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In Memory of Dennis Neil Bell, died June 27, 2012

… a gifted and brilliant storyteller and adventurer. Treasured by his peers in newsrooms all around Canada who enjoyed his candour, wit, and wisdom. My father never let the weird prevent him from uncovering the wonderful.

For most of my youth he served as chapter President of the Big Time Mountaineering Club, whose most noteworthy achievement was having never climbed a mountain.

Well, that isn’t really true: he shared his love of the outdoors with his family and friends. He took me high into the Kananaskis, following the river to Turbine Canyon, which is where his ashes will be dispersed.

Many journalists from across the country reached out to pay tribute to Dennis when he passed away… here are a couple of the public tributes:

Miss you, Dad. — at New Westminister BC.