Richard Bien

Richard Charles Bien

Friday, January 25th, 1952 - Friday, November 13th, 2020
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Richard Bien of Red Deer, Alberta, on Friday, November 13, 2020 at the age of 68 years. Richard was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on January 25, 1952. He was raised in Gravelbourg, and later moved to Regina; where he graduated from Thom Collegiate High School. Richard began his career with the Co-op in 1973, working his way up to Grocery Manager. During his career, he was transferred to various locations including Montmartre, Strasbourg, Shaunavon, Regina, Assiniboia, Innisfail, and he finally retired in Red Deer. Never one to be idle, he continued to work as a handy-man for the next ten years. He loved to spend time with family and friends, playing cards and board games. He also enjoyed camping, fishing with the boys and participated in a bowling league, for many years. A dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, he will be profoundly and deeply missed. Richard will be lovingly remembered by his wife of forty-seven years, Debbie Bien of Red Deer; his two children, Andrea (John) Alexander of Airdrie and Christopher Bien of Red Deer; his four grandchildren, Alecia Alexander of Calgary and Nicholas, Reece and Nathalie Alexander, of Airdrie. He will also be sadly missed by his two sisters, Pattie Engle (Grant) of Winnipeg and Debbie Ecklund (Doug) of Regina. Richard was predeceased by his parents, Roy and Doris and his two sisters, Barbara Bien and Susan Hubbard. A Private Service of Remembrance will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, Red Deer, Alberta. For those unable to attend, a live stream of Richard’s Service will be available at on Richard’s Page under Photos and Videos on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Richard’s honor may be made directly to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
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A Private Service will be held at a later date. For those unable to attend, Service will be live streamed Monday, November 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm.


Donations are being accepted for: Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.


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Nadine Corman

Posted at 05:22pm
My deepest sympathies! My mom, Millie Bishop, worked with Richard at the Co-op years ago. She absolutely loved him, he made her work days so much fun.

Rhonda Pickens

Posted at 08:29pm
We are so sorry for your loss of Richard!! We used to have a lot of laughs playing ball with him in Assiniboia!!

Kelly & Rhonda Pickens

Doug Doran

Posted at 10:30am
My sincere sympathy on your loss.
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Amanda McConnell

Posted at 05:00pm
Uncle Richard loved to laugh. He was funny and he was kind. He had a sweet tooth and would always bring home the best treats from the CO-OP (poppy seed rolls, especially). He will be dearly missed. Thinking of you Auntie Debbie, Andrea, John and the kids, and Christopher. Love to you all.

Janet Craig

Posted at 11:10am
Debbie, I’m so sorry you have lost your husband. It is sad. My heart breaks for you and your family. May God give you strength and peace when you need it. 💔🙏

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