With deep sadness and a heavy heart, we announce the passing of our co-founder and namesake, John Seymour (1941-2024).

John was an already accomplished engineer when he had a dream to start his own business — which he did — and built into an exemplary construction company. His legacy extends far beyond the company he co-founded in 1987. John was a visionary leader, a mentor, and a friend who inspired many of us at Seymour Whyte, playing an integral role in shaping the values that define who we are today.

The seeds of our success were laid when he established the business with a strong focus on culture and integrity — and a deep loyalty to employees and subcontractors that saw Seymour Whyte’s organic expansion and growth.

During his time at the helm of Seymour Whyte, John led the business with grace, resilience, and an innovative spirit that propelled our company to new heights.

His passion, vision, and unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with a deep sense of integrity, set the standard for everyone to follow, leaving a permanent mark on our business and projects.

John will be deeply missed and remembered as a remarkable man who touched the lives of many. His legacy will continue to inspire our pursuit of excellence.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to John’s family during this difficult time.

May he rest in peace.