Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home

8 Clyde Avenue, Sydney Mines, NS


Mr. Thomas Rice

May 26, 1917August 5, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tom Rice, age 102. Born on Forrest Street, Sydney Mines, where he spent his entire life surrounded by wonderful neighbours. He was the son of the late Weston & Matilda Rice. Tom is survived by daughter Donna and son-in-law Fern Michel and his furry friend Emmeline. He is predeceased by his wife Louise, his sweetheart and true love for 65 years. Daughters Joan, Dorothy and son Arthur, brothers Walter, Albert, Roy and Louis, sisters Ellen and Dorothy. Dad worked most of his life as a carpenter and cabinet maker. A talent he was so proud of. Dad loved music and dancing. He was a member of the Sydney Mines Pensioners Club where he rarely missed a Saturday dance with his friends. Mom & Dad loved the outdoors, the waters and the countryside of Cape Breton where they spent many years hunting and fishing. Special thanks to Northside Homemakers, especially Angie Barry, for their devotion, care and love to dad. Also thank you to Dr. Kohlsmith, the nurses & staff on Northside’s 2W. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines with Rev. Stacey LeMoine officiating. Reception following in the church hall. Interment in Trinity Cemetery on Tobin Rd, Sydney Mines. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com. In memory of dad, donations can be made to Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines where dad loved to worship and faithfully attended, and where pieces of his woodwork can be found. “Greatly missed, but never forgotten. He will be in our hearts forever.”


  • Louise Rice, Wife (deceased)
  • Donna Michel, Daughter
  • Fern Michel, Son-in-law
  • Joan ., Daughter (deceased)
  • Dorothy ., Daughter (deceased)
  • Arthur ., Son (deceased)
  • Weston Rice, Father (deceased)
  • Matilda Rice, Mother (deceased)
  • Walter Rice, Brother (deceased)
  • Albert Rice, Brother (deceased)
  • Roy Rice, Brother (deceased)
  • Louis Rice, Brother (deceased)
  • Ellen ., Sister (deceased)
  • Dorothy ., Sister (deceased)


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 9, 2019


Mr. Thomas Rice

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helen macleod

August 9, 2019

so sorry to hear of tommys passing, a wonderful man indeed,he lived a great life and love to dance ,he will be missed

Rick and Karen Brown

August 8, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to Uncle Tom's family. Such a wonderful, caring man. Our family has so many special memories of moments spent with Uncle Tom and Aunt Louise. May he rest in peace.

Dorothy Dake

August 8, 2019

With deepest sympathy to you Donna and all the Rice Family.
We have many happy memories of your loved one to share.
We give thanks for his long happy life.
We wish you comfort now, peace soon, and warm. happy memories forever.

Debbie Macintosh

August 7, 2019

As i grew up,I remember Mr. Rice faithfully attending Trinity.God rest his soul,he was a devout and kind man.

Lena Iannetti

August 7, 2019

Im so glad i got to spend the short amount of time with you ..love always your sweetheart 💕✝️