In Celebration of

Frances Maribel "Bel" Conover

May 9, 1935 -  August 23, 2023

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Bel, on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at her residence in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Keith for 59 years. Loving mother of Sharon Hughson (Michael) of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Lorne Mitchell (Karen) of Stratford, Ontario, Colin Conover (Hulya) of Milton, Ontario, and Meghan Conover (Greg) of Littleton, Colorado. Much loved grandmother to 8 grandchildren: Ky (Michelle), Laura, Elena, Chloe, Hannah, Kate, Lexi and Tess and 1 great grandchild: Emrys. Dear sister of brother Howard Fritz (Janie) of Fredericton, New Brunswick and sisters Constance Walkington (deceased) (Doug - deceased) and Madeleine Grant (Howie - deceased) of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Bel will be fondly remembered by a large extended family and all those who knew her.

Bel was a woman of passion and creativity who graced the world around her with her many talents and endeavours. She was a steadfast and devoted mother who never failed to support her children in every manner. As a patriotic Canadian, Bel took on a leadership role in mid-life as the President of the Committee for an Independent Canada in hopes of insuring a strong future for her country. A life-long animal-lover, Bel nurtured many canine family members over the years and took intense pleasure in their company and much sorrow in their passing. Bel was a woman capable of creating great beauty around her: be it in the kitchen with masterful culinary delights or in her garden carefully cultivated over many years and finally realized as a masterpiece of glory.

No visitation or service will take place as per Bel’s wishes. In lieu of flowers, donations to OVC (Ontario Veterinary College) or Canadian Conservancy would be appreciated. A Celebration of Bel’s life will take place at a later date to be announced by the family.

Online condolences may be made through this website.


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Marlene Dwyer (Family Friend)

Entered August 25, 2023 from Hamilton, Ontario

I am sorry to hear of Bel's passing. I have many memories of her over the years, as our families spent time together. She had the best laugh. My sincere condolences for your loss.

Evelyn and Lorne Walker (Long-time friends)

Entered August 26, 2023 from Beaconsfield

It was with the deepest sadness that we read the news of Bel's death. We can only imagine how much she will be missed by Keith, especially, and all her family. Family was so important to Bel, and she had such love for all of you. She was a special friend. Lorne and I send our deepest sympathy to all the family.
With love, Evelyn and Lorne

The Hughes Family (Friend)

Entered August 27, 2023 from Georgetown

We will miss you. You were always so welcoming from when I was a teenager coming to your home to see Colin, up to when I moved my family to Canada. You and Keith welcomed them to your family. We will always be grateful for your love and kindness. Our condolences and thoughts are with the whole Conover family.


Entered August 27, 2023 from KANATA

So saddened to read of your loss. I and my family have many fond memories of Grand Lake beaches and Dim Sum lunches.

Marilyn Mitchell (Friend)

Entered August 27, 2023 from Mississauga

My deepest condolences to the Conover family.
I shared many happy hours with Bel and Keith while watching our children participate in their various activities for so many years.
I have wonderful memories of Bel's sense of humour, and kind, thoughtful personality.
Marilyn Mitchell


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