Bell, Clifford John

January 23, 1940 – September 13, 2023
at the age of 83 years:

Clifford John Bell was born January 23, 1940 in Salmon Arm, BC and passed away on September 13th, 2023.

Clifford attended school in Nanaimo to become a licensed mechanic before returning home to Salmon Arm to begin his career at City Motors then Braby & Miller. In 1960 he married his love of his life Darlene. Together with his wife of 62 years they bought their home on Okanagan Avenue and raised their two children. He went on to co-own Mitchell’s Auto Parts (which later became Napa Auto Parts) and NBR Distributors. Clifford loved fishing and camping, as well as woodworking and creating things for his family through ‘Cliff’s Jelly Bean Toy Factory.’

Clifford will be lovingly remembered by his wife Darlene; Children: Glenda (Jim) and Terry (Sandy); Grandchildren: Lindsey (Jesse), Renaye (Tyrel), Chrissy (Cary), Cody (Paula), and Riley (Alajiah); and Great Grandchildren: Brynne, Emry, Tell, Gemma, Ross, Miles, Margaret and Clifford. 


  1. So very sorry for your loss Darlene, may Cliff rest in peace.

  2. Darlene and family: Love and sympathy to you all. Remember all your precious moments in your many years together!

    Ann Jamieson

  3. Our deepest condolences to you Darlene and the family. Cliff was a lovely person and he will be missed by all who knew him.

  4. My condolences to you and all of your family, Darlene.

  5. My thoughts are with you Darlene and family.

  6. My sincere condolences Darlene and family.
    Vickie (Tulari) Barron

  7. Sorry to hear about your loss, he was such a kind man. Great Memories for all.
    He will be forever with u, although u cannot see him.

  8. Darlene.. a great loss for you but I hope you keep all the memories. You chose a great partner.. Take care of yourself.

  9. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Cliff will be missed.

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