Pumanaw: Community pillar Socorro ‘Coring’ Juan dies at 80

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Beloved advocate succumbs to cancer

Tireless community advocate  Socorro ‘Coring’ Juan has died. Friends posted her death today ( February 12, 2024) of cancer.

Active with her advocacies up and until her death Juan was advocating for cancer research and was featured in a Winnipeg Health Science Centre Foundation ad in March 2022.

“At 79, I feel good and my cancer is under close surveillance. I try to keep a positive attitude,” Juan was quoted in the ad. 

The former School Board trustee for Seven Oaks Division, Juan arrived in Canada in 1974 and first worked as a dietary aide at Winnipeg’s Health Science Centre before becoming an elementary school teacher and eventually vice-principal. She was a co-founder of the Manitoba Association of Filipino Teachers (MAFTI). Founder- A.L.S.O- (Active Living Seven Oaks ) Free Guided Exercise for Seniors and Adults in the Seven Oaks COmmunity Other activities included:

Founder- Seven Oaks Filipno Employee Association

Co- Founder- Timpuyog ti Ilocano ditoy Manitoba

Founding member0 Isabela Association of Manitoba

CESO ( Canadian Executive Overseas Organization member

A recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal Juan strongly lobbied for the establishment of the Filipino Bilingual Program at Seven Oaks. The program unfortunately has not survived due to a lack of enrollment.

No funeral arrangements has been announced at time of posting.

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