CWO Howie Bell, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of that CWO Howie E. Bell, CD (Ret'd) died suddenly at home in White Rock, BC on 6 September 2001.
Howie joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1947 and served as a Troop Sergeant in Korea in 1950-51 with 57th Fd Sqn. After returning to Canada for a short period, he was posted to 2 Fd Sqn in Germany as Troop Sergeant from 1953-55. After a tour in the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering, in 1964, Howie returned to Germany for what was to be the first of three appointments as unit Sergeant Major. He was SSM of 4 Field Squadron from 1964-66 followed by RSM of RCSME /Camp Chilliwack 1966 - 69. After a United Nations Emergency Force tour in Egypt, Howie became SSM of 3 Field Squadron, Chilliwack from 1972-76. CWO Bell retired from CF in 1976 after which he worked with the BC Department of Highways for 14 years.
A funeral service will be held on 12 Sep at 1100 hrs at Chapel Hill Funeral Home - 14615 16th Ave., White Rock, BC. Reception to follow at Branch No. 8 Royal Canadian Legion - 152 St., South Surrey, BC. Internment will take place in Alberta. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Howie's memory. [zsp]