Basil BELL

BELL, Basil “Curly” Ivan

Captain Curly Bell passed away peacefully on Saturday Jan 22, 2011 at 93 years of age. Curly was born on June 28, 1917 in Vancouver, B.C. He is predeceased by his loving wife Molly in August 2007. Curly leaves his two sons David (Patty) and Rod (Pam). He will also be sadly missed by his grandchildren Rod, Sandra, Clay, Dawn, Crystal and his great grandchildren Victoria, Rebecca, Courtney, Jeremy, Jamie-Lynn, Myra, and Lucas. Also many nieces.

He started in the Tow Boat industry on July 1, 1935 and served until his retirement on June 28, 1982. “Curly” was well known and respected among the many tug boat operators along the B.C. coastal waters. A celebration of his life will be held at noon (12:00) on Sunday January 30, 2011 at the Firefighters Club (Banquet Room) 6515 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby.

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