A popular Waterloo teacher who died after being struck by a car while walking on sidewalk is being remembered by her friends, family and students Thursday morning.

Diane Serroul was walking down a sidewalk on Bearinger Rd. in Waterloo at the end of April when she was struck suddenly by a car that had jumped the curb. Serroul succumbed to her injuries and died on Friday. 

Waterloo woman struck by car while walking on sidewalk dies

Her funeral service was held at Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church Thursday morning.

"I think the one thing that comes to mind with Diane in all cases when you were speaking to her is just her love of life. She always had a smile on her face, she always looked for the best in children and she enjoyed coming to school every day," said Ian Bowers, the interim principal at Winston Churchill Public School, where Serroul taught kindergarten .

One of the things she used to like to say was to "make work your play" and she certainly lived that in every aspect of her day," he said. 

Bowers says the school has set up a condolence book for children to sign, which will be given to Serroul's family. The school is also planning to construct an outdoor play area for kindergarteners in her memory.

"One of the things that we would like to do is to plant one or two trees in Diane's name and perhaps put a memorial plaque," said Bowers. "And then invite children that were in her class this year to help with the planting of the trees and the mulching of trees and watering and care of those trees throughout this spring and through the years to come."