Joseph (Joe) Serhan


Precious Lord, take my hand.

Lead me on, let me stand.

I am tired, I am weak, I am worn.

Through the storm, through the night,

Lead me on to the light.

Take my hand, precious Lord,

Lead me home.

Joseph (Joe) Serhan was called home in the early evening by the Lord on Wednesday, January 3, 2007, with his sister Rosemarie, son George, and daughter-in-law Maryann at his side. Joe is survived by his children, Edward (Nancy) of Calgary, George (Maryann) of Vernon, David (Mary) of Calgary, Darlene Serhan of Kitchener, ON, Connie (David) Zettl of Prince George, 11 grandchildren, sisters Rosemarie (Ozzy) Ponto of Vancouver, Sophie Lee of Vernon, sister-in-law Merle Serhan of Kelowna and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Dad was predeceased by his parents, Stefan Serhan and Lena Serhan (nee ) Pidherney, brothers John, Bill and Mike. Born, June 1, 1927, and raised in Hazell Dell, SK, Joe came west with the family in 1943. He worked in the sawmill and logging industries for Komori Lumber, Monashee Timber, Riverside Forest Products and Bell Sawmill. He also worked as an arborist in the nurseries and vineyards in the Vernon and Kelowna area. He bought a small farm in the early 1960’s on Bella Vista Road in Vernon where he grew fruit and raised livestock. Joe was an avid bowler, belonged to the Vernon Horse Shoe Club and Vernon Collectors Club. He loved the outdoors and fishing. A jack of all trades and master of none, he was truly gifted. A visitation for family and friends will be held 12:00 Noon, Friday, January 12, 2007, at Vernon Alliance Church, followed by a Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Jake Klassen officiating. As per his request interment will be beside his mother in Vernon Cemetery. The family invites everyone to join them for fellowship and refreshments. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Neo Natal Unit, Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong 546-7237 & Vernon 558-0866.

We will Miss You Dad — We Love You.

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