May 15, 2011
Des Rice passed away suddenly in Naples, Fla., on Thurs., Apr. 14 at the age of 62 years. With his wife Brenda, Des co-founded Weed Man in 1970, and became head of one of Canada’s leading franchise organizations, That Franchise Group. He was the father of daughters Charlie and Samantha Rice, father-in-law to Jeffrey Robins, and grandfather of Ella Rice-Robins. A memorial was held in Oakville on May 13.