In memory of
Anna Cheng 鄭鄔安娜
December 21, 1930 -
March 25, 2020
In loving memory of Anna Cheng nee Whu (鄭鄔安娜)
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, the family announces the peaceful passing of Anna in her home in Toronto, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the age of 89, surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her seven children, son Keith 烱溪 (Lucilla 倩儀), daughter Hannah 詠嫻 (Joseph 仕勇), daughter Selina 瑞嫻 (Kwok Hing 國興), daughter Shelby 淑嫺 (Digby 少龍), daughter May 美芳, son Danny 耀基 (Tina 炎瑜), son Alan 烱威 (Olivia 愛慈); twelve grandchildren, Stephanie 嫣婷, Iris 婉屏 (Ash), Vincent 以信, Cynthia 嫣翹, Darryl 誥賢 (Joanna 頌恩), Garnet 浩恩, Alex 旭洺, Tony 恆泰, Gabriel 易俊, Toby 皓瑨, Justina 敬敏, and Tiffany 穎君; and great-grandson Thomas Oliver. She will also be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Chun Sun 振新 in 1998, and siblings Luz 蓮娣, Fernando 瑞基, Federico 瑞芳, Hai Tung 海通.
Born in 1930 in Lima, Peru, Anna was the fourth child in the family with three brothers and one sister, and at the age of one, she moved back to China with her mom. She married and settled in Hong Kong in 1949 before immigrating to Toronto, Canada in 1979 with her husband and two youngest sons, where she lived until her passing. Anna made a point to explore her new city, despite language barriers and worked until retirement in 1995. She was a dedicated member of a Tai Chi club and regularly went for dim sum and shopping with her friends, who remember her for her radiant personality. Anna delighted in hosting weekly Saturday night family dinners, gathering her children and grandchildren around with her delicious food (and the best angel food cake). She will forever be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, for her generous heart and compassionate spirit.
In lieu of flowers, as expressions of sympathies, donations to the Cham Shan Temple 湛山精舍 or Alzheimer Society of Canada in memory of Anna would be appreciated by the family.