Robert Claude Rice

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RICE;  Robert C. ~ Suddenly on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay at the age of 67.  Robert Rice was the beloved father of Christopher, Erin, Jesse (Ashtyn) and Emily.  Loving grandfather of baby Rowan.  Dear brother of John (Maria), Doug, Don (Wendy), Gerald, Lorelei Ravary and the late Joanne Burgess (survived by Mike), Ed and Shirley Rice.  Predeceased by his mother Patricia Rice (nee Shone) and grandmother Louisa V. Shone.  Robert will be remembered by Sylvanna, Peggy, his nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.  Lovingly remembered by all of his I.A.T.S.E.  Local 873 union family (since 1979) and the many celebrity movie stars he made special connections with in his lengthy career.

Service Information

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held postponed until further notice. In lieu of flowers, donations to a Charity of Your Choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Fallis & Shields Funeral Home, Millbrook. Online donations or condolences may be made at


Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Rice family and friends on your loss.

Catherine Sampson

Rob was very kind to me when I had the opportunity to work with him on numerous shows, while I training as a grip. I'll be forever grateful for that. And I will miss him. Peace brother.

RJ Guha

So very sad to here of the passing of Robert, rest peacefully my friend

Curtis M Brisbois

So sorry ! I worked with Robert on the series Kay O'Bryan for a full season. He was a team player, a professional technician, and a mentor to all. Robert helped make the working days fly by and I never heard a negative thought from him. He loved to sing to himself so and we would tease him about entertaining us after hours. He was a private individual but always a friend to all. We coined him "the singing grip.. appearing nightly.. one day only". He never did sing to us but he was a charmer. Rest in Peace - our brother.


Robert was nothing but a gentleman. Always smiling, ALWAYS singing, moving to his own beat. His positivity and charm will be truly missed by all of us. My condolences go out to his family and close friends. Thank you for always being so kind to me. RIP brother!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Richard D. Leko

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John Brown

My thoughts are with the family at this most difficult time. I am saddened to learn of Roberts passing. He was one of our most professional technicians. He was always helpful, generous and very good at his job! He loved to sing and whistle while at work; only at the appropriate times.He always brought an air of positivity to the floor. He was a great teacher. I saw how he mentored others. He will be greatly missed. RIP Brother Rice.

Christine Webster

I can't tell you how sorry I was to hear of Robert's passing. He was a great guy and he lived a remarkable life. We had some wonderful times together. Robert and I collaborated on some of the most difficult projects I've ever been involved with, and Robert was invariably kind, and calm, and organized. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.

Randal Tambling