OBITUARY

Tam Dac PHAM

17 December, 195812 May, 2021

Tam Dac PHAM was born on December 17, 1958 and passed away on May 12, 2021 and is under the care of Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes.

Graveside Service will be held on May 18, 2021 at 10:00 am at St John's Dixie Visitation Centre, 737 Dundas St. E., Missussauga, ON. Committal Service will be held on May 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm at St. John's Dixie Crematorium, 737 Dundas St. E, Mississauga, ON.

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Services

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, 18 May , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, 18 May , 2021

Memories

Tam Dac PHAM

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Noah Kelly

19 May 2021

What a terrible loss and far too soon, you will truly be missed. I’m happy to have known you and shared in all the good times spent together with our family. I will be keeping you and your loved ones in my thoughts. May you rest in eternal peace.

Sincerely,
Noah

Hien Duong

18 May 2021

Bye bye my lovely Uncle Tam, all the nice memories will be kept in our hearts. God blessed you, and have a trip to heaven , Amen

Tim Ryan

18 May 2021

Ian
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting Tam but I’m sure he was a wonderful person. I can’t begin to understand how hard it is to lose a life partner with whom you’ve shared so many joys with. Please make sure to take care of yourself.

Joanne Stalgitis

18 May 2021

I have only met Michael once at my Aunt Gladys’ . I was so impressed with his genuine affection he had for my Aunt and cousins. He was such a loving soul. I am so happy I got to meet him. My sincere wishes go to the whole family.

Gwen Cooper

18 May 2021

What a beautiful ceremony. Michael was part of our family and we will all miss him. This is huge and shocking loss. Michael was very much a caregiver to his family and others. When we got together, he always had stories about his parents and siblings, which he proudly told in vivid detail. It was part of him to care for people, which I know he did for my brother, and for that I am grateful.
Michael created beauty, in his surroundings, with food, and his relationships.
Please accept my deepest condolences. Sending love and prayers.
Gwen (Ian's sister)

TRUONG KIEU

18 May 2021

To me, it is still unbelievable that you has passed away, Uncle Tam.
I cant forget how funny and interesting you was. Even though sometimes you said things that might hurt but overall, you was a gentleman with good heart.
You was such a very lively and energetic person (sometimes annoying :) ) but I believe you had the ability to transfer good vibes to others.
The best thing about you is your positivity, no matter how sick you felt, I never heard you complain or act defeated.

I’m going to miss so many things about you , especially gifts that you picked for my Mom and me by yourself - you had such a very good taste of fashion.

I just wanted to send this note first to let you know I’m thinking of you.

Love,

Kieu Truong (on behalf of Diem Pham's family)

Kim Hoa Do Pham

18 May 2021

We wish you rest in a peaceful world. We are proud of a kind uncle like you. We all love and miss you - Cậu Tâm! - Hue & Lan ‘s family.

Timothy Lee Kelly

16 May 2021

Michael was a good and kind, gentle man.

Personally, I came to know him through his relationship with my friend Ian.

Michael smiled easily, a trait I noticed and valued.

Always willing to share stories, Michael had a warm, easy manner that engaged everyone and his confidence in expressing himself, in his second language, no less, was inspiring.

He seemed endlessly interested in moving forward with his self improvement and was always investing in his physical and mental well being. Michael honed his English skills while enjoying vintage movies with sharp dialogue, and although I never witnessed it personally, I understand that he was able to use this to great advantage as a first rate Scrabble enthusiast.

Generous with his culinary skills, his attention to detail made him an ideal dinner guest during both preparation and clean up stages.

Always kind and engaged, Michael was important to me in the crucial early years of my son Noah’s life.

Most importantly, he was dedicated to his family and his relationship with Ian. He was instrumental in providing his family with a path to a better life, in a Canada that he loved, and his importance in Ian’s life, I think, has been a major contributor to Ian’s happiness for so very many many years.

Ian’s mother, Gladys, speaks of Michael fondly and is always enthusiastic about his contribution Ian’s well-being. Given her current situation, it would be almost impossible for her to contribute here, so I hope my speaking for her is not out of turn.

Michael built himself a life from the ground up with a career, a home and relationships that he was justifiably proud of. Many times I have heard it said that he missed his calling as an interior designer, but he had no regrets.

I am so sorry that he has lost this most recent battle.
He is missed already.
May he rest peacefully.
As he so deserves.

Donald Brown

16 May 2021

We met Michael many years ago through one of my best and oldest friends, Ian Cooper. Michael quickly became a family favorite. Our kids grew up with him around. He took a real interest in them and the affection was mutual.

Michael was a regular guest at both our home and cottage. We were amazed by this guy who would not only show up with food, but would cook it AND clean up afterward.

To sum it up, Michael was one of the nicest people that we knew and we thoroughly enjoyed his company. He will be sorely missed.

From Don, Janet, Kevin & Cheryl Brown