November 18, 1930 – April 21, 2010
The Pan family announces with deep sadness the loss of our mother Yian Pan.
Yian Pan was born in the Shandong province of China and trained as a biologist in Taiwan. She lived many years in Winnipeg with her husband Fred who predeceased her before she moved to Calgary.
Yian was a loving mother to her two daughters, Lillian (Rob Smith) and Nancy (Terry Wong). She leaves behind four grandchildren, who were her pride and joy, Rhiannon, Danika, Kira, and Nathan. As well, she leaves her loving sister Lu Tai (James); nephews, George (Ingrid) and Walson (Rhonda) and their families; brother Sam Yin (Karen) of Boston; nephew Dan; niece Lisa and their families.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com or to the Wing Kei Care Centre, 1212 Centre Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2R4, Telephone: (403) 277-7433, www.wingkeicarecentre.org. The family is deeply grateful to the nurses (especially Daisy) and all staff at the Wing Kei Care Centre for the tender care and compassion they showed to our mother, particularly during her final days. We know that our mother is now resting in peace, after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s.
In living memory of Yian Yin Pan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences