John F. Seafield

It is with sadness we announce the
passing of John F. Seafield in his 84th
year. He was born in Sudbury on
March 19, 1934, to parents Samuel and
Frozeal Seafield of Cartier, Ontario.
At an early age, John began trapping
and guiding with his father. Then in his early
20’s he began working as a telegraph
operator for Canadian Pacific Railway.
In 1955, John made the move with his family to Palmer Rapids to
work on the Seafield family farm. He worked at a local lumber mill,
then later, for a well-drilling company. It was during that time that
he met Sharon, and not long after, in the early summer of 1968, they
were married. Soon they began their family and, with the help of
Sharon, John started his own well-drilling business which continued for
over nineteen years.
John was an inventor, an avid hunter and an outdoors man. He
often created mechanical parts he needed with the lathe in his
garage, cut firewood and trapped minnows and loved to go ice
fishing. ‘Big Bark’, as he lovingly called it, was ‘the most’ when it came
to winter fishing.
John was an intellect, though not a scholar, having developed a
thirst for knowledge and a love of reading at an early age. John was
fascinated with adventure and biographical stories. In his later years,
the daily news and the History Channel became his mainstay.
The highlight of his year was the moose hunt. John, along with his
family and friends, travelled to areas far north, Pickle Lake, Longlac
and Geraldton, to name a few. It was during these trips he bonded
with those closest to him. There, in the wilds, John was totally at home.
John will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife
Sharon, his son Ken Seafield, daughters Kim and Robin Seafield,
his gandchildren Oliver, Curtis, Malika Seafield and Kendra and
Louis Peters, his sister, Dolly Brooks, as well as by several nieces and
nephews and his many dear friends. We shall share a toast in your
honour, “to the good life” John. We love you always.
A special thank you to the kind people at Heubner Funeral Home
and heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Miramichi Lodge in Pembroke,
for your kindness and compassion, making John’s final days the best
Interment to be held at the Community Wesleyan Cemetery,
Palmer Rapids on June 1 at 2pm.

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