November 23, 2023
from 10 a.m.
The family would like to extend an invitation to family and friends to meet them at the church before the Funeral Service.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 11 a.m. at St. Victor Church, Alfred, Ontario.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Helga Seyler, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, on Tuesday, November 14th, 2023, at the age of 87.
Helga (née Scheller), wife of the late Hans Seyler, leaves behind her children Margit (Holker Pfannebecker), Hans-Jakob (Maria Michel), Iris (Elmar Henrich), Christina (Shawn McNiven), Michaela (Andrew McKenzie) and Indra (Ralf Herpolsheimer), as well as her 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren (Maximilian, Konstantin, Christopher, Rafael, Niklas, Samuel, Ildiko, Konrad, Hamish, Willem, Jakob, Luna, Cosmo, Charlotte and Marlene).
Helga was the heart of our family. She was the thread that held us together. Mom had many passions and hobbies, but the garden was her pride and joy. Numerous hours went into perfecting her ideal garden. During spring and summer nearly every waking hour was spent bringing that vision to life. This garden was a gift to all who came to visit, including the birds and wildlife.
She nourished family and friends, not only by creating sensational meals and professional looking, delicious cakes, but also by nourishing our souls.
Helga was a proud, brave and hardworking individual, who started a new life in Canada when she was already 46 years of age. She worked full-time on the farm, while lovingly raising a big family. Helga was loyal to her very supportive and close group of friends, whom she cherished tremendously. Though never the loudest person in the room, she was the most present and left her mark. We will miss her always.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 11 a.m. at St. Victor Church in Alfred. The family will be present at the church from 10 a.m. to receive condolences.
Sincere thank you to the Ottawa General Hospital staff and the Champlain Home and Community Care service for their support throughout the past weeks.
Donations may be made to Canadian Myeloma Research Group, 8400 Jane Street, Suite 202B, Vaughan, ON L4K 4L8 (www.cmrg.ca/donate/), or to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y9 (www.ottawacancer.ca/donation/).
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lamarre & Son Funeral Home, 453 St. Philippe Street, Alfred, Ontario, (613) 679-2802.
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