Sidney John Seymour

Sidney John Seymour

February 16, 1943 – September 6, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sid Seymour. On Sept 6th, Sid lost his valiant, hard fought battle against brain cancer.

Sid was born in Vancouver, B.C. At an early age Sid moved to Vernon with his parents, Eldon and Peggy. Realizing his lifelong dream of owning and operating Seymour Marina. Sid was a successful, well-known businessman in Vernon for over 37 years. He took great pride in working alongside his wife and two sons. In 1995, Sid embarked on a new journey when he sold half of the Marina. He enjoyed semi-retirement and together with Fran, was excited to travel to many different destinations. Semi-retirement suited him so well that in 2005, he decided to fully retire.

Sid was an avid fisherman; he will be remembered for his passion and how he loved to share his tips and tricks with others. He will also be remembered for his turtles on the logs, his expert knot tying on customer’s boats and his excellent skill in reading the weather conditions on the lake. Generous and heartfelt, Sid could always be counted on to provide a helping hand when others needed it, especially when boaters ran into trouble on the lake. In fact, there were many times he fielded calls from the RCMP and local radio stations.

Sid’s last days were spent at home, surrounded by his family. He loved to look out at the pond his boys had built for him, spending hours watching the birds and other pond critters. He leaves a legacy of hard work, a commitment to others and an everlasting love for those closest to him.

Sid will be greatly missed by his wife of 51 years, his “Polish Princess” Fran, his sons Devin and Darren (Denise), grandchildren Nolen, Zachary and Kole, his sister-in law Sharon, Beverly (Michael), brother-in law Ed, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many nieces and nephews. Life-long, treasured friends will also remember him fondly. Sid was pre-deceased by his cherished son, Eldon, his parents Peggy and Eldon, brother Denis, and sister Eldeen.

The family would like to extend thanks to Dr. Cunningham and the community nurses for their wonderful care and thoughtfulness.

In keeping with Sid’s wishes, there will be no service at this time. A celebration of his life will be held in the spring for family and friends.

Flowers gratefully declined. Thank You.

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