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Obituary: Walter Sellick – Founder, Sellick Equipment

January 11, 2017

Walter Sellick (Photo: Sellick Equipment)

Walter Sellick (Photo: Sellick Equipment)

Walter Sellick, founder of Sellick Equipment, passed away on January 10, 2017. He was 98. 

 
Walter is survived by sons Howard and David, daughter Heather, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
 
Born in 1918, Walter was raised on a farm in Harrow, Ontario. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941-1945 and was a life member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #338.  
 
Walter managed a Ford tractor dealership for many years until 1968 when at the age of 50 embarked on a new career with sons Howard and David, establishing Sellick Equipment Limited, manufacturers of rough terrain forklifts, on January 1, 1969.
 
Walter was an avid pilot and a member of several flying organizations, a member of the Harrow Rotary, former mayor of Harrow, former member of the Harrow and Colchester South Fire Dept., former chairman and board trustee of the Harrow and Colchester South School Board. 
 
Walter was also on the board of directors of the Equipment Manufacturers Institute (EMI), now the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), and helped pioneer the EMI rough terrain forklift council.


 
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