SERA Justine

Posted: June 17th, 2016

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Our loving mother and wife, JUSTINE SERA, 77, of Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away suddenly on March 17th, 2016.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Frank Sera of 17 years, as well as her ten children: Beverly (Wayne) Johnson, Sandi (Todd) Williamson, Pat (Kerry) Grzech, Brenda (Mike) Bateman, Mike (Lucille) Penner, Polly (Chris) Andrews, Carmen (Wayne) Trockstad, Kevin (Carole) Sera, Randy Sera and Leigh-Ann Sera.

Also left to cherish her memory are her 23 grandchildren, 14 great-granchildren, and three great-great grandchildren and many friends.

Justine was predeceased by her parents Franz and Maria Miller, nine older siblings and first husband George Penner.

Justine was born on June 24th, 1938 in Winkler, Manitoba. She enjoyed singing, fishing, camping, spending time with family and entertaining. Along with Frank, they loved to spend time with friends and various activities.

Justine and Frank enjoyed spending time with family and friends and camping and fishing, especially when she caught the first and largest fish. She loved to sing alone or with others. After Justine and Frank married (17 very happy years) they started to sing duets and dress up in different costumes they made for various occasions. They were called the goofie couple. Most of their costumes were homemade from old drapes and bean bags. Their reward was seeing all the smiles and laughter from those around them, while tapping their feet to the songs. They entertained many at Senior Lodge and old folk’s homes.

Justine was active in several clubs. She was Honoured Royal Lady in the Elks Royal Purple Ladies, both Seniors Centres, Hungarian Old Timers Club, Readymade 50+ Club, and she loved to sing in different choirs. Justine also traveled to many parts of the U.S.A., as well as Cuba, Mexico, and United Arab Emirates. She was kind hearted and ready to help anybody, especially those with special needs.

Upon Justine’s request, cremation has taken place.

A Memorial Service will be held MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in her name to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1620 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB., T2N 4L7 in support of breast cancer research or to a charity of your choice.

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