December 27, 1934 – August 2, 2018
Cornelius Petrus Seyts (“Casey”) of Christina Lake, BC passed away on Thursday August 2, 2018 at the age of 83 years. Casey was born in Alkmaar, Netherlands on December 27, 1934.
At the age of 19, Casey and his cousin came to Canada to start a new life. Casey worked his way across Canada with stops in North Central Alberta, the Cariboo, Coast and Vancouver Island in British Columbia before settling in Montreal, Quebec.
Once in Quebec, and of a result of an incredible work ethic, Casey started a career in the oil and gas sector, which he worked in until his retirement in 1992. His career took him from Gulf Oil in Montreal to Syncrude in Fort McMurray Alberta.
Casey was always a hard-working man, whether it was to provide for his family or to help out a friend. You could always count on Casey to do what was required. Casey always worked hardest on, on took the greatest pleasure from his gardens. Casey always had beautiful flowers and vegetables that were the envy of all that knew him. You could always count on Casey to share from that bounty whether it was providing beautiful arrangements for Church, baskets for a friend’s yard or vegetables for your meal.
Casey was committed to his community. He was active in the Catholic Parrish, the Knights of Columbus, where he was a Grand Knight and a member of the 4th Degree, Royal Canadian Legion, the Elks and Christina Lake Community Hall. You could always count on Casey to volunteer for the pancake breakfast, spaghetti dinner or to very effectively sell those raffle tickets.
Casey will be missed by all who knew him but especially by his wife and partner of 54 years Antonia, and children Gary (Carla), Mary Ann (John), Leola and his sister Marta. He will also be missed by his grandchildren Amanda, Caitlin, Jordan, Paul, Emma, Daniel, Emily, Casey and Julia, and great grandchild Ronan.
Casey was pre-deceased by son Daniel, his parents Gerald and Andriana, and six brothers and sisters.
Evening Prayers Thursday August 16, 2018 at 7 pm. The funeral mass for Casey will be held Friday August 17, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Parrish, Grand Forks, BC at 11:00 am.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Grand Forks Funeral Home
Grand Forks Funeral Home