Bethany died tragically on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the young age of 22.
Bethany was born on November 2, 1997 in Toronto.
Throughout her life, she loved working with children and being physically active. This led her to a love for cheerleading when she joined Malvern Collegiate Institute. Bethany graduated from Malvern Collegiate Institute in 2015. She started at Queen’s University in 2015. She was a fourth-year Concurrent Education student and was pursuing French and History in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Bethany's passion for education was evident to those who knew her, especially her Con-Ed family. She was an enthusiastic teacher candidate and a valuable member of the Con-Ed community. Bethany will be remembered for her love for teaching and desire to make a difference in students' lives.
Bethany was a member of the award-winning varsity cheerleading team for four years. Her teammates describe “Boat” as a treasured member of the Queen’s Cheerleading family who brought joy to everyone she met. She will be dearly missed by her teammates and the entire cheerleading community.
Bethany was her loving father, Daniel's little princess, her loving mother, Betty's star baker. She will be deeply missed by her younger siblings, Abbey and Jordan, and her paternal grandmother Ma Ma. She was the apple of Ma Ma's eye. She will also be deeply missed by her Aunt Amy and cousins Michael, Emily and Donhill. She will leave a huge void in the lives of her maternal grandparents Goong Goong and Por Por, with whom she loved making chinese dumplings. She will also be dearly missed by her Uncle Moonie and cousin Laurelyn; Uncle Richie; Uncle Gord and Aunt Bo, and cousin, MacKenzie; and Uncle Sean and Aunt Jean, and cousins Lucas and Megan.
Family and friends are invited to attend 'Bethany's Celebration of Life' at Mount Pleasant Cemetry, Cremation and Funeral Centres, located at 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto ON M4T 2V8 on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The gathering will start at 4:00 pm in the Chapel with words of remembrance starting at 5:00 pm. A reception will be held at 6:00 pm to 8 pm. Note: Please enter Mount Pleasant Cemetary through the east gates off Mount Pleasant Road and follow the signs to the Funeral Centre.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through Queen's University to the Bethany Qun Yi Yan Memorial Fund in memory of Bethany. Make your cheque payable to Queen's University with the Bethany Qun Yi Yan Memorial Fund listed on the memo line. For online donation, visit www.givetoqueens.ca/BethanyYan .
During our celebration service, friend and family will have an opportunity to share memories about Bethany. If you would like to do so, please contact Abbey (647-515-2822) to ensure that you will have the opportunity.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Centres