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Heinz Werner Herbert Seidel

January 9, 1935 ~ November 2, 2021 (age 86)

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Heinz Werner Herbert Seidel

January 9th, 1935 – Stampen Germany
November 2nd, 2021, Parksville, British Columbia

SEIDEL, Heinz Werner Herbert – Passed away peacefully at Stanford Seniors Village in Parksville, BC on Tuesday November 2nd, 2021, at the age of 86.

Heinz is survived by his loving wife who remained by his side, Johanna Seidel, married for 65 years. Children; Sylvia (Fikret), Ron (Jana). Grandchildren; Adam (Leda), Kyle (Julie), Tyler (Tori), Sydney (Sean). Great grandchildren; Austin, Karter, Hannah, Luke, Harlyn, Henry. Sister Charlotte Lukevich, Brothers; Horst Seidel, Klaus Seidel (Peggy).

Heinz is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews that live in Nanaimo, BC, Calgary AB, Lethbridge AB and Edmonton, AB.

Heinz was predeceased by his parents; Werner and Herta Seidel. Brother Karl Seidel and wife Emmy; Sister Greta Moch and husband Gerd, Brother-in-laws; Al Lukevich and Kurt Florkowsky. Sister-in-law Sharon Seidel.

Heinz was born January 9th, 1935, in Stampen Germany to Werner and Herta Seidel. He immigrated with his parents and siblings to Canada in 1953 on the freighter ship SS Beaverbrae, in search of a better life. While on his journey to Canada, Heinz met the love of his life, his “sunshine,” Johanna Leske. He pursued her until he won her heart and they celebrated 65 years of marriage in July of 2021. They had two children together and in time had four grandchildren and then six great grandchildren.

Heinz was an avid soccer player in Germany and continued his love for the sport in Canada. He was also an avid Stampeders Fan and enjoyed going to the local football games. Heinz was a drywall taper for over 50 years and was a hard worker providing for his family of whom he was proud.

On the weekends he loved visiting his parent’s farm in Rosemary Alberta, camping, and fishing, and taking his family out with other families on many adventures. Card games on the weekends was always a tradition in the Seidel household.

Heinz was also involved with the German Canadian Club for many years and attended many functions there. He loved travelling. His favorite destinations were Las Vegas, Europe, and an Alaskan cruise.

Christmas was always a great occasion and was a tradition to always celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends. The Christmas tree would always stay up until after Heinz’s birthday, January 9th. 

Heinz was known for his sense of humour. He shared crazy stories and funny jokes with his friends, children, and grand children. Reminiscing through photos of his family and new grand children always put a big smile on his face.

After suffering a stroke 4 years ago, life became more difficult for Heinz. In March of this year, he suffered another stroke which eventually led him to living in long term care in Parksville at Stanford Senior Village. Although he received visits from family and friends and was receiving the care he needed, Heinz missed his family and dementia set in which made it a more challenging time for him. Heinz lived life his way and will be dearly missed by friends and family.

The family would like to thank Stanford Senior Village for their care and compassion for Heinz during his stay with them.

There will be a celebration of life in Calgary Alberta at a later date when restrictions ease.


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