Florence-Marie RICE

Florence-Marie RICE

RICE, FLORENCE-MARIE 7 Dec 1922 – 12 Aug 2013 Born in Bear River, NS, raised in Edmonton, AB and Chilliwack, BC, and passed away peacefully at the Haven Hill Retirement Centre, with long-time friend (my Don) holding her hand. Florence-Marie departed life on earth at the age of 90. She was predeceased by infant daughter, Peggy-Louise, her parents; Awrey and Adeline Rice and brother, Charley. She leaves to mourn her daughter, Phyllis Chubb, son, Ken Leight, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Despite many health problems (back injuries, polio, cancer, heart attack, stoke, etc.) Florence- Marie lead a very active life. Her parent were early members of the Social Credit movement in Alberta and Awery was a close advisor to both Premiers Aberhart and Manning; later, on moving to Chilliwack, BC, advisor to Premier Bennett. Florence-Marie followed in her father’s footsteps and was also much involved with the Social Credit Party and the Reform Party of Canada. Besides politics, Florence-Marie was a telephone operator, a WW2 “Rosie the Riveter” (aircraft construction), a beauty shop owner/operator and adult education teacher. At Florence-Marie’s request there will be no funeral service. Cremation took place with Providence Funeral Homes, Penticton, BC and interment to take place at the Chilliwack Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com.


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