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Richard Charles (Rex)

Saturday, 18 February 1928



Sunday, 28 April 2024

Loved husband of the late Lila and the late Shirley.

Treasured Dad of Sharon Mainland, Bronwyn and Ian Beker, the late Bob, Karen and her fiancé Paul.

Loved Stepfather of the Hilton Family, Garry*, Wayne & Jan, Maurice* & Sue, Karen*, & David and Jacqui.

Treasured by his brothers and sisters, Faye* & Basil*, Jock* & Marie* ,Keith*, Shirley* & Ted*, Heather & Fred*, and Errol*.

Much adored Grandad of 25 grandchildren and a Great-Grandad of 33.

As per his wishes, Rex has donated his body to the Otago Medical School and a wake will be held for him at a later date.

A huge thank you to all the staff and carers at Vickery Court for his wonderful and loving care (& for laughing at his jokes.)

He will be greatly missed. No flowers, please.

Messages to Sharon 204 Ross Street & Bronwyn 84 Ross Street, Invercargill.

Please find a link to the livestream below




Grandad, you have left a huge hole in many hearts especially mine and the wee man's. He adored his grandad so much, his face used to light up when he saw you. Thank you for everything you've done for me and Mum over the many years. You were like a father figure I never had. We love you grandad ❤️ forever yaky daa

Carla & Lukah


So many years ago - we laughed with you and Lila. Now, sadly, you may meet again. I have fond memories of your beaut Holden and the stories you told about the wharves at Bluff. RIP Rex. Condolences to Sharon and Bronwyn, my second cousins, and to the rest of the family I never met.

Graeme Allan


The Man, The Myth, The Legend.

I could not have had a better father-in-law in my life than Rex. For over 50 years you have been there to help me in whatever capacity I needed and I am proud that I was able to return the favours by buying you oysters and building your aviary at Vickery Court which is a lasting monument to you.
Rest in Peace, I will miss you.

Ian Beker

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