Richard “Dick” B. Rice, 72, of Moncton, with his family at his side, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Sunday September 18, 2011. Born in Charlottetown, PEI, he was the son of the late Richard and Helen “Peggy” (Farris) Rice. Dick was a retired air traffic controller with over 32 years service, having started his career in Gander, NFLD (1964) and retired in Moncton (1996). He was a former volunteer for Moncton Minor Hockey and Moncton Minor Baseball Associations. He enjoyed watching all sports on television and had a vast collection of old vinyl records that he took great pleasure in transferring to modern day CD’s and he also enjoyed socializing with his friends and spending time with his family.
Dick will be sadly missed by his wife of over 46 years, Elizabeth “Betty” (Hamilton); sons, Kevin M. (Jennifer) of Halifax, NS and Darren A. (Nancy) of Moncton; precious grandsons, Bradley and Griffin; several cousins in Moncton and PEI.
Sharing of Memories and a Celebration of Dick’s Life to be held at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home Reception Centre, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Friday September 23, 2011, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Interment, Fair Haven Memorial Gardens.
In Dick’s memory, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.fergusonknowlesfh.com
Other than the discrepancy between sources I spoke about in a small part of the Steeves section, the rest is updated. I think there are about 5,700 or so names online in the family tree section of this site now. Yes it has taken a bit more time as a part-time intermittent hobby than I initially expected
So far in 3 days I’ve entered over 700 new names in the family tree, and updated about 200 existing ones. All the “tree” section of Fundy Family has been dealt with, and now I’m going through the written part. It’s actually quite interesting, with lots of description of life in those days (quite hard compared to what we’re used to), including actual letters and writings from the people in these families.
Post Christmas dinner, relaxing by entering family tree info. Yes that might categorize me into the “eccentric” category but my finances are still not back to watch-collecting status – although I was drooling over the Christopher Ward collection tonight, like the ETA 2893-2 based C60 GMT auto for $600 Cdn – if it’s the quality of my C6 KingFisher it will be a great value, sort of the range of buying a low-end Omega for much less than you would expect.
Anyway, no watch tonight, but I am up to over 5,300 entries in my family tree, as I get partway through Fundy Family by William Irving. Expect a family tree update on this site soon.
Well, the early history of what we now call New York City seems to be very similar to the later history of backwoods New Brunswick … not a lot of people, families inter-marrying, and the same names popping up repeatedly. And several that have ended up in my family tree.
My latest update puts me over the 4800 name number in the family tree. Still having some challenges (both dollars and time) keeping my watch hobby (habit?) suppressed for a while (hence the continued lack of posts here), but am managing to keep the odd bit of activity going on the ancestor research.