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TANG, Andrew Raymond

September 13, 1988 – Calgary, Alberta
October 30, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness the family of Dr. Andrew Tang, wishes to announce his sudden passing on October 30, 2018.

Andrew was born in Calgary. He attended elementary, junior high and high school in the city, where he met many lifelong friends. Upon graduation, he followed the family tradition, and attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton. After completing a science degree he was accepted into the University of Alberta’s Medical School. He received his BMSc, MD in 2014.

Andrew returned to Calgary upon graduation for a residency in Internal Medicine. At the time of his passing he was in his last year of training in the Endocrinology and Metabolism program at the University of Calgary.

Andrew excelled academically and was the recipient of many major scholarships including the Hooper-Munrose Academic Award for Academic Achievement, Dr. Ray and Gloria Rajotte Leadership Scholarship in Medicine, Irene and Jack Brown Scholarship, Peter Lougheed Scholarship, and the Honourable Dr. Lois E. Hole Student Spirit Award for his effort at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry to develop a curriculum that increased interdisciplinary co-operation and teamwork. Andrew was the past president of the Health Science Students’ Association.
Andrew’s goal in life was to be a good doctor. His supervisor said Andrew ‘was respected, he was recognized as an excellent clinician, communicator, and a real advocate for his patients.’

Andrew loved to travel. He walked on the Great Wall of China, played on the beach in Hong Kong, got autographs from Mickey Mouse and his friends, snorkeled in the Caribbean seas, went horseback riding in the Dominican Republic, toured the Cuban hotel that Ernest Hemingway frequented, cruised the islands of Hawaii, rode a bike with his sister in Aruba, explored the jungles in Ghana, tasted the street foods of many European countries, and most recently climbed the hills in Machu Picchu in Peru. Andrew believed that through a better understanding of different cultures, we can achieve world peace.

Andrew is survived by his parents, Tommy and Daisy Tang, his sister Patricia (Kien Tran), his nephew Jaeden and niece Kira, his Aunt Lina Tang (Paul Chen) of NJ, USA, his uncles Thomas Tang (Elaine) of Hong Kong and, Joseph Tang (Nancy); and many cousins in Canada and abroad.

A Celebration of Andrew’s Life will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes Fish Creek, (14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta), followed by a graveside service at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Reception to follow at Buffet Yangtze in Deerfoot City, (901 64 Ave N.E., Calgary, AB).

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, in Andrew’s memory (https://www.ualberta.ca/medicine/giving/yourdonation).

In living memory of Andrew Tang, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Lily, Thomas and Ryan Chew :

    We are deeply saddened by the news of Andrew’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  2. Oscar & Michelle Pochwatka :

    We are so sorry for your loss and our prayers go out to the family. Dr. Tang was my husband’s and my endocrinologist and he was such a great guy. Every time we saw him he had a child-like smile on his face that you couldn’t help but smile yourself…his cute cheesy jokes did help with that too.

    Andrew was very kind to us and gave us unwavering hope in our time of doubts and fears. And for that we are very appreciative to have known him. He will be missed and we are very saddened by the sudden loss.
    Again, our prayers and condolences go out to the family.

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  3. Dear Patricia and family,
    My deepest condolences to all of you on the loss of Andrew. He certainly achieved his goal of being a great doctor. He looked after his patients so thoroughly and carefully, and was the consummate professional in all his interactions. He set such a good example for all the students he taught, so his influence will continue on. We were fortunate to get to work with him in internal medicine. Wishing you strength for the days ahead.
    Sincerely, Fiona Dunne

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  4. Our hearts are broken when we found out the sudden
    passing of our nephew Dr.Andrew R. Tang this morning.
    Tears are not enough,we will miss him for a long ,long time.
    Uncle Joseph Tang
    Auntie Nancy Tang

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  5. Joanne Dargis :

    Daisy and Tommy,

    We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your son, Andrew. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and we wish you the ability to draw upon the strength and love of your close friends and family to support you in the coming days and weeks.
    Joanne (Muchka) and Norm Dargis

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  6. Cindy Kapusta :

    Dear Tang Family,
    Steve and I have had the pleasure of knowing Andrew for many years. We witnessed him grow from a young boy into an incredible, humorous, loyal and loving man. Our hearts are saddened with the news of his passing. We hope the family can gather strength from each other, family and friends at this extremely difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Cindy and Stephen Kapusta

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  7. Wei Ning (Will) Jiang :

    Dear Dr. Tang and Andrew’s family,

    My heart is broken at the loss of one of our own, my fellow resident. Please accept my thoughts and prayers in this very difficult time.

    Will Jiang

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  8. Chandra Thomas :

    Patricia and family,
    My heart aches for you all. I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful young man.
    Chandra Thomas

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  9. Jennifer Cowles :

    Andrew cared with great kindness and respect, without prejudice or judgment, and lead by great example – all underlined by a humble intelligence that made him an outstanding physician. Please accept my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies for your family’s loss. I wish you immeasurable peace to bring comfort and courage to face the days ahead & loving memories to hold forever in your heart.

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  10. Dear Tommy and Daisy,

    Deepest condolences and prayers to you and your entire family, can’t imagine a greater pain than what your feeling right now. Just know he will be there with you every step of the way. may his soul rest in paradise.

    Sincerely,
    Thomas Tang and Elaine Tang

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  11. To Mr. & Mrs. Tang, Andrew’s loved ones,

    I attended high school wtih Andrew and during our time there was in many of the same classes. He often sat behind or beside me, as my last name preceded his in our class attendance lists and most of our teachers used it to assign seats. I always looked forward to Andrew’s company and deeply appreciated his subtle, yet cheeky sense of humour and kind, yet competitive spirit.

    While I was saddened to hear of Andrew’s passing, it is heartening to know that he spent his life pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor. Andrew was a truly exceptional person and I feel lucky to have known him.

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    With loving regards and sincere condolences,

    Lauren Shanahan
    (now Lauren Killam)

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  12. Rebecca Dickson :

    To Andrew’s family and loved ones,

    I knew Andrew throughout high school and remember him fondly as a kind and smart person and a loyal friend. We were in many classes and participated in extra-curricular events together, and I’m thankful to have called Andrew a friend in those three short years. I’ll remember most his humour, his intelligence, his academic competitiveness (which became encouragement to do the best we could all do), his ability to be himself–he was a good soul.

    Though we didn’t keep in touch after graduation, it is inspiring to see all that he has accomplished and the full life that he lived, chasing many of his dreams. I am so sorry to hear of Andrew’s passing. It is clear that he has left behind a beautiful legacy with everyone who knew him.

    My deepest condolences,
    Rebecca

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  13. Leza Pebernat and Bruce Perin :

    As a patient of Dr. Tangs, we saw his compassion, his brilliance and kindness and respect. Dr Tang truly cared and it was not unusual to receive a phone call from him to make sure I was doing ok.
    We admire that his life was filled with a love for travel and learning and having experienced it first hand his passion to make a difference in other’s lives.
    We sincerely express our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones!
    Leza and Bruce

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  14. Bryan and Joanne Muchka :

    Our deepest condolences to you Daisy and your family on the loss of your boy. May your loving memories guide you through your grief. Please know our thoughts are with you all.
    Bryan and Joanne Muchka and family

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  15. Daisy and Tommy,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences and prayers for your family.

    Brad & Diane Muchka

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  16. Anita Kalia- Assi :

    When I think of Andrew, I picture an ambitious young man with a smile which lasted a mile long. Andrew was a doctor that was natural at being kind, genuine and compassionate. Although I did not get to spend much time with him, his vivid memory comes to mind as someone who made a great mark as a young doctor. Words cannot describe how amazing he was at being a team player. To the Tang family, I am praying for your family to gain the strength needed in this very hard time. I could not imagine the void this has left in you’re lives. Please accept my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy for your friends and family.

    Anita Kalia-Assi

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