Warrant Officer (Retired)
Kenneth Robert Bell Cd,
NP 811 #233
Kenneth (Ken) Bell died at home in Courtenay, BC surrounded by family and friends on March 16, 2013 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Ken was born on July 31, 1950 in Halifax, NS.
Ken is survived by his wife Shelley, sons Scott (Jenny), Nicholas, Ryan (Kasia), daughter Kimberley (Roberto) step-son Shane (Sandra), step-daughter Katrina (Tyler), nine grandkids, parents Robert and Betty – Halifax, NS brothers Robert (Judy) Timberlea, NS Gregory (Tanya) – Ottawa.
After attending Halifax West High School, Ken joined the Canadian Army as a Military Policemen (MP) in 1969 at Base Borden, Ontario. Ken’s military police career took him to CFB Gagetown, NB, CFB Comox, BC, CFB North Bay, ON, CFB Esquimalt, BC, CFB Moncton, MB and CFB Cold Lake, AB. In addition to traditional military police duties, Ken spent a number or years with the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the military police, and was attached to the security element of the Canadian Armed Forces during the October Crisis of 1970. When the military went back to three distinctive environmental uniforms, Ken chose the Air Force. Ken retired from the military and the Air Force in 1994 from CFB Cold Lake, AB, after 25 years of loyal and dedicated service, doing a job he loved and was passionate about. Ken settled in Courtenay, BC.
Ken’s passion and love was spending time with his nine grandkids. He had a great love for bears, golfing, fishing and making people laugh… The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the medical field and the many friends for their support and love through-out Kens battle
A gathering will be held for Ken Friday April 12, 2013 1:00 pm RCL Comox upper hall.
At the request of the family in lieu of flowers, donations to the Military Police Fund for Blind Children is welcome.