Betty Edith (Terri) Bell

Passed away peacefully at Mt. St. Mary Hospital in her 91st year. She was born, schooled and worked in London England. Betty arrived in Canada as a War Bride with baby Diane in 1944. Rick was born in Tofino in 1946 and Peter was born in Victoria in 1951 when the family moved to Sooke. Betty started work at BC Tel at the Sooke switchboard in 1958 and then transferred to the BC Tel building in Victoria where she worked until she retired in 1982. Betty was well known for fun, parties and travelling. She suffered a stroke in 2001 while holidaying in England. She lived at Mt St. Mary’s since then. Betty was predeceased by husband’s Peate Clowes 2002, Fred Peterson 1993 and George Bell 2006. She is survived by children Diane (Mal) Cummings, Richard (Bette) Clowes, and Peter Clowes. She had 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild as well as extended family. Betty enjoyed her final years at Mt. St. Mary’s where the staff were so kind and good to her.

A celebration of Life will be held at First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Dr., Victoria, at 10:00 am Saturday, October 5th. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada, in memory of Betty.