Date of death: 21-03-2009
This is a page for family and friends to gather, share their memories, and celebrate the life of Belle Zimmerman. Please feel free to post ...
This is a page for family and friends to gather, share their memories, and celebrate the life of Belle Zimmerman. Please feel free to post any thoughts or photos of Belle on this sight. She was a remarkable woman and touched many lives.
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I speak for all of those in Sandy Bay, Saskatchewan. We miss you, and your wonderful stories and you're kindness. I bet most of us wish we could have gotten to say "see you later". We miss you terribly.
Love from all of us ♥
Thank you Belle.
As a little boy I felt heard and important; I knew first hand what unconditional love felt like.
As a young man I saw a woman living her life in a way that made me deeply proud not to mention humble; I marveled at your freedom and generosity of spirit.
Now, as a father, when I hug my children I try to hug them the same way you hugged me. I hope, that by doing this I can pass along to them just a little bit of what I was so lucky to get from you. That they feel the same kind of love I did, the kind that comes from someone's very core.
I miss you terribly Grandma. But I know as long as I can find someone I love to hug, you will always be present.
I started standing with The Women In Black in2007 and Belle welcomed me as an old friend. Considering her age, I asked if she had also protested the Viet Nam War and she assured me that she had, but passed it off saying "...but I was in San Francisco then and everyone did." In the past year, Belle would stand with us when she could altho her doctor warned her to only stand for a half-hour. She would watch the time carefully and after the 1/2 hour, she would gather her things, stand in front of us, beaming, and tell us how proud she was of us and how she loved each one of us. We will miss her and that grand smile!
The joke at Christmas or birthdays was,"Don't read the card first!" Belle would invariably write a story to accompany each gift that was SO detailed, she would tell you what was in the box! The card would read,"I found this doll in a little store that...or, this scarf was made by... or, this book tells the story of... Dear Belle. Each gift was as much joy for you to give, as it was for us to receive. Ever, Elizabeth
Every time she visited, it was like having a fairy grandmother come and tap each of us with this loving wand - I knew she had love for me and all my family, and more importantly she would bring us all together to share our love with one another. She had such an incredible power to create an aura of family and community wherever she was.
She also taught me to collect and appreciate little objects... I still have all those little stones and worn bits of glass grandma! (not to mention a love of gods little insect critters!)
Belle was much more than a mother in law; she was a spirtual mentor and one of the few truly selfless individuals I have ever known. Among the many gifts she gave, she often told me that all people, regardless of inadequacies, were "another child of God". Her life lives on in all who knew her.
I know this is a space to share memories - and I'll share those as they come and for now I just want to say I miss you and I love you so, so much.