In Loving Memory of
Harry Daniel Rice
Aug. 23, 1952 ~ Feb. 10, 2006
Harry ‘Butch’ Daniel Rice of Vanderhoof, B.C. suddenly passed away on February 10, 2006.
Butch was born on August 23, 1952 at the Prince George Hospital to Ronald and Anna Rice. He was the eldest of two children.
Butch’s family moved to Vanderhoof from Summit Lake in 1956. After graduating from NVSS in 1970 he spent time as an apprentice mechanic in Vanderhoof and Ft. St. James. He also worked as a loader-man at Plateau Mills before beginning his career as a truck driver. Butch worked for several years driving truck for Albert Stampflee.
Following this, he decided to become self-employed. For the past twenty-seven years Butch has been a self-employed logging truck driver.
Butch enjoyed traveling during break-up and when at home, he could be found working on his equipment on his property.
Butch will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Butch was predeceased by his parents, Ron and Anna Rice.
Survived by his loving wife, Gladys, step children: Lori-Ann (Kris) Jacobsen, AB, Danny William (Wendy) Blackie, AB, brothers-in-law: Frank (Donelda) Nelson, Gordon (Lillian) Nelson, Vanderhoof, sister-in-law: Ada (Lorne) Harriman, AB, sister: Marion Rice, Vanderhoof, aunt: Ruby Bielby, Melfort, Sask, first cousin’s: Edna Oryschuk, Vanderhoof, Alice (Bob) Sigurdson, Jenny (Clarence) Richard, Mary Vietch, Helen (Bob) Watson, Frances (Rick) Ouellette and Donald Rice, all from Prince George and numerous 2nd and 3rd cousins and other relatives.
“NO SAD TEARS FOR ME”
I hope by now the initial shock of my departure has begun to fade into beautiful thoughts of the past times together. Unroll the carpet of memories, taking time to keep apart the pleasant ones to record.
There is only one thing I ask of you all; “no sad tears” for me, for most of life’s emotions have been mine. Recall me instead with a smile as the Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, or Friend who shared your laughter and tears. I loved you all, so please remember me and find strength in the times we shared.
I’m thankful for the years God allotted to me, I lived a full life and it was good. I laughed a lot and cried little. Remember our times as a family; the birthdays, graduations, weddings, the birth of babies.
No man really dies as long as there is someone in this living world that remembers him with fond recall and their memory invokes a wistful smile or hearty laugh. Those who love and have been loved will never die as they earned a portion of immortality in the hearts of those that are left to finish life’s scroll.
So I ask One Thing Only
“No Sad Tears For Me”
The families of Butch Rice would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our friends and relatives who sent cards, flowers and food to our houses in our time of loss. Also, all your kind words at Butch’s memorial service.
Special thank you to Grace Memorial for taking care of all arrangements. Rev. Minnie Hornidge for the beautiful service, honorary pallbearers, ushers, Eastern Star and the Village Inn for serving lunch after.
Butch was a very caring and loving husband. I will always miss him as he was my soul mate. Butch will be missed for years to come. Thank you. God Bless
Gladys Rice & Family
Gordon Nelson & Family
Frank Nelson & Family