Obituary for Joseph Seow
"Joseph Edwin Seow was born on June 14, 1937 in Guangzhou, China. As a young man, he immigrated to Trinidad in the West Indies where he flourished as a business owner. He and his first wife, Yvonne, moved their young family to Toronto, ON in 1972 where Joseph yet again built a thriving business.
After the passing of Yvonne in 1978, Joseph married Thavone in December of 1980 and continued to grow his family.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 37 years, Thavone;
· his children, Marilyn (m. Christopher Byberg), Kelvin, Albert (m. Jennifer Herald Seow), Mary Seow Reid (m. Steven Reid), Chan Roovers (m. Erwin Roovers), Jim (m. Fei Hsu), David (m. Kelly) and Michael;
· his grandchildren, Joshua Byberg (m. Marianne), Isaiah Byberg, David Byberg, Lydia Byberg, Luke Seow, Evie Seow, Jude Seow, Kiana Reid, Asia Reid, Jaden Roovers, Silken Roovers, Felix Roovers, Brandon Hsu, Ryan Hsu, Justin Hsu, Clara Seow and Irene Seow;
· and his great grandchildren, Cohen and Abel Byberg.
Joseph was generous to the community and to his family. He was independent and entrepreneurial, never letting the language barrier impede his successes.
Family was important to him. With 8 children, 17 grandchildren and counting and 2 great grandchildren and counting, he has left behind a great legacy."