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John Michael Seary

SEARY John Michael  1936-2018 L.M.C.C., L.R.C.P.,  M.R.C.S., F.R.C.P. (C). Died August 26th, 2018  at Pleasant View Towers, St. John's. Left to mourn are his wife of 60 years, Diane (Sparkes) and their children Christopher (Debbie), Heather (Tom
SEARY John Michael 1936-2018 L.M.C.C., L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., F.R.C.P. (C). Died August 26th, 2018 at Pleasant View Towers, St. John's. Left to mourn are his wife of 60 years, Diane (Sparkes) and their children Christopher (Debbie), Heather (Tom Godden), Nicholas (Kelly Cummings), Jonathan (Adrienne King); eight grandchildren; also two brothers, Peter and Richard. Son of E. Ronald & Gwen Seary, Dr. Seary was born in Grahamstown, South Africa and in his teenage years, was educated in Great Britain. In 1953, he moved with his parents to St. John’s when his father was appointed head of the Faculty of English at Memorial University. John attended Memorial University of Newfoundland and subsequently as a Rothermere Fellow, studied Medicine at the Royal London Hospital, England. He returned to Newfoundland in 1965 where he entered General Practice. In 1975 he continued studies by enrolling at the Dalhousie School of Medicine from where he graduated as Specialist in Radiology and Ultrasound. In this capacity, he practiced at The Grace General Hospital, St. John's until his retirement in 2005. Well-regarded in the medical profession, Dr. Seary will be fondly remembered by friends, patients and colleagues alike. John was a dedicated gardener, natural mechanic and keen amateur chef, and always a life-long learner; he travelled widely and enjoyed life fully. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, Hamilton Avenue, St. John's, with visitation on Tuesday, August 28th and Wednesday, August 29th from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Funeral service will be held from Barrett’s Chapel, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Thursday August 30th at 11:00am. Interment to follow funeral service at St. Phillips Anglican Cemetery. Donations in John’s name may be made to Memorial University’s Botanical Garden via MUN Alumni Affairs.

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