SEARAY, John, of Shedden, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband for 70 years to Ilene (nee Oldham) Searay. Dearly loved father of Judy Searay of Hamilton, Debbie Searay-Gaston (Thomas) of Milton, Phil Searay (Sherry) of Talbotville, and Steven Searay (Donna) of St. Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Jamie, Stephanie, Sabrina, Adam, Angela (Jake), and Aaron. Loved great grandfather of Brooklyn, Madison, and Alexis. Dear brother of the late Annie Gorski. Loving brother-in-law of Forbes Oldham and Helen Oldham, both of St. Thomas. Also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, September 14, 1923, he was the son of the late Michael and Nellie Searay. John was a retired supervisor at Clevite, St. Thomas, having worked there for 38 years. He was renowned for his skills as a handyman and a gardener. The funeral service will be held at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, August 25th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Relatives and friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday, August 24th from 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations to Prostate Cancer Canada or the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas gratefully acknowledged.
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