Bert Bell Tribute

BELL, Charles Albert (Bert):

BELL, Charles Albert (Bert):
At long last Catherine, Dawn and David Kennedy, Ken and Paula, and Ross and Robyna and their family’s wish to invite family and friends to attend a memorial service to celebrate Bert’s life which will be held in the Avenal Park Funeral Home Chapel, 75 Fox St, Invercargill. On Saturday, 4 July at 1.30pm.


1932 - 2020

Peacefully after a short illness, on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in the care of Clare House; in his 88th year. Dearly beloved husband of Catherine for almost 60 years. Dearly loved and loving father and father-in-law of Dawn and David Kennedy, Ken and Paula, and Ross and Robyna. Loved Grandad of William and Louise, Andrew, Stephanie and Bayden, Sarah and Hamish, Georgina and George, Richard*, Christine and Michael, Hamish and Bridget, and proud Great-Grandad of Zia, George, Tom, Ellie, Stevie, Charlie, Billy, Harry, Jonty, and Henry.
"I Beir The Bel"

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown a private family service has been held with a memorial service to be held at a later time. Messages to 10 Steele Road, West Plains, RD 4, Invercargill 9874.


Bert was a Life Member of the NZRCA and the Southland Rodeo Club.  Bert was very involved with the administration of the sport in the early days and also competed.  Bert was one of the cowboys who started the New Zealand Buck Jumping and Steer Riding Association South Island.