In memory of

楊華珍女士 Huazhen Yang

April 9, 1939 -  August 4, 2023

Huazhen Maria Yang – Devoted mother and Caregiver.

Huazhen Maria Yang, 84, passed away Friday, August 4, 2023, in Toronto.

She was born April 9, 1939, into a Chinese Catholic family in Hebei, China. She was the youngest of four siblings. At that time, war was raging in China. Peace finally descended on the war-ravaged land when she was 11 years old.

She married Ruiheng Yu on January 13, 1960. They became each other’s lifelong companions and best friends. They were blessed with four children, Jianping, Liping, Anqi, and Jian Zhuang; and five grandchildren, Aoda, Aofei, Aolei, Faith and Luke; and three great grandchildren, Ziyan, Xinran, and Aaron. One great granddaughter is on the way.

Huazhen and Ruiheng moved to Canada in 2004 after their retirement. They loved their adopted new homeland. She kept her Catholic faith strong, never lost her hope for meeting our Lord in Heaven.

Huazhen will be forever missed by her loving husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family, and friends.


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Kevin & Cathy (Friends)

Entered August 9, 2023

No word can express how sorry we are for your loss. We pray that Jesus will bring you strength and courage during this time of sorrow. May He bless your family with peace.

Frances Feng (Friend)

Entered August 9, 2023 from North York

Deepest condolences.

Rhea (Friend)

Entered August 9, 2023 from North York

Peace to you and your family!

Elizabeth Hartley (Anesthesia colleague and dear friend of Jian)

Entered August 10, 2023 from Toronto

To Jian, Szuwen, Luke, Faith, Mr Yu and family,
My deepest condolences at this difficult time at the loss of a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife and role model. I am so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts are with you, love Liz

Timothy and Helen (Friends)

Entered August 10, 2023 from North York

Praying for comfort and peace for each of you as only God can give.


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