put others ahead of herself, and was

generous with her time and energy. Anne loved to serve others, and to

give gifts. She was extremely thoughtful and caring to her family and

friends. Anne loved poetry, music, flowers, and the great outdoors. Anne

and Gordon travelled extensively, which they loved. A private memorial

service was held at South Abbotsford Church on Huntington Road, on Monday,

February 4 at 12:00 p.m. You are invited to leave a fond memory or message of condolence at the Family’s on-line guest book at www.myalternatives.ca


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