Carlyle Searson

Searson- With profound sadness, the family of F. Carlyle Searson announce his peaceful passing on Saturday November 21, 2020 after a brief struggle with cancer in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of 57 years to Marilyn (nee Clark). Cherished father of Scott Searson and his wife Anne and Jason Searson and his wife Cindy. Devoted and loving grandfather to Jenna (Dan O’Hagan), Shannon (Brandon McCurdy), Jesse and Amber Searson. Treasured uncle to Carla (Clark) and Nick Sitter and grandpa Searson to their sons, Cale and Gavin. A lifelong resident of Watford, Carlyle enjoyed operating the family sawmill at the south end of town. He was a proud member of the Carpenter’s Union #1256 for 48 years. He and his family were active members of the Western Ontario Steam Threshers Association (Corunna, Brigden, Forest), Huron Pioneer Thresher and Hobby Association (Blyth) and National Threshers’ Association (Wauseon, Ohio). Carlyle co-founded the Watford Gun Club in 1968 with lifelong friend, Paul Vail. He coached minor hockey in the 1980’s, was a member of the Watford Legion, was a 60 year member of the Havelock Lodge #238 and was the District Secretary in 2005. His family would like to extend their thanks to the Bluewater Health Palliative Care Team with a special acknowledgement of appreciation to Danica and Lucie for their exceptional care and compassion shown. In keeping with Carlyle’s wishes cremation has taken place and his family will be remembering him with a private celebration. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Sarnia/ Lambton V.O.N. or to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home 588, St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

There will be no formal visitation at this time.


Sarnia/Lambton V.O.N. St. Joseph's Hospice, Sarnia

Funeral Date

The family will be celebrating Carlyle's life privately.

37 thoughts on “Carlyle Searson”

  1. Gary and Liz Muxlow

    Thinking of you at this sad time and will be thinking of all of the family as they deal with this sadness! For so many years Carlyle has been a great friend!

  2. Mary and Ed Wiendels

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family at this time. May your love and your memories carry you through….

  3. Dave & Norma Wilson

    To Marilyn, Scott, Jason and families. Our sincere condolences in the loss of Carlyle. May all your precious memories help at this time.
    Dave & Norma Wilson and family.

  4. Marilyn Scott & Jason and families , You have my Deepest condolences on the loss of a GREAT person Carlyle he was an awesome guy and will be missed by all. Aggie

  5. Martin & Bev Quenneville

    Marilyn and family, so sorry to hear of Carlyle's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and may your memories sustain you during this difficult time.

  6. Herman van’t Voort

    I would like to offer my condolences to Carlyle’s family. I worked with Carlyle on several projects in the valley. His work ethic and knowledge of the trade were first class. It was always a pleasure to have him on the job site and work along side Carlyle. May Carlyle rest in peace.

  7. Marilyn, & family,

    My deepest sympathy to the Searson
    family. I have pleasant memories with you from our home, Labour Day weekend to our times in Wauseon.
    Rest in Peace, Carlyle, you have left quite a legacy….your shoes will be difficult to fill, however, your family will continue to follow what you taught them.
    Marilyn, I have you in my thoughts &

  8. Jamie and Barb Caldwell

    Dear Marilyn and family. Please accept our condolences on the passing of Carlyle (Buck) I always looked forward to seeing Buck at the Good Friday shoot at the Watford Gun Club. We would share a few stories and from time to time have a libation It was always good to see Buck in Kippen as he would probably have the family along. We will certainly miss those times.

  9. Scott and Gini Cook

    Our thoughts go out to the Searson family, so sorry for your loss. You have our love and best wishes during these times. Scott and Gin and family

  10. Carlyle was an incredible friend and mentor to so many. The Clemens family have so many wonderful memories of Carlyle on the steam engine. I am so grateful to have a table made from wood that came out of the Searson Sawmill. Our sincere condolences to the entire Searson family, Cindy and Ruth Clemens

  11. Ionne & Joe Woodall

    Our sincere condolences to you Marilyn and to your extended family. Carlyle and I go back a long ways: as kids playing in the former ice house not far from his home..playing hockey together in the old Watford arena..being fellow members of the Watford Artillery Reserve Army for many years..his being on my euchre and cribbage teams playing in tournaments all over S.W. Ontario for the Watford Legion. Always respected him for his carpentry talents and his dedication and contributions to the steam threshers organizations. Ionne & Joe Woodall, Lambeth,ON

  12. Gord and Donna Stute

    So sorry for the loss of Carlyle. He will be greatly missed. We send our thoughts and love to you at this difficult time.

  13. Ivan and Mary-Jo Bryce

    Marilyn and Family,
    Mary-Jo and I send our sincere condolences on the passing of Carlyle. We hope you can find comfort knowing you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ivan and Mary-Jo Bryce

  14. Carlyle always had a warm and friendly smile, and made us feel welcome. We all thought he was a lovely man, and we will miss his kindness and wisdom. Our thoughts are with you, and we are so sorry for your terrible loss.

  15. Rick and Nancy Shabley

    To the entire Searson family:
    We are so very shocked and sad to hear of Carlyle's passing. A very kind hearted man. You will all miss him very much. We know you shared many wonderful, happy memories and let them help you through this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all you.
    Rick and Nancy

  16. Leo and Angela Melo

    Carlyle was a great man who has left a wonderful legacy behind. He was larger than life and he lived it to the fullest. now that he has gone may all the beautiful memories be a blessing to you and your family. Wishing you peace to being comfort to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.❤️

  17. Marilyn and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Many years of Steam friendship at the shows of note.
    Gladys, Frank, and Gordon

  18. To Marilyn, we are very sorry to learn of Carlyle's passing.
    Our condolences go out to you and your family.

    Bob & Vivian

  19. Frank Marian Hallahan

    Marilyn, Scott, Jason and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, as we learned the passing of Carlyle. Our friendship goes back many years, as members of the Huron Pioneer Threshers. Carlyle was a faithful member, always attending the meetings and sharing his ideas. He always took the time to come and speak to me after a meeting, asking about our family and sharing moments about his family. He will be missed.
    Take care of yourself, stay healthy, and stay safe.

    Love, Frank & Marian.

  20. Marilyn, Scott and Jason and families,
    Sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear husband and father Carl. He will sure be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  21. Marilyn, Scott and Jason and families,
    On behalf of the members of Huron Pioneer Threshers & Hobby Assn. I would like to express our sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband and father Carl. He was a long time member of the Threshers and will be so missed. Keeping you in our thoughts at this sad time.

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