CERINO, Teresita

Teresita (or Tessie) Cerino, 75, of Edmonton, Alberta. She went to be with our Lord on May 28, 2022, at Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre with her children and grandchildren by her side.

Tessie or Mama Tessie, married to Filomeno L. Cerino, was born September 17, 1946, in Tacloban City, Philippines, to Leonor D. Pla and Bienvenido A. Figueroa. She and her 7 siblings, Rose Brown, Arnulfo Figueroa, Boy Figueroa, Bienvenido Figueroa Jr, Willie Figueroa and Jun Figueroa grew up in her hometown Alang-alang, Leyte, Philippines. Tessie is survived by Grace (Eli, her husband) and children (Graceli, Ela), Joy and children (Alferne, Stacy Keach), and Jun-Jun. Her loving husband predeceased Tessie in 2014.

Tessie graduated from Alangalang High School in 1961, finished a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Divine Word University of Tacloban City in June 1968, and received a Master of Arts in Teaching, majoring in Special Education in March 2003.

Tessie was a passionate teacher; she loved cooking, baking, and serving her church. She cooked for her grandchildren and supported them. Tessie even cooked for other people too. She taught professionally for 30 years— in Kapangian Central School, San Jose Central School, and Sto. Niño SPED Center Tacloban City, Philippines. She came to Canada in March 2018 and joined the Central Baptist Seniors group and Millwoods Seniors Association.

Tessie strongly valued education. She always encouraged her children and grandchildren to finish their education. As her health declined, she held on to her faith and firmly believed in God. Through prayers, hymns, and dance, she lifted her praises to the Lord, and at the end, she gladly said, “Jesus is calling me home, and I’m ready to meet the Lord”.

A visitation will be held Friday June 3, 2022 & Saturday June 4, 2022 from 7-9pm at Serenity Funeral Service 5311-91 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta.

A funeral service will be held at 4pm Sunday June 5, 2022 at Central Baptist Church 4357 Savaryn Drive SW Edmonton, Alberta.

Serenity Funeral Service – South
780 450 0101

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