Age 78 of New Perlican, Trinity Bay, NL passed away surrounded by his family on May 3rd 2016. He was the beloved son of the late Peter & Phylis (Piercey) Seward. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Andrews); sons, Todd (Denise) Seward, Roger (Judy) Seward; daughter, Nicole (Curtis) Burrage; grandchildren, Ryan, Jessica, Max, & Mark Seward, & step grandchildren, Evan and Senna Hollihan; brother, Peter (Dorothy) Seward Jr; sisters, Sybil Hindy, Diane Mathas and in-laws, Donna Seward, John (Diane) Crane, Barbara Burton, Judy (Robert) Collins, Rhonda (Clint) Walsh, & Cynthia (Brian) Sooley as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Ronald Seward, his brothers-in-law Leonard Hindy & Edward Burton, his daughter-in-law Mary Lambert and his mother and father-in-law, William and Jean Crane.
Edwin loved many things in his life. He loved his hometown of New Perlican and his home province of Newfoundland, but nothing came close to the love that he had for his family. Family meant everything to him. He loved life, was curious about and enjoyed learning new things. He was always eager to impart his new found knowledge to all who knew him. Edwin was a life long educator and was instrumental in the development and delivery of the Electronic Technology Program in the Western NL post-secondary vocational system. He was a past Master of the Westgate Masonic Lodge and spent many happy years there as an active member. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing, and was in his element when he discussed his views on politics and was especially happy when the Liberals won the election. Edwin touched the lives of so many people. He will be forever loved and always missed.
The funeral will take place on Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Bedford United Church, Bedford, NS with Rev. Gloria Churchill officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to either the Lung Association or the Heart & Stroke Fund.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Bedford NS 902-835-4212. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.tjtracey.com