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PAN – Yian Yin

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 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, or to the Wing Kei Care Centre, 1212 Centre Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2R4, Telephone: (403) 277-7433, 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.

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  1. Antigone Kollias :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you

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  2. Lucien and Agnes Loh :

    For many years, Mrs. Pan devoted her time teaching Canadian Chinese children of Winnipeg their ancestral language. Her passing is a big loss for the Canadian Chinese community. She will sadly missed by all her friends.

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  3. The Wu Family :

    Nancy and Terry and family,

    Very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. May memories of your mom/mother-in-law sustain and comfort you during this time of loss.


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  4. Kristian Littmann and Stacey Boothman :

    We are very sorry to hear of Mrs. Pan’s passing. Our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.

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  5. Irene D'Souza :

    Thinking of you Lillian and Nancy in your time of sorrow. Your mom was so gentle and kind and I have many fond memories.

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