Jenet “Jenny” Lee Seto left the world on March 17th, 2022, peacefully next to the love of her life of 44 years, her husband Ken. In her words, she had “all I ever wanted” in her final days being surrounded by her four surviving sons Sam, Anthony, Bryce and Carter, the spirit of her only daughter Monami, their partners Megan, Melissa, Aminah and Taylor and her eight grandchildren Lyla, Olivia, Cam’ron, Anthony, Trey, Eliana, Rosetta and Isabel. She was 65.
On June 6th, 1956, Jenny was born in Boissevain, Manitoba to Clyne and Bertha Bruner along with her siblings Tom, Mary, Sam and Howard. Growing up on a farm, raising food and crops taught her how to work with her hands in ways she gave back to her own children and grandchildren. Throughout her life, her hands were always moving and creating. Sewing a blanket or hat for a new grandbaby, stitching together needlework art, or painting her daughter-in-law’s nails. As much as she left the world with unforgettable memories, she also left her creations to be enjoyed. Every nighttime tuck-in with one of her blankets is a hug from grandma.
And as much as her hands moved to create, so did her lips to tell stories and make twisted jokes. As the only woman in a home of five boys, she filled the air with her patented laugh and relentless love. While the men surrounding her were the strong and (sometimes very) silent type, she loved openly and without apologies. She loved aggressively and would fight tooth-and-nail for any of her loved ones to have an ounce more happiness. The legacy of her love can be found in the scars of any of those unfortunate enough to try and stand in the way of those she loved.
She loved and she fought for those she loved. And in her final moments, with Ken by her side playing the Rocky Theme Song, she fought for herself for any extra minute to spend with her husband and children. Well passed the doctors time limit they gave to her, she miraculously woke and began to talk with her children. She made jokes and looked at pictures and made one last post to Facebook. Then she rolled her eyes in the back of head and listened to her children panic around her for a few minutes. Before waking up and laughing at us all for falling for another one of her pranks. No matter how twisted, she brought us all together through her humour and our laughter. It’s all she ever wanted.
The family is forever thankful to her sister-in-law Susan, and her friends such as Jenny Rider and Jim and Heather Lynchuk for their love and support.
A celebration of Jenny’s life will take place on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 at Cherished Memories 591 Centennial Dr N, Martensville, SK S0K 2T0 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers we ask that you donate to the Canadian Cancer Society at www.cancer.ca.