Lorimer Douglas Seaman -2009

Lorimer Douglas (Doug) Seaman It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lorimer Douglas (Doug) Seaman of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on September 5, 2009 at the age of 85. He leaves to mourn his wife, Leah; daughter, Patricia Avery; granddaughter, Priscilla Avery; son, Nowell Seaman and daughter-in-law, Sandra Blevins; grandchildren, Melody, Ben, Aaron, Andrew and Jonathan Seaman; all of Saskatoon SK; his sister, Aileen (John) Proudfoot of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; and his sister, Flora Deszca of Burlington, Ontario. He was predeceased by his parents, Merton and Helen Seaman; and his brother, Eugene Seaman of Mansfield, Nova Scotia; and his son, David Douglas Seaman. Doug grew up on the family farm in Mansfield near Oxford, Nova Scotia. He started his career with the Bank of Nova Scotia in Pugwash, NS, but his training was interrupted when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. He was stationed at Boundary Bay, BC, where he was a ground crew electrician on Mitchell B25 aircraft. After the war, he continued his career at the Bank of Nova Scotia, working as an inspector and then a manager with Scotiabank for over 40 years across Canada, including branches in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Nipawin and Winnipeg. In 1950, he married Leah Mitchell from Pugwash, NS, and they celebrated 59 years of marriage in August. Doug always enjoyed people, and he had a passion for serving others that was reflected throughout his life by active involvement with many service groups, including Army Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada, Royal Canadian Legion, Masonic Lodge, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs. He loved the north, especially his time in Nipawin, SK, where he spent many days hunting and fishing with many good friends. He was always proud that he was able to serve his country in the RCAF, and held a special place in his heart for his fellow veterans. Since July 2008, Doug amazed his caregivers with his positive attitude and resilience as he battled a lengthy illness. The family wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Andrew Harrington and to all of the staff of Veterans Village (and Sherbrooke Community Centre) for the exceptional loving care that you gave to our Dad during his stay. A memorial service in celebration of Doug's life will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at The Chapel at Sherbrooke Community Centre, 401 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon SK. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doug's memory to Veterans Village, 401 Acadia Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 2E7, Attention: Jennifer Carr. Arrangements entrusted to MARTENS WARMAN FUNERAL HOME (934-4888).
Published in The The Star Phoenix from September 8 to September 10, 2009 [ Saskatoon ]

I have him as s/o Merton Ottie Seaman(1894-1986) and Helen Gladys Mattinson ( 1904-1989)

regards, Penny Lane, Hamilton, Ont.