1934 – WILLIAM HORST SEIFRIED – 2020Posted: December 29th, 2020
It is with great sadness, that we announce that Willi Seifried passed away on December 25, 2020. Willi was born in Barenwalde, Schlochau, Germany. As a young child during the war, and with borders rapidly changing, Willi’s family migrated and resettled in Bentelor/Langenberg, Germany, in 1945. Despite growing up during a terrible war, with many hardships, Willi always spoke fondly of his earliest childhood memories, growing up on the family farm with his younger siblings, and, of the many childhood adventures shared with many cousins, all living nearby. Willi emigrated to Canada with his family in 1953, landing in Quebec and making their way by train, to Medicine Hat, Alberta, where the family settled and began a new life. Here Willi worked alongside family members initially at Medalta Pottery, then the CPR, and in 1957 began working for the City of Medicine Hat, until his retirement in June 1990. In addition to his full-time job, Willi also pursued a passion for working on the land, by operating a hobby farm with cattle, as well as hobby beekeeping for many years. William married Lilly Eichele in September 1959, and the two of them have enjoyed life’s goodness as well as enduring sorrows, always together, for the past 61 years. William will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Doris (Tim) Sidlick; brothers, Gunther Seifried (Emma) and Heintz Seifried (Susan); brother-in-law, Jakob Eichele; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Willi was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lilly and son, Randy; parents, Daniel and Elisabeth Seifried; sister, Hilda Ledarney; brother-in-law, Mike Ledarney; and sister-in-law, Elfrieda Eichele. The family wishes to extend a big thank you to all the wonderful staff at the Riverview Long Term Care Home, Meadowlands Retirement Residence, and the Home Care and Palliative Nurses for the compassion, kindness and care they have provided these past few years. A private family service will take place at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 DUNMORE ROAD SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3Z5. On Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 at 11:00 am with Pastor Shane Hein officiating. Extended family and friends are invited to watch the service via the live stream link on Willi’s memorial page at www.saamis.com beginning at 10:55 am. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 758 – 8th Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1M5, where William was a devoted member for many years. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Willi Seifried. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
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