Obituary of Kay Seeger
Kathe Erna Seeger
Kathe Erna Seeger passed away surrounded by family at Huronview, Clinton Saturday August 24, 2019. She was 91 years young.
Kathe was the daughter of Hilda Glaser and Karl Baur. She was predeceased by her husband Carl Seeger (1998)
She is survived by her children Klaus (Rhea), and Margrit Vegter; grandchildren Peter (Marilou) Seeger, Sarah (Chris) Clarke, Jocelyn (Joe) Ruzicka, and Eric Vegter; great grand children Julien Charlebois, Elizabeth Seeger, and Andrew and James Clarke.
Kay and Carl packed up their family in 1957 and moved from Germany to Canada. Both hard working, they found jobs and in a few years were able to buy a house and settle in Scarborough. Carl was a trained bearings mechanic who had two successful businesses, and Kay was a trained seamstress and worked in a high-end ladies fashion shop. When faced with an empty nest and two children turned professionals, they thought it might be time for a change, a quieter pace, and a different challenge.
The Seegers purchased the Medd farm, south of St. Augustine. The rolling land to the river caught their eyes. The old house had been empty for close to a year, but the Seegers were undaunted. Their goal was to renovate the house themselves and seek out revenue-generating crops they could handle on their two acres.
They grew apples, pears and plums. The old barn was renovated and they raised rabbits, to sell. Kay was raised in a city and while she enjoyed visits to her grandparent’s farm, it was a whole different matter when the farm was yours! Kay and Carl planted a huge vegetable garden and Kay learned to raise roosters, and later geese, for sale. Her geese would let her pluck down from them and she made feather pillows and comforters for her grandchildren. It was a busy time for them and they worked hard. They enjoyed jazz, rock and roll, and blues. Kay loved clothes and made some wonderful dresses when she was younger. She was talented with her knitting needles and crochet hook and grandchildren were kept warm and stylish with her handiwork. Food was a constant source of pleasure and her recipes are used by her family and will continue to be passed down.
Kay and Carl managed to get away every winter for a few weeks in Florida and if they could have moved their farm there, they would have. They loved the water and the lull of the waves.
There will be a celebration of life on October 7 at 2 p.m. in Goderich at the Bluewater Chapel.
Kay will join Carl’s ashes in Maitland Cemetery, Goderich.
Donations to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Alzheimer’s Society and the Huron Women’s Shelter would be greatly appreciated.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes. Condolences may be placed for the Seeger family at www.falconerfuneralhomes.com
Celebration of Life
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