SERA, Margarette

Posted: December 1st, 2017


MARGARETTE SERA, beloved wife of the late Frank Sera, of Lethbridge, passed away after a lengthy illness at the Chinook Regional Hospital on November 27, 2017 at the age of 87 years.

She is survived by her loving children Larry (Shirley) Sera and Darlene (Rick) Whitton; four grandchildren Scott (Regan) Sera, Chris Sera and Shannon (Shane) Foote; as well as seven great-grandchildren Willow Sera, Wren Sera, Bridget Sera, Sloane Sera, Raeanna Foote, Rhys Foote and Aidan Foote.

Margarette will be sadly missed by her lifelong best friend Ethel Kertesz, whom she confided in most days, as well as her sister in law Elizabeth Sera and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband Frank, parents Vendel and Rose Kish, and brother Vendel.

Margarette was born in Lethbridge on November 8, 1930 and was raised and educated in the Lethbridge area. In 1951, she married Frank Sera and they farmed together until 1980 when they retired and moved to Coaldale. Mom was a hardworking, dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend to all that knew her. She was happy to welcome everyone to her home with a good home cooked meal, sometimes working for days making homemade noodles for her chicken soup – cabbage rolls and fried chicken with all the trimmings. It was truly a labor of love.

After a well deserved retirement from the farm and moving into Coaldale, she continued to work tirelessly tending to her vegetable and flower gardens which she enjoyed immensely.

Mom was a very kind hearted, giving person who always remembered everyone’s birthday with a card and a birthday song. There were always stories to be told – memories to share – and laughter – she loved to laugh. These are the memories of her that we will always cherish.

A Celebration of Margarette’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Hugh Jack officiating.

A Private Interment was held prior to the Celebration of Life.

In memory of Margarette, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, #40, 1202 – 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0E3.

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