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Memorable Manitobans: Percy George Bell (1884-1952)

Physician, horticulturist.

Born at Winnipeg on 8 November 1884, son of Charles Napier Bell and Alice Maud Georgina Bell (1860-?), he graduated from the Manitoba Medical College then did graduate medical studies at London, Vienna, and Berlin. During the First World War, he served overseas with the 3rd Canadian Field Ambulance, as second-in-command at the Shorncliffe, England military camp. He rose to the rank of Colonel and became the Chief Medical Officer for the 4th Canadian Division in France. After his military discharge, he returned to Winnipeg where he practiced as an ear, nose, and throat specialist. During the Second World War, he served overseas briefly then returned to Winnipeg as Chief Medical Officer for Military District No. 10 until 1944. He retired in June 1950 and moved to British Columbia. He and wife Peri Gilmor Warren (1894-1958) had a son and a daughter. He served as President of the Winnipeg Horticultural Society (1934). He died Saanich, British Columbia on 2 March 1952.

Sources:

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Dr. P. G. Bell dies aged 66 in Vancouver,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 March 1952, page 15.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 April 2021

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