Carol "Bellmon" Pendleton
Surrounded by her loving family, the death of Carol "Bellmon" (Newman) Pendleton, wife of the late Keith Pendleton, occurred peacefully at her residence on Monday, November 6, 2023. Born on Campobello Island on February 16, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Merton and Viola Newman.
A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Bellmon is survived by daughters: Anne Leslie and Kathy Carpenter (Art); sons: Chris (Patty) and Kingsley (Kelly); sister: Connie Fleet; special friends: Heather, Marilyn and Gisele; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Keith; sons: Loren "Laurie", Vance and Jack; a daughter in infancy: Julie Marie; brothers: Percy, Winslow and Neil; sisters: Katheryn, Eileen and Fern.
Those of us who has the privilege of being loved by Belle, miss her tremendously already. Yet we take comfort knowing that our beloved Mom, Grammy, sister, aunt, and friend is no longer separated from the love of her life, Keith. In her own words; "We’ve been so happy together, Keith and I. We have been so very lucky." The family cannot help but acknowledge our gratitude for the example of love we have been allowed to witness over the years.
To say that Belle excelled at love and generosity is an understatement. She was incredibly resourceful. It is common knowledge that no one went hungry if she had anything to say about it. Even if Tupperware was scarce, visitors could always count on extravagant care packages of food (often stuffed into newspaper tubes).
She could break up a raucous wrestling match with nothing more than a steely gaze and a concealed straight pin. All the while maintaining poise and elegance. She possessed a rare combination of beauty and strength, in equal measure.
Belle was a sympathetic ear and sounding board for many. Always making the time to listen. If she didn’t feel that her advice was satisfactory, she would "call for back up". Searching her impressive collection of Ann Landers written gems of wisdom.
She is fondly remembered for her exceptional love for children. Especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought her so much joy. Our lives have been so blessed by her warmth and her love. By her steadiness and her strength. By her kindness.
We cherish every memory. Until we meet again.
The family would like to thank both home support and Eastern Charlotte Extra Mural for the care and assistance provided to Belle. Your devotion and compassion never went unnoticed.
Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (506-755-3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George NB. In keeping with Bellmon’s wishes there will be no visiting. The interment will be held in the Fairhaven Community Cemetery in spring 2024. In Bellmon's memory, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.