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CO-WORKER AND FRIEND: TREVOR GETZ OCT 23, 1950 – June 21, 2011

Trevor Getz, October 23, 1950 – June 21, 2011: Co-Worker and Friend

 

As many of you know, this past week was an emotional one. We lost a true and trusted friend and co-worker. Trevor came to the Region in 1994. He brought with him a wealth of experience from the travel and event planning world. Our events and conferences enjoyed an immediate upgrade in quality at that time. He laid the groundwork to the success we have today in all our special events.

He learned the real estate franchise business and applied a tremendous dedication and desire to be the best he could be in the support of our offices and membership. In doing so Trevor gained everyone’s respect and admiration.

He truly excelled as a conference Master of Ceremonies. Trevor had a natural ability to get up on stage and effortlessly put everyone at ease, keeping the audience engaged with humour and poise. He had a knack at taking what could be an awkward or negative situation and turn it around to be a positive moment.

I can also tell you that he was absolutely fanatical about quality and timing. Our speakers had to be the best available and we as regional staff had to keep within our allotted presentation times or face his wrath. He truly taught us the importance of timing.

Beyond work, his passion was his family, friends and sports. He doted on his 3 daughters and was a devoted grandfather. And of course GOLF. Golf for most is a challenge and a passion. For Trevor golf was beyond that; he truly appreciated the game and loved every nuance it brought to him.

It was a true privilege and an honour to have had the opportunity to work with Trevor. He will be best remembered at work for his passion, his creativity and his skill; by his friends for his loyalty and humour; and by his family for his love and devotion.

Trevor, you will be remembered forever and are already being deeply missed.

 

  

Elton Ash ABR CRES

Regional Executive Vice President

RE/MAX of Western Canada (1998), LLC

250.860.3628

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9 comments

  1. Laurel Freis says:

    Trevor’s was the first face I saw at my first conference. He made an instant impact with his friendly smile and genuine interest. Where there were a million faces and names that would be easy to forget, Trevor never forgot mine. I’m sure everyone else will say the same. RE/MAX gained with him as a function leader, to be sure. He leaves big shoes to fill. My best wishes and sympathies to his family and to the regional staff that he worked with on a daily basis.
    Laurel

  2. I am lost for words. Trevor was an outstanding representative of our Re/Max organization and remembered us all. The conferences will not be the same without him. I extend my sincere sympathies to his family, his friends and the many hearts Trevor touched over the years.

  3. Our sincere condolences to Trevor’s family and everyone at Remax Western. We enjoyed out relationship with him as Broker/Owners and will miss him.

  4. Gary Fraipont says:

    Trevor was a great guy! He was a pleasure to know and will be missed by everyone he had made a connection with (always a smile on his face and something funny to say) especially from us within the RE/MAX organization. Our sincere condolences to family and friends. My partners Rainer, Michele and myself will miss him, we also enjoyed the relationship we had with Trevor as Broker/Owners.

  5. Henry Moulin says:

    It was a pleasure to have the opportunity ti talk to Trevor or meet with him. Even if he was busy and just passing by, he would make one smile. The honesty and straight forwardness coupled with his humour caused me to admire and trust him deeply. His integrity was second to none. He will be sincerely missed. However, we must remember we will only miss him because we had the opportunity to know him. Wow, what an opportunity – he was a class act.

  6. Cam Bird says:

    This as most of who knew Trevor well this news came as a huge shock and I am truly saddened by this tragic loss we REMAXers have now.

    I recall just back in March when we arrived into Vegas for the International conference we sat having cocktails in a lounge and began sharing our real estate stories and having several laughs as some cross dresser was out on the dance floor busting his/her moves. I was trying to convince Trevor to go join the guy/gal(?) to show him some Canadian dance moves. He declined the opportunity but we had great laughs and always have had whenever I had the chance to catch up and visit with him. My heart goes out to his family and other friends on such a early loss of a fabulous life. You will be truely missed Trevor. Rest in peace..

  7. My husband, Joe, our daughter Alixe, and I were so sorry to learn of Trevor’s passing, what a tragic loss for his family. We seldom miss an opportunity to join in RE/MAX Conferences, and are so grateful to Trevor for all his efforts & leadership in making our events “Above the Crowd.” We have learned so much at each of “Trevor’s Conferences,” as his speaker selections were top notch & timely. Although Trevor’s attention to detail & timing were much appreciated, what always stood out for me, was that somehow Trevor always seemed to touch base with every person there, making us each feel welcome & valued members of the RE/MAX Family. Trevor will truly be a tough act to follow.
    Sincerely, Sandra, Joe & Alixe Lamoureux
    The Lamoureux HOME Team
    RE/MAX Mid-Isalnd Realty.

  8. Jim Gordon says:

    Trevor was indeed a class act. I found a kindred spirit in Trevor with golf, we shared a passion for the game that I will always cherish. Whether it was playing together before a conference or comparing what we were current working on with our swings or sharing new technology to help our games our time together was always priceless. I loved Trevor’s sense of humor and passion for life, he will be greatly missed. I feel like I’ve lost a great ambassor for RE/MAX Western, a great conference organizer and most of all a friend.

  9. Cliff and I were away and upon returning have learned of the sad passing of Trevor. Someone like Trevor, as large as life, just seemed to be invincable. His great sense of humour, his on-the-go walk, his funny little giggle and his everlasting smile will always be remembered at every conference. Our hearts and thoughts go out to his family as well as his RE/MAX of Western Canada family. We know you will all hold special memories and have great stories to share about this great guy!

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