Richard Bent – Obituary

RICHARD BENT | 17 May 1956 – 14 July 2019

It is with great sadness that Selecta Systems announce the passing of our Technical Manager Richard Bent. After a short battle with illness, Richard passed away peacefully on Sunday 14th July 2019 with his family at his side.

Richard joined Selecta in 2005 as Technical Manager with many years of experience within the industry under his belt. Richard was predominantly office based and built up an excellent rapport with customers and staff with his friendly and approachable personality. His industry and technical knowledge recently enabled Selecta to develop and achieve PAS 24 on patio doors, whilst also being a major part of the team in helping to achieve SBD, PAS 24 and Document Q certification for a range of products.

Sales Director Andy Green led the tributes to the popular technical manager. “Richard was a well-liked and popular member of the team and we are deeply shocked and saddened by his sudden passing. We have lost an experienced and valuable member of the team. Our thoughts are with his wife, Ronnie and his family and friends at this sad and difficult time. Richard was part of the ‘family’…”



Richard will be having a natural burial, which will take place on:
Wednesday 31st July 2019 at 11:00am

This will be held at:
Sun Rising Burial Ground
Lower Tysoe, Warwickshire
CV35 0DG

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The dress code is smart and colourful. Richards family have respectfully asked for no flowers, but anyone wishing to donate Cancer Research UK can do so (see link below)


A celebration of Richards life will follow the funeral from 1:00pm onwards at:
Oak Tree – Generous George
Lickey Road, Rednal
B45 8UX

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Selecta have set up a donation page to Cancer Research UK in memory of Richard. For those wishing to donate, please click on the link below:

Cancer Research UK – In Memory of Richard Bent





Since the news of Richard’s passing, tributes have flooded in to Selecta from across the industry via telephone, email and social media, with the recognition of Richard being a kind and lovely man – a true gentleman. Selecta would like to extend our thanks for all the kind words received from everyone at this very sad and difficult time. Below are a small selection of those tributes to Richard.

“I am desperately sad to have read this. What an absolutely lovely man a pleasure to deal with. I can understand how the Selecta family must feel at this time and the wider customer base must be equally saddened. My thoughts are with his family at a difficult time. So sad.”
Graham Bailey | Managing Director | Business Micros

“Rest in peace Richard. Always a gentleman. Deepest condolences.”
Gareth Jones | Managing Director | Profine UK Ltd

“Incredibly sad news.  Richard was a wonderfully experienced member of the team who provided me with great support when I first joined Rehau.  Rest in peace, Richard.”
David Harmer | Senior Marketing Manager

“Very shocked and saddened to hear this – Richard was just one of those really nice people. Condolences to his family and colleagues.”
Wayne Hewlett | Technical Sales Support | VBH (GB) Ltd

“The Staff at Fair Oak Glass & Windows would like to pass their deepest sympathies to Richard’s Family at this time, Richard was a pivitol part of our relationship with Selecta systems and was always extremely helpful. The Industry has lost a true gentleman.”
Matthew Cooper | Fair Oak Glass

“Such sad news. Great guy and full of knowledge.”
Andy Bingham | 1st Choice Frames Blackburn

“Omg. spoke to him not long ago. What a lovley man, he always had a smile, and i had a laugh with him. My thoughts are with his family.”
Chris Rees

“Very sad to hear this news, Richard was a lovely man, our thoughts are with his family and friends.”
Winlock Security Ltd

“Hi Guys, really sad news, Richard was a lovely man and will be missed…love to you all, Paul & Sarah still #partofthefamily “
Oak Lodge Doors

“Please pass on our condolences. Richard was a lovely, kind man. It was a complete shock to hear this sad news.”
Fibretech Fabrications Ltd

“Left it until the end of the day to send you and all the staff at Selecta our condolences with the awful news regarding Richard. I’m sure it’s a terrible shock to his family, friends and colleagues, as it is to us too. Thinking of you all. Richard will be greatly missed.”
Saxon Machinery

“What sad news. He was such a lovely man. Thinking of you all at Selecta, I can imagine he was a nice man to work with.”
Jade Engineering

Family of Richard Bent

Richard’s wife, Veronica (Ronnie) and his family would like to extend her thanks to everyone at Selecta for their support during this difficult time. They would also like to thank everyone for attending Richard’s funeral, their kind donations and for giving him a lovely and touching send off.

Veronica (Ronnie) Bent & family x

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