Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lorne Rice

Yet another death in my world.  Hillis is one of the senior cousins. My first recollection of him was when I was seven - he was always at our big extended family dinner celebrations and always game to play football or catch with the younger cousins.   A life long bachelor, Hillis had Alzheimer's in his later years which saw him move from his beloved farm to Lamont Health Care center.

RICE, Lorne "Hillis"
May 1927 ~ April 2013
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Hillis Rice, on April 4, 2013 at Lamont Health Care Centre, at the age of 85 years.
Hillis grew up in Ardrossan and later farmed for many years in the Warspite area. He is survived by his brother, Lyall (Gwen) Rice; sister, Ruth (Reg) Underhill; and sister, Frances Jackman; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Hillis is predeceased by his parents, Mary and Dwight Rice.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday April 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at First Memorial Riverview Chapel, 11090 - 86 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan. Donations in Hillis' memory gratefully accepted directly to the Lamont Health Care Centre, 5216 - 53 Street, Lamont, AB T0B 2R0.
Online condolences may be sent through www.dignitymemorial .com.

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