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Dominic tragically died in the devastating Christchurch Earthquake. He was a GP at The Clinic in the CTV building when the 6.4 quake hit the city. He is one of scores of people belived to have been in the building when it collapsed and caught fire. He is one of scores of people belived to have been in the building when it collapsed and caught fire. He is survived by three children.

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    • 4 Years

      It has been four years since the disastrous day. As we look back, we remember you and the 184 other victims of the earthquake that shook the city, country, and world. You were and still are deeply missed by your family, friends, and all others that you knew. Remember that everyone you know is doing well. Rest in peace Dominic.

      Anonymous. Toronto, Canada. Monday, February 23, 2015

    • A great Doctor. Husband, Father and friend

      I remember Dr Dominic very vividly just as others have mention already, an incredibly friendly and passionate man about his life and work as a Doctor. This is one patient that will not forget what was done for me in my time of need by Doctor Dominic Bell. Also, not to mention the others of his calibre that resided at that very special place known to us as 'The Clinic'. To borrow some similar words I wrote about Dr Sinclair. 'The Clinic' was an outstanding Medical Centre which was made up of outstanding individuals. From the friendly receptionists like Dian Falconer to the dedicated Doctors like Dominic Bell it was a warming and yet professional atmoshpere that greeted and took care of you. I write this with a heart of thanksgiving in having known Dr Dominic and my heart felt condolences go out to his wife and family. Though these words cannot bring back a loved one my prayer is that the friends and family will find some balm and solace in them. Thankyou and Farewell Dr Dominic.

      Martin Topp. Christchurch, New Zealand. Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    • Intelligent Gregarious Guy

      At school Dominic Bell was an intelligent gregarious guy. He was in my brother, Brendons, class at Loretto and St Bedes. I would often laugh at the antics he would get up to with his mates. Well liked and will obviously be missed.

      Mark Hayman. Hamilton, New Zealand. Tuesday, March 08, 2011

    • What a nice guy

      He was my doctor at Picton Street Howick when I was myself a student at Otago back for the holidays. He would reminice about his old uni days down there with me. He was a nice genuine bloke and I'm sure he will be greatly missed by his friends and family. My thoughts are with all those affected from Chch.

      Philippa D. Bristol, United Kingdom. Tuesday, March 08, 2011

    • Will be sadly missed

      I was there Friday afternoon (18th Feb), and vividly recall Dr Dominic Bell was talking/reminiscing about about his student days at Otago Medical School when he found the going quite tough and was advised by head of faculty to stick with it. I said to him, isn't it good to reflect on how things have panned out now that you're a successful GP. He was certainly an inspirational positive person.

      Ray Yee. Christchurch, New Zealand. Monday, March 07, 2011

    • Lovely Man

      Dom was our GP in Howick what a kind warm and caring man such a loss. My heartfelt sympathy to his family. Wendy Froggatt Howick Auckland

      Wendy Froggatt. Howick, New Zealand. Monday, March 07, 2011

    • To all Dominic's family and friends,I share in your sadness at this time.My love to you all.

      Brendon Hayman. Palmerston North, New Zealand. Monday, March 07, 2011

    • Just A Top Bloke

      Dom was a few years ahead of me at Loretto College and at St Bedes where he was my class prefect. He hung around with my best mates brother and we shared a few beers back in those uni days. He was always friendly, always smiling, never stressed. I still tell people of the story of him turning up to an 8.00am lecture in Dunedin in his sleeping gown and weet bix in hand among a few other storys. I know his lifelong mates from St Bedes in particular will all be devastated. I am thinking of you all. RIP Dom. Simply just a top bloke.

      Ian Costelloe. Brisbane, Australia . Monday, March 07, 2011

    • A Great One eyed Cantab

      Dominic and I loved to talk rugby, especially the All Blacks. It was in 1998 when we first started watching rugby together. We watched all the tests live (including the night games) and when the AB's lost all five test that year, Dominic was convinced it was our fault, us getting up in the middle of the night was damaging the team's preparation and we should let the rugby union know we were to blame. The next year there were a couple of games we did not watch together and the AB's returned to winning, proving Dominic's theory beyond doubt. Also at that time whenever Canterbury were playing if he was out somewhere and could not make it a TV to see the game he would ring me or I would have to text him score updates. We (Vivienne and I) have good memories of those times and will always remember the day Harrison fell of his bike and put a big deep 6 inch gash in the top of his foot. Harrison was sqwarking, I was trying to calm Harrison and hold him still, while Dominic calmly and professionally sewed the cut together. Kindest Regards to all of Dominic's family. David & Vivienne O'Connell

      David O'Connell. Whitford, New Zealand. Saturday, March 05, 2011

    • Dom was a good friend of my brother's and best man at his wedding and he was good to me when I was a kid.I remember he was a real character and always cheerful. I thought, when I first heard about the earthquake and that people had died, that I wouldn't know anyone who was affected but I was wrong. I'm thinking of Dom's family at this time.

      Nicky Leary. Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday, March 05, 2011

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