Roy Seaman died recently in Mexico. He was born in Montreal, the youngest of four children. He lost his father at a very early age and moved to Sutton with his mother in 1948 to live in his grandmother’s house. All his siblings having gone to fight in the second world war, he became the man responsible for the family at a very early age.
He attended Knowlton High School where he was in the school band and very active in sports. He loved to fish and hunt. He attended Macdonald College where he was a member of the Varsity team and obtained his teaching qualifications in 1957. He then began his teaching career in St. Lambert followed by Sutton, Granby and finally Massey-Vanier. He was quite active in the Canadian Legion and, in 1961, obtained a commission as Second Lieutenant in the Canadian Army. In 1965, he obtained a BA from Sir George Williams University and a major in geography in 1980.
In 1958 he married Betty Ann Colby, deceased, with whom he had three children: Steven, Michael and David. He retired in 1991 and especially enjoyed sports like golf, curling and bridge. A tribute to Roy will take place at the Knowlton United Church on May 13 from 1p.m. to 4p.m.