With indescribable sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Derek Jason Bell, age 49, of South Korea, formerly of Montague PE, which occurred on Saturday, November 14, 2020, while diving in the Jeju Islands. Born in Montague, PE, on August 12, 1971, son of Scott and Brenda (O’Connor) Bell. Derek was a graduate of Montague High School and went on to St. Thomas University to earn his Bachelor of Arts Degree and later his Masters Degree in ESL at the Dan Kook University in Seoul where he stayed to teach. Derek spent his last 20 years in South Korea where he taught at various universities around Seoul. However, he never lost his love for his home province of P.E.I. He returned annually to do what he loved most: spending time on the water having fun with his friends and family. Derek had a love for teaching, playing ball hockey, diving, wrestling and all things outdoors. He also had a love for all animals that he came by honestly from his parents Scott and Brenda. He is survived by his loving parents, life partner HaeJeong Jin, aunts and uncles; Sandra Gordon, Debbie Shields (Raymond), Jerry Bell (Deirdre), John Bell (Cindy), Scott Garnhum (Tanya), Step-Grandfather Jack Garnhum and many cousins and extended family. He was predeceased by Grandparents Cecil and Bertha Bell and Flora Garnhum. Family flowers only. Online condolences and donations to Humane Society, the Make a Wish or to a Charity of choice would be appreciated by the family may be made through the Funeral Home website at www.fergusonlogan.com Due to Covid-19 and travel restrictions to get Derek home here in Montague, visitation, Services and Burial to be announced at a later date. Keep watching our website for further updates. If you would like to be placed on the list to come in and do a walk through by the family, you must contact Brenda Bell by Monday, November 23, 2020 at firstname.lastname@example.org, we do have a cap that we will be going by so ack quickly our cap number will be three hundred and that will be groups of eighteen at a time, and you must be wearing a mask to get into the Funeral Home, or you will not be permitted in.
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