Edward Michael Seysmith  2 octobre 1936

Edward Michael Seysmith 2 octobre 1936 1 décembre 2019

La célébration de
Edward Michael Seysmith
2 octobre 1936 –
1 décembre 2019
Passed away peacefully, at home, with his family by his side, on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Teresa (Gallagher), loving father of Carole and Lara, adored Grandpa of Jessica, Casey, Meagan and Hailey, and devoted brother of Robert, he will also be dearly missed by his extended family and friends.
Born and raised in Toronto, Edward took an early interest in leadership roles, delivering newspapers and helping out on the family farm in Campbellford as a child, and as president of his church server’s guild through in his teen years. After graduating from the University of Toronto in 1960, he launched his career working in human resources administration in the insurance industry. This sparked an interest in employer-employee relations that led to his positions as Corporate Director of Personal and Industrial Relations (P&IR) with Duplate Canada Limited (automotive glass), Vice President of P&IR at Philips Electronics Canada, and Executive Vice President / part-owner of Chart Industries (auto service manufacturing). While Edward had many accomplishments throughout his career, he was particularly proud of his role in negotiations with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union in 1978, where he helped to achieve company bargaining goals and emerge with an improved bargaining climate and employer/union/employee relationship. Following his retirement, Edward was able to pursue his lifelong interests in Canadian politics as a volunteer for several Federal candidates, and in seeking nomination as a candidate in a Toronto riding in 2008.
Edward’s gentle and kind nature was adored and respected by all who knew and loved him, and his commitment to equity and the well-being of his employees, colleagues, friends, community and most especially his family is his greatest legacy. He will be dearly missed.
Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane Subway, on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11 a.m., with visitation an hour before the funeral. A short reception will occur after the service, followed by Interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or other cause of personal importance.
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  1. I have not been in touch with old Eddie Sexsmith for several years now and clearly the time has passed that I ever again shall be. He and I entered Lambton Kingsway Public School while still four years old (I was less than a week older) and were installed in the double-seating arrangement of the times – together – right at the front of the class – through kindergarten, grade one, grade two….We were together all the way through all nine years notwithstanding the death of his dad, Michael, and the long row that his mother, Violet, had to hoe to keep it all together. When I was sick in grade five, I would go to Ed’s place for lunch. When we got to grade eight and ten of us took the UTS entrance exams, Ed was one of three rejected through a severely flawed recruitment system…and then we lost touch. To this day I retain movies taken by my dad of Ed in his cowboy costume and me, photos taken when we joined the Ontario Junior Field Naturalists at the ROM and every one of the class pictures from elementary school with Ed and I ever in the front row. I ended up marrying the girl who lived three doors down from Ed and Bob when they lived on Lynngrove….and we had it in mind to have a little reunion. But…the best laid plans and a’ that. Anyway, when we did talk on the ‘phone he could not have been more complimentary about his wife and his girls and he will linger on in my unerring memory as one of the truly kind, gentle and natively bright gents of my early years. So here’s to you, Ed. You made it all a little better for all of us.

    • Hi Mr Wallis,

      I’m Edward’s daughter, Carole and on behalf of my Mom Teresa, my sister Lara, and our families. I want to thank you so very much for your kind words. Sadly, my Mom only just discovered this message from you today!!.. I guess we didn’t realize that it was possible to submit comments on this particular site and never thought to check. We would love the opportunity to perhaps connect with you directly and we will endeavour to find a way! Thank you again! Carole Seysmith



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