May 7, 1923 – February 2, 2018
Peacefully at St Joseph’s Health Centre, Guelph Predeceased by his parents Gerunsio and Angelina (Ghegin), his sister Roseanne (Joe Mills) and the mother of his children, Lorraine (Tremblay). Survived by his sisters Hiole, Nora (Frank Michelucci) and Jean (Ray Dipplehofer), as well as his brothers Dino (Donna), Hugh (Audrey) and Peter (Barb). He will be deeply missed by his children Daniel (Melissa), Michael (Susan), Larry (Andy Neilson), Diane (John Ferraro.), Marc (Joanne) and James (Jennifer). Adored by 31 grandchildren (Nono) and 10 great grandchildren (Bisnono), Sev leaves behind a wonderful legacy. While working with Newell Garfield (whose grandfather was the President of the United States) Sev became a chartered accountant, then General Manager and President at Textiles Industries on Farquhar Street. Employment at Textiles was made available to many, many immigrants of Asian, African and European heritage needing the work in the 50s and 60s. They knew Sev to be a man of great integrity. He did much to improve Farquhar including conversion of the old mill and warehouse (to the Walker Office Complex – his pride and joy). Great friends with Hugh Guthrie and Karl Briestensky, Sev was an amazing, honourable businessman who took pleasure in helping new business start-ups by offering advice and low rent space in his office building. He volunteered with CESO and counselled business in Sri Lanka, several Caribbean islands as well as Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit). Dad was a caring and compassionate family patriarch, friend and colleague who will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held at Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N, on February 19th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 98 Alice St, Guelph, on February 20th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Loyola House - St. Ignatius Jesuit Centre would be appreciated by the family. Donation cards are available at the funeral home, (519-822-4731)