Annafred Marion “Freddie” Bell

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She passed away peacefully at the age of 84.

Annafred was born on April 9, 1934 in Outlook Saskatchewan. She was the third oldest of 5 children born to Gordon and Gladyne Fraser. Her mother volunteered at the church and a school for special needs children and her father worked for the railroad. A career in railroading meant moving around the country and living in Outlook Saskatchewan, Timmons Ontario, Lloydminster Alberta and eventually settling down in Edmonton Alberta. After Annafred graduated from high school she pursued an education in nursing while at the same time a fellow by the name of John (Jack) was pursuing her. She had met Jack in grade school back in her time in Lloydminster. Annafred graduated from nursing school at the University of Alberta in 1955. Jack and Annafred married on December 30, 1955. Through the years Jack and Freddie raised 6 children in Calgary and eventually packed up the 3 younger ones and moved out to Vernon BC to be closer to a place very dear to them, their cabin at Mabel Lake. Besides raising a family, some of the things Freddy enjoyed was gardening, canning, and sewing.

When Jack retired they became avid golfers and were able to enjoy more time at the cabin. Sadly, after battling heart disease and cancer Jack passed away on December 25, 2014. Freddie moved into her new home at the Victorian in December 2017. Here she found happiness with her new friends and enjoyed the many activities that kept her busy. She will be missed.

Annafred is predeceased by her brother Doug and survived by; her sisters Carol and Donalda, and her brother Bill; sons Randy (Deb), Michael (Andrea), Tony (Karen); daughters Wendy, Lynn (partner Marc), and Jill. Also 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

We would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Palliative Care team at Vernon Jubilee Hospital for their care, attention and compassion during this time.

To honour our mothers wishes we will not be hosting a memorial service but if you wish to honour her please make a donation in her name to North Okanagan Gleaners which does some wonderful charity work out of the Okanagan Valley or the Alzheimer’s Society of BC. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.

Arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services, Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.


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