In memory of

Dianne Chin

April 10, 2020

On Friday, April 10, 2020 at the age of 59, dear mother of Natasha (Chin) Wang and mother-in-law of Bryan Wang, Dianne Chin passed away peacefully at home in Richmond Hill due to complications from Covid-19.

Dianne was relentlessly compassionate and generous, always caring for those around her. She exuded a passionate spirit and an unmatched dedication and work ethic, no matter the task. Her commitment to her family was limitless.

Dianne was born in Falmouth, Jamaica to Harold and Doris (Wong Shui) Chin and later immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1977. She had a career spanning over 38 years at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where she committed to ensuring the safety of patients, health workers, and visitors. While at Sunnybrook, she worked tirelessly to obtain her Master of Education degree from York University, and then started her teaching career at Flemington Public School where for 20 years she was dedicated to the betterment of her students and the surrounding community.

Dianne was predeceased by her father, Harold, and her brother, Errol. She was the daughter and primary caregiver of the now late Doris. Dianne will be forever remembered and cherished by Natasha and Bryan; sisters Valda and Carol; brothers Keith, Randolph, Franklin, Hope, Brent, and Floyd as well as a myriad of nieces, nephews, other family and relatives, and many devoted friends.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the SickKids Foundation or the Toronto Foundation for Student Success' Food for Kids - Covid-19 Response campaign, which helps feed children who rely on school breakfast programs that are now unavailable. Please visit for details.

"[...] for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." - 1 Corinthians 15:52


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Adrian, Sucheta, Akash and Sanjana Jones (Friends)

Entered April 14, 2020 from Toronto, Ontario

Our condolences to Natasha, Bryan and the extended Chin family. Dianne, we will cherish all of our memories with you. Trips around the world together, celebrations of life's milestones, Natasha's wedding, daily lunches and Christmas morning with fruitcake. How grateful we are for having you be a part of our family. You will never be forgotten...

Sara law (Co worker)

Entered April 14, 2020

I am in disbelief about Dianne, I worked with her for many years and she was always highly devoted to her teaching and the students of Flemington. She was an incredible caregiver to her mother and excellent mother to Natasha. My prayers and thought are with you during this challenging time. Have a wonderful journey Dianne you are missed.

Sandra Deterville (Friend)

Entered April 14, 2020 from Toronto

Dianne was an amazing friend. She was kind hearted , caring and selfless. She was always thinking of others and doing what she could to making anyone feel welcomed. I remembered when I first started working with her at Flemington I felt like I knew her forever. When Dianne came up with a new way to make a hat, scarf or anything to do with knitting she would come to share the idea with us and pretty soon we all would have one made for us. She will always have a special place in my heart. I love you Dianne ❤️

Diane Tassopoulos (Colleague)

Entered April 14, 2020

My deepest condolences to Dianne's family and friends during this challenging time. May her memory be eternal!

Stephen Scott (co-worker)

Entered April 14, 2020 from Flemington

Please accept my deepest condolences in the passing of Dianne. I was able to see first hand the special relationship she had with her students and how much they meant to her. She will be truly missed.


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