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Sellick Equipment founder passes at age 98

Patrick Flannery   

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Walter Sellick, founder of Sellick Equipment in Harrow, Ont., has died. He was 98. Sellick Equipment has manufactured rough-terrain forklifts near Windsor for 47 years. The company is run today by Walter's twin sons, Howard and David.

Official obituary:
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather at the age 98 years on January 10, 2017. Born August 28, 1918. Loving husband of the late Donalda (Donna) (Crow) April 19, 2010. Loving father of Howard (Ruth), David (Susan), Heather (Rob). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Alexandra, Colin (Cheryl), Chad (Brenda), Girard (Julie), Adam (Kirsten), Colleen, Jason (Tiana), Brooke and great grandchildren Cooper, Chase, Quinn, Ivy and Rowen. Predeceased by his brothers Alvin and Alfred. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. Walter was the founder of Sellick Equipment Limited in Harrow. Walter served in the RCAF for 5 years from 1941-1946. He was an avid pilot and a member of several flying organizations. Walter was a life member of the RCLB #338, Harrow Rotary, former Mayor of Harrow and former member of the Harrow and Colchester South Fire Dept., former chairman of the board and trustee of the Harrow and Colchester South School Board and an active member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. Resting at Gerald A. Smith Funeral Home 197 King St. W. Harrow. Visitation Thursday 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. RCLB #338 service on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. A service to celebrate Walt’s life will be held Saturday January 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church 210 King St. E. Harrow with Rev. Jon Forbes officiating. Interment at Greenhill Cemetery, Kingsville. Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church P.O. Box 699 Harrow. You may send online condolences and share memories at

For more information
Windsor Star article on Sellick’s expansion last year


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