The death of Ann Bell occurred peacefully at Providence Place on January 1, 2022. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday January 15, 2022, at 11:00AM at W. J. Jones Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St W, Moose Jaw. Della Ferguson will officiate.
Ann was born November 26, 1933, at Kayville, SK to Gus and Flora (Donison) Banilevic. At age 18, Ann moved to Regina to work and lived with her aunt, Mary Krenz. While in Regina she met her future husband Robert (Bob) Bell, and they were married in Moose Jaw on July 3, 1953.
Ann and Bob had two sons: Perry (1960) and Todd (1962).
Over the years Ann worked at a variety of places, including Eaton’s, Safeway, and Econo-Mart.
In 1969 the family purchased a cabin at Buffalo Pound Lake, and this became their summer haven. Many happy days were spent at the lake with the boys and later the grandchildren and their friends. After Bob’s death in 1989, Ann continued to spend her summers at the lake until about four years ago- all the while maintaining her Grandview St residence, as well. She loved the outdoors; nature and the birds, and all the flowerpots she was able to grow and groom.
Ann was an active mom and grandma and never missed any of her boys’ or grandchildren’s events or activities.
She was a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church and was very active in church programs including trips to South America to build orphanages.
As an avid hockey fan, Ann had season tickets to the Moose Jaw Canucks and later Warrior’s games. She regularly attended with her neighbor and good friend, Rose Mary.
Ann was predeceased by her husband Bob (1989) and her great grandson Reeve (2021); her parents; brothers, Steve and Andy Banilevic; sister Doreen Cazes; brothers-in-law Alfred Huber and Clair Cazes. She is survived by her son: Perry (Kerri) and their children Falon (Clint Briggs) & Deegan and Daxton; Adam and his daughter Keirstin; son Todd and his children Kristin (Eric Berg) and Kaia and Aubrie, and Brayden (Amalie). Also surviving are brother Wes (Joyce) Banilevic; sister Ruby Huber; sisters-in-law Marion Banilevic and Gladys Banilevic and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins including a special niece, Adele Payne.
Should friends or family desire, memorial donations in Ann’s name may be made to charity of one’s choice.
In living memory of Ann, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Ltd. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.jonesparkview.com (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain/Blake Seebach - Funeral Directors