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Wa Yeng Jennifer Yan

Wa Yeng (Jennifer) Yan






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Saturday, October 5, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Celebration Hall at Mountain View Cemetery
5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC
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Celebration of Life

Saturday, October 5, 2019
12:00 Noon
Celebration Hall at Mountain View Cemetery
5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC
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Memorial Reception

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Immediately following the Service
Celebration Hall at Mountain View Cemetery
5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC
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(Enter via Fraser Street entrance, then drive straight ahead and Celebration Hall will be on your right. You can park anywhere on the roads around grassy areas, as it is a cemetery.)

Private Interment (Burial)

Saturday, October 5, 2019
3:00 PM
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, BC
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Memorial Tribute


The following video presentation is a memorial tribute in loving memory of Wa Yeng (Jennifer), as presented at her Celebration of Life Service.


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Obituary




Obituary for Wa Yeng (Jennifer) Yan

December 21, 1939 – September 7, 2019


Wa Yeng Yan passed away peacefully at home on September 7, 2019 after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson’s.

Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, Wa Yeng was the second youngest of eight children. She married her next-door sweetheart, Hong Bin (James) Yan. They lived in Hong Kong for a few years and then immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in 1966. They made Vancouver their home where they raised six children.

Wa Yeng was a devoted wife and mother. She had a sharp and inquisitive mind and liked learning and trying new things. She instilled in her children the importance of family, education, hard work, teamwork and helping others. She was an excellent cook who enjoyed eating and learning to make new dishes. Family gatherings were always centred around food.

Wa Yeng had a green thumb and spent countless hours toiling in her garden which was her pride and joy. She was good with languages and later worked as an interpreter at the YVR airport. Wa Yeng and her husband enjoyed vacationing with their travel buddies. She was an active member of the Langara YMCA.

Wa Yeng lived a full and fruitful life. She showed amazing perseverance and resilience in overcoming adversity. Known for her selflessness, feistiness, strong work ethic and her sociable and caring nature, she added spice to all our lives. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, Hong Bin, Wa Yeng is survived by her younger sister, Sou Ling (Richard), her children, Alexander (Maria), Grace (Pierre), Sabrina (Irvin), Christina (Michael), David (Claire) and Joseph (Wynn) and 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her memory to Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute:

Pacific Parkinson's Research Institute




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