To view the live stream of the visitation and prayer vigil on Thursday, January 14, 2021, please click here or visit https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=160948316293053
On December 14, 2020, our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Philomena Chan passed away at the age of 89 years.
Philomena was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 2013.
She is lovingly remembered by her children Petrina, John, Maria (Ken) Anthony (Sandra); her grandchildren Carmen (Dan), Joshua, Simone, Monike, Abby, Sarah and Adrian (Linnae); and her great-granddaughter Jordyn.
Philomena was born in China on July 28, 1931. Aside from being a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she was a teacher, talented fashion designer, seamstress, University of Alberta Hospital support staff, accomplished painter, skilled calligrapher, church choir leader, great cook, story teller and a highly admired opera singer who used to perform in front of huge audiences at the Jubilee Auditorium and Winspear Concert Hall with ease and grace. Philomena exuded integrity and kindness with everyone and everything she did. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.
A time of visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 6:00pm on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral home located at 10011 – 114 Street, Edmonton. Due to Covid restrictions, friends and relatives can attend the Thursday visitation or alternatively can view the webcast as it happens or anytime following the event.
Cremation, as per Philomena’s wishes, will take place following the prayer vigil.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00am on Saturday, January 16, 2021 and will be attended by family only due to covid restrictions.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Philomena may be made to Change for Children Association of Canada, 2nd Floor, 10808 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H3 or at https://changeforchildren.org.