October 21, 2023
SEIFRIED, Leonard – Passed away, peacefully at home on Saturday, October 21, 2023 in his 96th year. Beloved husband of Inez Seifried (née McEachern) (2009). Loving father of Diane and husband Bill Dineen. Also survived by his grandchildren Grant, Clayton and Allison. Brother of Kay Forbes, Shirley (Garry) Baker, Betty Ann (Don) Riddell and brother-in-law of Rolinda Smith. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brothers Les Seifried and Laverne (Sandra) Seifried, Jim Smith, sister Marion (Don) Matthews and brother-in-law Vernon Forbes.
Leonard was born in Minto Township and lived in his Egremont Street home for over 70 years. He owned and operated a plumbing and heating business for over 50 years. Leonard joined the Mount Forest Fire Department and later served as Deputy Fire Chief for 34 years. He was an active member of many organizations in our community. He was also an active gardener who loved his dahlias.
Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest on Wednesday, October 25th from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend a graveside service on Thursday, October 26th at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9375 Lover’s Lane, Mount Forest. A come-and-go celebration of Leonard’s life will follow at St. Mary of the Purification Roman Catholic Church Parish Hall, 310 Parkside Drive, Mount Forest from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with words of remembrance at 2:30 p.m.
Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Leonard are asked to consider the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest.
My sincere condolences to the entire family
I will always remember Leonard as one of my favourite customers at the old Canadian Tire store.
Diane, Bill and family - we are sending sincere sympathy on the loss of your father and grandfather, also extended to Leonard's siblings and the McEachern family. Our parents, the late James and Josephine Feairs of Cedarville, thought highly of Leonard and we knew Leonard and Inez all of our lives. He lived a wonderful life and will be greatly missed.— Eleanor Schnurr-Mueller, October 26, 2023
So many great memories of your Dad. A lovely, gentleman .He was our plumber for years and as that was also a friend, that is simply is how he was as special as he was. Our sympathies to all of you. Sincerely, the Holliday family.— David and Brenda Holliday, October 26, 2023
Diane our hearts go out to you and your family. Your father was an amazing man. He will always be in our memories.— Donald & Cheryl McWilliam and Marion, October 25, 2023
Diane Sorry to hear the passing of your Dad. Our condolences to you and your family.— Al & Rose Bannister, October 25, 2023
BettyAnn, Don & family - so very sorry to hear Leonard passed away so recently following his latest birthday celebration - which I'm sure he enjoyed so much with family and friends surrounding him. You will miss him, but you'll all have some great memories to help in the days coming up - sincere condolences Lloyd and Jo-Ann— Lloyd & Jo-Ann Sheridan, October 25, 2023
So sorry for your loss. Many memories of Len involved in church activities - he was a fixture at the back of the church handing out bulletins and he shared many stories and memories during Holy Name Society meetings. We will miss Len. Many thoughts and prayers for Diane, Bill and family.— Rick and Maria Wildeman and Family, October 24, 2023
Dianne your Dad alway made us laugh and feel welcomed. Aunt Doris almost always had a story to tell that included your Dad. Our Condolences.— Linda McLean, October 24, 2023
Diane and Bill: You could always count on a smile and laugh when chatting with Leonard. He was proud of his community, his Fire Fighters and his family - and eager to help as he was able. Your Dad will be remembered. Sincerely, George and Bonnie Holliday— George and Bonnie Holliday, October 24, 2023
Yes like some others, we'll miss you at Wed Cards It was great to have conversations about other issues & sports in general.— Carm Noble, October 24, 2023
Diane & Bill and family -- So sorry for your loss. Leonard was a wonderful person and will be truly missed.— Dave Walker & Sandra Fettes, October 24, 2023
Bill was a staple of Mount Forest. He was so dedicated in his services during his working years. I know he loved his dahlias and no one could come close to him in ribbons at the Horticultural Society. Our thoughts are with you Diane, Bill and family. Bruce & Paula Ghent
now living in Belleville Ontario.
Len was a good friend to everyone and lived a wonderful long life.
Len was always at the Sports Complex at Seniors' games on Wednesday afternoons. I would also see him at Prime Timers one Friday morning each month. He always had time to chat.
His smiling face will be missed throughout the community.
My sincere condolences to you and Bill, Diane. Also to your children, who will certainly miss their dear grandfather.
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your father and grandfather. Stan and Linda— Stan and Linda Harris, October 24, 2023
Our condolences to you Diane, Bill and the rest of your family. Your father was always so friendly whenever we would see him-always such a nice chat.
Our condolences to Diane and family. He was such a gentle man who always had a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim and Paula Solway
Leonard was always a great source of information when I was working for him on the job. He was great to work with.— Wayne Weidemann, October 23, 2023
So sorry for your loss— Norma Ritchie, October 23, 2023
I send my deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow. The Bible promises that your loved one will live again on a beautiful paradise earth when death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4)— Gayle Floyd, October 23, 2023
Diane, sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know I am thinking of you and your family at this time,— Brenda Wollis, October 23, 2023
Diane, Bill and family. We are thinking of you and sending our deepest condolences. Leonard was our plumber when we farmed in Arthur Township and became a good friend over the years. Your many memories of days gone by will truly warm your heart and keep your father/grandfather close Sincerely, Donald and Irene— Donald and Irene Neal, October 23, 2023
Dear Diane, Bill and Family. Sincere sympathy on the passing of your Father. It was wonderful to be able to visit and share in his birthday celebration at the Horticulture meeting ! He certainly loved dahlias and took many prizes at horticulture and the Fall Fair. His smile and conversations will certainly be missed. Our Families had the Weber connection so we share that Family Tree.— Marlyn, October 23, 2023
Dear Diane, Bill, and family
We are saddened to hear about the passing of Leonard. Our deepest condolences to your family.
Sincerely, Kerr Family.
Diane, Bill & Family
We extend our sincere condolences. Always loved running into Len at community events. So happy that he was able to visit with so many at his 95th birthday celebration. He sure loved his hockey! He lived a remarkable and memorable life. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with you during these difficult days.
Diane, Bill and family. Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by the entire community.— Tom & Debbie Shupe, October 23, 2023
My deepest condolences to Dianne , Bill and family. I was very fond of Len always looked forward to seeing him sitting at the back of St Mary’s Church when we would visit and go to Mass.
I have many memories of Len throughout my growing up and believe he was actually related to my Mom (Geraldine (Gilmartin) O’Brecht) possibly through my Grandmother (Rose Noonan).
He was a very special person and will be missed by many.
Paddy (O’Brecht) O’Brien
Diane, Bill and family. Please accept our sincere sympathy on the death of your father and grandfather. He was a gentleman that never changed over the years - always enjoyed a good chat. He was a well respected businessman in Mount Forest and did many plumbing jobs for us in the past. He will be missed.— Pauline and Verne Mills, October 23, 2023
Dear Dianne ,Bill and Family,
We were so very sorry to here about the passing of Uncle Leonard, he will be greatly missed by all. We have so many wonderful memories of your dad and Aunt Inez from years ago.Our thoughts and prayers are with u all at this time. Jim and Allison xx
Diane and family. Your dad was a lovely man and amazing we had cupcakes and sang happy birthday at the recent horticulture meeting. He will be missed missed— Linda Dewar, October 23, 2023
So sorry Diane and Bill and Family for your loss. Your Dad has left a hole in a lot of hearts , he has touch so many. Big hugs— Adell Mueller, October 23, 2023
Diane Bill and family… so very sorry to hear about your Dad. What a great guy. Always enjoyed our chats and his stopping by. So wonderful to celebrate his birthday last week. He thoroughly enjoyed that. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers for strength and peace in the days ahead. He will be missed. Sincerely Al and Ruth— Ruth McEachern, October 22, 2023
Dear Diane, Bill and family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies. Len was just a wonderful man! We got to know him when he did lots of plumbing work at our house on Fergus Street. We will never forget the day he discovered a skunk had fallen into our addition foundation and was staring him in the eyes. We send our sympathies to his siblings as well, particularly our former neighbour and friend, Kay Forbes.
Sincere condolences and sympathy Diane and Bill and family. Your dad was such a lovely man. He will be missed.
Nancy Payne and Russ Jenkins
So sorry to hear about your Dad passing away Diane. Sending our sympathy to you and your family.— Mary and Paul Dowling, October 22, 2023
Diane, Bill and family. We were saddened to hear of your dad's passing. He was such a nice man and so easy to talk to. I have many fond memories of working with Len at the Horticulture Society. He lived a good life but will be missed by you and many in the community. Thinking of you!— Doug & Joan Woods, October 22, 2023
Our sincere sympathy to Diane and family. Leonard was a great community person and will be missed. A pleasure to have know him. Rev. Russell & Marilyn Rogers— Russell and Marilyn, October 22, 2023
Our condolences and thoughts go out to you and your family in this difficult time.— Tracey & Marj Andrews, October 22, 2023
I moved to Mount Forest in 2011 and every Sunday, Leonard would greet me at St. Mary's and hand me a bulletin. I worked at Birmingham Retirement and would invite him to the seniors' lunch and entertainment. He always sat with Lou Mulhall and Ray Horrigan. I could never sit any of them apart. My condolences to the family. He was a lovely man.— Roslyn Fortier, October 22, 2023
Our sincere condolences to all of Len’s family….. Len was just the nicest man you’d want to know, always wearing a smile, and friendly to everyone. Soo happy he was able to celebrate his birthday recently, with his family. Sincere sympathy.— Wayne and Ruth-Anne Rawn, October 22, 2023
Leonard was a very valued member of the Mount Forest Seniors Group. He will be missed by all.
Sorry Diane and family to hear of his passing.
We'll always remember Leonard's dahlias, both at the Fall Fair and the Horticulture Society. They were beautiful, just like he was.— Rosemary Tanner and Raymond Langston, October 22, 2023
Dear Diane and family, our sincere condolences to you on the loss of your father. We hope your good memories will support you during this sad time. Sincerely Patti-Jo McLellan & Jim Shaw and Mary McLellan— PJ McLellan Shaw, October 22, 2023
Condolences to Leonard’s family. Been many years since I last seen him and since I lived in Mount Forest, but I knew him as a good respectful man who was very good to his community.— Gary Walsh, October 22, 2023
What a legacy Leonard leaves behind … forever in our hearts … my deepest sympathies— Helen Kestner, October 22, 2023