Melissa “Mel” Sue Serwatkiewicz

Serwatkiewicz– Peacefully at the Toronto General Hospital after a courageous battle with Leukemia surrounded by her loving family on Thursday February 4, 2016. Melissa “Mel” Sue Serwatkiewicz, age 33 yrs. of Sombra. Much loved wife of Max Armstrong. Loving daughter of Darlene and Richard Serwatkiewicz of Sarnia. Treasured sister of Christine Serwatkiewicz (Frank Coulis) of Waterloo and Lisa Serwatkiewicz (Jack Martin) of Sarnia. Dearest aunt of Nicklas Coulis. Melissa is also survived by; her aunt Joanne Brown of London; her uncles, John Brown and Hally Brown both of Sarnia; her mother-in-law, Edith Wilmot-Quigg of Corunna and by her father-in-law, Travis “George” Armstrong of Corunna. Melissa will be fondly remembered by her many co-workers at the Suncor Refinery in Sarnia where she was employed for many years. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Wednesday February 10, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the London regional cancer Clinic or to the charity of one’s choice. Messages and condolences may be left online @ Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

Wednesday February 10, 2016 from 5-8 p.m.


London Regional Cancer Clinic Charity of One's Choice

Funeral Date

A private family service will be held at a later date.

43 thoughts on “Melissa “Mel” Sue Serwatkiewicz”

  1. Suncor Shift Supervisors

    Our deepest condolences to Max and the Serwatkiewicz family. Mel will be greatly missed by our Suncor family. Mel brought a smile to work each and every day!

  2. To Mel’s family…so saddened to hear of Mel’s passing…loved her as one of her former teachers and basketball coach…she was relentless and dedicated to her sports…she had a wicked sense of humour and was well respected by her peers..her strength throughout her illness was truly amazing…blessings to mom and dad and Lisa and Christine…xoxo

  3. I’m so very sorry for the loss of such a brave, and wonderdul women! May you rest in peace, Mel! You gave it your all!

  4. Hugh, Cheryl and Rocky Campbell

    Max,Richard,Darlene,Chrissy,Lisa,Jack and Nicklas,

    Deepest Sympathy, wishing we could be with you at this time.

    Love, Hugh, Cheryl and Rocky

  5. Miranda Restorick

    My condolences. Mel was taken much too early. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you Max and the rest of Mel’s family during this difficult time.

  6. Bev and Gary Spencer

    Darlene and Family: We are so very sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. She surely fought a hard fight. She is now painfree and at peace. You have fantastic memories so we hope they will give you strength in the coming months. All of our deepest sympathy to you. Bev and Gary

  7. Mike & Edie McNaughtron

    Max and Family.

    We are thinking about you at this very sad time and you are in our prayers.

    Our sincere condolences.

    Your neighbours- Mike, Edie, Jay and Barb McNaughton….

  8. Natasha Willemsen

    No words can give solace to what you all must be suffering. I am heartbroken for you and wish I could shoulder some of your grief. You have a wonderful caring family always there for each other always supportive of each other. I pray for strength and peace for your hearts. I am so so sorry. My deepest condolences, Tasha

  9. Jody Hagan and Family

    Max, Edith and Mel’s Family
    My heart breaks for your loss. Mel was one of the strongest and independent people I ever met. I hope one day when your grief and sadness turn to happy memories, you will take comfort in knowing you will see her again

  10. Gilles and Debbie Guenette

    Our thoughts and prayers to Mel’s family as they go through this very hard time. Our girls played hockey and we had many good times with Mel and her family. RIP Mel.

  11. Hollie & Gerry Hawryluk

    We were so shocked to hear such sad news. Mel was the “glue” of our hockey teams: so caring, funny and loved by all. So many good times evolved around Melissa. Her beautiful spirit will shine down brightly from above and I know her warmth and love will always be with you. Our sincere, heartfelt sympathy is sent to your family at this sad time.

  12. Tammy Mathers Lammiman

    Christine, Darlene, Richard, Lisa and family. My heart goes out to you. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
    Love Tammy

  13. Sadness just filled me today when I saw the message of demise of my friend and colleague Mel. Mel has been of great help to me during the years myself and Mel worked in same plant in Suncor. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

    Kurup Bhaskaran

  14. Paul&Sharon Corry

    We are so very sorry for the loss of one terrific young lady, She made our lives a better place too be in. Love all of her friends and family!,
    Love Paul and Sharon.

  15. My deepest condolences to Mel’s family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Mel’s passing. She was a wonderful young lady. It was a pleasure to have had her as one of our team mates on the Sarnia Stars Hockey Team…..Mel you were a very special young lady and will be missed very much. You touched everyone’s life in a positive way. Your smile was contagious. You will forever be in all our hearts

  16. Max, our hearttfelt condolences to you on the loss of Mel, the love of your life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Todd & Shelley

  17. My deepest sympathies.
    I had the pleasure of working with Mel and am fortunate to have known her. So very sad to learn of her passing.
    Rest in peace Mel.

  18. Ken, Carol, Eric & Ryan Stemmler

    We don’t think there are words that can express the sadness that has come over the Stemmler family in Chatham when we heard the news about Melissa. Melissa
    became good friends with us during her last year in treatment. Our son Ryan, was also in treatment at the time. We had grown to love Mel and our hearts, thoughts, and prayers, are with you during this difficult time.
    Ken, Carol, Eric & Ryan

  19. My deepest condolences to you during this time. I knew Mel through some mutual friends growing up and she always had the biggest heart.
    May you find comfort knowing she was loved and will be missed by so many.

  20. Mel’s infectious laugh and smile made everyone’s day.
    It will not be forgotten.
    My memories are from the Genesis project where her work ethics and fun spirit brought a level of fun to the site every day.

    My condolences to your family.

    Mark Cole

  21. My deepest condolences to Melissa’s loving family and friends. I had the honour of teaching Melissa in grade 8, at Johnston. We kept in touch over the years. I know how much she loved and adored her husband, and how happy she was buying her home and renovating it. She enjoyed her work and possessed a youthful, optimistic, zest for life. Family, and friends were her most valued treasures.

    A donation will be made to “Sleeping Children Around The World” in her honour.

  22. Dear Max, Mr & Mrs. Serwatkiewicz,

    I am so sorry and heart-broken to hear about Melissa. My deepest condolences to all of you. I had the pleasure to work with Melissa at Suncor between 2003 to 2006 on the Genesis project. Her energy, her smile, her enthusiasm and her sunny disposition were always very inspiring to me and to the Genesis team. She was an amazing colleague and person who always had a radiant smile even in the toughest of times. I will always remember her fondly as a colleague and a dear friend whose courage has inspired me in many ways. I hope that in time you will find peace – and know that she no longer suffers her physical pain and that she is in God’s glory. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


  23. To the families of Mel, please accept my condolences. I have worked with Mel since she started at Suncor. We had many many great times both at work and on functions outside of work. I am deeply saddened by Mel’s passing. She has left a big footprint on alot of our lives. I know I am going to miss her greatly.
    pleae take care.
    Lou Harse

  24. Sincere Sympathy from Melissa;s Kindergarten teacher at Johnston memorial School. She was a bright,beautiful little girl, Gone to soon. Rest in Peace.

  25. Jessica Locke & Chris Acres

    We worked with Mel at Suncor quite some time ago and I had played hockey with her as well before we moved to AB. She was such a strong person with a tremendous personality. We were quite shocked to have heard of her passing as we did not know that she was sick again. She will be greatly missed. Please accept our deepest sympathies…




  27. Jessie Britton Edmonds and Mark Edmonds

    Cheers to one of the most beautiful souls I have ever had the pleasure to know!

    Rest easy, you’re in good company. Xo

    My thoughts and love to you all at this most difficult time. Know that there is endless comfort in memories and you have many to choose from.

    Kind regards,
    J&M Edmonds

  28. Mel you were an amazing person and may you rest in peace! Max my thoughts are with you and know that she will be watching over you!

  29. Bill and Sue Taylor

    Richard and Darlene our deepest sympathy to you and your family. There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a child, you are in our thoughts. We will always remember Melissa as the little motorcycle momma!

  30. Darlene, Richard, Christina and Lisa we cannot find the words to express the sorrow we feel for the loss of Mel. We will always remember her beautiful smile and laughter and are glad to have had the privilege to be around Mel at the arena’s and the cottage. Her memory will be in our hearts forever.

  31. l am so sorry to hear about Mel my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time love you all xoxoxo Sandy

  32. Sue Agar (Dr. Fargher's office)

    Dear Max…..just wanted to send you my sympathies. So sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. May your memories last forever, what a beautiful smile. Thinking of you! Sue

  33. Dear Jack, Lisa, and Family,

    You are in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers.

    Our sincere condolences,
    Your friends and coworkers at Bourque Woodworks

  34. Jim and Maureen Forbes

    Dear Max, Darlene, Richard and family
    We will miss Mel’s wonderful smile and personality. She made an impression that will last forever on all of us.
    We are away and can’t attend the visitation.
    Thinking of you all.

  35. Laurie Tremblay ( chemo nurse)

    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this difficult time.
    I will never forget Mel. She touched my heart the first day I took care of her at the cancer clinic. It was mel’s first day with us and I knew then she was going to become very special to me.
    I have told so many patients how she gave us the bell and the reason why.
    Mel has touched so many life’s. I am honoured to have known Mel.
    My most heartfelt condolences.
    Laurie Tremblay

  36. Thinking of u all at this very sad time, Mel was full of life! Reading everyone’s fb messages and seeing all the pictures was definitely a Melebration!
    Thinking of the old hockey days and all our great memmories of Mel, she will be very deeply missed.
    Sending lots of love,
    Lindsay Hummell
    Steve, Diane and Adam Reed

  37. To Max and Mel’s whole family.
    I’m so so sorry for your loss. Mel and I were close in elementary school (even though I was a year younger) and had many a laugh playing basketball together in high school too. Although we didn’t always keep in touch, every once in a while I’d open my Facebook and she’d have sent me a message. I never thought those quick messages we exchangedwwould ever stop appearing. Mel was one of the most beautiful, caring, funny people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. I’m so sorry that she is gone. I’m thinkin and praying for all of you.

  38. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time. May family and friends give you strength! From one of your Suncor family members.

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