Sad to lose Jean she was a lovely lady .x
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JeanSue Ryder, Manorlands Hospice
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.