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Edward Bell

Ed Bell, age 75, passed away at The Moncton Hospital on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on January 27, 1941 in Fredericton Junction, NB, to Abner and Sylvia (Tracy) Mersereau.
When he was nine months old, his brother Earl was seriously injured in an accident with a horse and cart, and his father being overseas in the Signal Corps, he was sent to live with his great-uncle and aunt, Forrest and Della (Phillips) Bell in McAdam. He was formally adopted in 1947 so he could attend school without paying taxes, thus acquiring two full sets of parents. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick Law School in 1967 and practiced as a lawyer from St Andrews until the death of his wife Ann (Folkins) Bell in 1980. He moved to Lepreau, Charlotte County, and worked at the Point Lepreau nuclear power station and as a volunteer ambulance attendant. He retired from ambulance work in 1998, and discovered the joys of Moncton. There he taught first aid, played bridge and enjoyed gardening with the Moncton Horticultural Society. He was very proud of teaching over 4,000 fellow New Brunswickers first aid and safety training, and he was frequently recognized and thanked by former students.
He is survived by his daughter, Amy (Rupert Heath) Bell; grandchildren George and Annabel; brothers, Jerry Mersereau and Dale Mersereau; sister-in-law, Bobbie (McVicar) Mersereau; sister, Susan (Mersereau) Levesque and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Addie (Mersereau) Noble, Lottie (Mersereau) Craig, Jane Mersereau and brother, Earl Mersereau.
He was also predeceased by wife, Ann and son, Forrest Eric Bell in 2011, both of whom he missed terribly. They are together now.
UNDER the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie:
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you 'grave for me:
Here he lies where he long'd to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.
R.L. Stevenson
Visitation will be at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, with a memorial service immediately afterwards at Fergusons Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 pm, with The Rev’d Douglas Painter officiating. Reception in the Funeral Home Reception Centre following the service.
Donations in Ed’s memory would be appreciated by the Moncton Horticultural Society or the donor’s choice of charity.
Online condolences at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com


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