St. George--Relatives and friends learned with regret of the unexpected death of Lorne Burton Seamans which occurred at the Fundy Hospital, Black's Harbour, on April 4, following a few hours illness.

In his 57th year, Mr. Seamans was a son of Mr. Joshua Seamans of St. George and the late Bertha (Brown) Seamans.  He was born here December 19, 1920.

For a number of years he was employed with the St. George Pulp and Paper Company Mill and later with the Pulp and Paper Mill of Nelson-Miramichi.  At the time of his illness, he was employed at the Utopia Paper Mill Ltd. at Utopia.

Mr. Seamans was a member of the St. Mark's Anglican Church, a veteran of the Second World War, serving overseas with the Carleton-York Regiment, and a member of the St. George Branch No. 40 of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary (Molly) Holt, formerly of Bolton, Lancashire County, England;  two sons, Michael B. of Chatham and Brian L. of St. George;  two grandchildren, Andrew and Angela Faye Seamans of St. George; four brothers, Harry B. and Norman L. Seamans, St. George, Dr. Keith B. Seamans, Saint John, and William E. Seamans of Pasadena, California;  three sisters, Mrs. Estella Petrin, St. George, Mrs. Aurele A. Drysdale (Anita) of Montreal;  and Miss Edith J. Seamans, St. George;  and several uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

The largely attended funeral was held from the St. George Funeral Home to St. Mark's Anglican Church with rector Rev. Ralph W. Smith officiating at the service.

Favourite hymns were sung by members of the choir of the church and of Christ Anglican Church, Pennfield.

The Legion Memorial Service was held at the Funeral Home on the evening prior to the day of the funeral.

The body was taken to Fernhill Crematorium at Saint John for cremation.

Many beautiful floral tributes and a number of donations made to the various Memorial Funds were received.

Among those attending the funeral were relatives and friends from Chatham, Milltown, Montreal, Saint John and from Nearby communities.

Source;  The Saint Croix Courier-Wednesday, May 10, 1978