Wolfgang Jurgen Seyfert passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the age of 78 years. A Funeral Service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection on Friday afternoon, April 26th at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Richard Klein officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. Pallbearers are: Kevin M. Coulter, PGC, Dave Roney, Steven Hui, Milton Tisdale, PC, Denny Kaulback and Rick Seyfert. Honorary pallbearer is Horst (Harry) Seyfert and swordbearer is Ray Cretelli, GMA. Flowers are acceptable, or memorial contributions may be made to the Revelstoke Cancer Support Group, c/o Revelstoke Credit Union, Box 989, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0, in memory of Wolfgang.
Wolfgang was born on January 9, 1935, in Schwersenz, Poznan, Poland and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1966. He graduated from a horticultural institute in Germany and with that degree came to Canada to join his brother Herb where they operated greenhouses and a florist shop in Revelstoke. In 1985 the greenhouses were closed and Wolf dedicated his time and efforts solely to Revelstoke Florist. When he sold the flower shop he focused all his time and attention to his personal gardens. He enjoyed sharing his flowers and the bounty of his garden with his many friends. Wolf was a gentle, quiet man with a giving and caring heart. He was not just a florist – he was compassionate and had a flair when arranging his pieces. Wolf was a long-time member of the Knights of Pythias and D.O.K.K. Lodges and was a Past Grand Master at Arms.
Wolf was predeceased by his parents, Erich and Erdmuthe, his beloved wife Silvia and one brother Herbert. He is survived by his brother Harry and sister-in-law Christel of San Diego, California; one niece and one nephew of Revelstoke; close long-time friends Kevin and Kim Coulter, Steven and Dorothy Hui of Revelstoke, and a good many friends and neighbours.
Wolf’s family would like to thank Dr. Molder and the nurses at Queen Victoria Hospital for their tender loving care given to Wolf.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Wolf’s family and friends by viewing his obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.