BELL, June Annie (née Dear / Chapman)

Born on June 9, 1929. Passed away December 7, 2018.

Adored Mum of Robyn, Stephen (dec.), Debi, Kerena, Mark, Ian (dec.), and Heather,

Mother-in-law to David, John, Peter, Marita, Kathy and Michael.

Granny to Stuart, James, Glynn, Bronwyn, Zeb, Max, Bree, Jade, Erin, Aidan, Rhett, Angus, Joshua, Cameron, Elyse, Jessica, Eli, Holly, Reid and Floyd and their families.

Great Grandmother of 18 and 3 on the way.

Passionately devoted to her family and friends.


A life lived to the fullest.

We can’t quite imagine life without you,

You will be so greatly missed.

Funeral Notice
Kernot Community Centre Loch-Kernot Road, KernotView Map
A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Mrs. June Annie Bell will be held at the Kernot Community Centre, Loch-Kernot Rd, Kernot on Thursday December 13, 2018 commencing at 3.00pm.   Private Cremation.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rose Lodge, Wonthaggi. Envelopes will be available at the Service.
  1. An enormous sense of loss pervades the passing of June Bell. I have been her friend for only the last 2 ½ years of her life. Throughout this time I have born witness to the true meaning of courage, authenticity, and resilience. Her unfailing humour and quick wit, curiosity and keen insights; her unflagging interest in people, events and the world at large; her indefatigable desire to experience new things and to fully live life; her strong sense of justice and sensitivity to the needs of others; her willingness to take on the vicissitudes of life with determination; her endless capacity for love, thoughtfulness and open-heartedness; her refusal to accept her lot, if she saw fit, without a fight; to remain independent however possible; to retain her sense of dignity and her identity as a professional nurse and as a mother; her fierce loyalty and steadfast determination to retain her maternal responsibilities to the end….all of these, was my experience of June Bell. If one needed a champion, June would be the one I would want in my court . She is dearly missed but an example to us all.

    Karen Chugg December 12, 2018