In Memory of




Obituary for Dr. Janet Maureen Bell

Dr Janet Bell 25 June 1932 - 18 April 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Dr Janet Bell on the evening of 18 Apr 2022 at the age of 89. Janet had, for the past 20 years, been saying that ‘this may be her last year’ and unfortunately, and to our great regret, this year she was right.
Born in Oswaldtwistle England in 1932 to the parents Richard and Margaret Dawson, Janet did like a quiet and simple life but at the same time she had an adventurous streak. She became a doctor in the 50s and travelled/worked in Africa, the USA and eventually settled in Burlington, Canada where she worked at the locally and at the Joseph Brant Hospital. However, having grown up in Accrington England, Janet never lost touch with her roots and her Lancashire accent always managed to return when she talked to her relatives and friends from Accrington on the telephone.
Sadly, Janet had already seen the passing of many of her deepest and most loved friends and family in particular her dearest husband Dennis and her loving brother Garth Dawson and his lovely wife Dorothy. While far too many to mention, Janet also leaves behind many other friends and family that were a great support to her. We are eternally grateful for all of their help, friendship and companionship with our mother over the years.
Janet is survived by her loving children Simon, Jonathan and Aileen, and her grandchildren Rowan, Anais and Max who will always remember the love, support and opportunities that she always provided. We will also always be indebted for the stable family home she maintained for us (even on occasions when we did the best to disrupt that stability) and for the delicious Sunday roasts and roast potatoes!
Unfortunately, time moves on far too quickly and the passing of Janet leaves a void in our lives - but one that time will also hopefully heal. But she will never be forgotten, and the memories will always remain.
Janet did not want a funeral so there will not be any visitation, but we hope to arrange a celebration of life in the near future. If you feel that you wish to leave a donation in her memory, we know that the Carpenter Hospice was an organization she was keen to support, and we are sure that they would welcome any donations