Lulu Bell
Lulu Bell

Obituary of Lulu Bell

Lulu Charity Bell passed away peacefully on February 14, 2024 at her home in Smithtown, NB in the loving care of her daughter Jo-Anne and son-in-law Rod. She was born in Smithtown on September 13, 1918, to parents Joseph Newton Bell and Martha Jane (Lackie) Bell. In 1946, she married the love of her life, Alfred (Scotty) Bell (no relation) of Scotland. She taught at one of the one-roomed schoolhouses in Smithtown for a few years before becoming the cook at her husband’ s portable sawmill camps. They only had one child, Jo-Anne Jane, born in 1955.

She was a devoted member of the Smithtown Holy Trinity Anglican church and spent many hours making quilts with her friends in the hall. She curled for many years at the Hampton Curling Club and was also a long-time active member of the Upham Seniors Club and the Fundy Drifters Trailer Club. She travelled with her husband during the summers with their travel trailer and motorhome. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, reading, keeping up with local and world news, knitting mittens for charity and little hats for newborn babies at the hospital, and making lap quilts also for charity. She spent a lot of time compiling information and pictures of the Bell, Lackie and Smith families.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Alfred, brothers Thomas and Dalton and sisters Ruth and Lily Jean. She is survived by her daughter Jo-Anne (Rod) Monahan, grandson Jason (Morgan) Stevens and great-grandchildren Sydney, Keely and Peyton Stevens, all of Smithtown. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family is very appreciative of the excellent care provided by Dr. M. Bone of Hampton and the KV extra-mural nurses.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB. There will be no visitation or funeral service. A private burial in the family burial ground, the Smithtown Loyalist Cemetery, will be held at a later time. Donations in memory of Lulu may be made to the Extra Mural Program or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family and charitable donations may be made through:

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