Mr Michael Christopher Bell


The Bell family have chosen donations to go to the Guide Dogs for the Blind in honour of their Dad / Poppa

Chris had a long standing relationship with the Guide Dogs for the Blind.  Over five decades he welcomed four of their dogs into his family, and each grew into healthy loving dogs. His “lovely boys” Brandy, Jackson, Kingsley and Carlton brought him so much joy.

He would be so touched that his relationship with this organization continues in his memory through your donation, with thanks

Charity details

The Guide Dogs For The Blind Association

Guide Dogs provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. They also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research.

Registered Number 209617

Messages of condolence

Sending our deepest sympathies to you all on the loss of your lovely dad. May he Rest In Peace. Colleen, John, Martin & Laura Woodhatch xxxx

Mrs Colleen Woodhatch

God Bless you Dad and you all x Kathleen and Terry

Mr & Mrs Kathleen Duddy

My Dad so loved his family, and lived his life for them. His dogs were a very significant part of that family and brought him so much inner peace and joy. Brandy, Jackson, Kingsley and Carlton all and their personalities and quirks and not a day went by when he did not talk about each of them xx we love you Dad x Kathryn and Janet

Ms Kathryn Bell

In the memory of your dad.

Miss Sue Crisp

For Dad. The guide dogs gave him and the family so much pleasure. All the boys became big parts of our family and were so comforting to Dad, for which I am truly grateful.

Mrs Tina Kerr

Sending you all love on the passing of your wonderful Dad. A true gentle, gentleman who always had a smile and kind words whenever we met. RIP xx

Miss Helen Ward

In memory of a true gentleman with a great sense of humour. Will be greatly missed at the 10am Sunday Mass Rest in peace Chris

Mr Andrew Dodd

Chris was a truely neighbourly friend always watching out for us. May happy memories with Chris bring comfort at this sad time

Mr & Mrs Louis Wong

We are so sorry for the loss of your lovely dad. Will always remember him for his welcoming chat and smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mr & Mrs Robert Fuller

Forever in our thoughts Uncle Chris, now reunited with Aunty Pat in Heaven and the other angels. RIP xx

Mrs Jules Willes

To Chris You will be missed so much. But you have left some very happy memories. Love Lynn. Xxxx

Mrs Lynn Gr

Sending our deepest condolences. Back together with your beautiful wife Pat now! Rest in Peace Chris. Lots of Love Nigel, Gemma, Max, Madi and Marshall xxxxx

Mr Nigel McGhee

So sorry for your loss, your dad was such a lovely man and know he will be missed so very, very much - thinking of you all - much love The Mcknights xxxx

Ms Jane Mcknight

In memory of a fine man who loved his canine companions

Mr & Mrs Sandra and Paul Luff

Chris, I'm pleased we got to spend a little time with you. Lola loved it

Mr vincent kearney

A wonderful Husband, Dad and Grandad. Such a lovely man - sending lots of love to you all

Mrs Jo and Gary Mead

Although we did not know Michael well, the family he has left behind is a legacy of a life well lived and loved. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Marie & Tom

Mrs Marie Lawrence

Chris was a kind man of great faith who loved and cherished his family. He will be sorely missed but now with his beloved Pat.

Mr & Mrs Bob & Tess Thompson

Such a lovely man, who will be missed my many. Sending our love to all the family xx

Mrs Gill Martin

It was so sad to hear that dad passed. He will be greatly missed.

Miss Esther Erumere

Cheers to a wonderful to the entire Bell family.

Family Rj and Gayle Hilgendorff

Dear Chris , I was pleased to know yourself and Auntie Pat ( I always called her that) through our many years with Thistles, I wish you peace and blessings to all your family and friends, Sleep well ❤️

Mr Glyn Norris

Uncle Chris was such a kind, loving, funny and a true gentleman! Back in the arms of Auntie Pat again. Much love , RIP. Martin & Lee x

Mr Martin McGhee

We would like to thank Chris for being such a wonderful neighbour for over 30 years. Chris always bought a smile to everyone's face and would always stop and chat. He was Mr Malvern Drive.

Mr & Mrs Mary & Frank Pirie

So sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a wonderful, warm, kind man and he will be hugely missed. Sending much love. Lynsey, David, Ava and Joseph xx

Mrs Lynsey Regan

Rest in peace Chris as you are now back in the arms of your beautiful wife Val, Mick, Martin, Lee, Nigel, Gemma, Max and Madi

Mr Michael McGhee

Chris was a true gent, had strong faith, he knew the meaning of love and adored his family. Rest in Peace Chris Neil & Marianne xxxx

Mr & Mrs Marinne McGhee

In the memory of Chris and his buddies Brandy,Jackson, Kingsley, and Carlton.

Ms Maria Walter

Best brother..darling man xxxxxx

Mrs Katherine Sullivan

What a truly lovely gentleman! Chris's children are a credit to him and their mum. I only ever saw him upbeat and with a great sense of humour and that is how I will remember him. I would not be in the position I am today without the financial help that he gave me many years ago. May he rest in peace.

Ms Alexandra Grachvogel

To you all I am so sorry I cannot attend your father’s funeral as I am away He was such a lovely man and just have memories of him with his beautiful doggies All my love Angela

Mrs Angela Austin

In honor of a beloved father.

Mrs Joanna Jones

Sweet Dreams Chris, back in the arms of your Pat. Shine bright watching over your family xxx Kevin Jenny Debbie Emma Jim Tom and Jack

Miss Debbie Mcghee

Service details

Funeral Ceremony

08 September, 2023 10:00

St Thomas of Canterbury

557-559 High Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0RB

Committal Service at Crematorium

08 September, 2023 11:30

City of London Cemetery & Crematorium

Aldersbrook Road, Greater London, E12 5DQ


08 September, 2023 11:00

The Travellers Friend

496-498 High Road, Woodford, Woodford Green, IG8 0PN
Tea & coffee for those not joining the family at the crematorium, otherwise from 12.30