SEARLES – Peacefully, at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Woodstock on Monday, May 9, 2016, Gordon Edwin Searles of Woodstock at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Mary Searles (Phelps).  Dear father of Deborah Gehring (Lynn) of Otterville, Margaret Hutchison (Bradley) of Woodstock and Janet Veale (Scott) of Mt. Bridges.  Proud and loving grandfather and great grandfather of Stacey,Chris and Mason; Matt, Kristin and Makenah; Brian and Tabatha; Adam and Joanne; Nicole, Justin, Brooklyn and Alec and Dana and Mike.  Missed by his brothers Reg Searles (Peg) and Bob Searles (Brenda).  Fondly remembered by his special nephews Wayne and Warren as well as his extended family and friends.  Predeceased by his parents Stanley and Elizabeth (nee Hilliker) Searles, brothers Jack Searles (Pansy), Bill Searles (Marion), sisters Ellen Haylock (Wray), Beatrice Haylock (Lorne) and Gertrude Turner (Norman).  Friends will be received at the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 1 pm with Rev. Ludwing  Perea Melendez.  Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Anglican Cemetery columbarium.  If desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society of Oxford would be appreciated.  Smith-LeRoy, 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent at

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