Rex Allan Henry
July 30 1944 – August 5 2012
Sunday August 5th Rex said “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired”. He then shut his eyes and with his family around his bedside he peacefully slipped away, giving up his valiant fight with lung cancer. He was proud, dignified and courageous to the very end. Friends and family will forever cherish the memories of his superb wit, play on words and sense of humour that never diminished even to the very end. His sense of adventure took him to over 24 countries world wide, and of course who can forget his crazy sayings like, “Give me stress” along with “I’ll be dipped” and there were hundreds more. He was known to check out the Obits in the paper every day then go straight to the crossword section. He is deeply missed by loving wife Carol, Sons Rob (Treena), Chad (Lisa), Daughters Krista (Tom), Faron (Will), Extended family Rod Friesen (Angela), Grand children: Josh, Haley, Jaden, Rachel, Michael, Tre, Cole, Jessica, Ashton, Summer, Natasha, Kheylan, Shayna, Daniel, Ty and Lainey. Rex requested no service. His greatest passion was fly fishing the Bulkley River, so Rex’s family will dedicate a park bench at the riverside in both Smithers and Telkwa in his memory next fishing season, August 2013. In lieu of flowers donations towards the benches can be made in trust at the Smithers Bulkley Valley Credit Union in his name, Account # 384149, or make a donation to the Houston Memorial Society, Box 254 Houston BC V0J 1Z0 or to the BV Hospice Society, Box 8, Smithers BC, V0J 2N0.
AND MY HEART SOARS by Chief Dan George
The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air,
The fragrance of the grass speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky,
The rhythm of the sea, speaks to me.
The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning,
The dewdrop on the flower, speaks to me.
The strength of the fire, the taste of the salmon, the trail of the sun,
And the life that never goes away, they speak to me and my heart soars.
Thank you: The family of Rex Henry wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the staff of the BV Hospice, the nurses at the Smithers Cancer ward and to the loving care from the Smithers home support nursing staff, along with Doctors Biz Bastian, Daphne Hart and Freddie Strauss. We wish to also thank the Houston Memorial Society for their support. With out your compassionate care we could not have made it through this trying ordeal. Thank you all.
Sincerely, Carol, Rob, Chad, Krista, Faron and family.