Obituary of Samuel James Bell
Passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 in Port Perry, Ontario. Sam Bell of Nestleton Station, was born in Northern Ireland to Mary and Samuel Bell on February 25, 1934. He immigrated to Canada in March 1970 with his wife Jean and their 3 young children. He worked his entire career in Canada for Thorco Contracting making many lifelong friends. In retirement he enjoyed Saturday night dances and bartending at the Ulster 36th club and then at 73 joined the Ulster accordion band and learned how to play the button accordion, playing into his late eighties. Sam is survived by his daughter Marianne (Jim), son Samuel (Marni), son-in-law Dan, friend Eileen, grandchildren Jennifer (Phillip), Christopher (Amanda), Maegan (Colum), Melissa (Amanda), Raylynne (William), Drew (Ana), Taylor (Ryan), and Emma (Justin), great grandchildren Jessica, Aryanna, Silas, Lucius, Quinn, Rowan and Chloe, brother Charles (Margaret), and his sister-in-law Elizabeth. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Jean, his daughter Valerie, his brothers John and Frank, and his sisters Jean, Molly, Sadie, Margaret and Irene. He will be missed by a very large clan in Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Oak Ridges Hospice staff, volunteers and Dr. Steven Russell.
The Family of Samuel Bell will receive friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Saturday, May 6th from 1 – 2 p.m. A Service to Celebrate his life will be held in the Chapel at 2 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.waggfuneralhome.com