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DOUGLAS THOMAS BELL

Date of Passing: Sep 22, 2017

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DOUGLAS THOMAS BELL 1933 - 2017 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on September 22, 2017. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years Kathleen (Kay) and his children, John (Janet), Brenda (Kelly), Dianne (Paul), Greg (Michaela); his seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Doug is predeceased by his parents, Ernest Stanley and Laura Grace Bell; his sister Joan and brother Gordon. He is survived by his two sisters and five brothers, Ruth, Bruce, Bill, Brian, Laureen, Donny and Ralph. Doug started his career in the elevator trade in his early 20s, where he worked at Otis Elevator as a mechanic. At the age of 35 he ventured out and started Winnipeg Elevator with his partner Harry Neufeld. In 1978 he became the sole owner of Winnipeg Elevator. He worked very hard to grow the family business and was very proud of 50 years of success. He was also very proud of being the first person to obtain his Limited Electrical License (#00001A), which is valid to this day. Dad's hard work, dedication and integrity over the years has been instilled in his children and grandchildren. Dad loved to golf as a member of Pine Ridge Golf Club, spend winters in Palm Springs, summers at his cabin in Lac du Bonnet and he had a special passion for his dog Mick. Dad, you will be missed forever and always, we love you, may you rest in peace. You will always be remembered as dad, boss, Dougy, or D.T. "Dad, your elevator has reached the top floor." Respecting Doug's wishes, cremation has taken place, private service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Winnipeg Humane Society. KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 HENDERSON HWY 204-338-0331 Condolences may be sent to www.klassenfuneralhome.com
Publish Date: Oct 7, 2017

DOUGLAS THOMAS BELL 1933 - 2017 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on September 22, 2017. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years Kathleen (Kay) and his children, John (Janet), Brenda (Kelly), Dianne (Paul), Greg (Michaela); his seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Doug is predeceased by his parents, Ernest Stanley and Laura Grace Bell; his sister Joan and brother Gordon. He is survived by his two sisters and five brothers, Ruth, Bruce, Bill, Brian, Laureen, Donny and Ralph. Doug started his career in the elevator trade in his early 20s, where he worked at Otis Elevator as a mechanic. At the age of 35 he ventured out and started Winnipeg Elevator with his partner Harry Neufeld. In 1978 he became the sole owner of Winnipeg Elevator. He worked very hard to grow the family business and was very proud of 50 years of success. He was also very proud of being the first person to obtain his Limited Electrical License (#00001A), which is valid to this day. Dad's hard work, dedication and integrity over the years has been instilled in his children and grandchildren. Dad loved to golf as a member of Pine Ridge Golf Club, spend winters in Palm Springs, summers at his cabin in Lac du Bonnet and he had a special passion for his dog Mick. Dad, you will be missed forever and always, we love you, may you rest in peace. You will always be remembered as dad, boss, Dougy, or D.T. "Dad, your elevator has reached the top floor." Respecting Doug's wishes, cremation has taken place, private service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Winnipeg Humane Society. KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 HENDERSON HWY 204-338-0331 Condolences may be sent to www.klassenfuneralhome.com
Publish Date: Sep 27, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 07, 2017

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • My dad worked for you for many years at Winnipeg Elevator I had the chance to meet you a few times always had a smile on your face, even after my dad retired you picked him up to help you finish your cabin now you are together again rip Mr Bell - Posted by: walter palehitski (friend) on: Oct 14, 2017

  • Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. -Global Tardif Elevator Manufacturing Group - Posted by: Global Tardif Elevator Manufacturing Group () on: Oct 02, 2017

  • Douglas Bell was an active and valuable member of the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) - serving on our Board of Directors and hosting a Convention in Winnipeg. It is with great sadness that we learn of his passing. On behalf of all your friends here at CECA, we'd like to extend our sincere sympathies to the Bell family and all at the Winnipeg Elevator Group. - Posted by: Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (Elevator Friends) on: Oct 01, 2017

  • Kay and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all Ernie cane and family - Posted by: Ernie Cane (Friend) on: Sep 30, 2017

  • Dear Aunt Kay and family, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Uncle Doug was singing heartily with Uncle Bruce the last time I saw him. He provided me with a letter of recommendation helping me get into the elevator trade in Seattle. I am grateful for that help and those memories. We are sending all our love to you, Glenn and Alma Smith - Posted by: Glenn Thomas Smith (Nephew (Ruth J. Bell)) on: Sep 29, 2017

  • Dear Aunt Kay and family, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Uncle Doug was singing heartily with Uncle Bruce the last time I saw him. He provided me with a letter of recommendation helping me get into the elevator trade in Seattle. I am grateful for that help and those memories. We are sending all our love to you, Glenn and Alma Smith - Posted by: Glenn Thomas Smith (Nephew (Ruth J. Bell)) on: Sep 29, 2017

  • Kay and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. We know how much Doug will be missed by all of you. Sincerely Lucy, Dan and Family - Posted by: Dan and Lucy O'Connell and Family (hockey friends) on: Sep 28, 2017

  • We hope for all of you, peace will come early and your reflections of the wonderful man he was, will bring a smile to your faces and a warmth in your hearts. - Posted by: Len and Vicki Lazaruk (hockey friends) on: Sep 27, 2017

  • Mr. Bell was my Boss and gave me an opportunity in 1991 to work for Winnipeg Elevator where I still work today. I remember him and Greg picking me up for hockey practice many years ago. Who would of thought I would work for him many years later. I am proud to have worked for him and his family, and look forward to many more years at Winnipeg Elevator. Tracey and I send our condolences to Mrs. Bell, Greg, John, Brenda, and Dianne. Rest In Peace DT Bell - Posted by: Ed Kulyk (Employee) on: Sep 27, 2017

  • Doug was a big brother to me as well as a boss. He gave me an opportunity to work in the elevator trade where I got my Journeymans ticket. I will always remember sitting in the box of his old Fargo pickup and driving out to the house he was building on Hoddinott road. Even though I was only 5 years old he put me to work at the house. Rest in peace my brother. - Posted by: Ralph (Ralph) on: Sep 27, 2017

  • My deepest sympathy to the family. It was a pleasure to have worked for your dad. He was always fair, and taught me great work ethics. Thank You. - Posted by: Glen Shaw (Employee) on: Sep 27, 2017

  • Sincere condolences to Kay and family. We will always remember the good times had by all during our years in hockey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. - Posted by: Barry and Maxine Yeo (friend) on: Sep 27, 2017

  • My condolence to all the family , I was his barber for 12 years , at Kenneth barber shop in 599 Archibald street . Rest in peace my friend ! Chantal - Posted by: Chantal Husson (ex barber) on: Sep 27, 2017

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