Seeley Pillar

Seeley Hubert Pillar

Saturday, July 23rd, 1927 - Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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While a patient at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Thursday, August 13, 2020 Seeley Pillar entered peacefully into rest at the age of 93 years. Seeley Pillar beloved husband of the late Betty Pillar (nee Doran) for 61 years (who passed away March 2019). He was the father of the late Joanne Pillar, and Tammy Clarke (Phil). Cherished Grandfather of Cassandra, Samantha, and Adam. Seeley is also survived by niece Deborah Price Sherman and sons Spencer and Bradley Marginson. Predeceased by his sister Edna Pillar Buehlow. Seeley had lived in Prescott all his married life moving to Ottawa in 2013 with Betty to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.

Seeley worked hard (Maple Leaf Mills, Rayvals Transport, Grant Brown Funeral Home) and always made sure our home was maintained and taken care of. His work ethic was balanced with a desire for fun and laughter. He loved to play cards with friends (and a few drinks), the kitchen table full many weekends with laughter heard on the street (the more drinks, the higher the volume and the edgier the jokes). From spring to fall he and mom would pack us up and hit the road to their favourite campgrounds. He loved to walk around the sites after dinner, never hesitating to make new friends along the way, then settling into the campfire to sing songs and tell stories, often with those he’d met during our earlier walks, encouraging anyone to join our fire. These were his happiest times, and my best memories of our family. He and mom had a great love story. They built a life together based on hard work, partnership and commitment and it was clear to all that she was truly the love of his life. They enjoyed dinner out in “the Burg”, spending March in Myrtle Beach with “the gang” and many miles on the road driving to Ottawa to visit me and my family. My dad was dependable, loving, charismatic, opinionated and stubborn. He was always there when I needed him, no matter what the task, or where I lived. He loved my husband as his son, and my children with all of his heart. I was blessed to have him as a father as he taught me that love and laughter make for a full and rich life, and that a simple life can be a good life. I hope that he, mom and Joanne are together now, around a campfire and sharing stories with many who have gone ahead. I miss you all.

In keeping with the families wish there will be no visitation. A Private Family Interment will be held at Prescott Cemetery. Place a donation by contacting the Alzheimer's Society (100 Strowger Blvd Unit 107, Brockville, ON K6V 5J9 613-345-7392) or share a special memory of Seeley at
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Robin and family

Posted at 05:59pm
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Kevin Casselman

Posted at 06:26pm
So sorry to hear about your Dad. My condolences to you and your family.
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Posted at 02:42pm
Sincere condolences to you and the kids.
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Daryl & Carol Rennick

Posted at 07:24pm
Dear Tammy and Phil, Grandchildren, Cassandra, Samantha and Adam.... our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Daryl and I enjoyed meeting at Tim Horton’s with your Dad & Mom and the gang , for coffee, chats and lots of chuckles! Will miss them both!
Daryl & Carol Rennick

Kathy MacDonald

Posted at 07:55pm

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad..what a beautiful tribute, you describe him perfectly. Will be thinking of you and praying that your many fond memories will ease your loss. Kathy MacDonald

Bill & Marion Juniper Posted at 11:31am

Bill & Marion Juniper Tammy: So sorry for the loss of your loving Dad. We have so many wonderful memories of our times with your family over the years. We were part of those card games and visits with them at Myrtle Beach. Also it was always interesting and a joy to work with your Dad and still keep a wonderful friendship. We will always have wonderful memories of Joanne, your Mom and Dad and you.

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