It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Roland Rice on July 7th, 2015 at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, with family by his side. Beloved husband of Fran (nee Lecoupe), cherished father to Rob Rice (Tammy Chequis) and Nicole Burns (Andrew), and proud grandfather to Sam Rice. Dear brother of Lloyd Rice (Alice predeceased), Lenny Rice (predeceased) Irene and George Rice (predeceased) Jeannine. Dear son of the late Rock and Jeanne Rice (nee Leblanc). Roland had a love of the outdoors which he passed on to his children. Fishing, hunting and motor biking were some of his favourite activities that he did with his family. Roland enjoyed camping at Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park and leaves his family with many fond memories, which they will cherish forever. Although a quiet and reserved man, this did not stop Roland from extending himself to help others, as he cared for those around him and would gladly help neighbours with snow removal during our long Northern Ontario winters. After retirement from Royal Oak Mine, Roland enjoyed visiting the Mattagami River Waterfront to watch the boats go by on the river, the people fishing off the docks, and the general traffic of the comings and goings, as people launched their boats. As a young man he had a love of martial arts and taught Judo in the sixties and early seventies. As per Roland’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.