In memory of

Lien Kim Thi Pham

July 7, 1953 -  January 1, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pham Thi Kim Lien. Kim Lien passed away peacefully at her home on January 1st, 2023.

Kim Lien was the loving mother of Lily, Oanh, Nhi and Minh; and proud grandmother of Marcus. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Kim Lien came to Canada in the late 1970s. She devoted her life to her family and put everything into raising and loving her four daughters.

Kim Lien was loved by so many people around the world and will be fondly remembered by family, relatives and friends as a loving mother, a kind and generous person; and a unique friend with contagious laughs. She was a strong woman who wore her heart on her sleeve. She enjoyed singing and watching action movies. A lover of orchids and a fantastic cook. She will be truly missed.


Kim Liên sinh ngày 7 tháng 7 năm 1953 tại Sài Gòn, Việt Nam. Con gái cua Ông Phạm Khắc Tỳ và Nghê Thị Đep ở Phú Lâm; Sài Gòn, Việt Nam.

Kim Liên lớn lên và đi học ở trường Phú Lâm, Việt Nam. Về sau, Kim Liên gặp và kết hôn với ông Võ Văn Ngàn năm 1978 ở Cà Mau, Việt Nam. Cả hai dịnh cư ở Toronto, Canada.

Kim Liên có 4 người con gái và 1 cháu ngọai trai: Lily Pham và con trai Marcus, Oanh Võ, Nhi Võ and Minh Võ.

Chúng tôi vô cùng dau dớn và thương tiếc; nhưng chúng tôi biết rằng Mẹ chúng tôi dang được an nhiên, tự tại và sớm về cõi Vĩnh Hằng với chư Phật, chư Bồ Tát.

*A live webcast will be available on Wednesday, January 11 for the funeral service starting 9:00 am. Please visit this page and the link will be displayed at the top.


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KimChi Nghe (Cousin)

Entered January 4, 2023 from Orange County; California USA

Kim Liên !! I have just lost my best friend in this whole world !! I simply can not express my sorrow and pain in words. We talked. We cried . We laughed and right now ; nothing but silence for me. I know you are no longer in pain!!! Finally; you are set free !!! I know you are smiling at me in the arms of the angels and I am happy for you . May You be another Golden Lotus in the country of Di Lac Buddha as you wished !!!! Love always . Your cousin and BFF.

Kevin Nhan Nguyen + Huiyeon Yang + Clarissa Yang Nguyen (Nephew)

Entered January 5, 2023 from Cypress, Orange County California

Thank you for everything yi lien, we love you and will always miss your kindness, generosity and love towards my mom, myself, and my two brothers. You would always cheer us up with your funny comments, laughs and yelling. We will miss that about you and your kind spirit in so many ways. I know that you dedicated your life to taking care of your 4 wonderful girls who have grown up to be amazing women through your love and guidance. For them personally, you will be truly missed, for they share the most memories with you and an unbelievable life together as a family in Toronto Canada. I wish I could have flown to Toronto to be with your family during this difficult time and the memorial ceremony, but unfortunately I won’t be able to, I am so sorry about that. But my mom and my uncle, will be there. I am so honored and blessed to have you as my Toronto aunt yi lien, and will be forever grateful for your love and kindness towards my mom and our family. Thank you so much yi lien, and may you forever rest in peace in the heavens above.

Mamzel Linton (Friend)

Entered January 6, 2023 from Etobicoke

My sincerest condolences to Lily and family. The loss of a loved one is never easy, and we try to cope with each passing day. The good Lord , promises never to leave or forsake us. I pray for strength as you go through this difficult time.

Nafeesa Mowla (Friend)

Entered January 9, 2023 from Brampton

Sending our sincere condolences to the Family . May time heal your heart for the loss of your dear Mother .

Veronica, Adam & Isla King (Friends of Nhi Vo)

Entered January 10, 2023 from Niagara Falls

Nhi, we are so sorry for your and your family’s loss. Sending you and your family strength and love during this devastating time.

Love you always,
V, Adam and Isla


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