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Seiler, Lothar (Larry)

Passed away on December 8th 2011 at the age of 77, at his home in Kelowna BC. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Reta, his sons Ron (Jane), David (Cheryl), Mark (Mary), and his daughter Pamela (Peter), his grandchildren Stephanie, Kurt, Mitchell, Dylan, Nicole, Shannon, Niall, Hannah, Jason, and Jessica. Also survived by siblings, Lydia, Dora, Rufina, Modesta, Floryda, and Pius, in Switzerland. Predeceased by his parents Alphons and Lydia, and siblings Alphons and Imelda.


Born in Switzerland in 1934, Larry emigrated to Canada in 1953. He started his new life here working on a farm near Duncan, BC. Three years later Larry joined the Canadian Bank of Commerce.  He demonstrated his business acumen and leadership skills, rising quickly in the ranks. He had positions of increasing responsibility in Vanderhoof, Keremeos, Mission, Golden, Richmond, Vancouver, Chilliwack, and Kelowna, where he retired as manager in 1992.


He was especially dedicated to his family, and treasured his many outdoor activities, particularly skiing and hiking with his grandchildren. Larry contributed significantly to the communities in which he lived. He was an active member in the Chilliwack and Kelowna Rotary Clubs, and many other civic organizations.

Larry’s strength of character always shone through. He will be greatly missed by his extended family and numerous friends.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.  A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Church, 1077 Fuller Ave, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday December 15,2011.

Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 11:00 am

St. Pius X Church

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The service for Seiler, Lothar (Larry) is scheduled for Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Pius X Church

1077 Fuller Ave Kelowna, BC


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  • Brent and Sharmaine says:

    Our sincere sympathy to you, Reta and family at this difficult time. Larry was a special man who earned the admiration and respect of those who worked with him over the years. We were fortunate to have been 2 of those people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Bruce Wilson says:

    Dear Reta:
    I will miss the time spent with Larry as we practiced the songs with the Rotary Singers. He was always fun to be with and a great sense of humour. Is that ever needed these days. My heart goes out to you as I know what it means to lose a lifetime partner.God bless you at this time.

  • Helen MacKenzie says:

    Will miss him at the retirement lunches. Hoping you are all doing okay. May god keep you strong

  • Sheryl Rudd says:

    Dear Reta and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was one of the good guys. I enjoyed singing with him in The Rotary Singers. My condolences. Sheryl Rudd

  • Patti & Sam DiMaria says:

    Reta & family

    Our deepest sympathies g o out to you & your family at this difficult time. May you memories give you comfort.
    God Bless
    Patti & Sam DiMaria

  • Mickey Cooke says:

    My deepest sympathies, and prayers for the family’s strength.

  • Doug Gossoo says:

    Dear Reta and family,
    Terry’s and my deepest sympathies are with you. I looked forward to seeing Larry at Rotary every week as he was always so upbeat, and usually grinning from ear to ear. I’ll never forget how he “bailed us out” by becoming Club Treasurer at a time when our books and finances were in a real mess. We needed a person with integrity, experience, and attention to detail to get us back on track, and Larry was the perfect answer.
    Doug Gossoo

  • Don Clark says:

    To Reta and family – condolences on the loss of Larry.
    I knew Larry from the days when we were chartering the Rotary Club Of Chilliwack/Fraser. Larry was an intelligent hard worker with an incredible sense of humor.

    He is well remembered in Chilliwack

    On behalf of Larry’s friends in the Rotary Club Of Chilliwack/Fraser, please accept our sincere sympathy on your loss

    Sincerely….Don Clark

  • Bill & Ronnie Pihach says:

    To Reta & Family:
    Our deepest sympathies and prayers for your loss of Larry,will miss his ever present smile.
    Bill & Ronnie

  • The Harte's says:

    We are shocked & saddened to hear of the unexpected passing of Larry,loving husband,friend & grandfather.
    He was a fine Rotarian we have known,respected and shared smiles with for many years.
    He will be missed.
    Jeff & Paulette

  • Maria and Godefridus says:

    Dear Reta and Families.
    Our deepest condolence.We are so shocked as we saw Larry in the paper today.
    I believe that we met 3 weeks ago,he smiled like he always did.
    He will spent Christmas with the Lord.
    He will strengten You Reta.
    We wish you the strengt and love you need in this sad time.I am thinking of you a lot .Take good care Love Wied and Maria

  • Fay and Ken Lindsay says:

    Reta, We are so sorry to hear the sad news. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of Larry. We remember his heartfelt smiles, good humour and cheerfulness. We’ll be thinking of you. Fay and Ken

  • Guy Leclerc says:

    Reta and Family,

    Our sincere condolences. It was no more than 3 or 4 weeks ago that I ran into you and Larry. I was greeted with his usual great smile as if nothing was affecting him. Not aware of his condition I asked him how he was. He offered to say he was sick… really sick and yet he maintained his usual sunny disposition. What courage! I had the pleasure of many good golf games with him and great conversations over many years. He will be missed.

    Guy Leclerc

  • Bill & Joanne Reynol says:

    Dear Reta and Families:
    It was with great sadness that we learned of Larry’s passing. I have many great memories of Larry having worked with him as we moved from the old CIBC branch to the new one in Chilliwack and again when we worked together here in Kelowna. He was a mentor to me and someone I always looked up to and respected. He will be dearly missed by all those he touched with his presence and insight. Our sincere condolences.

  • Gordon Lewis says:

    Dear Reta and family
    Both Shirley and I were so saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. He brought great dignity and professionalism to our banking family.
    Our condolences to all of you.
    We are sorry we could not stay to visit with you after the funeral.
    Gordon and Shirley

  • Gord Milsom says:

    Dear Reta and Family,

    Laurel and I are very sorry for your loss. Larry was a good, honourable man. It was my pleasure to follow Larry as the treasurer for our Rotary Club. Larry’s patient guidance and direction made the transition such a smooth process. Larry was a wonderful Rotarian. We will miss him.

    Gord Milsom

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