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Boyce Rice

Boyce Hedley Rice (Rice)

Tuesday, July 5th, 1955 - Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Rice, Boyce Hedley

Boyce Hedley Rice has passed away suddenly at the age 64 in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Son of the late Garfield and Alfreda Mae Rice (née Butt) Boyce was born and raised in Springdale Newfoundland. He joined the military proudly serving his country for 24 years. After his retirement he went on to care for others in his second career in home care, and finally as a veteran with the Commisionaires.

Survived by his beloved daughter, Harmony; son in law, Jeff; his pride and joy, granddaughters Dakota (Colton), Sienna, and Alexis; great grandson, Killian and lifelong friend, Carol.

Boyce could often be found crisscrossing the country to spend time with his large immediate and extended family. He leaves behind brothers, Stedman (Phyllis), Desmond (Debbie), Wilfred (Dianne), Donald (Mary), Jurden (Mary), Paul (Brenda), and Ralph (Dianne); sisters, Blanche (Donald), Nina, Pauline, and Maxine; many treasured nephews and nieces, great and great-great nephew and nieces; a large amount of cousins and extended family; and friends.

He was predeceased and he is now with his parents and his beloved sisters, Georgina Milley and Phyllis Gillard; brother, George who died in infancy; brothers in law, Charles Brophy, Fredrick Gillard, and Mike Kennedy; and nieces, Natasha Roberts and Mae Upward.

Boyce was and is an important member of the Rice family. He will always be remembered for his unnumbered acts of kindness and love. His footprints shall remain on all of our hearts forever and he will forever be greatly missed.

A private family viewing will be held at Choice Memorial (105, 4715 – 13 Street NE, Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 10:00 am.

A Memorial Service for friends and loved ones will be held at the Father Lacombe Care Centre (270 Providence Boulevard SE, Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Please feel free to wear his favorite color, Purple and enjoy a Tim’s Large Double Double in his honour.

The family is asking that In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Boyce’s memory to Heart and Stroke Foundation

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Boyce, please visit www.choicememorial.com.
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Faye Earle

Posted at 03:33pm
So sorry to hear of Boyce's passing. Went to school with Boyce and had some great laughs. Will be missed for sure. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Wade and Faye.

Dianne Tremblett

Posted at 05:24pm
I dont remember Boyce very well as we left Newfoundland when I was 8.
We reconnected through Facebook a few yrs ago. I was numb when I heard of his passing. This family will be lost with out him and the loving, caring, generous man he was. Test in the arms of our saviour my dear cousin.
Forever on our hearts
Diane
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Cheryl

Posted at 04:05pm
God has taken another Soldier home. May he rest in peace and you will be forever in my heart. We had some good times. Until we meet again; may you be rested and loved forever. xoxox
CA

Cheryl Allison

Posted at 03:02pm
May you rest easy and I will be watching out for you. MISS YOU; was hoping to have at least one last Hurah together.
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Ruth Rice

Posted at 01:52pm
To Boyce’s family,
We were shocked to hear of Boyce’s sudden passing on February 16. His jokes and Facebook postings were funny and amusing. He showed that he dearly loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Cherish the memories. Hugs and love. Clayton and Ruth
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