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Seaman, William Lloyd

SEAMAN, William Lloyd

1934 - 2021

William Lloyd Seaman 
July 16, 1934 - December 24, 2021 

Born in Charlottetown, P.E.I. to William Reagh Seaman and Lillian E. Moore. 
Graduate of Prince of Wales College (PWC), McGill University (McDonald College) 1956 and the University of Wisconsin (Madison) PhD. 1960. 
In 1959, Lloyd married his beloved, Olive Parkman, daughter of Reginald and Evelyn Parkman (nee Mallett) of East Royalty, PEI. Most loving father of Jeff (Rachel), Judy Mason (Paul), and Colin (Giselle). His grandchildren; Jamie, Renée, Willa, Quinn, and Hannah were a joy to his life. Fondly remembered by many family and friends in PEI and Ontario.  
Lloyd joined the research station at Agriculture Canada (Ottawa), where he worked on seed-born diseases and documentation of plant diseases. The main focus of his research was on winter wheat. He was asked by the Canadian Phytopathological Society, to design and co-edit two illustrative books: Diseases of Field Crops in Canada and Diseases and Insect Damage to Vegetable Crops in Canada. Both were recognized as Canadian bestsellers. Lloyd re-designed The Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, became technical editor for twenty years and was honoured as a Fellow of the Society. Retiring in 1998, he then joined Olive as a ski instructor at Camp Fortune for 15 years. 
Lloyd, Olive and their family had many happy times camping and canoeing, including northern canoe trips in summer and western ski trips in winter. Summer holidays were spent visiting family and friends in PEI.  
In his youth Lloyd was active in Canadian Scouting and in Ottawa, a dedicated member of the 115th scout troop for fifty years. 
Lloyd was very kind and generous to family and community, always eager to help fix and build wherever fixing or building was needed.  
Lloyd has family dealing with Primary Progressive Aphasia. He asked that donations in memory be made to the Aphasia Centre of Ottawa , or The Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation. 
A service of remembrance will be held at a later date. 

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Lloyd Seaman

My sympathies to Lloyd’s family. I met Lloyd through work and always enjoyed meeting with him.

Winston Johnston, December 31, 2021

Olive and Family

My condolences on your loss.

I will miss skiing and teaching with Lloyd and talking Scouting experiences. Always made time in the Camp Fortune pro room interesting.

John Dougherty, December 31, 2021


So sorry that Lloyd passed away. I remember the first time I met him was at my uncle Alan Douglas new house in Brackley, when we both immediately took over inventory checking Alan’s furniture being unloaded from the moving van. We never stopped talking and had a fun afternoon. He was always so knowledgeable and I enjoyed his stories about your families friendship with the Douglas family. My condolences to your family.

Jane Jenkins, December 31, 2021

olive seaman and family

sending our condolences to olive and family we met lloyd this past summer and enjoyed his visit very much may he rest in peace
carman & joan ford

carman & joan ford, December 31, 2021 general

I want to express my sympathy to you. May God comfort and strengthen you at this sad and difficult time...and may He grant you His peace.

Hugs...and MOORE hugs....

Roger Moore, December 31, 2021

To Olive, Judy, Jeff and Colin and families

It is with sincere sadness that I read the report of Lloyd's death. Even though we only met a few times through our family reunions, it was easy to see his zest for life and how fully that was shared by your whole family. Please accept my condolences.

Linda Nicholson (Mallett), December 31, 2021

Seaman Family

Lloyd is an amazing soul. No matter my mood, Lloyd's presence would lift me up.
Such a pleasure to meet and work at Fortune Academy for so many years. So humble for one with so many accomplishments.

We're all making turns for ya!

Marc Grondin, January 2, 2022

Olive and family

Please accept my condolences. Lloyd was a great man. A great humanitarian. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss...

Stue Robinson, January 3, 2022

Olive, Jeff and families

Lloyd was always a go to person at Camp Fortune. He offered a smile to everyone. His love of life was infectious. I new that he worked in agriculture research but I had no idea that he was so accomplished! A wonderful man who lead a wonderful life.

Heather Dickinson , January 3, 2022

Seaman Family

My condolences to Olive, Jeff and the seaman family. Lloyd was such an amazing soul. He was always smiling and a happy person. Lloyd was such a pleasure to meet and chat with during those times at Camp Fortune! He will be missed dearly. May he rest in peace.

Jason Strube, January 3, 2022

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