REX A EVERARD
Sept. 8, 1931 — Oct. 2, 2004
Rex A. Everard, beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, born Sept. 8, 1931 in England passed away suddenly on Oct. 2, 2004 at the age of 73.
Rex will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his loving wife, Liz, of 50 years, children; Valerie (Rainer), Jill (Ivan), Kim, Rex (Karen), Lance (Kim), eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and his brothers; Tony (Brenda), Derek (Pearl), and sister, Shendra Collin as well as numerous relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his grandson Nathan Nicol.
Rex came to Canada from England in 1948. Arriving by boat he spent his first year as a farm labourer in Saskatchewan. Moving to Edmonton, he met his loving wife, Elizabeth and started his family. He spent the next 15 years in sales and then moved to B.C. in 1965 and began life as an entrepreneur. Rex had many businesses; laundromat, moving company, pop distribution etc. Here in the North Thompson Valley he will be remembered for Rex’s Husky in Blue River, Rex’s Roundhouse Restaurant, Rex’s Coachlines and Rex’s Recycling in Valemount, McBride and Blue River just to name a few! From Prince George to Kamloops he was well known and liked. Rex was fondly known as “The King” and he ruled as such.
He worked hard his whole life, right to the end and expected all to do the same. He was larger than life with a great sense of humor. He loved nothing better than to “hold court” and tell stories and entertain “his subjects.” Despite his brush with throat cancer and other health issues, he was never bitter and always thankful for each day he had. He was honest, tenacious, courageous and had an opinion on just about everything and was never shy about letting you know it! Rex lived more in one lifetime than most of us will ever dream about and had a heart of gold.
He will be greatly missed and always remembered by all who knew and loved him.
A celebration of Rex’s life was held Oct. 9 at the Valemount Community Hall with pastor Ted Barr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The family would like to express their sincere, heartfelt thanks to all for the food, kindness, flowers, support, prayers and visits that we have received during this extremely difficult time.