Charles Edward Seamone
Charles died peacefully November 19, 2013, at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, surrounded by his loving wife and children, after a long battle with diabetes, heart and liver disease.
Charles was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, on January 24, 1939, to Archibald Seamone and Helen Seamone (Barry). During his youth, he began a life-long love of music, playing the piano and organ. Graduating in 1963 from McGill University with a degree in Architecture, Charles and his wife Rejane returned to Nova Scotia where he became partner, for 35 years, in the Halifax architectural firm of Davison, Seamone, Ricard, Adams (DSRA).
Retiring in 1997, Charles and Rejane, moved to Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2012. On the island, Charles enjoyed many years of golf and new friendships. He joyfully taught and passed the love of golf to his four grandchildren. After moving to Nanoose Bay, Charles worked as church organist at St. Mary’s Anglican Church and St. Edmunds.
Charles is survived by his immediate family: Rejane (Coulombe); children, Brian (Elizabeth) and Jennifer (Neil Hawkins); grandchildren: Andrew and Olivia in Denver, and Nathaniel and Claire in Calgary. He is also survived by two brothers, Douglas, Kentville, NS, and Loran, Whitby, ON; as well as by several nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by his parents and his brother Richard.
The Seamone family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion for Charles through the last years of his life.
A Celebration of Life service will be held for Charles on Saturday November 30th at 10:00 a.m., St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Nanoose Bay. A reception will follow at the church hall.
Burial arrangement in Nova Scotia will be made at a future date. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Liver Foundation.