Margaret Louise BELL

1950 – 2013

March 30, 2013, just hours before her dear Mum passed away 24 years ago. Meg passed away peacefully, without a struggle, after four years of a long and arduous battle with ovarian cancer. Meg put up a valiant and determined battle to get every possible moment she could get out of life. Her spirit was willing until the end, but her body was just too tired. Meg is predeceased by her mother, Vera Bell, her father, Carl Bell and her brother, Ian Bell and is survived by her sisters Joan (Bell) Turnez of Mission, BC and Catherine Bell of Revelstoke, BC, her nephew Morgan Bell graduating from college in Vermont and her niece Vera (Turnez) Lake of Cincinnati, Ohio. Born in 1950 in Victoria, BC and a resident of North Vancouver for the past 20 years, Meg attended Norfolk House (Victoria), Le Harpe (Switzerland) and Edinburgh University (Scotland) where she received her Honours MA in History. Meg then went on to work at Sotheby's in London, then to the Greater Victoria Art Gallery where she was Curator, then with Richardson Greenshields (now RBC Securities) where she was a stockbroker and options officer, and ultimately with Merck Frosst where she was a successful Pharmaceutical Representative since 1988. One of Meg's proudest accomplishments was the Director's Award at Merck Frosst in 1994. The Director's is the highest achievement a Representative can receive. Meg also received a Merck's Business Group Manager's Discretionary Award in 1997. One of Merck's most respected and successful Reps in the West, she enjoyed a fine relationship with many doctors for many years. Meg ultimately retired from Merck - very reluctantly as she truly enjoyed her job - just last year when the cancer became too much for her.

A service will be held on Sunday, April 14th at 2:00pm at St. Francis-in-the-Wood Church, at 4773 S. Piccadilly Road in West Vancouver. A reception will be held at Meg's house following the service. If preferred, a donation to Ovarian Cancer Canada or Down Syndrome Research Foundation may be made.To sign the book of condolences, please click on

`She died the way she lived with dignity, grace and courage. Farewell gentle Meg'

McKenzie Funeral Services 604-926-5121