• Jerrett Funeral Homes
    Toronto, ON
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Mrs. Hea-Soon Cheon 1948 - 2014

Mrs. Hea-Soon Cheon

July 2, 2014
Dear Gloria and Family: Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear mother. Our prayers are with you as your journey through this most difficult time. Brenda and Kevin Murai and Family
June 15, 2014
Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Cheon Family and extended families, we are here for you and pray for understanding and His Grace,
Bertram, Asa, Jacob, Camillle Takizawa-Martin
June 15, 2014
Thank you for helping us celebrate our mom's life today.

Mom was a Modern Korean Super Mom. After immigrating to Canada in 1975, she quickly mastered the English language, such that she was promoted to a managerial position at the Bank of Montreal in just a few years. But when Cheryl was born, she gave up her lucrative job so that she could be there for us even more. Mom spared no expense to ensure that we had rich life experiences, ranging from music and art lessons, camps, ballet, jazz dance, swimming, skiing and skating--- culminating in an all-expenses-paid 15-day trip to Europe for her girls in 1999.

When dad became a full-time pastor, mom spent many hours on ministering and social work within the church. She wanted to be better equipped to minister to people, so she enrolled in a sociology program at York University, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 at the age of 55. She was a tireless volunteer within the community, and as a court-certified interpreter, quietly helped people she met through the court system. She was unparalleled in her integrity, compassion, and humbleness.

Mom was a Jane Fonda clone: she exercised at 5:30 every morning before going to work. Remember the Tae Bo workout with Billy Blanks? Well, she was Tae Bo's #1 fan. Mom also loved travelling the world with our dad and their friends, aka The Heavenly Tour Group. Monthly parties with her siblings and friends were also a highlight of her life.

When Multiple System Atrophy cruelly began stealing mom's independence about 8 years ago, dad took over her care despite pastoring full-time. He has shown my sisters and I what Christ's selfless love truly means. Even on the most difficult days, he asked God to bestow on him the strength to give Mom the best care possible. Even as mom deteriorated, he prayed continuously for her recovery and praised God for every day He gave her. With the help of relatives and friends, Dad even took her for experimental stem cell therapy in Beijing. Indeed, Dad left no stone unturned.

Through the long years of her final hardship, mom tried to have a ready smile for family and friends, and especially for her adored grandchildren Isabelle, James, Nathan and Luke. And despite the unrelenting course of her decline, her faith in God did not waver, and instead, grew deeper.

A few hours after midnight on June 7, 2014 at 65 years of age, our mom peacefully woke up in the loving presence of God, her parents, and her brother. For the first time in years, she took a few steps, and then, realizing she was free, started her eternal journey.

Thank you mom, for being a true model of Christian love, for your steadfast courage, and your everlasting love which lives on through your family and friends. Thank you for being our mom, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. To all of you who have blessed us with your presence today, thank you on behalf of our parents for your countless visits, friendship, spiritual and physical nourishment, memories and most of all, your love.

Omma, with great sadness yet joy, we release you into the loving hands of our Heavenly Father. Omma, yours is a light that will always shine bright. As my children often say to me: Mom, we love you to infinity and beyond!

Omma, in only a blink of an eye we will meet again.

June 7, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 7, 2014

Thank you for helping us celebrate our mom's life today.

Mom was a Modern Korean Super Mom. After immigrating to Canada in 1975, she quickly mastered the English language, such that she was promoted to a managerial position at the Bank of Montreal in just a few years. But when Cheryl was born, she gave up her lucrative job so that she could be there for us even more. Mom spared no expense to ensure that we had rich life experiences, ranging from music and art lessons, camps, ballet, jazz dance, swimming, skiing and skating--- culminating in an all-expenses-paid 15-day trip to Europe for her girls in 1999.

When dad became a full-time pastor, mom spent many hours on ministering and social work within the church. She wanted to be better equipped to minister to people, so she enrolled in a sociology program at York University, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 at the age of 55. She was a tireless volunteer within the community, and as a court-certified interpreter, quietly helped people she met through the court system. She was unparalleled in her integrity, compassion, and humbleness.

Mom was a Jane Fonda clone: she exercised at 5:30 every morning before going to work. Remember the Tae Bo workout with Billy Blanks? Well, she was Tae Bo's #1 fan. Mom also loved travelling the world with our dad and their friends, aka The Heavenly Tour Group. Monthly parties with her siblings and friends were also a highlight of her life.

When Multiple System Atrophy cruelly began stealing mom's independence about 8 years ago, dad took over her care despite pastoring full-time. He has shown my sisters and I what Christ's selfless love truly means. Even on the most difficult days, he asked God to bestow on him the strength to give Mom the best care possible. Even as mom deteriorated, he prayed continuously for her recovery and praised God for every day He gave her. With the help of relatives and friends, Dad even took her for experimental stem cell therapy in Beijing. Indeed, Dad left no stone unturned.

Through the long years of her final hardship, mom tried to have a ready smile for family and friends, and especially for her adored grandchildren Isabelle, James, Nathan and Luke. And despite the unrelenting course of her decline, her faith in God did not waver, and instead, grew deeper.

A few hours after midnight on June 7, 2014 at 65 years of age, our mom peacefully woke up in the loving presence of God, her parents, and her brother. For the first time in years, she took a few steps, and then, realizing she was free, started her eternal journey.

Thank you mom, for being a true model of Christian love, for your steadfast courage, and your everlasting love which lives on through your family and friends. Thank you for being our mom, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. To all of you who have blessed us with your presence today, thank you on behalf of our parents for your countless visits, friendship, spiritual and physical nourishment, memories and most of all, your love.

Omma, with great sadness yet joy, we release you into the loving hands of our Heavenly Father. Omma, yours is a light that will always shine bright. As my children often say to me: Mom, we love you to infinity and beyond!

Omma, in only a blink of an eye we will meet again.
June 15, 2014
Dear Cheon family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. While I cannot find the exact words to express my condolences, please know that I am thinking of your family in this time of despair.

I will always remember Mrs. Cheon as a kind, unassuming woman who cared deeply about others. She is constantly regaled as an understanding, giving and loving mother by her three lovely daughters. Cheryl's beautiful account of her mother's life is a testament to that.

I remember Mrs.Cheon working hard in the kitchen making delicious Korean meals. I remember her picking up her daughter late at night to make sure she got home safely. I remember her hearing Cheryl's and my jokes and laughing at them no matter how ridiculous.

I also remember how resilient she was when faced with her illness. Her strength despite her circumstance is something I will never forget.

Although she is no longer with us in body, her spirit lives on strong and free.

With much love and sympathy for your great loss,

Shauna Krajacich
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