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55 Charing Cross Street
Brantford, ON N3R 2H4
Phone: 519-753-8655
Fax: 519-753-1195
Robert Searle

Robert Searle

Saturday, October 26th, 1935 - Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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It is with heavy hearts we announce Bob’s passing at age 83 at the Brantford General Hospital Palliative Care Unit in the late evening of Thursday, February 21, 2019. Bob is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Anita, his beloved son Jason, his dearly loved daughters Cynthia Gunn (Doug), and Deanna Searle (predeceased by Scott Dickson, 2003). He cherished and was so very proud of his granddaughters Kaileigh Gunn (Dan) and Aspen Searle (Austin). Bob was predeceased by his parents Frank and Ethel Searle (Murden), and his sister Monica Graham. Bob was an avid New England Patriots fan, a golfer, a sailor and a hunter. He played Sunday Morning hockey for over 25 years, and was a founding member of Burford Minor Hockey where he coached teams in different age groups for many years. Throughout his working career and on vacations, he travelled Canada coast to coast; as well as to many European countries, and much of the U.S., plus Mexico, Turkey and Venezuela. “Polish up those clubs Scotty, your caddie is waiting for you on the 1st tee !!” …….“Dad, we’’ll still do that fishing trip, just at a later date.”
Friends will be received at the Dennis Toll Funeral Home, 55 Charing Cross St., Brantford on Tues. Feb. 26, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the adjacent Reception Suite.
Memorial donations to the Brant Community Health Care System or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

The family of Bob Searle would like to thank Dr. A. M. Connelly, Dr. D. Downie and Dr. Brian Lee for their caring and compassion toward Bob; the excellent care from all of the staff on Medical B6 and the Palliative Care Unit at the Brantford General Hospital.
Very special thanks to friends and neighbours for visits, calls, messages, as well as clearing of snow and ice, offers of help of any kind, …….
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Dennis Toll Funeral Home
    55 Charing Cross St.
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  • Reception

    Charing Cross Reception Suites
    63 Charing Cross St.
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Stewart Jeans

Posted at 01:48pm
Bob was a big influence on me as a young man, both as a hockey coach and as friend with his children. He always made time to talk, even if he was rushing off somewhere. The way he treated people and his sense of fair play has always stuck with me. I am a better person for having known him. My heart, full of good memories, goes out to the Searle family. Stewart Jeans

Anita Searle Posted at 11:53am

Wow Stewart...a wonderful tribute to Bob & the man he means so very much to us...thank you. Anita

Barb Arnold

Posted at 10:27am
Dear Anita and family . I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss . Words are not adequate but I'm sure you know that you are in the thoughts of many at this time . Treasure the memories . Sincerely, Barb Arnold

Anita Searle Posted at 11:55am

Thank you Barb for thinking of us & adding to the memories we will cherish. Anita

Denise & Roy Haggart

Posted at 01:42pm
Our deepest sympathy to Anita and family in the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather .... Bob Cherish the Memories Denise & Roy Haggart

Roger and Kelly Duck

Posted at 02:44pm
It is with a heavy heart that Roger and I send our condolences. We feel your dad must have been a tremendous human being Cynthia to instill such a love of life and people in you. We know too well the loss of a parent that is cherished so deeply. Sending our sympathies and our love to your and your family.


Posted at 01:43pm
Cathy and I pass in our deepest heart felt sympathies to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Davey and Cathy Shellington

Anita Searle Posted at 12:02pm

Thank you Dave for sharing your thoughts with us....we will always cherish the memories we have of the years & times we had as our family grew into adulthood. Anita....

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