Don Rice : Crewing / Flight crew rosters
Sadly Don passed on the 3rd January 2023. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and former colleagues. Don from Crewing was known to many and is remembered well.

Service details

Don's service was held on the 25th January 2023 at Surrey and Sussex Crematorium.

A gathering was held afterwards at The Shipley Bridge Pub.

If you wish to make a donation we would like it to go to a Just Giving page for Alzheimer’s Research directly by using the following link:-

This charity was important to Don.
Don Remembered

From Valerie Armstrong:
So sorry to hear

From Jim Will:

From Brian Clarke:
So sorry to hear this. RIP Don.

From Richard Heywood:
RIP Don. I worked in Flight Watch next door to him on the top floor of Sussex House in late 1970.

From Jean Carlyle-Lyon: Very sorry to hear. Remember Don well. RIP

From Rhoda Pearman:
How sad....remember him so very well. RIP Don

From Ann Roberts:
So sad he was one of the good guys fly high Don

From Elizabeth Kosh
I’m really sorry to hear this sad news. A lovely man. While working in Crew Control in 1977-78 it was Don who suggested/encouraged me to apply as Cabin Crew and finally convinced me to do so. I also worked with Tony, his son. My sincere condolences to… See more

From Frances Firmin
Condolences to Don's family and friends, a very good man, hard working, a sense of humour and easy to deal with, I remember him very well.

From Kay Sugliano:
Aww I loved Don!! RIP

From Ray Davies:

From Lesley-Ann Hutchinson:

From Jacqui Byrne:
Very fond memories of Don R.I.P.

From Rohan Alce:
RIP Don. One of the Cally guys from the 60s who helped make the airline such an enjoyable place to work.

From Tricia Riley:
That is so sad. He was always one of the good guys

From Mark Whiting:
RIP Don. Thank you for the trips.

From Dudley Rice:
RIP cousin Donald

From Alec Gair:
RIP Don.

From Liz Elizabeth Figueiredo:
My sincere condolences to the family and friends

From Derek Epps
RIP Don, worked with him in the early days of Cally in crewing in Sussex House, fond memories of a great guy, always a smile on his face. Condolences to all his family.

From Maureen Booth
Don, was definitely one of a kind…after having a brief time off work because of “an incident in Lagos” he rang me prior to rostering to discuss my “ back to work trips”…a very caring, professional, family man, who often made references to me about his family, who meant everything to him. No time frames, or scheduling now Don….your standby flight is sadly booked…farewell my friend, that BCAL party awaits.

From Beryl Mason:
RIP Don, you are fondly remembered by so many. My condolences to your family.

From Lisa Pegler:
So sorry to hear that news. My condolences to his family

From Alayne Elizabeth:
Another of our colleagues gone too soon...RIP Don. Love and sympathy to his family.

From Laura Wills:
Oh so sad - fly high Don

From Julie Day: Sad news - RIP Don! Fly high and hope you find some Cally friends up there

From Nina Moores:
I’m so sorry to hear this. Fond memories of Don. RIP, and my condolences to the family.

From David R Holder:
RIP Don, he was a lovely gentleman worked very close to him he was always so nice. Sincere condolences to the family

From Neville Coleman
So sad to hear this news, Don was my boss in crewing, great guy and good golfer. We used to occasionally meet up with him in Sarasota Florida where we both vacationed.

From Nancy Strafford: That's sad ... one of the good guys

From Hazel Austin:
A lovely kind caring man. RIP Don. Hope you bump into John Andrew up there, condolences to family

From Sally Simmonds:
Very sad to hear. God bless, Don.

From Cos Shiels:
Such sad news. RIP Don.

From Angelica Malins:
RIP Don - always so helpful when needing a roster query

From Kim Widdup:
So sad to hear this. Don was a wonderful guy, condolences to his family and friends

From David Heal:
Very sad to hear that Don had passed on.He was my manager in Crewing and he was always kind and helpful.

From Ted Runciman:

From Coreen Wilcox:
So sorry to hear this. My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. Rest in peace Don

From Sarah Hosford
Very sad to hear about Don. One of the good guys! Changed my roster to give me a flight getting back the day before my wedding instead of the Lagos getting in that Saturday morning!!  RIP Don.  My condolences to his family.

From Chris Scott
We flight crew in BCal were very fortunate to have our day-to-day lives run by a friendly and generally sympathetic Crewing department, and Don was one of the best.

From Thelma & Walter Riggans
Sad news - the voice of crewing and always so helpful.  Our condolences to Don's family.  He will be remembered with a great deal of fondness.

From Erika Browning
I worked with Don and his team all the time and he was a pleasure to work with. My, how the memories are brought back! My condolences to his family.

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Condolences have been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Reed Purvis, Coreen Wilcox, Pat Cresswell, Sally Ann Hayes, John Morgan, John Meighan, Ernestina Lake, Maria Shaw, Fran Cox, Ornella Raanaas, Kim Widdup, Karen Rayner, Jackie Hebert Hayes, Cos Shiels, Julie Taylor, Tehseen Haque, Mike Thrower, Helen Dunn, David Groom, Judith Oliemans, Frances Jane Flynn, Jean Bagnell, Adrian Schilke, Sandra Currie, Peter Durran, Valerie Edwards, Laurie Evans, David R Holder, Carol Boaks, Trevor Tommy Gunn, Doug Ledingham, Jenny Thomas, Joy Twigg, Biddi Geoghegan, Lesley Pickup, Jacqueline Kenny, David John Mercer, Janet Willis, Alayne Elizabeth, Christine Jegu, Maureen Booth, Lisa Newton Bellamy, Dave Surry, Mel Sanders, Pippa Barett, Elaine Brown, Jennifer Grail, Keryma Briceño Neff, Tricia Riley, Liz Tiley, Julie Nuttall, Jacqui Byrne, Candice Bridge, Lesley-Ann Hutchinson, Ray Davies, Denise Stevens, Liz Rogers, Michael Selmes, Tom Stringer, Kathryn Durey, Andy Hudson, Nick Washington-Jones, Tina Harvey, David Johnson, Alan Reeves, Richard Heywood, Brian Clarke, Angela Snell, Kris Massie, Sylvia Murphy, Cherry Perkins, Graham Waters, Brian Buchanan Aitchison, Joanna James, Brian Wassell, David Williams, Lindsay Smith,

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