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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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Edward Michael Seysmith 2 octobre 1936
1 décembre 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Toronto, Province: Ontario