It is with great sorrow that the Wu family announce the peaceful passing of Ai-Hua (Janice) Zhang in the morning of March 24, 2021.
Ai-Hua will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband of 40+ years Bin Wu, their daughter Linda, son-in-law Thomas, grandchildren Reagan and Dean, extended family and many friends.
Ai-Hua was born and raised in Shanghai, China. At age 16, she went to the countryside with youths across China and spent 6 years farming in rural China. Although conditions in the countryside were very difficult, Ai-Hua always worked hard and remembered those days fondly. In 1975, she was one of the very few selected to attend university in Shanghai where she met her future husband, Bin. They married after graduation and both were retained by the university as teachers. In 1989, Ai-Hua moved from Shanghai to Toronto with her daughter Linda to join Bin, who was already in Toronto attending graduate school, and began their new life in Canada. The family thrived in Toronto and Ai-Hua became an active member of her church. In her later years, Ai-Hua enjoyed many adventures travelling the world with Bin.
Ai-Hua was a devoted wife and mother. She was fiercely proud of her daughter.
We will miss Ai-Hua’s infectious laughter, humorous conversations and her ability to relate to and connect with everyone around her.
LIVE WEBCAST ATTENDANCE INSTRUCTIONS:
As a result of COVID-19, please do not go to the funeral home unless you’ve specifically made arrangements with the Wu family to do so.
Live webcast of the funeral will commence at 9:15am on April 3, 2021. Please visit this page at such time for the link to access the live webcast (the link is not available at this time). No login or password will be required. The ceremony will begin promptly at 9:45am.
In lieu of sending flowers and/or giving money to the family, please consider making a donation to Church in Toronto: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/the-church-of-the-torontonians/. You can add a note “In memory of Sister Aihua Zhang”.
Alternatively, please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Canada: https://support.alzheimer.ca/site/Donation2?1760.donation=form1&df_id=1760&mfc_pref=T&s_locale=en_CA. There will be a place to send a notification email to the Family should you wish.