In Memory of

Kenneth Rice


Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm and 7:00pm - 9:00pm.


Monday, September 23, 2019 at 3:00pm.

Rice: Kenneth Alexander.
(Former Owner of Caledon East Feed Mill, long time member of the Schomberg Fire Department, Past Master of #118 A.F & A.M Masonic Lodge, and Schomberg Lions Club). Peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Care Centre, Newmarket, on Wednesday September 18, 2019. Ken Rice, in his 82nd year, beloved husband of Joan (Rae). Loving father of Darryl (Lisa) and James (Natsuki). Sadly missed by his grandchildren Jennifer (A.J.), Mark (Kate), Steven, Ken and Max. Dear brother of the late Helen Rice. The family will receive friends at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, 1666 Tottenham Road, Tottenham, 905-936-3477 on Sunday September 22nd, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday September 23rd, 2019 at 3:00pm followed by Interment in Schomberg Union Cemetery. Memorial donations in Ken’s memory may be made to Southlake Regional Health Care Centre.

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Memorial Tribute

“Kenneth Rice”
  1. Stuart Teather wrote:

    Growing up in Schomberg and hanging around with James, I got to spend a lot of time in the presence of Ken Rice. He was larger than life, a hard worker and had a kind heart. I consider him someone that helped raise me.

    My deepest sympathies to the entire Rice family

  2. Barbara & John Bradbury wrote:

    We have known Ken for many years, he was a good friend, always had a smile!
    Our condolences to Joan and all the family.

  3. Bruce and a Penny Bishop wrote:

    Joan, Darryl, James and families, sorry for your loss of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and a very kind, caring volunteer in many ways for the Schomberg community. Feel our hugs.

  4. David Hulse wrote:

    Sorry for your loss Joan, Darryl and James

  5. Beth. Ashley wrote:

    Thank you Ken for leading the way for all of your cousins in how to lead a good life. We saw over the years your love for your family, your hard work, optimism and sense of humour.

  6. Wendy-Sue wrote:

    Thinking of you all- Joan,Darryl,James and families
    Ken was a friend to everyone-the first to help everyone out and a consummate volunteer.Over the years he was a great mentor to me but mostly I appreciated his great sense of humour. Thank-you Ken-there’s a “miller” up there waiting to greet you!

  7. Dave Cober wrote:

    So Sorry, My Condolences Joan Darryl, James and families.

  8. Daniel Antle wrote:

    Sorry for your loss.Anytime I met him ,he always had a big smile.

  9. Cam Lindsey wrote:

    Sorry to hear of Ken’s loss. I knew Ken and his Dad Herb when they ran the Caledon East Feed Mill. A hard worker with a good sense of humour. Sorry for your loss.

  10. Angela Rose wrote:

    Ken was always a voice of reason around the Kitchen Breedon Manor Board table and at the Schomberg Lions Club – and never afraid to voice his opinions on various issues. Joan, may wonderful memories of a good long marriage sustain you.

  11. Shirley Stonehouse wrote:

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Ken. My heart is with Joan and the Rice family.

  12. Gord & Marg Adams wrote:

    Sending sincere condolences to you Joan and your family during this sad time. Cherish the many great times together.

  13. Robert (Bob) and Linda Boak wrote:

    Our condolences and prayers are with the family

  14. Charmaine Wall wrote:

    Mrs. Rice & family,
    So saddened to hear of Mr. Rice’s passing. He has been a fixture in Schomberg since I was a little girl, and he will be missed. I pray that family, friends, and community will be a blessing to you at this very difficult time.

  15. Lorelei Downes wrote:

    We are so glad to have had the pleasure of knowing Ken over the past few years at the Trailer Park on the Bay. He was always up for a friendly conversation. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Darryl, Lisa and Steven, Jenn and Mark during this difficult time.

  16. Lorelei Downes wrote:

    Thinking of Joan especially at this challenging time. It is never a good time to say goodbye to one you love so dearly. May you find peace in the memories. Lorelei & Darren

  17. Lois Archibald wrote:

    Sorry to hear of Ken’s passing he was a friend to everyone . My sincere sympathy to all

  18. Keith and Jean Dale wrote:

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking. Of you all.

  19. graham bun mathewson wrote:

    yes I knew KEN for years he was a good man when I work at Maple Feed MILL I HAD TO GO TO HIS mill he always teat you like a friend even in LION when I was in Bond Head Lion CLUP we had lots of dinner with him and at the car draw he will be miss

  20. Elaine Maynard-Lloyd wrote:

    Our Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to Joan, Darryl, James and Family. May precious loving memories bring you comfort today, strength for tomorrow and peace is the days ahead.

    Elaine & Clark

  21. Joe and Mary Ellen Keenan wrote:

    Joan, Darryl and James, we extend our sincerest sympathy to you at this most difficult time. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  22. Sheila Bell wrote:

    Sorry for your loss. Sending sincere condolences.
    Sheila and Richard Bell
    Lorne, Doreen and Dave Lipsett

  23. Glen & Debbie Adams wrote:

    We are sorry for your loss and are thinking about you all during this difficult time.

  24. Linda Armstrong wrote:

    Joan and family
    I was so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. He will leave a large hole in all of your lives but you will always remember the good times.

  25. Sharon and Gary Williams wrote:

    Joan and family
    Thinking of you at this time. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and father

  26. Chris and Lisa McGuire wrote:

    Sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to your family.

  27. Mary (Leonard) & John Storey wrote:

    Joan and family, So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

  28. John & Anne Archibald wrote:

    Joan and Family, please accept our deepest condolences in the loss of a husband and father. I have known and dealt with Ken since his dad, Herb, and he took over the feed mill at Schomberg.
    Savour the memories.
    John & Anne

  29. Jamie and Nancy McGee wrote:

    Our thoughts are with you as you say goodbyes for now. Be with him as you think of the many wonderful times you had together.

  30. Tom & Corry Tomlinson & family wrote:

    To the Rice family,

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you as you go through this sad time.

  31. Sandra & Dennis O’Hara wrote:

    Joan and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Ken did a lot for the Schomberg Community. He will be missed!!

  32. Carol & Clarence Boyd wrote:

    Sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. Thinking of you at this time.

  33. Todd Marchant wrote:

    To all of the Rice family,
    Our most sincere condolences go out to you all.

    Todd, Marilou & Don Marchant

  34. Grant and Shellee Morning wrote:

    So very sorry, Our deepest sympathies to all.

  35. Linda olsen wrote:

    To Joan and family. The Olsen family sends their deepest sympathy. Ken certainly had his health issues over the past few years and now at last he is at peace. Cherish the good memories!

  36. Mary Villeneuve wrote:

    My mom will certainly miss Ken. She had a lot of laughs with Joan and Ken. She feels happy that she knew him. He will certainly be missed. Sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes to Joan and the entire family. God bless one and all. Mary Villeneuve

  37. Dorothy Gillies wrote:

    My condolences are with you at this sad time. Remember the good times.

  38. Chris and Pat Gruber wrote:

    Recall that “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” We are sure your family had many of these special moments with your husband and dad. Try to use the memories of these moments as a means to get through this difficult time. We are so sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. You have our very deepest sympathy.

  39. Muriel Reynolds wrote:

    Joan and Family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this time. Muriel Reynolds

  40. Brad and Lorrie Reynolds wrote:

    Sending our deepest condolences to the Rice Family.

  41. Effie Geertsema wrote:

    So sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you Joan and family. May God comfort you in the days ahead

  42. Mike & Bonnie O’Hara wrote:

    Dear Joan & Family
    We were so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Mike & Bonnie O’Hara

  43. Ingrid and Paul Clarke wrote:

    Dear Joan and family
    So sorry to hear of Kens passing. Our deepest sympathy to all.

  44. Sandra Robertson Creighton wrote:

    Joan and family I am very sorry to learn of Ken’s passing. A kind and generous man whose presence in and around Schomberg will be greatly missed. Sincere condolences from Harold and I.

  45. Jim Bland wrote:

    Joan, Darryl and James
    Sorry to learn of Ken’s passing. A great guy to work for and with.
    Our thoughts are with you at this time
    Jim and Cathy

  46. JOHN LLOYD wrote:

    Our condolences to you Joan and your family.
    John and Alice Lloyd

  47. Peter and Judith Burkitt wrote:

    So very sorry to hear about Ken. We are out of the Schomberg loop and missed the news. Much love and hugs to you Joan and Darryl, Jamie, and families.

  48. Edith and Eric Mcdonald wrote:

    Our sincere sympathy for your loss. Ken was a great person.

  49. Sam and Kevin Holmes and family wrote:

    So sorry for your loss. Ken was a fantastic neighbour. Thinking if you all, Kevin Sam Kirk Brooke and Carlyn Holmes

  50. DORIS DEWINTER wrote:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, in the passing of Ken. I remember working in the bank with you Joan and also your wedding. Went to Schomberg School with Ken, too. May you be comforted in the months ahead and know that my sympathy is sincere to you and your family.

  51. Jay Gardhouse wrote:

    Rest in peace Ken
    Was a pleasure to work for you at the feed mill

  52. Karen Barnes wrote:

    So sorry to read of Ken’s passing. Many of my fondest Schomberg memories are woven together through the lives of our parents as they raised our generation. My sincerest condolences to you Joan and your family.

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