On Wednesday, September 21, 2022 ‘Our Queen’, Lilian Mary Searby (nee Ross) beloved wife of 60 years to the late Dennis (2007), Mother, Grandma and GG commended her spirit to our Blessed Lord. Having attained the milestone of 100 years on September 8th, she was most grateful to have received a Papal Blessing from the Holy Father, Pope Francis. Mum was the matriarch and strong role model to our large and loving family after striving to fashion her life after Mary, the Blessed Virgin to whom she was a dedicated servant. She was a mother to Christine (David), Elaine (Ron), Marie (Sam), Michael (Lynn), Paul (Nida) and Denise. Loving Grandma to Mark (Tanya), Tracey, Sandra (Kevin), the late Paul (Jenn), Jeffrey (Heather), Andrew (Julie), the late Michael, Leanne (Kevin), Ian, Gregory (Ruth), Marisa (Pat), Megan and Thomas (Kira). She will also be sadly missed by her 24 great grandchildren from whom she derived great pleasure. Mum still maintained a close relationship with her many nieces and nephews in England, her birthplace. She was a Canadian ‘auntie’ to Kevin and his family, Brian and Mary Jo. Our family will be forever grateful for the loving and compassionate care that she received at Westmount Terrace under the guidance of nurse Carrie and her staff. God was shining brightly upon us when He placed Mum in the kind and caring hands of the dedicated medical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in particular Dr. Neary, Dr. Macki, nurses Jean and Akweley and all of the wonderful 7th floor staff who ensured that she was comfortable and in the presence of her loving family. St. Joseph played a very strong role in Mum’s prayer life so it is fitting that she passed away peacefully in the hospital of his namesake. All who knew our wonderful mother are aware of her faithful dedication to Mary, the Blessed Mother and to her strong Catholic faith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for our dear mother on Friday, October 14th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Church, 58 Sydenham St., in Dundas. A luncheon will follow at The Venetian Club, 269 John St. N., Hamilton. Mum felt truly blessed to have been the beneficiary of much of God’s beauty in her lifetime. It was her wish to offer the visually impaired the opportunity to more fully experience life with the aid of a trained guide dog. To that end, we ask that in lieu of flowers, a donation to the CNIB or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully accepted. Mum loved a ‘splash’ of color. Please feel free to wear something colorful if you so choose. Good night and God bless you, Mum. We love you and acknowledge that you have been and always will be our inspiration.