In memory of

戴妙姝 Tina "Miao Shu" Lin

May 7, 1940 -  September 13, 2022

Peacefully and surrounded by family, Tina Lin was called by our Lord on September 13, 2022, at the age of 82.  Educated in Taiwan and the United States, she married in Toronto and raised five children who knew they had won the mother lottery.  She passed on to them, her love of God, music, knitting, jewelry, real estate, delicious food and laughter. 

In her life of service, Tina served on the Knox College Governing Board and was a member of the Centre for Asian-Canadian Theology and Ministry at Knox College.  She was a Representative Elder to the Presbytery of East Toronto for the Toronto Formosan Presbyterian Church, where she also served as Choir Leader and Clerk of Session. Through Trinity Mandarin Presbyterian Church, Tina was a volunteer English teacher and avid supporter of newcomers to Canada.  Her voice grounded the alto section in many choirs, including the Taiwanese Christian Churches of Toronto Association Choir. Tina enjoyed deep friendships with her sisters through the North America Taiwanese Women’s Association (NATWA), which for a time, she helmed as the Toronto chapter’s President. At that same time, she was also the NATWA HQ Secretary serving all 16 chapters.

Predeceased by her husband Marshall, she will live on in the hearts of her children, William, Amber, Barbara, Elizabeth and Monica, and son in laws Kenny and Mark.  Her grandchildren Kale, Tyson and Cléa will miss their amazing Ama.  Grand dogs Hiro and Musubi will sorely miss Tina’s hands from which an endless supply of pets and treats flowed. 

Wise, warm, independent, generous, courageous, capable and cheerful, Tina was a once in a lifetime supernova, loved by all who met her.  Her many friends and family will cherish every memory.

Come celebrate Tina’s blessed life together, until we meet her again.
· Friday, September 23, 2022 at 2pm
· York Cemetery Chapel: 160 Beecroft Rd, North York, ON M2N 5Z5, Canada
· Reception to follow service.

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Should you wish to make a charitable donation in remembrance of Tina Lin, please visit the donations page above.

Should you wish to join online, a livestream link will be available starting from 1:45 pm on Friday, September 23 on the Funeral Details page.

A recording of the livestream is available in the Media section in the Videos page.

A translation of the eulogies is available under the Funeral section under Eulogy.


在台灣與美國受教育後移居到多倫多,育有五個孩子,他們皆奉母親為至寶。她留傳給子女上帝的愛,她喜愛音樂、編織、珠寶欣賞、地產投資、美食和歡笑。 她一生熱心服務他人,曾擔任諾克斯神學院督導委員會及亞加神學事工中心的委員,在多倫多台灣長老教會擔任東中會的代議長老,詩班長及會議書記,並在三一國語長老教會義務幫忙教英語,協助照顧加拿大新移民。在許多合唱團,包括多倫多台灣教協聯合詩班都可以聽到她的女中音。妙姝跟北美洲台灣婦女會的眾姐妹們關係親密,曾一度擔任多倫多分會會長 。

雖然她的先生Marshall 已經過世,但她將永遠活在她的孩子William, Amber, Barbara, Elizabeth and Monica 以及女婿Kenny及Mark心中。孫兒Kale, Tyson,孫女Cléa他們都非常懷念超級了不起的阿嬤。狗寶貝 Hiro 和 Musubi也特別想念阿嬤那總是給予過量零食的雙手。



時間: 2022年9月23日(週五)下午兩點
地點: 約克殯儀館禮堂York Cemetery Chapel: 160 Beecroft Rd, North York, ON M2N 5Z5, Canada

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Kathleen Chiu & Jason Chiu (Friends)

Entered September 17, 2022 from Taiwanese Formosa Presbyterian Church


We think about you always,
We talk about you still,
You have never been forgotten,
And you never will,
We hold you close within our hearts,
And you will remain,
To walk and guide us through our lives,
Until we meet again in our heavenly Father's home.

Rev Jim Biggs (Long time friend at TFPC and Trinity Mandarin)

Entered September 17, 2022 from Ajax

I will be out of the country when the service takes place. I will miss my good friend and I will be praying for her beloved family in their loss.

Bella Wu (Friend)

Entered September 18, 2022 from Toronto

My deepest condolences to the family. I knew Tina from my involvement with the choirs, and she was always a cheerful and uplifting presence to everyone around her. Rest in the Lord, Tina, and I will miss you and your beautiful smile.

Kathleen Wang ( 陳秀美 ) (NATWA Toronto Chapter sister)

Entered September 18, 2022 from Markham

I have known Tina for the past 10 years or so from being a NATWA Toronto chapter's member. She served as a President one year, I another. We also worked together on the Board of Directors of Toronto Chapter for many years. I have been to her home for Board of Directors' meeting a coupe of times and practicing dancing several times as well as to her cottage one time during one of our Chapter's programs. I always admired her beautiful smiles, courageous hair colors, gorgeous self-knit sweaters, eagerness to help and extreme generosity. She has done so much for us in different capacities. None of us is comparable. Tina is someone all of us admire and respect. Rest in peace, Tina, and thanks for all you have done for us.

Lyne Bourget (Colleqgue)

Entered September 19, 2022 from Ottawa

The loss of a mother is deeply felt. I can see you in her lovely and kind face. Elizabeth. My heart is with you and your loved ones.