It is with sadness that I share the news of Don Bell's passing. Don was a long-time friend of the family, Brent Allen's godfather and he spoke on behalf of Barbara Ann's children at her funeral. Don died suddenly at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre after being rushed there for emergency surgery from Credit Valley Hospital. The cause of death was a dissected aorta. Lorna, Melanie, Lisa, Peter and Brian are doing as well as can be expected. They are a close-knit family, so I expect they will draw strength from each other. Don had just turned 65 and retired in July. By all accounts he was enjoying his retirement and doing everything but relaxing. He had taken up dance and fitness classes and kept himself busy with many friends and, of course, his family. He was a proud father of 4 and Papa to 4 grandchildren.
BELL, Don - On Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Don beloved husband of Lorna Bell. Loving father of Melanie and her husband Mike Pascutto, Lisa and her husband John Moretto, Peter Bell and Brian Bell. Dear grandfather of Cameron and Hailey Pascutto, Tyler and Joshua Moretto. Dear brother of Diane Quinn and Harvey Quinn. Predeceased by his parents George Reginald and Mildred Bell and sister Marion Austin. Son-in-law of Clare Bates. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2010 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Glen Oaks Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (at Dundas St.), Oakville. Funeral Service in the Chapel 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2010. Cremation. Special thanks to Dr. Tang and staff. Donations to Credit Valley Hospital would be appreciated by the family, in lieu of flowers.