January 2nd, 1939 – February 16th, 2018

Marilyn Searle (nee Dodd) passed peacefully on the morning of February 16th, 2018 at home in St. George. Marilyn is predeceased by her beloved husband Bill, parents Lottie and William Dodd of Westdale, and sister Janet Harris. Marilyn always had a keen sense for high quality and was a very talented sewer and painter, both of which brought her much joy. Her true passion though was her family and she will be remembered as a devoted and supportive wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Marilyn will be deeply missed by her children Bill, Tom (Rebecca) and Lesley (Rick), her grandchildren Julia, Derek and Amanda, her cousins, their families and her friends. Marilyn and her family wanted to extend heartfelt thanks to all of her friends for staying in touch; she really appreciated it. Please join us for a visitation with the family and for Marilyn’s favourite food “funeral sandwiches” & refreshments at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. in Dundas on Wednesday, February 21st from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please make donations to a charity of your choice. An interment ceremony will be held in the spring for both Marilyn & Bill.

12 Messages to Searle, Marilyn Joyce (nee Dodd)

  • Malcolm & Elva Hicks

    We wish to convey our deepest sympathies to Marilyn’s Family. So very sorry for your loss.

  • Tracey Gooding @ Bens Kitchen

    Bill, Tom & Leslie, My deepest condolences to you. Although I knew your Mom (& Dad) only for a short time, I quickly came to see she was a kind and generous soul through our interactions. She was always keen to ask me about or tell me about a recipe that she had made or saw in a magazine and wanted to try out, She dearly loved her family and before I met any of you, I felt I already knew you, from the wonderful stories that she told. Your Mom was Truly Proud of each and everyone of you. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  • Gail myers

    Bill,Lesley,Tom,and family, I am so sorry for you loss of your dear mother.
    I was in port Elgin and just got back
    .( Tammie lives in port Elgin) known your mom and dad my adult life and of course watching your dad playing with my brothers.
    Many good memories, your mother was such a great person. My thoughts are with you all.
    Gail myers

  • Lynn Ellis

    So sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I feel so bad that I have not stayed in touch in the last few years. Memories of our two families dinners etc. go back many years. Will miss both Marilyn and Bill.
    Lynn and Bill Ellis

  • Lucienne Tucker (van Diermen)

    Bill, Tom (Rebecca) Lesley (Rick) My deepest sympathy with the passing of your mother. I have fond memories of Marilyn when we lived on Spencer Street all those yeas ago. I was glad to be able to have a little talk with all of you.

  • Debbie and Ed DesRoches

    Sincere condolences to the family. Thinking of you at this difficult time. We have fond Christmas Eve memories of both your mom and dad.

  • Dave(Butch) and Sandy Inkster

    We offer our condolences to the Searle family at this time .We have many good memories of Bill and Marilyn over the past years.

  • John A. MacPhail and the Princess


    Our deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of your Mom. Know that she’s now in a better place and at Peace. We hope that you’ll keep all the good memories of her to get through this difficult and emotional time.

  • Cindy Westoby

    Sorry for the loss of your mom/grandma I am sure she will be missed. Thinking of all of you at this time. Bill and I are away and will not be able to attend.

  • Mary Johnston

    I am sorry for your loss. I will not be able to,attend as I am away but thinking of all of you at this time.

  • Roberta Jackson

    Marilyn your friendship meant so much to me. It’s been since grade 6 at Dalewood School. You were a very special and talented person with your sewing and painting. I will miss you very much and wish to extend my deepest condolences to Bill, Tom and Lesley and all the grandchildren whom she loved so much.

  • Susan Kolbinson and Ernie Schroder

    We offer our deepest and sincere condolences to Marilyn’s Family, we understand your sorrow runs too deep for any words. Her kindness, friendships, many talents, strength and love of life and family will always be remembered and she will live on in anyone who loved her.
    Wonderful Memories will be the gifts she left with us all. ❤️

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