Obituary of Claire Bell
July 17, 1933 - April 29, 2020
Margaret Claire Bell (nee McPhee) passed peacefully at the Manitoulin Health Centre Mindemoya on the early morning of April 29, 2020 at the age of 86 years. Dearly beloved wife of the late Melvin Bell.
Loving mother and best friend of Rick (Chris) Bell of Hamilton, Sharon Prior of Gore Bay, Annette (Wendell) Clarke of Gore Bay. The absolute best and doting, loving and proud Grandma to Leeanne (Kevin) Woestenenk of Gore Bay, Cory (Sherry) Prior of Espanola, Jodi Bell Kavanagh of Hamilton, Ashley (Adam) Batman of Peterborough , Caitlin (Cody) Clarke of Fort McMurray, Alberta. Proud Nana of Connor and Hannah Woestenenk, Paige, Cooper and Ava Prior, Isla and Heath Batman and Jocelyn Van Haren. She will be sadly missed by sisters in law Nancy McPhee Lewis, Mary Bell and sisters by heart Darlene Whealy, Jessie Bell and Ginger Morrison.
Predeceased by her parents Scott and Margaret McPhee, son in law Andy Prior, sisters Dorothy McMillan, Marjorie Vanhorne, brothers Jim McPhee and Murray McPhee, brothers in law Laverne McMillan, Ozzie Vanhorne, Ron Bell and Jarvis Bell.
She will also be missed dearly by so many great friends, nieces, nephews and cousins.
At Claire's request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A burial will be held at a later date in Burpee Mills cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Gore Bay Rotary Club (Gore Bay Medical Centre) or the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary as expressions of sympathy and may be made through www.simpsonfuneralhome.ca