Dr Pascualito Seminiano passed away from this life to eternal life on 25 September 2019 at Langley Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Dr Seminiano was best known by his family and friends as Lito. He was born on 23 May 1947 in Donsol Sorsogon, Philippines. He completed his medical degree from the Far Eastern University in the Philippines in 1972 and immigrated to Canada in 1979.
Lito completed his psychiatric residency at the University Hospital in Saskatoon. After obtaining his FRCPC, he practised in Moose Jaw and Regina, Saskatchewan. In 1991 Lito moved to Langley, BC, with his family and started working as a consultant psychiatrist at Langley Memorial Hospital and at Langley Mental Health Centre, and also opened his private practice. Lito was very involved with the development and growth of psychiatric services in Langley. He was a warm, jovial, kind person and was very dedicated to his profession. Lito was always willing to help others, and whenever his patients and colleagues were in need, he was always available and helpful. He retired in December 2016 when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Lito was married to Emy for 40 years. He adored Emy, and she was a source of joy and comfort throughout his life. Lito was a loving father to his daughter, Andrea; son, Joshua; daughter-in-law, Marielle; and grandfather to Mason. He was also a caring brother to his siblings and warmhearted uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Spending time with family and friends was very important to Lito, and he brought a lot of fun and laughter into their lives.
Lito had a deep and committed faith and was very devoted to his church. He was a member of Bukas Loob sa Diyos (Catholic Covenant Community) and served in different ministries. He was also a member of the Legion of Mary (Our Lady of the Woods) at the St. Nicholas Parish in Langley. Traveling was one of Lito’s passions, and he often went on cruises and visited many countries around the world. He was dedicated to a regular fitness program and would go to the gym regularly, even after becoming ill.
Lito is survived by his wife, Emy; his children, Andrea, Joshua, and daughter-in-law Marielle; his grandson, Mason; his sisters, Nimfa Diguangco and Elena Andrews; his brother, Amado Jr. Seminiano; and their families. Lito’s presence and big booming laugh will also be missed by his colleagues and patients in Langley.
—N.G. Nair, MBBS, FRCPC
—Shilpa C. Shete, MBBS, FRCPC
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