SEARAY, Ilene (née Oldham), of Shedden, passed away at the Valleyview Home on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife for 70 years to the late John Searay (2015).  Dearly loved mother of Judy Searay of Shedden, Debbie Searay-Gaston (Thomas) of Milton, Phil Searay (Sherry) of Talbotville, and Steven Searay (Donna) of St. Thomas.  Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Jamie (Carina), Stephanie, Sabrina, Adam, Angela (Jake), and Aaron.  Loved great grandmother of Brooklyn, Madison, and Alexis.  Dear sister of Forbes Oldham of St. Thomas. Also fondly remembered by sister-in-law, Helen Oldham of St. Thomas, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Born at R.R.#1, Southwold, April 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Bessie (née Currie) Oldham.  Ilene was a doting and caring mother and grandmother, who cherished her family.  She loved gardening and using the food she had grown to make preserves.  Ilene volunteered with many organizations and clubs throughout the Shedden community.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family on Friday evening, May 19th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 11:00 a.m.  Memorial donations to the Southwold Twp. Library, Shedden or the Alzheimer Society of Elgin-St. Thomas will be gratefully acknowledged.  A special thank you to the nurses and staff of the Valleyview Home, the staff of Right At Home London, the VON volunteers, and to CCAC Pastoral Care.

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