BELL, Shirley Jordan Sorrenti
October 1, 1929 - Winnipeg, MB
June 13, 2014 - Calgary, AB
Shirley Bell of Calgary passed away peacefully on Friday, June 13, 2014 surrounded by family at the age of 84 years. Shirley was born, raised and educated in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics at the University of Manitoba. Shirley married George Roy Sorrenti in Winnipeg, and to this union four children were born. Roy's Engineering career took the family to California, Texas, and Ontario before settling in Calgary in 1960. Following Roy's passing, she met and married Rick Bell. Her career highlights were Food Services Manager at Calgary Stampede Park, Heritage Park and Mount Royal College. Shirley was also a partner with her two sons in a family business called Sorrenti's Restaurant. During this time Shirley received many accolades and awards within the food service industry. One of the highlights of Shirley's life was her volunteer work during the 1988 Winter Olympics. Shirley will be lovingly remembered and missed by her children Jordan Sorrenti (Kerry), Lisa Little (Ken), Stephan Sorrenti (Donna) and Megan Darling (Bill); and grandchildren Paddy, Liam, Kyle, Alex, Austin, Hailey and Max. Shirley was predeceased by her first husband George Roy Sorrenti, second husband Richard Money Bell and sister Lorraine Bellingham. In keeping with Shirley's wishes, a private Celebration of Life will be held. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Shirley's memory, please forward to the Canadian Hemophilia Society, Alberta Chapter, P.O. Box 58060, Edmonton AB T5L 4Z4 Telephone: 1-866-425-9851, www.hemophilia.ca.en. In living memory of Shirley Bell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from June 16 to June 21, 2014