May28FriMay 28, 2021
BELL, Eldon Wright (Father of Denis Bell, Former EMCC Youth Director)
September 17, 1925 – May 22, 2021
On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Eldon Wright Bell peacefully passed away at the home of Denis* and Lynda in Collingwood. Eldon was predeceased by his wife Audrey (Reinhart) Bell on August 30, 2020. Dad is now with the love of his life celebrating their 74th Wedding Anniversary together on Monday, May 24th.
*Denis Bell is a former youth pastor in the EMCC and served as Youth Director in Canada East.
Eldon was a proud and devoted father to Denis (Lynda), Brian (Lori), Cindy (Roy) Gabriel and Sara (Tim) den Bok. He was the best Grampa/Papa to Nicole (Mark), Jordan (Teralyn), Natalie, Jessica (Pedro), Kourtney (Landon), Megan (Daxton), Katie (Simon), Hannah (Dustin), Leah (Alejandro) and Daniel and the greatest great Papa to Kyanna, Kyle, Triston, Ava, Alyssa, Brayden, Michael, Zion, Noah and Vida.
Eldon was the third child of Ernest and Margaret (Draper) Bell, born September 17, 1925, at the home farm located on the Nottawasaga Township 2nd Line halfway between Stayner and Cashtown Corners. Predeceased by his brother Cecil (Sylvia) and sisters Gladys (Wilfred) Atkinson and Doreen Eckstein. He is survived by his sister Joyce (Morris) Ackerman and brother-in-law Waldron Eckstein, along with ten nieces and nephews and their families.
Eldon grew up farming and even though he became a “Stayner boy”, farming was still in his blood as he enjoyed helping his grandson Jordan with both the sheep and cows.
Eldon was very involved with the Stayner Evangelical Missionary Church as Sunday School superintendent, bus driver, deacon, handyman and board member. Eldon also served on the board of the Missionary Church of Canada, and on the camp board in the East. Eldon’s intention always was to honour God as best he could as he loved, worked and lived his life.
Our best intention is to host a memorial service at the Stayner church when our Covid world permits. We will send this information to all family and friends when the date is finalized. Eldon and Audrey’s ashes will be interred at the Stayner Union Cemetery after the memorial service.
Remembrances made to Gideons International would be appreciated by the family. https://expressions.bible/dedicate-donation
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75 Indian Trail
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 0X2