Obituary of Harry Seymour
HARRY TAYLOR SEYMOUR
Harry passed away after a brief illness Friday, June 8, 2018, surrounded by his loving family; wife Lillian; daughters Jeanette, and Sasha and her partner Yotam. We are heartbroken.
Harry was born in Hamilton in 1936, raised in Ottawa and educated in Ontario where he met Lil, the love of his life. They had 54 wonderful years together, travelling, golfing, playing tennis, skiing and enjoying friendships. They brought out the best in each other and kept each other young with their interest in the arts and in lifelong learning.
Harry raised two devoted daughters to whom he was not only father, but champion and hero. He was an extraordinary father and the love he had for his girls was limitless and unconditional. Harry (“Mr. “) Seymour was a wonderful friend to Yotam, with whom he argued over the cheque, shared an avid interest in the field of technology and enjoyed a round of golf.
He spent his working life as a Professional Engineer, financial researcher and analyst, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He had a keen interest in education and was a quietly generous donor to Branksome Hall, various hospitals and community programs. Harry was Past President of the Empire Club and an active Member of the Board of The York Club. He was awarded the Canada 125 Medal for community service, and most recently devoted his time and talent to the Rosedale United Church.
Harry will be remembered by everyone who met him for his kindness, generosity, curiosity and humility; for having a handshake to be reckoned with, a twinkle in his eye and a laugh that could be heard across a crowded room. He was a true gentleman. As Sylvia Cape said, ‘We lost a bit of ourselves with Harry gone.’
The family welcomes friends of Harry at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Wednesday, June 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please note, additional parking during the visitation is available on the St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church lot. The funeral service will be held in Rosedale United Church on Thursday, June 14th at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made, if desired, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, St. Michael’s Hospital or the charity of your choice. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.