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
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。
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。