We regret to announce the sudden passing of John Simon Bell on January 12, 2005 at the young age of 25 years. Survived by his loving parents, Les and Marie Bell of Lumby; two sisters, Kathleen Bell of Gabriola Island, BC, and Marianne (James) Bell-Postill of Lumby; one brother, James (Emily McMahen) Bell of Victoria, BC; two nieces, Sierra and Amber Bell-Postill of Lumby. Also survived by his partner, Alana Morin of Armstrong; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Prayers will be offered on Tuesday, January 18th at 7:00 pm from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lumby where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 19th at 10:30 am, Reverend Father Donald O’Reilly, celebrant. Interment to follow in the Lumby Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Young Families of Lumby Association, c/o the Village of Lumby, PO Box 430, Lumby, BC V0E 2G0. Arrangements have been made entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250)542-4333.