It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Wolfgang (Wally) Serger, born January 12, 1949 in Frankfurt Germany, who passed away peacefully on October 23, 2023 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Wally was a devoted husband to Brenda Serger; a loving father to Chris Serger (daughter-in-law, Lucille) and Bronwen Kelley (Mike); and a proud grandfather to Brynn.
Wally was a carpenter by trade and transitioned into teaching building construction to have more time with his family. After an accident at the family cottage in 1990, Wally suffered carbon monoxide poisoning that left him with a brain injury. As a result, he was unable to return to his teaching career, but through the support of his family he made the most out of life despite the challenges resulting from his injury.
Wally was an avid outdoorsman who loved golf, camping, hunting and exploring Manitoba's back country. In later years, he was very involved in his local church, helping with food preparation, building maintenance and various construction projects.
Wally will be remembered for his kind and generous spirit, and his ability to make everyone he came across feel welcomed and seen. He was a true friend to many and will be deeply missed.
A celebration of life will be held at Riverwood Church Community, The Warehouse Location, 270 Gordon Avenue, starting at 11:00 am, Saturday November 4th, 2023 with a light lunch following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honour to Riverwood Church Community. All donations will be going to Riverwood House, a transitional housing project that Wally was very passionate about.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Riverview Health Centre for their exceptional care for Wally and family in his final days, they were a true blessing.
Wally's memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
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