Lorthar (Larry) Seiler

Lorthar (Larry) Seiler


Passed away on December 8th 2011 at the age of 77, at his home in Kelowna BC. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Reta, his sons Ron (Jane), David (Cheryl), Mark (Mary), and his daughter Pamela (Peter), his

grandchildren Stephanie, Kurt, Mitchell, Dylan, Nicole, Shannon, Niall, Hannah, Jason, and Jessica. Also survived by siblings, Lydia, Dora, Rufina, Modesta, Floryda, and Pius, in Switzerland.

Predeceased by his parents Alphons and Lydia, and siblings Alphons and Imelda. 

Born in Switzerland in 1934, Larry emigrated to Canada in 1953. He started his new life here working on a farm near Duncan, BC. Three years later Larry joined the Canadian Bank of

Commerce.  He demonstrated his business

acumen and leadership skills, rising quickly in the ranks. He had positions of increasing

responsibility in Vanderhoof, Keremeos, Mission, Golden, Richmond, Vancouver, Chilliwack, and Kelowna, where he retired as manager in 1992. 

He was especially dedicated to his family, and treasured his many outdoor activities, particularly skiing and hiking with his grandchildren. Larry contributed significantly to the communities in which he lived. He was an active member in the Chilliwack and Kelowna Rotary Clubs, and many other civic organizations. 

Larry’s strength of character always shone through. He will be greatly missed by his

extended family and numerous friends.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.  A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Church, 1077 Fuller Ave, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday December 15,2011. 

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