Rice- Frances R. “Fran” (Miller) of St. Thomas passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas J. Rice (2003). Loving mother of Brenda Tapsell ( Jack Tapsell), Bill Rice, Jim Rice and Kim Jansen all of St. Thomas. Loved grandmother of Tracy (Jason) Johnson, Lindsay Vogt (Garrett Thomas), Tawnya Trudeau, Sarah Beckon, Megan Beckon, Steven Rice, Jordan Rice, Ashley Rice, A.J. Rice and she was predeceased by her grandson Jamie. Great grandmother of Tawnie, Taylor, Faith, Nathan, Kylea and Liam. Dear sister of Carol Brad and loved aunt of Douglas and his wife Michelle Brad and their children Jennifer and David. Dear sister-in-law of Dorothy Rice and Muriel Russell. Fran was born March 10, 1935 in St. Thomas the daughter of the late Frank and Bernice (Jewell) Miller. She was retired from Bell Telephone and also had worked at the St. Thomas Bakery.
A private family visitation and service will be held Monday evening at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas. Cremation to follow. No public visitation
Donations may be made to the Centennial Sports Club or the Canadian Cancer Society.