Royden Albert Seely
Royden Albert Seely, 82 of Wheaton Settlement passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Moncton Hospital.
Born in Havelock, Royden was the son of the late R. Leslie and Frances (Keith) Seely. He grew up on a farm in Springhill, NB with five siblings: brothers Malcolm (Sharon), Richmond (Cherry), Parker (Phyllis) and Grant (Sherry) and sister Rosena Crouse (late Douglas).
Royden served in the Reserve Army and worked for a short time for the Bank of Nova Scotia. The entrepreneur bug struck him early owning and operating a door to door meat cutting business. He worked for the Canadian National Railway for several years holding several positions including the Supervisor of Budgets & Statistics and instrumental in special projects including the Marine Atlantic Car Ferry Project. He was also a Deacon in the Highfield Baptist Church.
Working nights and weekends, he and his former wife (Marie) built the Skyliner Motel in the mid 60's. He continued his entrepreneur focus building Banks, Shopping Malls, Churches and many other commercial projects including several homes for family and friends. In the late 80's he & Myrna built Seely's Motel and operated it for several years. Royden always felt close to the land, enjoyed gardening and camp life. Family was an important part of his everyday life. Frequently he could be found discussing the latest topics of the day with family and friends. An avid reader, Royden was well versed on his family tree as well.
Royden is survived by his wife Myrna (MacLeod); mother-in-law Eva MacLeod children Carson (Karin), Kimberley Campbell (Mitch) and Katrina Carter (Bradley); step-children Leeann Cholmondeley, Vonda Leger (Eric) and Lesley Chown (Philip); grandchildren Kyle, Nicholas, Taylor, Bryden, Cass and Kayla-Jane; step-grandchildren Chanel, Danica, Liam, Keaton, Jayden, Kaitlyn, Larvona, Kaitlin and Cody; step great grandchildren, Jacob and Noah and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his father-in-law Robert MacLeod.
Resting at Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Route 106 (372-4800) visiting will take place Wednesday, October 23 from 6 to 9 pm and from where the funeral will be held on Thursday, October 24 at 1 pm with Pastor Lloyd O'Blenes officiating. Interment at Wheaton Settlement Cemetery.
If desired, donations to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.