Philip Everard Seaton
Born July 3, 1925 Taumarunui, NZ
Died Sept 26, 2017 Parksville, BC
With sadness we announce the death of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Predeceased by his daughter Megan Elizabeth in 1965, sister Mary Moodie of New Zealand, daughter-in-law Betty in 1982 and loving wife of 60 years Geraldine in 2009.
Survived by his children, Mary Nee Nee (David), David (Candis) and Paul (Elsie). Grandchildren Philip and Jasmine Nee Nee (Dave Smith), Leilani and Latisha Seaton, Pamela Engar (Arland), James (Mateja), Andrea Barns (Kris) and great-grandchildren Ethyn and Grace Smith, Keden and Karlo Carroll, Emery, Mae and Luka Engar and Audrey Barns and sister-in-law Leah Prizeman and family (Toronto).
Pip attended Takapuna Grammar in Auckland, NZ and then enlisted and served with the NZ Army in North Africa and Italy. He returned home to earn a Law Degree at The University of Auckland.
He met his wife Geraldine in London, England. They married in Toronto and moved to Vancouver in 1950 where he joined the firm of Russell & DuMoulin. He was instrumental in establishing Strata Law and lectured often at UBC. In 1968 he started his own practice and then retired at 50 to be a sheep farmer in Errington BC, where they purchased the 80 acre old MacMillan homestead.
He was involved with the Historical Society and in 1983 donating the MacMillan house to new Historical Park. He was a trustee at the Credit Union, a member of the Farmers Institute, a founding member of the Co-op, a philanthropist and a world traveler.
He and Gerry visited every continent and many amazing landmarks including Stonehenge, Easter Island, the Coliseum, the Pyramids, the Great Wall of China, Trans-Siberian railway and Antarctica.
After 20 years on the farm, they spent the next 10 years enjoying the waterfront boardwalks of Nanaimo and Victoria.
After the passing of his wife, Philip made the move to the Stanford Place in Parksville where he spent the last 6 years with his family close by.
He had a long courageous battle with Dementia and passed in his sleep.
His family gives special thanks to his granddaughter, Jasmine who spent countless hours with him.
She would like to thank all of the underpaid over-worked staff of the Stanford Place for their care of Pip and a little extra love to Min, for always getting those blue eyes to sparkle.