is our life’s work
Bell Pascal Insurance Services combines experience, expertise and empathy to ensure your life’s impact remains intact.
It is our privilege to ensure the positive impact of your legacy. At Bell Pascal Insurance Services, we know firsthand the importance of imparting the values and vision from one generation to the next. Our founder Bill Bell entered the insurance industry in 1960 and continues to be involved with the business alongside his son, Barry Pascal.
Together, we have supported many of Canada’s business leaders, their advisors and generations of some of the country’s most prominent families.
We are passionate about understanding the objectives of your estate planning and the role that insurance can play in helping you achieve them; we have been for decades. However, this is about much more than our expertise. Our clients have shown us that the bedrock of their achievements are the values that they impart. We have learned this valuable lesson from our clients. Our business is built on integrity, honesty and a commitment to community.
Our value is in our relationships with insurance providers, our network of tax and succession planners, and our high level of collaboration with our clients’ existing advisors.
We take pride in the fact that clients turn to us as a trusted resource throughout the succession planning process and for years thereafter.
Barry Pascal is a partner at Bell Pascal Insurance Services, specializing in estate planning and the funding of shareholders agreements for Entrepreneurs and High Net Worth Families.
With over 38 years of experience advising high net worth families and entrepreneurs in estate and succession planning,
Barry has a reputation for technical excellence without losing sight of the big picture.
Barry is frequently called upon to speak about life insurance, estate tax planning and the funding of shareholder’s agreements. He was an instructor for the Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants for 10 years.
Barry is proud to serve as Chair of the Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU) and is Chair of the 2021 Annual General Meeting.
He is a fellow of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a Master Financial Planner – Philanthropy through the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and a member of the Association de Planification Fiscale et Financière (APFF).
Barry feels enormous gratitude to his community and is inspired to give back. He is proud to have helped create the Jewish Chamber of Commerce (1995). He has also acted as co-chair of McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre Gala, Chairman of the Annual Campaign of Federation CJA (2015), and as President of the Jewish Community Foundation (2010-2011).
Not all of Bill Bell’s friends are one of his clients, but there’s a good chance every one of his clients is one of his friends.
For over 60 years, Bill has helped some of Canada’s most prominent families make key decisions for their estates and legacies with warmth and expertise.
For decades, Bill has enjoyed getting to know each of his clients personally to truly understand how best to advise them. That’s always been a part of his professional approach, but it’s mostly just a part of who he is.
No two families are the same, and Bill’s ability to embrace each one’s unique goals helps him provide them with tailored solutions.While estate planning can be daunting to some, Bill knows that the right guidance can help people put plans in place, protect their wealth, and give them peace of mind. It can help families ensure that future generations flourish, and preserve their legacies so that they may continue to grow.
Bill’s passion for his work and commitment to his clients is a big part of why many come to him for his expertise. This is why many know him as a trusted advisor and – more often than not – a lifelong friend.
For Bill, nothing is more gratifying than being able to help a friend succeed.
Why Bell Pascal
Protecting your assets today and your legacy tomorrow
Why Bell Pascal
At Bell Pascal Insurance Services, we support the succession of assets and your legacy by streamlining the process of moving assets from one generation to the next. We recognize where you are, plan for where you want to be and map out how to get there.
We believe that exceptional succession planning requires authenticity, transparency, and choice.
While the stakes are high, it is our priority to keep your stress-level low by focusing on clarity and foresight. We offer unique solutions designed for your individual situation.
We are recognized for:
Technical excellence & Strategic planning
Extensive marketplace knowledge
Resources to resolve complex issues
Mastery of product and product design
In the community
heritage starts here
If you are ready to begin ensuring your vision and values last for future generations, contact Bell Pascal Insurance Services today: