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Pamela Margaret Chaun (Morgan)

Pamela Margaret Chaun

Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 6, 2024
10:00 AM
Sixteenth Avenue Gospel Chapel
2756 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 3C4
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Memorial 'High Tea'

Saturday, April 6, 2024
11:30 AM
Shaughnessy Restaurant
5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
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a Photo of Pamela Margaret Chaun

Obituary for Pamela Margaret Chaun

April 23, 1943 – January 3, 2024

Pamela Margaret Chaun (née Morgan), aged 80, passed away at Vancouver General Hospital. Born in Leicester, UK, Pamela's life was defined by her nurturing spirit, bright smile and keen eye.

Pamela was always caring and determined. After high school, she pursued her passion for nursing in London, training at Acton Hospital. It was here that she met her future husband, Hugh Chaun. Together, they embarked on a lifetime of love, support, and shared dreams. Pamela's career in nursing continued to flourish as she specialized in midwifery, practicing in East-London, and later as a staff nurse in the operating room at Brompton Hospital in South Kensington.

In 1967, Pamela and Hugh emigrated to Canada, marrying the following year at St. Anselm’s church in Vancouver. Their family grew to include their daughter Melissa and son Ken (Lisa), and grandchildren James and Morgan. Pamela is also survived by her sister Penny Shurson (Gordon), brother-in-law, Stanley Kwok (Eva), and nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents, Les and Margaret Morgan.

Pamela was a devoted wife and mother and had a life full of diverse interests. She had a keen eye for antiques and was skilled at sewing and dressmaking. She grew to share Hugh’s love for bridge and tennis, often playing with friends. Her home was frequently filled with the joyful barks of her English Cocker Spaniels.

Travel was a big part of Pamela and Hugh's life, keeping them in touch with friends and family worldwide. Pamela had a special love for gardening, volunteering at VanDusen Botanical Garden and being an active member of the Garden Club of Vancouver for many years, including as president in the late 1980s. Picking from her large English garden, Pamela loved preparing her home and dining table for special occasions. Her garden was her pride and joy, and she was gifted at flower arranging and teaching the art.

Pamela’s unwavering faith was a source of strength and solace throughout her life. In later years, she found new joy teaching ESL at her church to new Canadian residents.

Pamela's passing leaves a void in the lives of those who knew her. She was a pillar of strength, love, and kindness in our family. She lived out Christ’s commandments: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’” (Matt 22:37-39).

Her legacy lives on in the lessons she taught us, the love she shared, and the memories we hold dear. She will be deeply missed but forever remembered as a beloved wife, mother, nana, sister, and friend.

The family wish to acknowledge the exceptional care Pamela received from Dr. Andrew Wong, Dr. Lynda Foltz, Dr. Joel Samuels and Dr. Teresa Tsang, as well as from the staff at Opal, for their ongoing love and support.

A Celebration of Life for Pamela will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 10:00 AM, at Sixteenth Avenue Gospel Chapel (2756 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, BC). 'High Tea' will follow at 11:30 AM at Shaughnessy Restaurant (5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC). Kindly RSVP to (with "Celebration" in the Subject Line).

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Pamela's memory may be made to the Salvation Army, the Union Gospel Mission, SPCA, Garden Club of Vancouver or a charity of choice.




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