Obituary for Garie Seymour (Hay)
Surrounded by her loving family, Garie Seymour (nee Hay) died on Friday March 9, 2018 at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, from gallbladder cancer.
Garie was born on May 19, 1942 in Chatham, New Brunswick to Edith (nee Keating) and Gara Hay, who was killed in World War II, four months later. Christened Loretta, Garie chose to adopt her father’s first name as her own as a young girl. She will be deeply missed by her beloved husband of 52 years, Ronald James Seymour, her three children, Jeff (Tracy), Rhea (Kirk) and David (Dani), her granddaughter Sophie Gara, siblings Kate (Doug) Wray, Kim (Mike) Gebara, Norie (Terry) MacDonald, Paula (Harshad) MacDonald, Scott MacDonald, and many cousins and nieces and nephews.
Garie treasured all of her friendships, including those with Mary Lynn & Jim Williams, Cathy & Paul Standring, Art Devlin and the “Oakville Golf Gang,” Annie Walsh & Alan, the Millcroft Ladies Club, and childhood friends Ellen Marie Currie and Sally Caty.
Mum lived a charmed life, which in recent years included spending winters with RJ at Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, Florida. She was a wonderful mother to her three children and a doting GG to her only grandchild, Sophie. A fantastic cook and the ultimate hostess, she loved entertaining friends and family and could always be counted on to get the dancing started in the kitchen.
A private family mass will take place at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church, 2261 Parkway Dr., Burlington, Ontario. Visitation will be held at Smith’s Funeral Home (1167 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario) on Tuesday March 13, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Smith’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 1 p.m., with a reception to follow.