It is with great sadness that we heard the news of the passing of Mark Rice.
Mark joined the Parish Council for a short spell, only relinquishing his post due to his work commitments but in that short time he jumped straight into it, relishing the role and quickly making his mark with his humour along with his insight and knowledge of Pill.
Born and bred in Pill, it was easy to see that Mark was a true character with a love of the community; chatting and greeting everyone with his cheery smile and always keen to uphold the ‘old Pill ways’.
The tributes being made on Facebook are a true testimony to the love and respect everyone had for him, from the hundreds of comments from friends in Pill and Portishead, Gordano Rugby Club, St George Football Club, The Bristol Port Company and beyond, Mark touched the lives of a lot of people.
In the short time the Parish Council had Mark as a colleague it was easy to see why he commanded such love and respect from everyone who knew him.
We send our sincere condolences to his wife Nic, sons Alfie and Charlie and the family.