Elaine Elsie Bell

Bell – Elaine Elsie (nee: Savin), born July 4, 1928, passed away peacefully December 14, 2004, at Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay, B.C. Elaine was raised in Toronto, Ontario, and moved west to Courtenay, B.C. in 1948, where she met the love of her life, Marshall. Elaine and Marshall were married in Courtenay in 1950. After a few years in the Comox Valley, Kemano, Kitimat, and Vancouver, Elaine and her family moved to Whitehorse, Yukon, where she and Marshall raised their family. With the children in school, Elaine began a 20 year career with White Pass & Yukon Route. After 25 years in the Yukon, Elaine and Marshall retired in Comox. Predeceased by her husband Marshall, parents Agnes and George, sisters Lilly and Violet; and brothers George and Art. Survived by her loving family, daughters: Laura of Whitehorse, Yukon and Heather (Gerry) Costello of Comox, B.C.; son Ian (Jan) of Anglemont, B.C.; special friend and sister-in-law Mary Patterson of North Vancouver, B.C.; daughter-in-law Leonie Metz of Whitehorse, Yukon; grandchildren: Brian Bell, Robyn (David) Marshall, Karen Marten (Brad), Cory Baker (Lisa), Crystal Field, and Micheal Watt (Debbie); and great-grandchildren: Bailey Watt, Mackenzie and Laine Marten, and Dalton Andersen. No service by request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Glacier View Lodge, Special Care Unit Fund, 2450 Back Road, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 8B5 (250) 338-1451.

A special thanks to Glacier View Lodge and all those who helped with Elaine’s care during her illness.


Don’t grieve for me,

from pain I’m free,

I’m following the path

God has laid, you see.

I took His hand

when I heard His call.

I turned around and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

to laugh, to love,

to work or play.

Tasks left undone,

must stay that way,

I found the peace

on a sunny day.

If my parting has left a void,

then fill it with

remembered joys.

A family shared, a laugh,

a kiss,

Oh yes, these things

I too will miss.

Be not burdened

with times of sorrow,

I wish you the sunshine

of tomorrow.

My life’s been full,

I’ve savored much.

Good family, good times,

a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed

all too brief,

Don’t lengthen it now

with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts,

and peace to thee,

God wanted me now,

from pain I’m free.


Arrangements entrusted to Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, B.C.