This is a space for everyone to share their fondest memories of Scott. Please add them below, these messages are a great comfort for his family and our plan is to save them all for his son Elliot to read in the future.

Thank you xx

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  1. Dawn Price
    April 29, 2014

    Although I did not know Scott, I have special memories now because of what he created while suffering with this evil disease.
    My husband George was diagnosed with MND in August last year and has declined very quickly ever since. We received both Scotts power wheelchair and a donation towards adaptation equipment for my van before Easter. The support from the “scottbell fund” has meant that George was able to go with me on holiday to France which we never thought possible.
    I would like to share that Scotts memory lives on helping MND sufferers directly and for this I am eternally grateful to Scott and his family x

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  2. Kirstie O'Neill
    November 29, 2013

    What an amazing person Scott was and I feel so honoured to have known him. I have shared so many good times with Scott and have great memories of celebrating many weddings, New Years, holidays and of course our nights out in Morpeth, Ikon & Baja beach club, obviously all with plenty of shots, singing and dancing!! More than anything I will always remember the first time Louise and Scott met on our first girlie holiday and how their story began. After a drunkin night in Tenerife, when Louise and Scott had met, Louise and I were giggling teenagers in our apartment discussing how much we liked our future husbands too be and little did we know they were both sitting outside our apartment listening. That was the beginning of such a perfect couple. I am truly blessed to have known Scott and he will be greatly missed. Elliot you would have been so proud of your dad, he was caring, great fun, cheeky, inspirational and he loved his family and friends and more than anything you and your mum.

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  3. Mar Scott
    October 20, 2013

    I knew Scott for many years, having played football around Shankhouse wih him a nd Johnathon Patterson, every Sat for years . Then after not seeing him for years our friendship was reborn with Friday nights in the Brockwelll. Top lad loved a laugh, always had time for you. R.i.p Scott and I’m sure little Elliot will never tire of being told stories about you

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  4. Claire Whincup
    October 19, 2013

    Has found it really difficult to write this as I can’t possibly imagine what Scott’s friends and family are going through at this moment in time. Scott was a great friend of my brothers and although I had not really seen him for a number of years I remember him well from his younger days. He was a very cheeky young lad with a great sense of humour and grin to go with it. What has happened to Scott is so sad and clearly he has touched so many peoples lives in one way or another and will be remembered forever. I just really wanted to take this opportunity to pay my respects to Lousie, Elliot and the rest of Scott’s family and to say we are so so sorry for your loss. Xxx

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  5. Donela Felton
    October 17, 2013

    Scott – the man with the gorgeous Geordie accent and a heart of Gold! When I joined the Tech Team at Pearson, he was never too busy to help with the numerous queries I bombarded him with ….. and there were many!! Even when things began to get tough with the MND, Scott kept his sense of fun and mischief … I still laugh when I think of him giving rides on his mobility scooter at the last Company Conference he attended!! Scott – you will be sorely missed by everyone you came into contact with. Sleep tight and keep smiling x

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  6. Kelly Giman
    October 15, 2013

    I’ll always remember Scott as having a smile on his face. The first time you met Scott you felt like you had known him for years. He was easy to talk to, full of fun and mischief, genuine, loyal and just a lovely man. I will always remember him when stopping for a quick five minute ‘power-nap’ on the motorway services because, when Scott did that, he slept for three hours and woke up to a nearly empty services in the dark. What a guy! I feel proud to have known him xxx

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  7. Paul Allan (Supa)
    October 14, 2013

    Although I had known Scott by sight for many years, (having watched and admired him playing football for both Spartans and the Village), it was only after he had been diagnosed that we actually met, although I had known his dad Gordon for several years.

    I saw him in the Plough one time on crutches, went over to introduce myself and to ask if he had broken his leg playing football…and he quite openly explained that it was a bit more serious than that. Once he told me about his illness, and about the Scott Bell Fund, I asked if the band I played in (Black Rose) could play a benefit gig for him at the Village Club, I also offered my son Joe Allan’s services as a support act. Scott immediately said yes, although he did have reservations about filling the place…although he needn’t have worried…given the support he had for his campaign!

    During the build up to the gig, Scott and I met up and discussed how the tickets were selling and (as you all probably witnessed) it was a huge success. A week or so after the gig, Louise and Scott came to my house to catch up, and I will cherish the Thank You card I received.

    During the build up to the gig, I got to know Scott a bit better and was amazed at not only his great courage, but also the fact that he retained a great sense of humour, despite his problems.

    Another nice touch was that Scott, Louise and I actually became neighbours, as he ended up buying the bungalow that backs onto my house. When he eventually moved in, I text him to ask if we could have a game of head tennis over our fence sometime….and Scott replied to say yes…but that he would still beat me!

    It was an honour for me, Joe and Black Rose to help the Scott Bell Fund in the small way that we did, but for me personally, it allowed me the opportunity and privilege to meet a person that handled his problems with a courage and attitude that really could not be bettered.

    He was a great footballer…but an even greater man.

    RIP Scott, and all the best to Louise and little Elliot.

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  8. Ian Pratt
    October 14, 2013

    It is difficult to find the appropriate words to describe someone that you have never met in person yet have the deepest admiration for.

    Scott was one of the first people I got in contact with when I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease at the age of 42. I have a 3 year old daughter and shared lots in common with this dear fellow.

    Scott gave me so much support in the early days of diagnosis, he had already walked the path ahead of me and knew what living with this disease was like. He was a tremendous support and we frequently chatted online about his treatment or trials that were happening in the MND field.

    I found Scott to be a caring, selfless individual and I like most was terribly upset when I heard that he died, given that I had only been speaking with him about a week earlier.

    Elliott, you have an amazing dad, my fondest memory of whom is a picture of him sitting in his chair, stroking your head and his caption was chillin with my boy. This is the image that comes to mind when I think of your daddy, because there is a look on his face that shows how much he loves you and given that he and I were in a similar position, I could only imagine the thoughts running through his mind.

    Warmest regards to all of his family.

    Ian

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  9. Marianne Kelly
    October 14, 2013

    We had lots of laughs about nothing in particular, and then when he knew Elliott was on the way, we met up for an end of term giggle and what a time we had! We all had tears rolling down our faces, I couldn’t breathe for laughing at names that don’t go with our surnames and what initials would spell, we were like a group of kindergarten kids! That was the Scott I’d like to remember!

    He was generous, kind, funny, and so brave – the way he handled himself since he found out he had MND and wow did he raise some money. Your Elliott will take some pride reading about how you inspired so many people with that infectious laugh and smile, please rest in peace Scott, much love xxx

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  10. Alan Irvine
    October 12, 2013

    I’ve just remembered a classic belly moment.

    I am 6’3″ belly was 5’8″ at best.

    We were on a night out and he jumped on my back and said he wasn’t getting off. I spent the next 30mins walking around with him on my back and even going to the toilet with him hanging off my back.

    I probably had to bribe him with a shot to get him off.

    Hilarious and so typically Scott.

    Love that man

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  11. Sarah Mac
    October 12, 2013

    The only memories I have of Scott are most certainly happy ones.

    Being so excited eating monkfish in lal quila because it tasted like chicken. (After turning veggie.)

    Duetting on the karaoke & showing George & Aretha how it’s done.

    Serious debates over whether its better to put salt on eggy bread before you cook it or afterwards.

    Elton John sing-a-longs until stupid o’clock round the piano.

    Turning up in Cyprus out of the blue for Micky & Sarah’s wedding & helped make it probably the best holiday ever.

    How proud he was when me little pal Elliot was born.

    How speechless he was on his wedding day attempting to tell us all how he felt about Louise still sends shivers down my spine.

    It’s funny that it’s sometimes the little things that you remember. But Scott, amongst all those little things you played such a huge part in all of our lives, probably without even realising it. But most of all I love & remember you most for how happy you made my beautiful friend, Louise. I will never forget that.

    You’ll be in my heart always

    Mac Attack xxx

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  12. Brian Davison
    October 11, 2013

    I will always remember Scott as a great footballer and a wonderfull man. He always had time to have a friendly chat, especially when football was mentioned. We have lost and lovely man.

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  13. Mel
    October 11, 2013

    Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Scott, I’ve known his brother Chris for many years and have sat next to him at work every day for the past 10 months. From this I have learnt what a fighter Scott was and how he never wanted to give up. Chris told me often how he admired his brothers spirit and what an inspiration he was to Chris and so many others. So although I never met him I too had a great amount of respect for a man in the face of adversity stayed strong remained high spirited and fought as much as he could against the odds.

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  14. Christine Fisher
    October 11, 2013

    I will remember Scott for always being the first on the dance floor at conference , dive bombing into the hotel swimming pool and always holding the bar up at the end of the evening. He was a fun loving and mischievous but always had time for others. I will miss our banter when Scotland were playing England and our discussions on rugby, yes rugby not football.
    Scott is an inspiration to us all and his love of life, bravery, determination and fight will be remembered forever.

    Christine Fisher (his wee Scottish colleague and friend from Pearson)

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  15. Andrew Larsen
    October 11, 2013

    Far too many just to write just one, so here goes with a few my best memories, not necessarily in any order:
    • Always seeing his daft red Austin Maestro abandoned round Cramlington, as his petrol gauge didn’t work.
    • Thinking that not playing his radio in the car would give him better fuel economy in his daft red Austin Maestro.
    • His love of beers in, and a night of poker with the lads.
    • His love of beers out with the lads and watching the football; any football.
    • His love of stripping down to his kegs and offering to wrestle the irvine’s and Sas in the garden after getting beaten at poker.
    • That infectious smile.
    • His ability to spill someone’s drink, even if he was in his words, “nowhere near it”.
    • How protective he was of his family and his mates – he always had your back.
    • What a footballer – I don’t need to say anything else here.
    • His love of the Artic Monkeys.
    • The tears: I think Simon Grundy summed it up nicely in his tribute; I’ve never met a man so comfortable to cry in happiness.
    • The fact that whether he had had four pints or 14 pints, he would always be sick somewhere in between and keep on going.
    • That dress sense.
    • The only lad who respected his mam and dad and didn’t allow us to party at their house when they were on holiday.
    • Instead of paying to use the cash machine in the Brockwell seam, going across to the Spa to get cash back and coming back with Beef Jerky. Who on earth eats Beef Jerky – especially given he turned into a vegetarian.
    • As a Manchester United fan, loving nothing better than watching a Newcastle V Man U game with a bunch full of Geordies and winding us up – Brave lad!
    • How happy he was the day he married Louise – Cue those happy tears and inability to finish his speech.
    • His ability to always look on the Brightside.
    • Ginger Beard.
    • That he was his own man – if he believed in something, he was passionate and you couldn’t tell him otherwise. Apparently “Polar bears are really brown”. He saw it on a wildlife program????
    • How proud he was of Elliot and the love in his eyes when he talked about him. The picture of them both in the swimming pool says a million words.
    I could go on and on as there are so many memories but these are some of the ones that stand out. Scott was his own man and those that loved him, loved him with all their hearts; and even those that he didn’t see eye to eye with, still respected him. I will miss him always and am lucky to have been his friend. X

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    • Sarah Bell
      October 24, 2013

      Andrew, I have to take responsibility for the polar bear story. I told Scott after watching a documentary that Polar bears skin was black and that the hair follicles were actually transparent and reflected the colour of the snow which made them appear white. He never let me live that down as he said everyone laughed at him :-)

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  16. Lisa James
    October 11, 2013

    An amazing man with an amazing spirit. Taken far too young by this horrible disease, but what an inspiration in the way that you dealt with it. Truly one of the bravest people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Rest in peace Scott xxx

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