BELL, Colleen Mildred
1954 – 2013
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Colleen Mildred Bell on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the age of 58 years. Colleen is survived by her loving mother, Shirley Borgel of Stettler, her son, Tim Bell (Lisa) and by her granddaughters, Jordyn, Abby and Fynlee all of Warburg, sisters, Linda Poffenroth of Calgary, Dianne (John) Clark of Stettler, brother, Mark Smitten (Sylvie) of Stettler and sister-in-law, Denise Smitten of Red Deer. Colleen is also survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends. She was predeceased by her father, Maurice Smitten, nephew, Dean Poffenroth, step-father, Clarence Borgel, brother, Bob Smitten and most recently, brother-in-law, Bob Poffenroth. Colleen loved the outdoors. She loved to go camping and would spend hours outside in her vegetable and flower gardens. For the last three years, she had bought many packages of seeds in hopes that she could get out and plant a big garden again however her ever deteriorating health dictated other wise and the packages of unopened seeds we found in a box were many. Colleen was a person who always thought of others before herself. She was a kind, gentle and compassionate person and took everything she could out of every day. Colleen leaves us now with many life lessons, things she tried to live her life by,
forgive your enemies…because life is too short, love your family because in the end they are all that really ever
mattered and always give of yourself before you ever ask anyone to give to you.
Colleen was loved dearly and there will be a void in our lives where a true ray of sunshine used to be. A memorial service for Colleen was held at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. John Crowdis of the Stettler United Church officiating. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Colleen, memorial contributions may be made to the Liver Foundation in care of
Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services
Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been
entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at www.brennenfuneralhome.com.