OBITUARY

Margaret Lai Lin Chin Pang

June 27, 1954October 29, 2018

Margaret Lai Lin Chin Pang was born on June 27, 1954 and passed away on October 29, 2018

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, November 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Margaret Lai Lin Chin Pang

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Nicholas Landstrom

November 9, 2018

Auntie Mags,

I remember spending time with you on so many weekends, holidays and birthdays growing up. You always looked out for us and made sure we had a good time. I remember the Easter egg hunts you would set up, and the many elaborate birthday cakes you baked. You were a great cook and passionate baker. Your jerk chicken and curry were unforgettable too. Thank you for the times we shared, and your kindness throughout. You will always be in my heart.

With love,
Nick

Anthony De Souza

November 8, 2018

I first met Margaret in July 1987 when as a manager for an insurance company, she hired me. To this date, I have enjoyed a successful career thanks to her coaching and encouragement. She attended our wedding in 1990 and after leaving the company in 1994 still maintained a close friendship with our family. We looked forward to her regular visits over the Christmas holidays and on occasion she would bring us a bottle of her ‘famous homemade rum punch’…which may explain the 5 kids we have now! She watched our family grow & would spoil them with gifts of toys and dresses. Our family is very grateful to have spent the past couple of weeks by her side praying with her and watching her in faith surrender herself into the loving arms of our Lord and His Blessed Mother. She fought the good fight and ran the good race with such dignity and courage. I would like to share a story: There was a little girl who flew a kite so high that it soared into some low-flying clouds. A passer-by asked the girl how she knew the kite was still in the sky. The girl looked and told the inquisitor to put his hand on the string and feel the pull of the unseen kite…. To Sophia and the Chin Pang family…. the days ahead will not be easy…. and when the winds of uncertainty and despair are blowing, feel Margaret’s gentle tug and warm embrace…and hear her gentle voice saying: “Do not be afraid, do not let go… I am still with you and all will be well!” Margaret, we were lucky and blessed to have had you as our friend and we will miss your smile, hugs and voice. You touched each of our hearts in a special way and are reminding us today of something important:
There is more joy in giving and making others happy.
Live a life of readiness and learn from me. Reconcile & reach out to that special someone you have been avoiding …for Time and life are not to be taken for granted.
Margaret, we thank God for sending you into our lives…and we trust in his mercy and compassion for you.

Danielle Chin

November 4, 2018

Auntie Mags was a very special person. She cared for many people including me when I was young. I remember writing about her in elementary school when I had an assignment on who I was proud of/ who I aspire to be like and why. There were many late nights sleeping over at her home and after falling asleep on her while watching WWF with her and Gam, she would carry me on her back, up the stairs to her bedroom. When she went on work trips she would leave me presents to wake up to, and call me long distance to reassure me she was coming back soon. Auntie had a great heart and a kind and gentle soul. She was able to see the best in people. I am fortunate to have had such a loving aunt and am happy that my children also had the opportunity to also feel her love.
Auntie Mags we miss you.

Marlene Antonio

November 3, 2018

Margaret has fought a good fight, she finished her course and kept the faith. She now awaits her crown which the righteous God shall give to His faithful. I am happy that I was able to visit my passionate gardening friend for a few days in her last days, when I could do what she would have in the fall....digging up and putting away her dahlia and calla bulbs. Even as she laid in bed, she gave instructions as to the procedure!!! She thought ahead of what had to be done. Strong and wise friend. She will be sorely missed!! No more bulbs and seeds she will mail to me to share with June, but her advice will remain with us. She now awaits the moment when God shall make all things new, mortal to immortality; corruptible to incorruptible.

Nikki Badal

November 2, 2018

I feel great sadness over the passing of Margs. I have many happy childhood memories of her. I will always remember her laugh, her wonderful spirit and her love for flowers. May you always hold the happy memories of her in your heart. May she rest in peace. God bless her and all of you at this time of sorrow.

Love Always,
Nikki

Francis Chin Pang

November 2, 2018

Margaret was my beloved sister who loved life, kids, cruises and plants. She looked after her siblings and was alternate mom to many of her nieces, nephews and great niece. I was very close to Margaret and even after I moved out of the family home 26 years ago, I continue to visit her every weekend and she would cook these tasty Trini dishes. I miss her a lot and will cherish all the wonderful memories of my sister. Rest in peace, Margaret.

Michael Antonio

November 2, 2018

I grew up in Siparia, Trinidad W.I. with the Chin Pang family who are very close to my parents and my siblings. My parents were Uncle Malcolm and Auntie Kim to Margaret and her siblings. As the eldest child in my family I was not as close to Margaret as my sister but appreciated her caring and generous personality not to mention her love of gardening. I remember her and her sister Rose travelling to Trinidad several years ago from Vancouver to join us in the celebration of our dad's life when he passed away. Such was the bond of our families.

Today, I share in the grief of Ma (Chin Pang) and her children as her daughter and their sister left us way too early in her wonderful life. We are left to enjoy the wonderful memories Margaret left us with and celebrate that she is now in a room that our Lord and Saviour has prepared for her.

This is not goodbye...but, until we meet again.

Love

Michael

June Peters

November 2, 2018

RIP my dear friend Margaret Chin Pang. There is no one who can replace a good and caring person like you. We had been friends for many, many years. It was a bond we had that I will always cherish. I will surely miss our talks and all the suggestions you gave me for planting flowers and much more.
Rest In Peace my friend. Gone to soon.

Jacqui Antonio

November 2, 2018

Margaret was closer in age to my eldest sister, so we didn’t know each other well. But what stands out for me is her feistiness, honesty and great generousity. I remember that she was the first person who introduced me to the idea of ballroom dance and was the one who gave me a pair of jazz shoes. My heart goes out to her loved ones and I pray for your comfort and peace. May God give you strength through this period of mourning.

FROM THE FAMILY