Ocean View Funeral Home & Ocean View Burial Park

4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC


Wuan Ying KUO

October 29, 1928August 29, 2020

Mrs. Wuan Ying "Josephine" Kuo passed away peacefully in Minoru Residence on August 29, 2020 in Richmond, BC at the age of 91.

Mrs. Kuo is survived by her husband, Wei-Foung Yuan; children, Henry Lip-Ping Yuen, Peter Lie-Ming Yuan and Cecilia Lap-San Yuan; and two sisters - an older one, in Shanghai, China and a younger one, in Chicago, IL USA.

Mrs. Kuo was born on October 29, 1928 in Shanghai, Kiangso Province in China to Choi-Ying Ho and Yu Kuo. She married Wei-Foung, a mechanical engineer in June, 1947. Her children remember her as a kind and patient mother who worked hard as a stay-home Mom to keep the family healthy and well taken cared for. Josephine was accomplished at flowermaking, knitting, crochet, cooking and her projects were often very artistic. She was passionate about cooking and knew exactly what everybody liked. She was an active and dedicated member of the Richmond Wellness Club alongside her husband Wei-Foung.

Please note that due to Covid-19, attendance will be limited to 50 people maximum both at the church and the funeral home. Please feel free to send your comments and testimonies and/or join us in prayers to celebrate Wuan Ying's life.

The family would like to thank all her caregivers who had taken care of her since 2017 for their dedication.


  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020


Wuan Ying KUO

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LeeAnn Yu

September 8, 2020

We are devastated to hear of 姨妈’s passing. She was always so warm and kind to all of us. I still remember that how excited I was when she invited me to spend my spring break in Vancouver when I was in college. She welcomed me warmly to her home. 姨妈, 姨夫 and 立三姐姐 took me everywhere. We visited some beautiful sites and tried a variety of food. She made me feel so special. 姨妈’s generosity and kindness will never be forgotten. A few years ago, we also had a great time visiting the family with my daughters, my husband and my parents. I will carry these precious memories in my heart forever.


Jie Yang

September 8, 2020


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Cathy Liu

September 8, 2020

Dearest Yuen Family

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your wife, a mother and a grandmother.
Si-Mo was a devoted wife, loved and accountable mother, kindliness grandma .
From the time I spent with her; I sensed she was an amazing strong lady. So-Mo is in my memory that I will never forget her.
A mother is so important and special that no one could replaced her in your heart and life. I’ll be praying for Si-Fu and the rest of your family, May God hold all your sorrows and tears but fills with loves and cares until we will meet again in Heaven.

God blessed you all
Sincerely yours


Margaret and Jeffrey Lee

September 7, 2020

In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you, Peter and Cecilia and especially 袁家伯伯 and the family our heartfelt condolences.
We are sincerely sorry for the loss of your Mother.

Margaret and Jeffrey.

Yung Yung Ma

September 7, 2020

I was so happy having a chance to visit Godmother last September. She was very nice and kind to me while we were neighbor in H.K.
I’ll miss her and remember of her always. The Angles will take good care of my Godmother in Heaven for ever.

Xueyin Gu

September 6, 2020

親爱的二姐:突然获悉你不幸去世的消息,深感悲痛,真不敢想信这是真的。我们姐妹一埸逾八十年,我这个小妹妹深得你的关心和爱护。虽然我们远隔千山万水,但每次相逢都是快乐和美好的。二年前庆贺小姐夫100岁大生日时,見你是那么开心,身体也很好。我们也期待着再过几年也为你庆贺百岁华誔,不想此一别竟成永诀。二姐:你的一生是幸福美满的,小姐夫与你伉俪情深白首偕老,三个子女事业有成孝顺有加。你真是个有福之人。愿二姐在天国永享快乐一路走好。 妹妹 雪音 妹夫全豹 率女儿立彦全家敬悼

Josephine Tsang

September 5, 2020

Dear Yuen Si-Fu,

I am so sorry to hear this news. I send my deepest condolences. She was a wonderful lady who was very warm and kind.

Si-Fu, please take good care. I am thinking and praying for you.



Henry Yuen

September 5, 2020

Mom raised the three of us. She would remind us but never make demands. It's first time in my life to realize unconditional love ❤️. She is my first lover.

Catherine Tan Kin keng Tan

September 4, 2020

With deepest condolences and sympathy.

Adriana Francischetti

September 4, 2020

Ever since I joined the family, my mother-in-law Mrs. Kuo was always very kind to me. Such a generous, patient and mellow person she was.
I was so fortunate to spend the last years so close to her.
She was such a great Chef and knew how to cook perfectly delicious Chinese dishes.
She was also very artistic and loved to be pampered and look pretty. She would let me do her hair and sometimes her nails - which were always painted with glittery nail polish.
I will forever remember her smile and her quiet, soft presence among us.
Her spirit certainly shines in Heaven now, and every time I´ll look at the starts I will think of her just like in the picture with the lavender Chinese dress... pure beauty and happiness...!

(the attached picture was taken on Mothers Day 2020)


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