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Inna Searl

June 19, 1935 — July 31, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Inna Searl, who peacefully departed this world on July 31, 2023, after bravely battling a stroke. She was 88 years old.

Born in Tallinn, Estonia, to Verner and Toni, Inna's life journey was one of resilience and determination. At the tender age of 7, along with her parents and her beloved brother, Sven (September 11, 1928 - March 1, 2016), the family embarked on a courageous journey, fleeing Estonia during the war for Sweden, to seek a better future. At 15, they ventured further, making the momentous decision to immigrate to Canada, where Inna would build a remarkable legacy.

Inna married Peter Searl at the age of 21 and together they continued to move around North America while raising four sons, Robert (Valerie), David (Cora) , John (Heather) and Brian (Heather). Settling in Toronto, she embraced the role of grandmother to ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, sowing the seeds of love and kinship.

Inna's life was a testament to her strength and the beauty of embracing new beginnings. Inna had several careers starting with Ford as a graphic artist in the 50s, building her own drapery business in the 70s, and had a successful career selling furniture into the 90s. She worked hard and saved to help her boys and enjoy a long retirement.

Inna's passing leaves a void in the lives of those who loved and cherished her, but her spirit will continue to resonate through the stories shared and the memories held dear. May her strength and perseverance continue to inspire those she leaves behind.

In keeping with Inna’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

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