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WILBERT ERWIN (WILL) SEIFERT Wilbert Erwin (Will) Seifert passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Concordia Hospital with his wife Marg, and family members at his side. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Margaret, one sister, Alice (Paul) and two brothers Clarence (Marlene) and Marvin (Shirley), sister-in-law Helen (Jack) Thomson, brother-in-law Wallace Biggar and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Otto and Annie. Will was born on January 19, 1927, in Russell, Manitoba. He graduated grade 12 at Russell Collegiate and entered the Royal Bank that same year. In the early years he moved around with the bank. Rivers, Snow Lake, Manitou, Dryden Waskada, Kenora and Winnipeg. While in Manitou, he met his wife Margaret. After being transferred, Will and Marg were engaged and married in October 1956 in Manitou. Their first home was Dryden, Ontario. He became Bank Manager in Waskada in 1962, and this was followed by numerous postings throughout the Manitoba, Ontario region. He finished as branch manager in Kenora and was appointed to the inspection team out of Winnipeg. Will enjoyed about five years on inspection before he retired. He was recruited by the bank to begin a short career as a Grey Panther, selling RIFF'S. In 1989, they began spending winters in the Bahamas and summers at their cottage at Grand Beach. Will loved the water and spent hours swimming and relaxing at the lake. They enjoyed entertaining family and friends throughout the years. Numerous overseas trips provided long lasting memories. Marg and Will were married for 56 memorable years. A celebration of Will's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 at Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, MS Society and/or CancerCare Manitoba. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 14, 2012
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