I hold you here in my heart; Safe with me never to part.
  • 49 years old
  • Born on July 15, 1924 in Essex, Ontario, Canada.
  • Passed away on April 5, 1974 in Columbus, Ohio, United States.

Rinaldo Peter "Rex" Vian was born in Essex, Ontario, Canada on July 15, 1924. Rex was a star student at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology. After graduation, Rex relocated to Columbus, Ohio, where he was a highly valued designer at Cardinal Industries. Rex was a devoted husband to Ruth for 25 years, and during their marriage, the two had five children: Kathleen, Toni, Mark, Corey, and Martin. In 1973, Rex's beloved fiancee, Camille Renouard, with Rex by her side, gave birth to Rex's sixth and youngest child, Christian Peter Rex Vian. Christian and Camille were the center and light of Rex's life. With a trip to Italy on the horizon, Rex and Camille were planning their wedding and celebrating their life together with their year-old son. But, sadly, Rex died on April 5, 1974. Rex was highly creative and intelligent, a man of sensitivity and passion, who felt a great responsibility to those he loved. He was liberal in politics, an advocate for women's rights, a firm believer in healthcare for all, and an environmentalist. Rex had an infectious laugh, a ready smile, and a real sense of fun. He was very proud of his Italian roots, something he passed along to all of his children, even young Christian.  All who knew Rex admired and loved him, and none more so than Christian and Camille. Though Rex's spirit fills their hearts with love, they miss his physical presence in their daily lives. They will love him forever, with the same deep and abiding passion with which he loved them. 

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