Richard (Ron) Beland passed away peacefully in Athabasca, Alberta on June 14, 2021 at 81 years of age. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 56 years, Pauline; sons Ronald and Michael(Marnie); daughter Chantal(Dean); grandchildren: Ryan(Alicia), Richard, Acacia, Raeghan, Joshua, Zachary, Nathan, Logan and Dolly; great grandchildren: Wesley, Sophie and Raiyden; brother Neil Kennedy.
Dad was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1957-1967. In 1996, he retired from Edmonton Telephones to Island Lake, Alberta, where he loved life with family and good friends. Dad was an avid smoker, spending countless hours grinding and smoking meats until he perfected his recipes.
A special thank you to Dr. Burger and the medical professionals at Athabasca Hospital. A thank you to special friends at Island Lake who provided tremendous support to the family during this difficult time. Dad, you will be forever loved, dearly missed and never forgotten.