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Rexford Fransen

April 21, 1949 - April 18, 2020


It is with overwhelming sadness that we say goodbye to Rex after an inspirational and determined 15-year battle with cancer.

Rex will be missed terribly by his wife Anne, children Jeff, Angela (Tim Byron) and Kari;  grandchildren Katelyn, Robyn and Logan Byron; Hailey, Austin and Riley Meerman; siblings, Louise (Cal), John (Chris), Gloria and Sylvia (Ernie) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in laws.   He was predeceased by his parents, Victor (1984) & Patricia (2011), brother Owen (2008) and most recently brother in law Tom Jackson (2020).

In keeping with Rex’s wishes, cremation has taken place, and due to the current world situation, there will be no service. A private family gathering will take place at a future date.

In leu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cowichan Valley Hospice Society.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sandi and Bob Malcolm
Relation: Friend

John, Chris and family. So very sorry to hear of Rex’s passing. You had a large extended family and I hope they are a comfort to you at this time. Hugs to come.

From: Frank and Michelle Work
Relation: Friend

Dear Anne and Family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss of Rex. We will always remember him as a gentle and kind hearted person. His smile was so genuine. Please take care.

From: Roland and Corinne Chow
Relation: Friends

Our sincerest condolences,Anne,Jeff, Angela,Tim ,Kari and families. We will remember Rex so fondly. Always with a smile a great sense of humour and he was such a gentle man. We are heart broken for you all. Feeling blessed to have had the chance to have known him . We are here for you all .Sending our love to you all every day from our family to yours ♥️🌿

From: Alan Crisp
Relation: Work colleague

Sorry to hear Rex passed away. Rembrandt fondly the years Alan and I worked with Rex with the Crofton Rec. Assn. plus the years Alan worked with Rex. Always a pleasure to work with. Our Family sends love to you all A very hard time for your Family

From: Verlie Bauer
Relation: Friend

So sorry for your loss we will miss him dearly never will I forget Capt fransen while in cadets. He was the best.

From: Debbie and Lenard Doskocil
Relation: friend

Dear Anne and family. We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Rex. He was such a sweet and gentle man. I feel really lucky to have known him. Sending love and hugs at this very difficult time.

From: Debbie ( Butler ) McKinlay
Relation: I went to school with Anne, and remember their girls from Hanks Handymart

So sorry for your loss, remember the good times, as memories bring loved ones close ❤️

From: Debbie ( Butler ) McKinlay
Relation: I went to school with Anne, she was already dating Rex.

So sorry for your loss. Keep your family close and memories closer ❤️

From: Lisa Mayea nee Pinder
Relation: Friend from Air Cadets

My condolences to the entire family.
Rex has always been someone that I thought of fondly over the years. He had a real impact on my life. Rex always was confident in me and helped me when I was dealing with hard decisions during my time at 744 Air Cadet Squadron. I know many have had our lives enriched by his life lessons.

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