Edward Rice, Q.C. Tribute Fund
Mr. EDWARD “ED” RICE, Q.C., beloved husband of Mrs. Angie Rice, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, December 12, 2011 at the age of 77 years.
Besides his loving wife Angie, he is survived by his family, Jon (Laura) Rice from Round Rock, Texas, Barb (Jon) Doan of Lethbridge, five grandchildren Braeden, Lexi and Kai Rice, Titus and Mallory Doan.
He is also survived by two sisters, Nancy O’Connor of California and Mary (Al) Gray of Sidney B.C. Ed is survived by nieces and nephews, Bob (Mieke) Rice, Nancy (Jim) Noiles, George Rice, J.P. O’Connor, Catherine (Rick) Reisman, Mike (Linda) O’Connor, Shawn (Mike) O’Connor, Tim (Karen) O’Connor, Patty O’Connor (Larry Combie), Scott Gray, Cathy (Kelly) Kennedy, Anne (Bruce) Oxley as well as numerous great and great great nieces and nephews. Ed is also survived by one brother-in-law, Gordon (Lydia) Schorss of Westbank B.C.
Ed is predeceased by parents Catherine and George Rice, two brothers, Donald and in infancy, George, sister-in-law Ruth Rice, brother-in-law John O’Connor, and parents-in-law Erika and Hans Schorss. Edward Elliott Rice was born in Lethbridge on June 22, 1934. He was the son of George and Catherine Rice and spent a happy childhood with his brother and sisters in the Annandale House. Edward was educated in Lethbridge and graduated from St. Joe's High School prior to obtaining a law degree from the University of Alberta in 1961. Edward articled for his father George Rice and was admitted to the Alberta Law Society in 1962. In 1984, Ed was appointed to the Queen's Council and practiced law for a total of 45 years prior to retiring in 2006. Edward was prominant member of the local community including dedicated service as a city Alderman, member of the Lethbridge Elks, Kinsmen and K-40 Clubs, Associated Canadian Travellers, University of Lethbridge Board of Governors and the Lethbridge Police Commission.
Edward loved the western landscapes of Alberta, British Columbia and Montana and found enjoyment driving from Lethbridge to many destinations. Between his late teens and mid-twenties, Ed worked summers as a Transportation Agent for the Glacier Park Transport Company coordinating the historic Red Bus canvas-topped touring coaches providing transportation for visitors within Glacier National Park. This was followed by frequent family trips to Waterton and Whitefish. He took particular delight in planning and coordinating annual fishing trips to Prince Rupert and Flathead Lake.
Edward was a devoted husband, father, Opa and friend that will be dearly missed by those that had the honour of knowing him.
A Celebration of Ed’s Life will be held at the LETHBRIDGE LODGE HOTEL, 320 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 1:00 P.M.
In memory of Ed, In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960-19th Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.
Honoured to serve the family, CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1. Telephone (403) 381-7777. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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