Robert Zacharia Rice

Rice, Robert Zacharia

Passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 8th, 2003 in Comox, B.C., at age 73.

He was predeceased by son Ian, brothers: Charles and Palmer, and sister Marjorie. He is survived by his loving wife Marjorie; sons: Brian (Carol) Rice of Comox, Michael Rice of Calgary; grandchildren: Andrew, Derek, and Kristen; sisters: Grace of Nanaimo and Gwyneth of New Zealand; together with many nieces and nephews.

Bob worked in the finance business from 1952 to 1965; moving from Victoria to Prince George in 1959, where in his leisure, he was very active with the Sailing Club. In 1965 he began work with Ken Mills Chev/Old/Cadillac and in 1969 purchased the franchise which became Rice Chev/Old /Cadillac. In 1982 Bob retired to Nanaimo, and continued to sail the “Marker II”, until 1999 when he moved to the Comox Valley to be closer to his grandchildren.

A Celebration of his life will take place on Friday, February 14th, at 1:30 PM from COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 1101 RYAN RD, Courtenay.

For those wishing donations in Bob’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C., #20 – 601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1G1 would be appreciated.