1963 - 2014 (51 years)
||Diane Marlies Hein |
||1963 [1, 2]
||accident, forgiveness, story |
||2 May 2014 
|died of result of auto accident |
||Diane Marlies Serroul |
|Eby ID Number
||2 May 2014
||Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada [1, 2]
|Cause: car accident |
||Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
||16 Jul 2019 |
|Buried - - Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
- Family forgives woman who killed their sister, mother and friend
KITCHENER Minutes after Clare Stemp was sentenced for careless driving and received a $2,000 fine along with a two-year driving suspension, the family of Diane Serroul, who died when Stemp's car hit her, approached Stemp one-by-one, hugged her and told her they forgave her.
The first one in line was Serroul's 24-year-old son Ryan Billard.
"I told her: 'I forgive you and everybody deserves a second chance,' " Billard said outside the courtroom Friday.
Serroul's sister Monica Hein and her mother Elsie Hein, both dressed in purple - it was Serroul's favourite colour - hugged Stemp, who choked back tears and repeatedly thanked the family for their kindness.
Stemp's mother hugged Serroul's mother and both women cried. Many in the packed courtroom cried, including court staff. Serroul's husband Kevin also spoke to Stemp.
All the seats in the courtroom were filled with some people standing at the back. Family, friends and some of Serroul's teacher colleagues came to show their support.
Serroul was a kindergarten teacher at Winston Churchill Public School in Waterloo.
On April 24, 2014, Serroul, who was 50 at the time, was walking on a sidewalk on Bearinger Road between Albert Street and Parkside Drive at about 4: 15 p.m., just after the end of the school day.
A 1995 Toyota Corolla driven by 30-year-old Clare Stemp drove into a bicycle lane, mounted the curb and struck Serroul, causing her to fly into the air and land on a small hill.
She was taken to Grand River Hospital and later airlifted to Hamilton General Hospital where she was on life support with serious head and internal injuries. She died on May 2.....
Family forgives woman who killed their sister, mother and friend. (2016). Therecord.com. Retrieved 25 September 2016, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/6875873-family-forgives-woman-who-killed-their-sister-mother-and-friend/-v1/
SERROUL, Diane Marlies (nee Hein) Published: May 05, 2014 Event Date: May 02, 2014 Newspaper(s): Waterloo Region Record Location: Kitchener Diane Marlies SERROUL SERROUL, Diane Marlies (nee Hein) August 7, 1963 - May 2, 2014 Surrounded by the love of her family and friends, our bright sunshine peacefully entered the presence of her Lord and Saviour on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the age of 50 due to a tragic car accident. Beloved wife of Kevin, cherished mother of Ryan and happy dog owner of Buddy. Precious daughter of Elsie and the late Harry Hein (2009), most loved sister of Monica Hein. Loving daughter-in-law of Teresa and the late Bernie Serroul (2005). Loving sister-in-law of Gary and Debbie Serroul, Brian and Helen Serroul, Jack and Cathy Veffer and Carol Ann Serroul. Fondly remembered by loving aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews and extended family and many dear friends including the staff and kindergarten students at Winston Churchill Public School (P.S.) Diane loved life and lived it to the fullest. Warm and caring, happy, cheerful, positive, vibrant, energetic, social, free-spirited, giving and forgiving, bubbly, always loving, protective, patient and kind, full of laughter, ideas and dreams. Visitation hours are on Tuesday from 7 -9 p.m., Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A funeral service to remember Diane's life will be held at Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church on Thursday, May 8th at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Waterloo, followed by a reception at the church. As an expression of sympathy, donations to World Vision would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). A heartfelt thank you to the many supportive friends and family, staff and students at Winston Churchill P.S., and Mary Johnston P.S., Scotia Private Client Group and the ICU East medical team at Hamilton General Hospital for their wonderful care for Diane. Please visit www.henrywalser.com for Diane's memorial
Waterloo Region Record 5 May 2014
- [S602] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Waterloo Region Record (March 2008- ), Family forgives woman who killed their sister, mother and friend - 23 Sep 2016.
- [S602] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Waterloo Region Record (March 2008- ), obituary of Diane Marlies Hein Serroul - 5 May 2014.