Douglas James Bell passed away suddenly at home, on Friday, August 11th, 2023. Age 65 years.

Beloved husband of Colleen (Quinn) Bell for 42 years. Loving father of Duncan Bell and his wife Emily; and Cameo Robson and her husband Bob. Dear Grandpa of Lily and Skylar Bell; and Athena and Logan Robson. Dear son of Grace and the late Jim Bell. Dear son-in-law of Donna and Larry Quinn. Dear brother of David Bell; and Marilyn and her husband Dave Pearse. Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

As was Doug’s wish, cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Doug’s life will take place at the McDougall Community Hall (formerly Nobel United Church), 145 Hammel Avenue, on Wednesday, August 16th, 2023 from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. (casual attire please).

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, I Challenge Diabetes, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. Sending my condolences to Colleen , Cameo , Duncan and family. Rest in peace. He will be missed by many people.

-Ruth Watt

Sending our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

-Donna & Peter van der Valk

We are so sorry for your sudden loss of dear Doug. At this extremely difficult time, please know you are in our thoughts.
Respectfully, Marilyn and family.

-Marilyn Plater-McNabb

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's sudden death. Love & healing prayers go out to you & your family. Libby Scobie

-Libby Scobie

My condolences to the Bell family. You will be missed ❤

-Dale Crawford

I'm so sorry to learn of Doug's passing. Sincere condolences to all⚘🙏⚘
Tammy Hazzard

-Tammy Hazzard

My sincerest condolences Marilyn to you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.🙏

-Linda (Roberts) - Filion

Colleen , Duncan ,Cameo and families
So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Sincere condolences to all
Lora-Lynn and Leigh

Lora-Lynn & Leigh

-Lora-Lynn Phillips

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.” “Words can't describe how sorry I am for your loss.” “Thinking of you at this difficult time.

-Mouse ryan

Dear Dave & Family
My condolences on the loss of your brother & Family member
Jim Bunsch

-Jim Bunsch

My deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of Doug
Rose Peters

-Rose Peters

So sorry for your loss! He is in heaven watching over you. ♥️

-Kelly Parks

Colleen and Family,
Our sincerest sympathies go out to you and your family. Keep the memories close.

Sending healing hugs.

Lisa McCay

-Lisa McCay

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you all and wishing you strength and comfort.❤️

-Lorraine Frias

Colleen, Duncan, Cameo and families we send our deepest condolences to you at this very difficult time.

-Kit and Doug Pawlech

Colleen and Duncan. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. Hoping that with time all of the great happy memories will bring comfort. Our thoughts are with you.

-Beverley and Kevin Hall

I am so sorry for your loss. Doug had a presence about him that was so warm and magnetic & he had the best laugh. Always enjoyed his presence.


Dear Colleen, Cameo, Duncan and families,

So sorry to learn of Doug's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏 ❤️ Sincere condolences, Jan & Rob

-Jan & Rob Gibson

Dear Colleen
Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved Doug. Thinking of you and your family.

Maureen & Joe

-Maureen Ryman

I am so sorry for your loss Colleen and family!

-Cimenne Resende

Im saddened to hear the news of Doug's passing. I'm so very sorry for your families loss! My thoughts are with everyone at this difficult time!

-Christy Beasley

So sorry to hear this news! This must be such a shock. Sending love to all of you!

-Andrea Gaspar

Our deepest condolences Colleen and family. Doug was such a kind person, he will be missed.

-Carmella Munroe

I am so very sorry Colleen, my heart breaks for you and your family.

-Joe Gaspar

Colleen, our thoughts are with you and Doug’s family. Such a tremendous loss. May you find some comfort in knowing what a good friend he was to so many.

Brad and Cindy

-Brad and Cindy Profit

Colleen and family,

Sorry to hear of your loss of husband, father and grandfather. Sending our prayers at this time. John and Bonnie Beaucage

-Bonnie Beaucage

Our deepest condolences to all of the family of Mr. Doug Bell. Our thoughts and hearts are with you all during this difficult time. Bonnie and Eric

-Bonnie Smith

Sincere condolences to you, Colleen, and all the family, on the passing of Doug. We’re very sorry to hear this sad news and we are keeping you all in our hearts and prayers through these sad days. God bless you all. Sincerely, Pat and Richard Poole

-Pat and Richard Poole

Our deepest sympathy to Colleen and all of Doug’s loved ones. We are so sorry to hear about your sudden loss.

-Kirk Quinn and family

Colleen, biggest hugs to you! Take care of yourself and your Family!

-Patty Forbes

Our sincerest sympathies to your families at this time.

-Judy Freeman

Our sincere condolences.Our thoughts are with each of you through this difficult time!

-Marilyn and Tom McEwen

My condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time.

-Sandra Cameron

Always a smile and always a chuckle! I always enjoyed meeting Doug while he was delivering to us over the years. My sincere condolences to Colleen and the rest of the family. RIP

-Chris Holmes

My sincere condolences to the family. Doug was always smiling and that’s how I will remember him, as I worked with him at McNabbs.

-Tracey Gowland

To the Bell Family my sincere Condolences. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

-Kathrin Radu-Liesenfeld

Colleen and Family,
So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences.

-Elsa Borneman

Colleen & Family,
So very sorry to learn of Doug’s passing. I have great memories of him with the High School crew participating in all those after hours / week end extra curricular activities! Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family at this sad and difficult time.
Bruce Waddell

-Bruce Waddell

We would just like to express our deepest sympathy to the family. We are praying for you and God Bless.
Mike and Les Norrie

-Mike and Les Norrie

Sending our deepest condolence to you and your family.

-Ross and Lynn Winters

I am so sorry to learn of Doug’s passing. The Killbear staff community is a strong and special one even if time and distance separates us. I can still picture his wonderful smile and infectious laugh. You and your family are in my thoughts at this most difficult time.

-Nancy MacKinnon

We are so sorry for your loss Colleen , we were so sad to hear of Doug’s passing , you are in our thoughts
Barry and Kori


I am very sorry to learn about Doug's passing. Although it has been many years since Doug and I last saw one another, it just seems like yesterday that we were high school classmates and co-workers at Killbear Park. Those were special times that I will always cherish. My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.
Tom Croswell

-Tom Croswell

Colleen, So sorry to hear of Doug's passing - so hard to believe. Many great memories from High School - he was always smiling!! Take care - thinking about you and your family. Cathy Ley (Federico)

-Cathy Ley (Federico)

I'm so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Prayers are being lifted for your family.

-Rev. Wanda Winfield

Colleen and family, Our thoughts are with you at this time of tragic loss and we offer our deepest condolences and sympathy.
Anita Reekie and Heather Reekie-Huff

-Heather Huff

I was so very sad to hear of Doug’s passing Colleen. Deepest condolences to your family 🩷

-Wendy Randell