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105-4715 13th Street NE
CALGARY, AB T2E 6M3
Phone: (403) 277-7343
Fax: (403) 718-1971
Mui-Fan Lee

Mui-Fan Lee

Friday, September 17th, 1937 - Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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In loving memory of our mom, Mui-Fan Lee

Our mom, Mui-Fan Lee, was born in Swatow, China, on September 17, 1937. She was the second of eight children. After World War II, she moved to Hong Kong to study Accounting while working at her father’s factory. Mom and dad were married in 1963. They have two sons, Edward and Andrew. Edward married Grace in 1990. Andrew married Susan in 2002.

In the late 70’s, she and dad opened an optical shop, fulfilled one of his career dreams. The family immigrated to Canada in 1989, and settled in Toronto. Our parents owned and operated a couple of coffee and donut franchises in both North York and Oshawa, Ontario.

In the early 2000’s, mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She bravely fought off the cancer. Characteristic to her “tough lady” personality, she did not even take the post-surgery / post-chemo pain medications after her treatments. During this time, mom and dad decided to retire from the franchise business. They both came to faith in Jesus Christ around the same time and were baptized at North York Chinese Baptist Church.

In the fall of 2008, Andrew moved to Calgary for work. Coincidentally, in January 2009, Edward moved to Portland, Maine for work. Mom and dad joined Andrew and Susan in Calgary in mid-2009 and have lived there since.

Mom’s favourite activities included reading, working on jigsaw puzzles, and playing with the dogs at home. She loved chocolate! Her favourites were Ferrero Roche and After Eight. She also loved her drinks hot. Whether tea, soup, or red bean dessert, all had to be scalding hot for her to truly enjoy. Mom has been a hard-working person all her life! She would wake up early, and never procrastinated. She was always generous with her time and resources, ensuring her family, siblings, relatives and friends were well looked after. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, especially in recent years when mom and dad would travel to Hong Kong over the winter months. In the summer and fall of this year, she had the opportunity to travel to Toronto, Alaska, and Hong Kong, and had many wonderful visits with family and friends.

In April 2018, mom was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. Her condition deteriorated quickly in early November and she was hospitalised. She was cared for by the excellent staff at Rockyview General Hospital. Mom was very content and was at ease in her final days. She looked forward to being in the presence of our Heaven Father!

On Monday, December 3, 2018, mom passed peacefully into God’s presence. She is survived by her husband, Yiu Sum Tam, her sons, Edward and Andrew, and daughters-in-law, Grace and Susan, and her brothers and sisters, Miu-Jun, Jackie, Edith, William, Catherine, and Audrey, and their families. A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at South Gate Alliance Church, 1436 James Mckevitt Rd SW, Calgary, AB.

Mom will be missed by her family and friends. We look forward to seeing her again in heaven one day!

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rockyview General Hospital /Calgary Health Trust.



紀念我們的媽媽,譚李梅芬

我們的媽媽,譚李梅芬於1937年9月17日在中國汕頭出生。她是八個孩子排行第二。二次世界大戰結束後,她從中國到香港學習會計,同時在父親香港的工廠工作。媽媽和爸爸於1963年結婚。他們有兩個兒子,偉康和偉健。長子偉康於1990年與梁蘊慈結婚。次子偉健於2002年與Susan結婚。

在70年代末期,她和爸爸建立了一家眼鏡店, 實現了他的人生目標之一。1989年一家移民到加拿大,並在多倫多定居。在安大略省北約克和奧沙華市經營咖啡甜圈店。

在2000年代早期,媽媽被診斷患有乳癌。不過她勇敢地戰勝了癌症。她性格堅強,克苦耐勞,甚至在癌症手術和化療後沒用止痛藥。不久之後爸爸媽媽決定退休。他們都在同一時間信主,並在北約華人浸信會受浸。

在2008年秋天,偉健搬到卡加里工作。2009年1月,偉康也搬到美國緬因州工作。媽媽和爸爸在2009年中也搬到卡加里與偉健和Susan同住。並從那時起就住在那裡。

媽媽最喜歡的活動包括閱讀,拼圖和在家中的狗玩耍。媽媽很喜歡吃朱古力,她最喜歡的是金莎 (Ferrero Rocher) 和 After Eight。她喜歡喝熱飲,無論是茶,湯還是紅豆沙,它們必須熱燙燙地她才能真正享受。媽媽一生都是一個勤奮的人!她早早醒來,從不拖延。她總是慷慨地利用她的時間和資源,確保她的家人,兄弟姐妹,親戚和朋友都得到好好照顧。
她喜歡和朋友家人一起聊天 。特別是近年來,媽媽和爸爸多在冬季前往香港有更多機會探望親友。在今年夏和秋,她有機會前往多倫多,阿拉斯加和香港,並與親戚朋友相聚。

2018年4月,媽媽被診斷患有充血性心力衰竭。她的病情在11月初迅速惡化,並住院治療。她獲得Rockyview 綜合醫院的優秀員工照顧。媽媽對她的一生非常滿足,並在臨終前很平安。她期待著回到主的面前!

在2018年12月3日星期一,媽媽安詳地回到天家,進入了神的懷抱。在2018年12月3日星期一,媽媽和平地進入了神的面前。她的丈夫,譚耀森,她的兒子,偉康和偉健,以及媳婦,蘊慈和 Susan,她的兄弟姐妹,妙專,積歡,積容,積慶,積慧和積明,以及他們的家人。在2018年12月9日,星期日,上午10:30,將於宣道會城南堂 (1436 James Mckevitt Rd SW,Calgary,AB) 常樂團契時間懷念她。

我們一家人和親戚朋友們都會懷念媽媽。我們期待有一天能再次在天堂見到她!
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  • First Visitation

    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 | 10:30am - 11:00am
    When
    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
    Location
    Southgate Alliance Church
    Address
    1436 James Mckevitt Road SW
    Calgary, Alberta
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    Informal visitation with the family.

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Hermas Lo

Posted at 06:38pm
Thanks for the sharing of your mom's life story. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
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Donna and Terry

Posted at 05:06am
Andrew, Susan and family. Accept our heartfelt love and condolences during this very difficult time. May God’s peace and strength be with you all as you remember and celebrate your mom knowing that she is with our Heavenly Father.
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Norma Graham

Posted at 10:17pm
Like those we love, a candle burns bright, guiding and comforting us with its light. Even after the candle has been extinguished, we can still feel the warmth of its flame and remember how it flickered and danced with the tiniest breath of air. We can no longer see our loved ones, but the light they brought to our lives still burns brightly in our memories and our hearts forever. Blessings.
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