Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

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Seth 'Magic' Rawn

December 31, 1953October 18, 2019

Seth 'Magic' Rawn, age 65, of Stratford, Ontario passed away on Friday October 18, 2019. Magic was born December 31, 1953 in Toronto, Ontario.

Our dear friend Magic has left his earthly body and a lot of sad people behind. We will miss your smile and laugh, Magic. You will be a Magic Angel now, for a lot of people I'm sure, but especially for your dear friend and soul mate Sandy. On Saturday, October 12, Magic was in a very bad collision that left him with severe brain injuries. He passed away with the love of his life, Sandy Rolleman, and some of her family surrounding him with love. Magic is survived by his sisters Sandra, Beverly, Nancy, Lynda and Catherine. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Seth and Constance, brothers, Jim and Bill and sister Bernadette. He was a very giving man, and continues to give even in death. Magic was able to give life and hope to others by donating to the Trillium Gift of Life Network. He will be sadly missed by family and friends and loved forever. Magic Angel has gotten his wings.

A visitation for Seth 'Magic' will be held Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Tavistock Missionary Church, 77 Mogk Street, Tavistock, ON N0B 2R0. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM. Everyone is invited to a reception afterward at the church. A graveside burial service will take place on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Wingham Cemetery.Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.couttsfuneralhome.com for Magic's family.


  • Visitation Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, October 28, 2019


Seth 'Magic' Rawn

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Tanya Raithby

October 28, 2019

I am shocked to hear this he will be missed and sandy we are thinking of you at this hard time xxooo and Mary Lumleyalso is thinking of you

Bryan Lahey

October 28, 2019

Magic was one of my closest friends at the Local in Stratford. I probably spent more time hanging out with him at that place than I did with my own family. I'll never forget the first time I went to Listowel with the mobile market, and everyone asked me "Where is Magic?" and "Who are you?" He had a way of connecting with people, and fast. I'll cherish the memory of driving to Seaforth or Tavistock with him and Jen in the big Local truck and sharing stories and laughs. He had a kind of scratchy laugh that you'll always remember. He really loved our fermented foods club too, we always had a blast with Doug and Kathy. One time at a Monday market I heard a huge crash in the walk-in fridge. I kinda thought Magic might've had something to do with it, and later he told me the whole darn shelf fell off the wall with all the food on it. He had spent forever cleaning it back up!
I know it's cliche, but Magic really did have a big heart, and I always liked seeing him around the Local, and hearing "How are 'ya young fella"? He had his own brand of talking and he was smart.
I feel eternally grateful that I saw Magic not long ago, but it hurts to know that I won't see him again.
I hope you take comfort in the fact that Magic will live on in the hearts of so many people - I certainly will not forget him, ever.

Connie Eaton

October 26, 2019

As witness to this terrible tragedy I have been thinking and praying for your family and loved ones ever since the accident. Even though I didn’t know Magic, I feel the shock and loss. Please accept my deepest heart felt condolences for your loss.

Donna Siegner-Becker

October 24, 2019

I want you to know that I am thinking of you and the families of Magic.
The few times I met you and Magic together I could tell you had a very special bond.
He will be sadly missed by you and all the others who saw him as the very special person he was.
Rest in Peace Magic.

Wilma de Young

October 24, 2019

Dear Sandra:
Condolences to you on the loss of Magic. The two of you had a caring, loving bond.

May you be comforted and strengthened in the time ahead.


Catherine Ellis

October 23, 2019

Seth you were my big brother. You were My Sunday night phone conversation partner. Oh the places we have gone in those phone calls. Sunday nights will not be the same without you. We did not have to say "I love you"...we knew it was true. Thank you for Sun Oct 6 2019. Our last phone call. And it was a good one as we travelled the globe on our tour of our family's trek across to the new continent.
You were one very special man and I did indeed love you with all my heart. Because I have hope, because I have faith, I am positive we will be together in Heaven! (Did you really think you could leave without one more reference to Jesus?...Ok I am finished preaching now. (HaHa)
Hugs to you my brother. Be at peace, be at rest. Say Hi to everybody up there, okay?

Mary Elford

October 23, 2019

Magic, you have always been a very special part of the magic that is The Local and a huge part of its Mission of Caring. You will be missed but the memory of your giving will always live on there. Om Mani Padme Hum.

Erinn White

October 23, 2019

I have fond memories of Magic sharing his beautiful plants with me and teaching me about their uses. He was one of a kind and will surely be missed at the community garden.

Tristan Urry

October 23, 2019

I've only met Magic a handful of times, but he was certainly quite a memorable man.

His kindness, compassion, infectious laugh, genuine smile and great sense of humor will never be forgotten.
Here is an image I took (I own the rights to the image) at an event that we were volunteering at The Local Community Food Centre. He jumped in front of the camera, and jokingly said he would be my model, only so long as I capture his good side.

I have a few more images of him at this event, if anyone would like to them. Please let me know, I work for the Stratford Festival and am easy to get in contact with. I am deeply saddened to hear this news, my sincerest condolences go out to their families and loved ones.

Virginia Joyes

October 23, 2019

Magic Angel...you were an Angel on Earth...now your spirit is free.....you sour high....fly those clouds...every time we look up we will think of you.....you always made me laugh....with the idea that you wanted me to think you were Mr. Biggles......I knew Magic...you weren't ...but you know what you were....my friend. ...and that was a good feeling.....I always cracked a smile when I seen you....because you were special....to so many including me. If we see a Cardinal ...we will know you came back to visit us...just checking in...you do that especially for Sandy....but for now dear Angel you have wings....how exciting to imagine you testing them out.....in those beautiful fluffy clouds. I will totally miss your good heart and gentle demeanor. May you be at peace.