OBITUARY

Pui Har "Agnes" Yeung

11 July, 194616 March, 2021

Agnes Pui Har Yeung passed away peacefully on March 16, 2021 in Vancouver with her siblings attending at her bedside. She had been frail for a long time. Although she beat COVID-19, she couldn't beat old age.

Agnes was born in a rural town in the Kwangtung Province of China on the 11th day of the sixth month in the Lunar Calendar in 1946. She was preceded by her Parents Hok Hang Yeung and King Ho Lam. She is survived by her sisters: Sau Har Wong of New York City, Barbara Suen (Keith Suen) of Vancouver, Siu Ha Wai of Hong Kong, Debbie Yeung (Tim Grad) of Edmonton, Edith Wong (Kanman Wong) of Vancouver, and her brother Steven Yeung of Vancouver. She will be sadly missed by her nephews and nieces: David and Phil Wong of New York, Po Chu Wai of Hong Kong, Vincent Suen of Vancouver, Oscar Wai of Hong Kong, Theo and Freddie Wong of Vancouver, Tiffany and Brianna Grad of Edmonton.

Agnes grew up in rural China and moved to Hong Kong to join her parents and sisters when she was 12 years old. She completed training to become a nurse, and spent two years in England specializing in midwifery before immigrating to Canada in 1974. She became a Registered Nurse and worked at hospitals in Edmonton and Vancouver before retiring in 1986.

We would like to thank all the caring teams who provided dedicated support to Agnes and her family in her final years: the private team who worked at the Yeung's residence, Britannia Lodge, Three Links Care Centre and Little Mountain Place; in particular, the following personnel at Little Mountain Place: Dr. Judith Hammond (her family physician), Maricel Morella (Director of Care), and Maria Ilad (Nurse who provided the final care).

During this difficult time of COVID-19, we decline any flowers or donations.

Since the in person attendance capacity is limited to 10, family and friends of Agnes can watch the streaming of the funeral live or at your convenience later using the link provided below:

Funeral Service Saturday, April 10th, 2021 at 10:00 am. https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/26393

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Brianna Grad

11 April 2021

I remember the times Auntie Agnes came up to Edmonton to visit us like they happened yesterday. She would take time out of her day to play with me and make sure I was happy and safe. I distinctly remember playing "restaurant" with her for hours, and I could tell her smile, laughter, and happiness were all genuine. She loved children and cared deeply for her family. I remember her helping out with taking care of the plants and cooking too, if needed. Her training as a nurse showed, as she was always warning Tiffany and myself not to touch rusty metal for risk of getting tetanus, for example. She was a compassionate woman who wanted the best for her family, and I am forever grateful I got to spend time with her.
May you rest in peace, dear Agnes.

Tiffany Grad

11 April 2021

Over the past few weeks, I have come to learn so much about Auntie Agnes. Learning about her passing was painful, but it was also painful to discover that there was so much I never knew about her. There are decades of her life, her career, and her journey around the world that remained a mystery to me, all because I had never thought to ask. Despite this, I am extremely grateful that I had an opportunity to get to know her bright, joyful, and nurturing spirit while she graced this earth.
If I had to choose one word to describe Auntie Agnes, it would be caring. She cared deeply for all of her friends and family and always made sure that everyone was safe and taken care of. Despite only being able to visit her a few times a year, Auntie Agnes always welcomed us with open arms. Time and distance were never a concern because her enthusiasm made us feel as though we had seen her just yesterday. I will always remember her being like a mother bear protecting her cubs; her foremost concern was always ensuring that we were safe and that we were okay.
Auntie Agnes: although we didn’t have much time on this earth to get to know each other, I sincerely hope that we meet again in another lifetime.

Tim Grad

9 April 2021

Agnes was sure to make dinner for me when I was working in Vancouver and staying at the house. She was always very concerned that we were all safe, especially after travelling. Goodbye sister-in-law. Rest in peace. To Agnes' siblings, Barbara, Claudia, my wife Debbie, Edith and Steve, and Agnes' nieces and nephews, my deepest condolences.

Ron Song

9 April 2021

Hi Debbie,

Sorry to hear about the loss of your sister, Agnes. My condolences to you all including your brother and sisters.

Hope you have a pleasant and safe trip to Vancouver and get all the necessary things sorted out.

Take it easy.

Ron Song

Dave Williams

9 April 2021

Dear Debbie,

We are so sorry to hear the news of Agnes' death. We are sure over the next while , you will remember good times you two spent together years ago.

Hope it helps to know that others are with you in thought and sympathy.

With love,

Helga & Dave Williams

FRED WONG

9 April 2021

My dear aunt Agnes, I will always be thankful for taking care of me and babysitting me when I was younger. My mom told me when I was younger, she told you to watch over me to make sure I don't go wandering off. And you indeed watched and followed everywhere I went. I even yelled in my toddler voice to stop following me!
Looking back now, you really cared about every family member and took serious responsibility for our well being. Thank you auntie Agnes

Lawrence Tattrie

8 April 2021

To Debbie and Family,

I hope to convey that while the ignorance in my brain is not small, the sympathy for you and your family in my heart is much larger. A loss distorts both time and space. What was so close now seems so far away, and a short time ago is now ages ago. Hope that your plants will bring many flowers in the spring.

Lawrence Tattrie

Barbara Suen

6 April 2021

Agnes,

Among all the surviving siblings, I am closest to your age. We shared a lot of good times and bad times, back in rural China (our place of birth), Hong Kong where we grew up and Canada where we spent most of lives.

I have a lot of memories to share, some funny, some sweet, some painful and a lot of sadness towards the end. Although it seems that I have supported you my entire life, you have inspired me a lot as well.

You taught me the value of family, love, honesty and empathy for the unfortunate. Through your own example of your passion for life, I learn to treasure everything I have, and not take anything for granted.

We will soldier on and help each other out. You will always live in our heart.

Jodi Zabludowski

6 April 2021

Debbie, Tim, Tiffany and Bianca -Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved sister, sister-in-law and Aunt. Agnes was a kind-hearted person. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her. Keep her memory strong in your hearts.
Jodi & Michael

Theo Wong

3 April 2021

Dear Auntie Agnes,

I was around that age, everybody was over at our house playing mahjong. I put a sign up on the fridge soliciting donations for a fantasy charity (teddy bear fund). auntie Agnes saw it and donated without question. when we told her it wasn't real, she didn't get mad. didn't take the money back. ordered pizza for everybody instead

Theo Wong

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