Jean Serek (nee Furneaux)

Jean Serek (nee Furneaux)

October 22, 1928 –

January 24, 2013

Former Fernie resident, Jean Serek passed away peacefully in Toronto with her daughter by her side. She was predeceased by her son David (1993) and her husband Joe (2002).

Jean was born in Coal Creek B.C. Her family moved to Fernie where she completed high school. She then went to normal school in Victoria and became a teacher. She will be known to many residents as, Mrs. Serek, long time grade 2 teacher at Isabella Dicken Elementary School.

Raised as an Anglican, Jean attended services regularly at Christ Church. She found great solace in her faith as she faced life’s many challenges.

Alzheimer’s disease became a reality for Jean and her two of her siblings. Family members struggled to cope with its devastating effects. Jean lived at Kensington Gardens in Toronto for 8 ½ years, surrounded by the loving care of the Kensington staff and her daughter.

Jean will be remembered for her love of children, particularly her grandchildren: Jeff, Jenn, Tim, Matt, Jon and Amanda. She is survived by her children, Cathy (Toronto) and Colin (North Delta) and her sister Beth (Surrey). Her fighting spirit and her tenacious will to live are now gone and she is finally at peace with our heavenly Father.

A funeral service was held at St. Paul’s Bloor Street (Anglican) Church in Toronto. A memorial service and internment will be held in Fernie at a later date.

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Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.

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