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With additional woe and grief, we announce the passing of Ching Lan Mah on January 8, 2021, just 5 days after the passing of her beloved husband, Ting Fang Mah. Ching was a cherished wife, mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. During her battle against Covid-19, Ching passed away from this life, in hospital, just days after her 88th birthday. Ching was loving, nurturing, patient, smart, and hard working – a true loss for us all. Like her husband, Ching was an avid learner and stalwart soul, also highly accepting of everything and everyone.
Ching was born as Ching Lan Louie in the Gum Loong Chune hamlet, near Di Gong Hui town, Toishan district, Guangdong Province, China on Dec. 19, 1932. She worked on the family farm, attended Chinese military school, and her good math skills led to senior electrical technician work in Beijing. Ching continued her work in Beijing under the communist system, married in 1959, and then raised daughter, Sue Hung Mah from 1968. Ching, Ting, and Sue immigrated from China to Edmonton in 1975 to join her father-in-law and nephew already living in Edmonton.
Thereafter, Ching gave up her technician career. She worked in hospitality before becoming a dietary aide at the Misericordia Hospital – all the while supporting daughter, Sue, nephew, Alfred, elderly father-in-law, and later, Ching’s own mother, whilst Ting was away working in the Fort McMurray area.
Ching retired shortly after her husband, Ting did in the early 1990’s and together, they celebrated their lives along with family and friends with travel and many recreations. Ching and her husband, Ting were just short of celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary before their passing. Both were still very close, supporting and loving of one another, well after the challenges of age and care home life had set in.
Ching will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Sue (Cameron); son, Alfred (Ivy); grandchildren, Sya, Kai and Evelyn; sister, Lui Ching Heung (Yeung Lok Mau); nieces, Amy Yeung (Simon) and Elaine Yeung (Guy); brother, Nick Louie (Tak Jing); and many other family and friends in Hong Kong and the United States. Ching was predeceased by her husband, Ting Fang Mah; mother, Choi King Fong, and father, Lui Wah Ying.
Special thanks to the staff at Touchmark Senior Living Centre and the AHS homecare aides for making Ching Lan’s last 6 years more comforting and secure. Also, thanks to the brave health staff on Covid unit 54 of Grey Nun’s Hospital, Edmonton, for helping Ching and us all cope through this very difficult pandemic defined time.
A combined private service will be held and live streamed, alongside beloved deceased husband, Ting Fang Mah at 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home.
Donations can be made to Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund at ecfoundation.org.