Jean Bell (26 Aug 1944 - 20 Jul 2020)

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In loving memory of Mrs Jean Bell, aged 75, of Addingham, Ilkley, who sadly passed away on 20th July 2020 at Manorlands, Oxenhope, following a valiant struggle with cancer. Jean was born to the late Alice and George Imeson on 26 August 1944 joining a brother, the late Donald. She flourished in the Bradford environment, “a decent mix of city and fresh air”, graduated Buttershaw Comprehensive School and started a family. She developed a passion for walking, taking every opportunity she could to explore the Dales she loved so much and other beauty spots all over the world. Jean had a varied career and eventually found her way to the NHS, working for many years in the Ambulance and Patient Transport Services Division. She married the late Monte Bell in 1998, adding Jan and the late Garry to her family and home life.
Jean is survived by her son, Philip Hall (married to Lucille), her younger sister, Carol (widow of the late John Firth), her daughter by choice, Jan (married to Bassam), her twin grandchildren, Hana and Sami, and by Stanley Hall (the father of her son Philip). Jean’s extended circle includes Tony and Maureen Imeson and their family in Australia. As well as Jean’s dear friend Ann who was at her side as she passed, she treasured many friendships across several continents (too many to list here!). After all is said and done, our friends are the family we choose.

Margaret Young donated in memory of Jean

Sad to lose Jean she was a lovely lady .x

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Steve Cockerill donated £20 in memory of Jean

Way back in 2010 Michèle and I holidayed in Tenerife, Sud but travelled north to meet Jean at her apartment... wonderful memories xxx

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Keith and Glenice Mallinson donated £50 in memory of Jean

Remembering Jean with fond memories

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Mindy Lall posted a picture

August 2019 A fine day for walking and a good 8 miles if I remember rightly WYMAS walkers.

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Mindy Lall posted a picture

Nerja October 2016 Girls walking group.

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Mindy Lall posted a picture

Tenerife Nov 2015 Our girls walking holiday in "Reefy" organised by Jean and if course a nice spot for dinner with Olive. A fabulous week and great Holiday which was one of many. RIP Jean you will be missed on our walks. Mindy.xx

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Tony Cracknell wrote

A lovely lady and a very special friend, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. With her quick wit and ready smile she spread happiness and laughter wherever she went. The world is a sadder place without her.
Tony C. xxxx

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Charlotte Pendlebury donated in memory of Jean

Jean was a very dear friend. For me she lit up a room, was an absolute joy to be with and I always felt refreshed and invigorated having been in her company.
Her friendship with Tony was something very special, they had the same sense of humour and incessantly sparked off one another. My abiding memory of the two of them was during lockdown when she returned his phone call as he was kneeing down weeding the garden. There he was, phone in one hand and gardening fork in the other chatting away for ages, gales of laughter ringing out.
How we will miss her.

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Tony Cracknell donated in memory of Jean
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Lucille Hall posted a picture

Jean, Monte, Philip, Lucy Wedding June 1998 Miss you Mum-

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Stuart Holtam donated in memory of Jean

Quick witted, Jean could always raise a laugh - often at her own expense. She had a love of life and, remarkably, even found the energy to enjoy it throughout much of her illness. She was such fun to be around, and will be sadly missed.
Stuart & Margaret

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Valerie Elsworth donated in memory of Jean

In memory of the good times and a much missed and valued friend.

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Neil Butterworth donated £20 in memory of Jean

People come into your lives and leave too soon, but leave you with so many happy memories; Jean you were definitely one of those.

Glenys & Neil xx

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Olive Harrall posted a picture

Jean on holiday in Australia.

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Jean on holiday in Australia

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Olive Harrall wrote

Jean was my very dear friend since 1997, we spent so many hours together chatting, laughing and studying Spanish ! She will be very sadly missed by me but never forgotten.
Love and fond memories,
Olive

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Sue and Ken Bower wrote

We knew Jean for many years. We met at Yorkshire Ambulance Service and our fondest memories are at parties where Jean would nibble on a lettuce leaf with a glass of non alcoholic wine ! She always looked after herself in a way most of us don’t but sadly she has gone too soon.
RIP Jean. Xxx

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Larry & Cheryl Wysocki wrote

Phil, Please accept Cheryl and my deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. God bless her and may she Rest In Peace.

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Colleen Nicoll donated £20 in memory of Jean

In memory of Jean

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Jan Bell posted a picture

Jean and Pat enjoying a drink at Kilnsey Show 2019

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Phil Hall posted a picture

Me and my mother. Phil & Lucy's Wedding Day 1998.

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Phil Hall wrote

Thank you mum. Thank you for your love, advice, understanding, compassion and your generosity. I didn't only lose a mother, I lost a good friend and you will always be missed.

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  • Really sorry for your loss Phil - don't know why but I always remember fig rolls in a little wooden biscuit barrel at your home in Wibsey - a long time ago - keep yourself well and safe - Andy Nicoll

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Ann Brimacombe donated £20 in memory of Jean
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derek smith donated £65 in memory of Jean

From your friends of the WYMAS walking group

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derek smith donated £65 in memory of Jean

From your WYMAS walking group, missing you already!

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Susan Brightbart donated £10 in memory of Jean

Jean was a lovely lady sadly missed

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Marion Temple donated in memory of Jean

Jean was always positive, practical and cheerful on our walks - I'll remember her smile.

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Tina Walker posted a picture

April 2014. Lynne, Jean and the bluebells.

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Tina Walker posted a picture

Tenerife 2015 .... sharing a pint?!!

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Dee Hartley donated £40 in memory of Jean

To a dear friend who will be sadly missed. Love Dee, Bob and Olive

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