Richard Frank Bell born in Stettler, Alberta on September 29, 1954, the middle child of Harold and Betty Bell, passed away peacefully at home during the evening of June 17, 2016 at the age of 61 years. Richard attended school in Stettler and after school he worked for several years on the Bridge Crew throughout Alberta, he also worked at various jobs which took him to BC, the far north, Fort McMurray and Hay River, NWT. Eventually Richard opened his own business in 1991 which evolved into Bell Painting and Sandblasting. Richard was married to Lynn Grant (nee Stuckey) on November 24, 1979. They lived with their four children in Alix for many years. He eventually moved close to Botha where he purchased the property of his dreams. Everyone who knew Richard was impressed by his physical strength, work ethic and his drive to get the job done, even if it meant working 16 hour days, 7 days a week. He is loved by all his family and close friends who enjoyed visiting with him. His favourite thing in life was to be with his family and he would do whatever possible to get everyone together, he loved to watch his grandchildren and delighted in their laughter and all of their antics. He will be missed by many but the love we have for him will continue forever. Richard is survived by his life partner Lynn Bell; his mother Betty Bell; his children: Jason Grant, Clayton (Michelle) Bell, Valerie Anderson (Aaron Lauritsen), Becky Bell (Colin Richardson); seven grandchildren: Jordyn, Seth, Rylee, Lily, Reese, Chord and River; brothers Joe Bell and Marty Bell; chosen sister Barb (Orville) Smith and their family; other relatives and many dear friends. Your comfort and support is greatly appreciated at this time. Services for Richard were held on June 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta. Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at
STETTLER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM,
403-742-3422, entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.