Henry Rex Hollett
December 2, 1932 – April 10, 2012
Rex was born in St. John’s, NFLD. At 12 years old he came by train to Nanaimo with his mother and three sisters to join his Dad who was already stationed there, and he took his schooling in Nanaimo.
Rex moved to Chemainus in 1956 where he started his business, B & H Tire Ltd. He and his wife Georgina raised their four children in Chemainus.
Rex was very active in his community, coaching baseball and soccer. He belonged to the Rotary Club where he was their longest active member. He was past president of Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce and also served on the Chemainus Hospital Board. He spent eleven years serving as a municipal councilor and twelve years as the longest reigning Mayor of North Cowichan. He chaired many committees such as Finance and served on the Regional Board. People looked forward to enjoying Rex’s pancakes during Chemainus Days. He always had time for people and was always willing to help in any way that he could.
Rex was predeceased by his Father and Mother, Nathaniel and Genevra, his daughter-in-law Michelle and his brother-in-laws Bruce Davidson and Joe Frketich.
Rex leaves behind Georgina, his loving wife of 57 years; children Crystal (Bill), Tim (Faye), Greg (Carol), Lance (Catherine); sisters Elsie, Jean and Mable (Don); grandchildren Rebecca (Jeff), Genevra (Dave), Katie, Angella, Natasha (Jag), Justin (Sarah), Ryan (Nikki), Nicole (Cody), Nathan (Erin), Jonathan (Sarah), Benjamin, Rachel; great grandchildren Tory, Austin, Wrenna, Nyah, Avden, Logan, Opal, Iyanna and Rowan.
Rex gave his all for his family and community. He enjoyed the last day of his life surrounded by his family, sitting in the sunshine smiling, talking and laughing. He was much loved by all of his family and friends. We would like to thank all of the nurses and doctors at the Cowichan hospital for their excellent care and many kindnesses.
We know you are looking down on us Dad.
We love you.
A celebration of life will be held at 2pm on Thursday, April 19th at the Calvary Baptist Church, 3318 River Road, Chemainus. In lieu of flowers, look around for someone in need and help them out. That’s the way Rex would have done it.