Dr. Rex H G CLEMENTS

Born in Moray Group, Maskeliya, Sri Lanka on April 2, 1945

Passed away in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia on September 8, 2023

Dearly loved husband of Jenny

Loved and loving father of Jeremy and Romina,

and father in-law of Manny

Proud ‘Pa’ of Annika, Theo and Quinton

Beloved son of the late Victor and Stella Clements

Loved and respected brother of George, Melwyn, Shirley, Sylvia and their families

 

The Funeral Service for REX will be held at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on MONDAY (September 18) commencing at 3pm

Private cremation

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Funeral Notice

ServiceSeptember 18, 2023 - 3:00 pm271 Raglan Pde Warrnambool, VIC View MapVenue: Eastern Park Chapel

The Funeral Service for REX will be held at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on MONDAY (September 18) commencing at 3pm Private cremation

Tributes

  1. So sad to hear. He contacted me in 1988 but never had the chance to catch up. We are spending a few days in Warrnambool next month and was trying to locate him, to discover the sad news. I do not know the family but please accept our heartfelt condolence.

    Walter Lekamge September 22, 2023
  2. Dear Jenny & Rex’s Family
    I was at Christian College Kotte , where . Rex did his A level . I was Year junior to him but knew him for years.
    I managed to enter medical faculty after him . The main contributor for my success was Rex !! .
    Though He was in Peradeniya , he sent us his 1 st year notes. He was very supportive. Towards our progress & future.
    I on behalf of Kotte Christian College Mission , He be rest in peace !!
    Panch – U K .

    Panch September 21, 2023
  3. A teacher I had the most respect for while I was at Glenormiston Ag College. May he rest in peace?

    Dean Muskee September 20, 2023
  4. Please accept our deep sympathy. Jenny you had a great husband and your children had a great father. May God strengthen you all to accept the situation and our prayers are with you. Godwin Anna and family

    Godwin September 18, 2023
  5. Dear Jenita, Jeremy and Romina
    Please accept our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Dear one.
    May God comfort you all and your family.

    Ananthan and Arunthathi Alexander September 18, 2023
  6. Dear Jenitacca, Romina & Jeremy,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Rex anna has been a loving person to all. It’s been a privilege to have you & Rex anna in Texas. He will always be remembered as a sweet person in our life. God is with you & children to lead you & guide you. We love you. Take care.

    Peace & Yogen September 18, 2023
  7. Dear Jenita & family
    Thinking of you and praying for you & the family at this difficult time. Was able to watch funeral service livestream and was deeply touched. Rex lived his life well- guess we can all learn from his example. What a legend! and still so humble. He touched many lives when he was alive on earth and will continue to do so even after passing to be with his Saviour forever. Convey my love to Sylvia. Not sure if she will remember me still from school. I remember Sylvia talking about her Rex Annah all those years ago.

    Christopher & Santhrika Jeshurun September 18, 2023
  8. Dear Jenita, Jeremy, Romena and family. What a beautiful way to celebrate a loving, fragrant well lived and God guided life of an amazing man – Rex/ Uncle Rex. His life and work will continue to be a blessing to all who have the good fortune to have met and been apart of his life. We are grateful for the friendship we have had with Rex/ Uncle Rex and the memories we will always Cherish. We pray that God gives you all the grace, love and strength to support you all and surrounds you with his never ending love. God Bless you all. With much love Reg, Deeni, Naomi, Glyn and family… xxx

    Reg & Deeni Benjamin September 18, 2023
  9. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
    Rex was a brilliant student, teacher par excellence and a reputed academic. Above all he was devoted family member and a sincere friend.
    May you rest in eternal peace.

    Butti & Jonah (Butti & Lyn Liyanage) September 18, 2023
  10. Our condolences to Jenita acca, Romina and Jeremy and rest of the family members. Praying for all of you, may God comfort you all at this difficult time!

    Rajam Edison September 18, 2023
  11. Good Bye Rex Anna, may your wonderful soul rest in peace..

    Wesley Moses September 18, 2023
  12. Dear Jenita Acca and children. God’s loving arms are around as you pass through this difficult time. He has assured us that He is always with us. May the sweet memories you have and his legacy be of strength to you. He will be greatly missed.

    VanSlyke and Pushpam September 18, 2023
  13. A great privilege to have known and worked with such a clever and humble man. He will be fondly remembered by staff and students at Glenormiston college who benefitted was his knowledge and wisdom which he kindly shared. A good friend to our family and good times shared. Thoughts and prayers for Jenny, Jeremy and Romina. Farewell Rex until we meet again.

    Lindsay & Janet Ferguson September 18, 2023
  14. Dear Jenny and grieving family,
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies at this time of bereavement. May God give you the strength and courage to go through this difficult period.
    I have known Rex from Kotte days and I came to know him closer while in the Faculty. He was a excellent teacher, a good and sincere friend to all. His life was an example in every respect. An exceptional human being.

    May his soul rest in peace

    Harold Jayasinghe September 18, 2023
  15. To Jenita and family, I’m very sorry to hear about Rex Athan’s passing. Memories—him coming to Mowbray school, Kandy from Peradeniya university to teach us badminton, your visit to California, Clements family socials in Kotte.
    While he sleeps in the Lord may God grant comfort to you & all the immediate & extended family, is my prayer
    Becky, California

    Becky Johnson September 18, 2023
  16. Dearest Jenita, Romina, Jeremy, Manny and family,
    Rex bought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met him. He was simple, kind and a good hearted man.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this very difficult time.

    Rabi & Ruba Joseph September 18, 2023
  17. Deepest sympathy to the Clements family on the passing of Rex.

    I had the privilege to work with Rex at different times over the years. He was a kind and generous man, who enjoyed passing on his agronomic knowledge.

    Thinking of you all during this sad and challenging time.

    Michele Jolliffe September 18, 2023
  18. Dr. Clements was an exceptionally intelligent, talented, unassuming, and joyful individual. His lectures were remarkably lucid, and he had a knack for presenting complex subjects in a down-to-earth manner. One lecture, in particular, left an indelible mark on most of us, even to this day – his lecture on flowering.
    Dr. Clements held the esteemed position of patron for the Agriculture and Veterinary Graduates Association, which was established in Melbourne to create a network for graduates who were relocating. During the association’s formation, Dr. Clements drove from Warnambool to Melbourne, to provide invaluable insights and guidance.
    He played a pivotal role in organising a workshop aimed at motivating relocated professionals to pursue their careers, and this effort transformed the lives of many participants.
    One of the most memorable experiences was our trip with Dr. Clements to Merimbula for a gathering. It provided Thambaramala and me with the opportunity to spend quality time with Dr. Clements and Jenny.
    Our cherished memories of Dr. Clements will remain etched in our hearts forever, and the wisdom we gained from him will be passed down to future generations.
    Sincerely,
    Thambaramala Gamage and Sepala Annakkage

    Thambaramala and Sepala September 18, 2023
  19. Dr Clement was the best teacher we had. We miss him. Rest in peace sir. We love you.
    Gunasinghe

    Gunasinghe September 18, 2023
  20. Special tribute to our departed teacher

    A legacy of wisdom and inspiration

    There are rare individuals who leave an indelible mark on both their field of study and the hearts and minds of those they encounter. Dr. Clements was one such luminary, a beacon of wisdom and inspiration whose legacy continues to illuminate the path of knowledge.
    Dr. Clements was not merely an academic; he was a mentor, a guide, and a friend to innumerable students and colleagues. His passion for his subject matter was infectious, and his enthusiasm served as a powerful catalyst for learning. However, it wasn’t just his academic prowess that endeared him to those who knew him.
    Dr. Clements possessed a unique combination of intellect and humility. His contributions to his field were nothing short of remarkable. His publications, lectures, and presentations were a testament to his dedication to the pursuit of truth and the advancement of human understanding.
    Beyond the classroom and the laboratory, Dr. Clements was a pillar of his academic community. He served as a mentor to countless students, guiding them along their academic journeys and instilling in them a love of learning that would last a lifetime. He was a source of inspiration to his colleagues.
    As we mourn the loss of Dr. Clements, we also celebrate the extraordinary life he lived and the profound impact he had on the world. His legacy lives on in the minds of the innumerable individuals he inspired and in the body of knowledge he helped shape.
    Dr. Clements exemplified this ethos throughout his life, and his legacy will continue to guide us, reminding us of the immense potential for positive change that resides within each of us. Though he may have left this world, his wisdom and inspiration will continue to shine brightly, illuminating the path forward for generations to come.
    From : 1977 to 1981 Agriculture batch, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

    1977-1981 students September 18, 2023
  21. A highly respected colleague at Glenormiston with many shared experiences. I share with you the words of a fellow lecturer when informed, “Rex was a very caring man and a wealth of knowledge. Students thought a lot of him.”

    Our condolences to Jenny and family.

    Bill and Judy Poynton

    Bill Poynton September 18, 2023
  22. Rex anna my Brother-in-law

    Rex anna my brother-in-law came into my life when I was almost 9 yrs old. Round about the time when a young boy would look up for a father figure. From the very first moment I met him, he took a very special place in my heart, and from then on, all my life.
    I admired his type of music, so took on to music. His style, so I put on his clothes. He was intelligent with an exceptional ability to speak intellectually, effectively, and efficiently with such clarity, I was marvelled by it and so I grew with the desire to possess the same, along with his beautiful personality and character. These I’m still working on them, It’s hard to keep up with such a man like him. He did everything thing with great passion and dedication. I couldn’t have asked for a better role model, a father figure, a big brother, a teacher who taught by example, with humility amidst an array of achievements. It’s hard not to want to be like him.

    Metaphorically and literally he brought music to my life.
    He was gentle and decent in his humour,
    No to anger and never to slumber,
    Never to boast in himself, but always celebrated by everyone else.

    I’ll always be grateful to the lord to have given my widowed mother such a son-in-law who was more than a son to her, who took the place of her husband by being a constant source of strength and confidence right till the end to her last breath by her bedside. Caring and serving, he is greatly to be honoured and appreciated. We will miss him always. Everywhere I turn I see him in everything, for he has left such admirable and memorable deposits in our lives. True to his last words, “ I’m not going anywhere “. He will always be with us, bring out only the best in us.

    He was loved and admired by me oh so very much, my only regret, I wish I had said them in his living years.

    Oral Selvadurai September 18, 2023
  23. Rex anna

    Rex anna my brother-in-law came into my life when I was almost 9 yrs old. Round about the time when a young boy would look up for a father figure. From the very first moment I met him, he took a very special place in my heart, and later on, in my life.
    I admired his type of music, so took on to music. His style, so I put on his clothes. He was intelligent with an exceptional ability to speak intellectually, effectively, and efficiently with such clarity, I was marvelled by it and so I grew with the desire to possess the same, along with his beautiful personality and character. These I’m still working on them, It’s hard to keep up with such a man like him. He did everything thing with great passion and dedication. I couldn’t have asked for a better role model, a father figure, a big brother, a teacher who taught by example, with humility amidst an array of achievements. It’s hard not to want to be like him.

    Metaphorically and literally he brought music to my life.
    He was gentle and decent in his humour,
    No to anger and never to slumber,
    Never to boast in himself, but always celebrated by everyone else.

    I’ll always be grateful to the lord to have given my widowed mother such a son-in-law who was more than a son to her, who took the place of her husband by being a constant source of strength and confidence right till the end to her last breath by her bedside. Caring and serving, he is greatly to be honoured and appreciated. We will miss him always. Everywhere I turn I see him in everything, for he has left such admirable and memorable deposits in our lives. True to his last words, “ I’m not going anywhere “. He will always be with us, bring out only the best in us.

    He was loved and admired by me oh so very much, my only regret, I wish I had said them in his living years.

    Oral Selvadurai September 18, 2023
  24. Continuing …

    To: Dear Jenny, Romina, Jeremy & family.

    From: Arunthathy (Former student of Dr Clements).

    Sorry in a rush I couldn’t add this comment to my earlier posting. But I felt that it’s nice to mention this.

    I was prevailed to work under Dr Clements for an year and a half in the Crop Science section, in Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. Until now i am grateful for the knowledge I gain from him.

    Also he was in the interview panel for my scholarship application (for M Phil, Phd). In that interview I was successful but unfortunately couldn’t continue with that to learn under him.

    For all what he was & did, he’ll be always remembered fondly by us & he will be resting peacefully in the arms of the Lord. My thoughts & prayers are with you all in this difficult times of yours. With love & regards. Arunthathy.

    Arunthathy Mahendrarajah September 18, 2023
  25. To: Dear Jenny, Romina, Jeremy & family.

    From: Arunthathy Mahendrarajah (Former student of Dr Clements).

    I was deeply sadden by the news of Dr Rex Clements. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
    I was fortunate to be one of his students during (1972 – 1976) my undergraduate studies & specialising in Crop Science in the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. He was one of the best lecturers & his lectures were always excellent, precise & with clarity. I knew him as a simple, humble & kind hearted gentleman with brilliant brain. He showed respect to each one of us & loved by almost every student.

    He’s gone from us but, always be in all of our hearts. His demise will be a great loss to the field of Agriculture. May his soul rest in peace with God. My Special prayers to the family for, God to comfort, strengthen, console, care & give peace & courage to go through this bereavement time of theirs. Thank you. With kind regards, Arunthathy 🙏🙏

    Arunthathy Mahendrarajah September 17, 2023
  26. Dear Jenny, Jeremy n Romina,
    Grieved to learn about the sad news. At this hour of grief, please accept our heartfelt condolences. We pray to God to keep the departed soul in eternal peace. Yours in grief. Murali, Kochi, Kerala, India

    Muraleedharan September 17, 2023
  27. To dear Jenny & family, we are so sorry to hear that Rex had passed away. Please accept our sincerest condolences. We are currently away travelling interstate and can’t be there tomorrow.
    I will never forget the day I first met Rex when he came to see me at my office, and you subsequently purchased your home in Thompson St from me.
    Dorothy and I both want you to know our kindest thoughts are with you.
    Kindest regards,
    John Thompson & Dorothy Grauer.

    John & Thompson & Dorothy Grauer September 17, 2023
  28. Dear Jenny acca, Romina and Jeremy,

    Rex anna’s presence always lit up the room. He was one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable guys I have every met. We enjoyed some deep conversations. His music gave so many of us a lot of joy. It is incredibly difficult to believe he is no longer with us. Rex anna will be sorely missed. Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this sorrowful time.

    With Much love,
    Jenith and Shiromi

    Jenith & Shiromi Jesuthasan September 17, 2023
  29. Dear Jenny, Jeremy and Romina

    Rex was truly a lovely person who always uplifted our spirits whenever we met casually or over a dinner. We will continue to cherish his friendship as long as we live.

    Please accept our deepest sympathies.
    Sam and Ranjanie

    Samson Ekanayake September 17, 2023
  30. Dear Jenny, Jeremy, & Romina,
    Our sincere & Heartfelt condolences at the passing away of you beloved one,
    We are privileged to have not only his
    friendship from the time we were in the
    Faculty of Agriculture, but also with you, his Loving family in Melbourne.
    Jenny, you were the best partner for Rex, simple, humble, singing away,
    happy and much more. Perfect match made in Heaven.
    It was a shock to us, as We had spoken
    to Rex only a month ago. May his soul
    Rest in Peace.
    “ The Lord is close to the broken hearted”. Our thoughts & prayers are
    with you & all the family members during
    these dark days.
    With much Love, Mano & Ranjini

    Ranjini September 17, 2023
  31. Dear Jeremy,

    I am Bedgar ( Perera), a batchmate and old friend of your beloved father.Please do accept my condolences from far away Sri Lanka, during this sad occasion for you, your loving mother – Jenny, sister Romina and other relatives.

    I have known Rex since 1964 when we entered the then University of Ceylon, Peradeniya.Over the long years of our association, I found him to be a thorough gent,all rounder, fine sportsman, talented musician, intellect and last but not least, a down to earth, humble and straight forward human being, all wrapped in one.A very rare combination indeed.

    You can be justifiably proud of your loving father and may God bless you, your mother Jenny and sister Romina, with sustained courage to face this loss

    May my good and unforgettable friend, Rex, rest in peace with God Almighty.

    With kind regards.
    Thanks.

    Yours sincerely,

    Bedgar

    Bedgar Perera September 17, 2023
  32. Our Deepest sympathies and condolences
    May God’s comfort be with you all
    We will miss our cousin

    Joel David September 17, 2023
  33. Rex will always be remembered in our hearts. I grieve with the family including his sisters and brothers
    Jeyasingh David

    Jeyasingh David September 17, 2023
  34. In 1976, our late brother-in-law Isaac Gnanayutham suggested that Rex would be an ideal partner for Jenny. We then prayed about it and arranged for both of them to meet and both liked each other. Thereafter the first wedding in our house was the wedding of Rex and Jenny. They were doing very well and were living in Nawalapitiya. Rex was a very good husband to Jenny and a loving father to their two children. Rex did his duties to both his and Jenny’s families with much love and dedication. He was very humble and pleasant although he was a very qualified person. God’s blessings will be on humble people and Rex was an example. God knows the best and He has taken him in His time. God will comfort Jenny and the children and will continue to be their Father and Guide. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jenny and the children.
    Gracy Aunty and Claude Uncle

    Grace Daniell September 16, 2023
  35. Please accept our deepest condolences. May God give enough strength to Rex Clement’s loving family to face this difficult time and him to attain eternal peace.

    From

    Mr. S.Jayapathy (1966 Batch) and Malini

    S.Jayapathy September 16, 2023
  36. I met Rex only couple of times. He is a through gentleman with a ready smile and entertain all with his guitar.
    It is a real loss for those who know him.
    RIP our friend.
    Sorna and Reno

    Sornalingam September 15, 2023
  37. It was during 1976 , I was introduced to Rex by my late uncle Isaac Gnanayutham.Since then , I have come to know Rex as a thorough Gentleman with pleasant mannerism . He always had a lovely smile and a polite attitude. It is with sadness & shock we heard the news of his passing away. Our prayers and thoughts are with my Cousin Jenita Acca, Jeremy , Romina and all family members. It is true ,we all miss his good cheer, but we also know , as Christians , he is in a wonderful place called Heaven , and one day we will see him again. May the Lord comfort each family member, during these sad moments in Life.
    Conrad & Wendy Daniel

    Conrad Daniel September 15, 2023
  38. Dear Jenny and family,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences! Selva and I are so saddened to hear about Rex. He was the most brilliant guy in our batch of 1968 Agricols. But what I remember most as a friend and batch mate was his unassuming, but gentle smile and the kindness and respect shown to everyone. My husband and I cherish the time we met with you both at several reunions back in Sri Lanka. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children at this difficult time. May his beautiful soul rest in Peace!

    Geethanjalie Wijayapala Selvendran September 15, 2023
  39. Heart felt sympathy to Jenny and all the Clements Family in Gods loving care Liz Anders

    Liz Anders September 14, 2023
  40. A brilliant teacher an humane per se. May his soul rest in eternal peace…!

    Ranjith Punyawardena
    1980/81 Batch
    Faculty of Agriculture
    University of Peradeniya

    Ranjith Punyawardena September 14, 2023
  41. Dear Jeremy Clements & family,

    Please accept my HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES for the departure of my good friend and university of Peradeniya coleague Rex . He has been a kind hearted gentleman, a brilliant brain of our Peradeniya Faculty, an excellent academician and a good friend. Let me share your grief on the sad occation. Unfortunately last time he spent some time with me was long time ago (1985) during his 3 months sabbatical visit to my university in Belgium.

    May his soul rest in peace.

    Yours sincerely,

    E. E. Iruthayathas

    Prof. Dr. Ir. Emmanuel Emylyanus Iruthayathas,

    Leuven, BELGIUM

    Prof. Dr. Ir. Emmanuel Emylyanus Iruthayathas September 14, 2023
  42. Rex was a beautiful human and a wonderful teacher. I have some lovely and funny memories of my time at Glenormiston College. Thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.
    Suzy Turnbull

    Suzy Turnbull September 14, 2023
  43. Dear Jeremy Clements & family,

    Please accept my HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES for the departure of my good friend and university of Peradeniya coleague Rex . He has been a kind hearted gentleman, a brilliant brain of our Peradeniya Faculty, an excellent academician and a good friend. Let me share your grief on the sad occation. Unfortunately last time he spent some time with me was long time ago (1985) during his 3 months sabbatical visit to my univeesity in Belgium.

    May his soul rest in peace.

    Yours sincerely,

    E. E. Iruthayathas

    Prof. Dr. Ir. Emmanuel Emylyanus Iruthayathas,

    Leuven, BELGIUM

    Prof. Dr. Ir. Emmanuel Emylyanus Iruthayathas September 13, 2023
  44. Dear Jenny and the grieving family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences.
    I met Rex in 1968. A brilliant student in the history of the faculty, as my teacher. We are very privileged to have him as our lecturer. He was a very good teacher and a very gentle, humble and friendly person always with an innocent smile.
    When he returned to the Faculty, after successfully completing his Post Graduate Studies, he became my colleague and a good friend. He used to entertain us with his musical talent . We had a great time together.
    After three decades, we got reconnected again in Melbourne Victoria. Then he became a very good family friend. I have never seen him getting upset and he was liked by everyone. He was a jolly good fellow. He had a very pleasant personality and we all will miss him dearly. However his fond memories will remain with us forever.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

    Ponniah Anandajayasekeram September 13, 2023
  45. I am so much saddened to hear about the passing away of Dr Clements, one of my most favourite lecturers at the Agricultural Faculty in the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. We became close associates when you became my academic advisor and research supervisor for my post graduate studies (MPhil and PhD) in the Peradeniya University. Although your loss is inevitable, the memory of you, your humbleness and your style of teaching is eternal to many like me. Rest in peace Sir. My prayers are with your family for their strength in coping up with your loss. I will certainly miss you.

    Mathavan (from Canada) September 13, 2023
  46. Dear Jenny and the grieving family,
    We are very sorry to hear the sad news. Please accept our deepest sympathies and heart felt condolences.
    I met Rex in 1968. A brilliant student of the Faculty, as my teacher.He was a very good teacher. He was a very gentle, humble and friendly person always with an innocent smile.When he returned to the Faculty,after successfully completing his Post Graduate Studies, he became my colleague and a good friend.Rex used to entertain us with his musical talent.
    After three decades we got reconnected again in Melbourne Victoria.Then he became a very good family friend.I have never seen him getting upset and he was liked by everyone.He was a jolly good fellow. He had a very pleasant personality and we all will miss him very badly.His memories will remain with us forever.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

    Ponniah Anandajayasekeram September 13, 2023
  47. Family members of Dr Clements.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of Dr Clements’ passing. As many of his students from Peradeniya agriculture faculty would testify, he made any difficult topic so easy to understand, such a good story teller. We adored him and the way he taught us. Most of all, he was a simple and humble teacher to us. We will always remember him as the best.

    Sir, may you rest in peace!

    From 1982-83 batch - Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya September 12, 2023
  48. Rest in peace Dr Rex, thank you for your teachings at Ag school, Glenormiston. We appreciated your encouragement, time and knowledge. I will always remember our grass and weed collection, which I still have! Condolences to your family and friends. Love and light.

    Alyce A September 12, 2023
  49. May his soul Rest in Peace.

    Dr. Frank Niranjan September 12, 2023
  50. Late Dr. Clement is super human being and an excellent scientist in his life. May his soul rest in peace.

    Muthuccumaru Nagarasa September 12, 2023
  51. In loving memory of Dr. Rex Clements, a brilliant mind and a cherished member of the University of Peradeniya’s Faculty of Agriculture.

    Dr. Clements’ recent passing has left a profound void in our hearts and the academic community.

    Dr. Clements was a shining example of dedication and intellect. His contributions to the field of agriculture were nothing short of remarkable. His passion for research and teaching inspired countless students and colleagues.

    As we prepare to bid farewell to this exceptional academic, we remember the countless lives he has touched through his wisdom, guidance, and mentorship. Dr. Clements’ legacy will forever be a beacon of inspiration for future generations of scholars.

    In this moment of grief, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Dr. Clements’ family and friends. May his soul rest in eternal peace, knowing that his impact on the world of agriculture and academia will never be forgotten.

    Prof Sarath S Kosotuuwakku
    Dean/Faculty of Agriculture
    University of Peradeniaya

    Sarath S. Kodithuwakku September 12, 2023
  52. Dear Jenny,Romina, Jeremy,Manny and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

    Morgan and Peacelyn Thambiraja

    Morgan and Peacelyn Thambiraja September 12, 2023
  53. Dear Dr. Clements
    A brilliant academic and a great teacher.
    May his soul REST IN PEACE (RIP)
    Nimal & Kalyani Perera
    Faculty of Agriculture

    Nimal Perera September 12, 2023
  54. Rest in peace our beloved teacher.

    Chintha jayaweera September 12, 2023
  55. My batch (1982-86) and I were fortunate to have Dr. Clements as a teacher par excellence in the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. I remember him as a brilliant teacher who wore his academic excellence lightly with a smile on his face. May his soul rest in peace.

    Janendra De Costa September 12, 2023
  56. I was deeply saddened when I heard about Dr Clements passing. I last met him at Dr Gamini and Ranmali’s house in Canberra a few years ago. He was a brilliant student at the Faculty of Agriculture Peradeniya, where his academic record is etched forever. He was also an excellent researcher and his lectures were precise and there was no need to revise. As per saying, simplicity is natural wealth. Dr Clements always led a simple life and never showed off his achievements.

    Our deepest sympathies to his family.

    May his soul Rest In Peace.

    Sriskantha & Sulochana, Canberra September 12, 2023
  57. Dear Jeni
    We are so sad to know the demise of Rex. May his soul rest in peace.

    Jerin and Gethi family September 12, 2023
  58. My condolences to Henny and family. Many lovely memories of working with Rex at Glenormiston Agricultural College. A true gentleman.

    Maree Togni

    Maree Togni September 12, 2023
  59. My heartfelt condolences to Dr Rex’s family.He was a brilliant scientist, a fantastic teacher and a good human. He out performed in every plant science descipline at that time. May he rest in peace with jesus.

    Dhammika Atapattu (his former student) September 12, 2023
  60. While I was in MI I heard about your brilliant academic performance and was thrilled to see you live when you visited us in MI with your batch mates. Rest in Peace my colleague, Rex.

    Sunil Hewavitharana September 12, 2023
  61. To the family, Rex never taught me but at the time he worked at the uni Romina and were close friends living next door on Blacks Road. I’ve got so many memories of the time I knew you all. Pls accept mine and my family love and thoughts.

    RHIANNON DUNCOMB September 12, 2023
  62. Very hard to accept his death. Heartfelt condolences

    Raviendran subramaniam September 12, 2023
  63. Our Deepest Sympathies to Dr Rex’s family members and friends! May he Rest in Peace!!
    Message from Agricola Queensland Inc. (Sri Lankan Agriculture and Veterinary graduates Association in Queensland, Australia)

    Agricola Queensland September 12, 2023
  64. Rest in peace our loved teacher!

    Jayampathi Basnayake September 12, 2023
  65. This is a truth that is always hard to accept, and you were a definition of a friend indeed. The wonderful memories we shared together keep us reminding who you were, but they cannot replace your presence. We miss you greatly. Goodbye, dear friend. Gamini & Ranmali

    Gamini & Ranmali Keerthisinghe September 12, 2023
  66. Dear Jenny, We are so sad to hear about Rex’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Rex was a great teacher and a role model. He always will be remembered fondly by his students and colleagues.

    Ajith and Anjali Perera (Canada and Bogo) September 12, 2023
  67. It is with sorrow that I heard the passing of Dr Rex Clements,a much loving Peradeniya University Alumnus.May he rest in peace.

    Bernard Silva September 12, 2023
  68. Jenita Akka, Jeremy, Romina, George Athan, Melwyn Athan, Shirley Annie, Sylvia and families,
    Our heartfelt condolences to all of you. May God give all of you the strength to go through this bereavement time is our prayer. My memories of Rex Athan goes back growing up in Sri Lanka and I remember their wedding too. Can’t forget the good times together before weddings. Unforgettable memories in Sri Lanka. My mother (Jacinth) always said, Rex Athan was born one day after April Fool’s Day and God blessed him with hyper-intelligent person in the world. He is very loving, caring, never proud, humble and the list goes on and on. The last time I saw him was at Andy’s (Andrew) Clements’ house (thanks Andy for organizing). I can’t believe he is no more with us. I have to live Christ like to see all my loved ones in heaven. We miss him and will be remembered. Praying for all of you.
    Devakanie Edinborough

    Devakanie & Caleb Edinborough September 12, 2023
  69. May he rest in Peace

    A student from faculty of Agriculture, Peradeniya.

    Maya Weerasinghe September 12, 2023
  70. It is with a heavy heart I have to pen a few words in tribute to the late Rex Clements. We moved more as friends than cousins & those days we spent together during our young days in Sri Lanka are still fresh in my mind. Those jolly days along with my friends & cousins at his residence in Peradeniya Campus were really happy & joyful. He & dear Jenita were wonderful hosts with all our riotous days spent there.
    Later in life, we had to settle down in countries far apart & which prevented us from meeting in person but thanks to modern-day communication facilities we were in touch with each other.
    So we were sad to hear about the setback in his health & the bitter struggle he had to suffer during his last days on earth.
    But now our God Almighty has called dear Rex to rest from all earthly strifes & for a peaceful everlasting life. So Goodbye dear Rex & rest in peace, with assurance that he will meet all loved ones in the world yonder.
    May God be the Consoler and comforter to dear Jenita, Jeremy & Romina & all loved ones left behind. Felix Gnanaraj.

    Felix Gnanaraj September 12, 2023
  71. My sincere condolences to Dr Clements family.

    I was fortunate to be his student at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniys (80-84 Batch), and there after to serve under him as a temporary staff member of the faculty. His academic brilliance was well known, but what was most noteworthy was his simplicity in the classroom and in general. It was a privilege and pleasure to have known him.

    May his soul rest in peace.

    Sumedha De Silva September 12, 2023
  72. Our Deepest Sympathies to Aunty Jenita, Jeremy and Romina & family may the good comfort you all we say bye to uncle. I trust he there in heaven may his Saul Rest in peace and rises in Glory 😤 🙏

    Silas Horsington September 11, 2023
  73. Rex was a dear friend. He will be missed by many. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Anne & Conrad

    Anne Doloras Perera September 11, 2023
  74. May he rest in eternal peace

    Sisira Semasinghe September 11, 2023
  75. Dear Jenny, Jeramy and Romina
    We are so sanded to hear about Rex s departure. We could not believe the news from friends.

    He he is such a wonderful person. Your family is the a great family.

    We have my not seen Jeramy and Romina since we left Warrnambool. But we heard about both of you from Mum and Dad when we last met.

    We bless your family
    We hope you all will bravely face this very difficult time .
    Daya and Padmini
    Sydney

    Daya and Padmini Howpage September 11, 2023
  76. Dr. Rex Clements was the best teacher(lecturer) we had in the Faculty of Agriculture in the University of Peradeniya during our undergraduate carrier from 1975 to 1979. There was lot of clarity and the lectures were very precise and informative. What he taught nearly five decades ago is still lingering in my mind.This is because he managed to deliver the most difficult subjects in a simple and a clear manner that all of us could understand without any difficulty.
    He was not only a good teacher but also an exceptional human being with very good qualities. He was very simple and a humble person loved by almost all the students.
    His demise is a loss to the field of Agriculture.
    Let me convey my sincere condolences to his family members at this grieving moment
    May his soul Rest In Peace
    Lal de Silva.

    Lal fe Silva September 11, 2023
  77. A professor whose art of teaching was cherished by all his students. I was lucky to be one of his students. We miss you sir.

    Dr. P. Vivekanandan September 11, 2023
  78. Though you have left us and hearts are filled with deep sorrow and grief but you will always keep us happy and smilling with your precious and beautiful memories

    Lalith Gunasekera September 11, 2023
  79. Rest in peace Rex uncle miss u old memories can’t forget u will be always remembered in our prayers

    Nisha George September 11, 2023