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Les Seiler

June 10, 1933

July 25, 2023

Leslie George David Seiler, who was born on June 10, 1933, in Monkton, Ontario, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at Jessica’s House in Exeter. He is survived by his beloved wife Sonja, his daughter Linda Seiler and her husband William Greenley, and his step-children Terri Roberts (James) and Steven McLeish (the late Tracey). He also leaves behind nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Les was a dear brother and brother-in-law of Doris Belland, Marion Cherny, Mary Gaffney, and Jack Berg (Storme). He will be warmly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Les was preceded in death by his son Robert, his parents Emmanuel and Ethel (Davidson) Seiler, his parents-in-law Harald and Lilian Berg, his sisters Georgina Thomson, Florella Smith, Audrey Whitehead, and Ruby Seiler, and his brothers-in-law Tommy Thomson, Cecil Smith, Robert Whitehead, John Belland, Al Cherny, Jack Gaffney, and Gary Freeman, as well as his sister-in-law Connie Freeman.

Les had a successful career as a certified butter maker and businessman. He was the founder of Seaforth Creamery and held a patent for Elm Grove dairy spread. Les also owned and operated various hotels, bars, and arcade businesses. For many years, he was involved in sales of used cars, travel trailers, renovated Class C motorhomes, and surplus items. Alongside his wife Sonja, Les enjoyed traveling and boating, often spending winters in Florida. He was an enthusiastic fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, and he cherished playing euchre with his friends and family.

In accordance with Les’ wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, located at 456 Main Street South in Exeter, on Thursday, August 31st, from 5 PM to 8 PM. Those who wish to remember Les may make donations to Jessica’s House or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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