June 3, 2023
from 9:30 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 Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Victor Church, Alfred, Ontario.
For those who wish, by clicking the button below, you will have access to the Funeral Service that will be Live Streamed on the date and time identified above. For those who cannot view it live, by clicking the same button, the Funeral Service can be viewed later.
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Hans Seyler, my beloved husband, our dear father and cherished Opa, on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at the age of 92.
Hans leaves behind his wife of 66 years Helga (née Scheller), his children Margit (Holker Pfannebecker), Hans-Jakob (Maria Michel), Iris (Elmar Henrich), Christina (Shawn McNiven), Michaela (Andrew McKenzie), and Indra (Ralf Herpolsheimer), as well as his sister Tina Minrath and family. He cherished the company of his 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren (Maximilian, Konstantin, Christopher, Rafael, Niklas, Samuel, Ildiko, Konrad, Hamish, Willem, Jakob, Luna, Cosmo, Charlotte and Marlene).
He lived life on his terms. A lifelong farmer, Hans built a second home in Canada in midlife. Born in Worms-Wiesoppenheim, Germany on November 1, 1930 to the late Anna Maria (née Kissel) and the late Jakob Seyler. Following many years of working the family farm, Hans immigrated to Alfred, ON, Canada in 1982 at age 51, alongside his family. The generational Horsecreek Farm remained his life’s purpose and fulfilled his dream of independence. He was happiest among the animals, tilling the field, catching up with family and friends near and far, and regaling us with never-ending stories.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Victor Church in Alfred. The family will be present at the church from 9:30 a.m. to receive condolences. For those who wish, by clicking the ‘‘Live Stream’’ button on Mr. Seyler’s webpage, you will have access to the Service that will be live streamed on the date and time identified above.
Sincere thank you to the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital C2 East and CCC Rehabilitation staff for their devoted care over the last few months. A special thank you also to the Champlain Home and Community Care Services team (Kash, William, Shannon, Olivier and Chantal) for their dedication and compassion.
Donations may be made to the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation, 1111 Ghislain Street, Hawkesbury, ON K6A 3G5 (www.hgh.ca/foundation), or to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, K1G 3Y9 (https://www.ottawacancer.ca).
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Wir nehmen Abschied von meinem geliebten Mann, guten Vater, liebsten Opa, der uns nach kurzer, schwerer Krankheit verlassen hat.
Bis zuletzt durften wir ihn zu Hause begleiten.
Hans hatte ein erfülltes Leben und hat sich seinen Lebenstraum zeitlebens erarbeitet und erfüllt.
Wir erinnern uns an die vielen schönen Momente unseres gemeinsamen Lebens und bewahren sie dankbar.
Margit und Holker Pfannebecker mit Konstantin, Max und Susanne, Charlotte und Marlene
Hans-Jakob und Maria Seyler mit Christopher, Niklas, Rafael und Samuel
Iris Seyler und Elmar Henrich mit Ildiko und Konrad
Christina und Shawn McNiven mit Hamish und Willem
Michaela Seyler und Andrew McKenzie mit Jakob
Indra Seyler und Ralf Herpolsheimer mit Luna und Cosmo
Tina Minrath (Schwester) und Familie
und alle Angehörigen und Freunde
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