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Born: Feb 12, 1950

Date of Passing: Aug 03, 2020

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Peacefully on August 3, 2020 at the St. Boniface Hospital, John Wesley Bell passed into the halls of Valhalla.
He was predeceased by his parents, Winnifred and Hannes; son Trevor; brothers, Dwight, Barry, Bruce and recently Terry. Wesley is survived by his sons, Curtis (Dana), and Ernie (Gloria); daughter-in-law Terri and Helen. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Wesley was born in Bissett, MB on February 12, 1950. His parents moved the family to Manigotagan and then Selkirk. In later years, he moved back to Manigotagan where he loved the outdoors and his hunting. He tried his hand at managing his bar but was fired by his better half. So then he did what he did best, entertained and told stories. He was much better at that.
Throughout his life he made many good friends and had many great memories. His presence will be greatly missed by all who had known him (except the moose).
Funeral service will be held on August 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at his home on Indian Point in Manigotagan .

Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

Publish Date: Aug 8, 2020


Peacefully, on Monday, August 3, 2020, at the St. Boniface Hospital, Wesley Bell, aged 70 years, of Manigotagan, MB, passed away.
Full obituary to follow.

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

Publish Date: Aug 6, 2020

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 06, 2020, Aug 08, 2020

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • It was a pleasure to know such an interesting man. As a kid growing up hearing Wesley's stories or popping in at his place in Manigotogan he was always friendly and good for a laugh. Condolences to the entire family in your time of sadness, may Wesley's memories live on in your hearts. The Stevenson family. - Posted by: Kris Stevenson (Friend) on: Aug 23, 2020

  • We were sorry to hear this news , we will always remember Wesley as the kind hearted man . Who always helped my dad Glynn Chipping (Chip) he was a great friend to my dad . He was always there for him . They had many great times together and many stories to share . Danny and I also enjoyed time spent with Wesley . Condolences to the family . Lissa & Danny Paul - Posted by: Lissa & Danny Paul (Friends ) on: Aug 16, 2020

  • Our condolences from the Wozny family, Margaret, Lillian, Shirley, Walter, Adele to all Wesley's family, we where all pretty close when auntie Winnie and uncle Hannes were alive, but we all seemed to have gone our own ways since that time. We loved to visit with all the boys and auntie and uncle because we would come away with a sore tummy from laughing so much from all their stories of their growing up years, thank you Wesley for all the wonderful memories, love and prayers from your cousins, Shirley Zolondek - Posted by: Shirley Zolondek nee Wozny (First cousins) on: Aug 09, 2020

  • Wesley was a great guy. He had a heart of gold and a sense of humor that was super. His writing skills were great as was his story telling skills. Condolences to his family. R.I.P. - Posted by: Heather Vogen (friend) on: Aug 09, 2020

  • Wesley and I went to the same highschool in Selkirk Manitoba many years ago. We met through my good friend and sister in law Beverly Grimolfson. Wesley was always telling us jokes and all of us had fun and enjoyed his company!! After highschool I got married to Lance and we moved to British Columbia. I didnt get to see Wesley alot over the years but knew he was always a friend. His Mom and my Mom Irene Mayo worked in housekeeping at the Selkirk Mental Health Center years ago. I hope Wesley is now telling stories in heaven and able to be with his loved ones that have passed including his son Trevor and all his family. My heart is saddened for the Bell family and all who knew and loved Wesley!! Rest in Peace dear friend!! I wish I could be there for the celebration of life. - Posted by: Corinne and Lance Chartrand (Longtime friend ) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • I was totally shocked and in tears when my wife told me Wes had passed. Wes built our 2 fireplaces in our Lockport home. He also finished the brick work on the outside of the home, that had been started by Myles. We always got lots of compliments on the fireplaces. Wes was a hard worker and a man of his word. Because of this, I considered him a good friend. I loved his jokes and stories as well as the smile on his face when we spoke. Our deepest condolences to Helen and family. - Posted by: Ron & Marian Stefaniuk (Friend) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • Yes stories he could tell! Kept our class in stitches in the 70s. Also know for his great penmanship RIP. - Posted by: Kathy Bryan nee McKenzie (Old school mate) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • it was a pleasure knowing you and raising a bit of hell in our much younger years. RIP warrior! - Posted by: Randall & Cheryl Fedeluk (friends) on: Aug 08, 2020

  • He was a man of his word, who taught me his trade, I’m still doing stucco today because of him. Every time he called he said ‘Young Wesley Bell here’, Rest In Peace my friend. - Posted by: Dennis Murdock (Smiley) (Friend) on: Aug 06, 2020

  • I met Wesley in 1963 when we moved onto Bunn's Road, East Lower Fort Garry. I have had many adventures and many memories with Wesley and his entire family. If Wesley chose to be your friend, then you knew you had your back covered..Rest in Peace my friend. - Posted by: Darcy Kisilowsky (Kissel) (Friend) on: Aug 06, 2020

  • I will always remember Wesley as a fun loving and friendly man who loved hunting and working with his hands. He also had great stories to tell. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. May he now rest in peace. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Sharon Smith (Acquaintance) on: Aug 06, 2020

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