Christopher Seguin remembered as tireless community advocate

By Vanessa Ybarra
September 23, 2017 - 8:46am Updated: September 23, 2017 - 9:17am

KAMLOOPS — 'Larger than life'.

Those are the words used to describe Christopher Seguin who died Friday in Victoria after coming down with a sudden illness.

The Vice President of Advancement at TRU was actively involved in a number of organizations throughout the city including the Kamloops Food Bank.

Food Bank Executive Director Bernadette Siracky says Seguin took part in every Rotary Food Drive since it began in 2008.

"He had a very keen desire and vision to end child hunger in our city,"" said Siracky. "He was larger than life. You knew when Christopher was in the room. His passing leaves a huge void in the community."

Seguin played a leading role in bringing the Starfish Pack program to Kamloops where school kids are supplied a backpack full of food to ensure they don't go hungry over the weekend.

He also started the weekly Rotary family dinner at Norkam Secondary where low-income families are provided a free meal.

More than 200 people now come out every week.

"He was active in everything," added Siracky. "When this summer's wildfire emergency was announced he was at TRU 24-hours-a-day connecting all the dots in the community and setting up various action plans. He was tireless."

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