Josie BELL

Josie Bell passed away peacefully at the NRGH on August 15th, 2006 after a short battle with cancer. She is predeceased by her late husband James Valentine Bell, Josie’s mother Nelli Huijben, her father Janus Huijben, her sisters Jeanne Huijben, Christ Huijben, and her brothers Ad Huijben, and Jan Huijben. Josie is survived by her sons Ronald, his wife Patricia, Richard, his wife Donna, Peter, Frank, his wife Lisa, her granddaughters Ciji, Sarah and Kaitlyn, her sisters Jacquie, Wies, her husband Ryan, and Riet, her best friends Jack, Alvin, and Shirley. Josie was originally from Holland and moved to Canada in 1967. Since then Josie has made many friends and grew to love Vancouver Island more than anyone could ever know. Josie spent her retirement years traveling to the Panama Canal, Italy, Mexico and most of America but always returned to Holland. Oma was truly an inspirational woman sent by the angels to watch over everyone which she did with joy and no need for personal reward as the giving was reward enough. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 11.00 a.m. in Sands Funeral Chapel located at One Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.