It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Van Thong La, who passed peacefully on May 23, 2021 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He will be greatly missed by his cherished wife of 37 years, Ying, who was at his side when he passed.
Van was also the beloved father of their three daughters, Wendy, Wanda, and Veronica and father-in-law to Vincent, Bell, and Min, who were all blessed to have such an exceptional figure in their lives. He was the most loving Gong-Gong to his two young grandchildren, Leighton and Beverley, with whom he made many wonderful memories over the last few years. As the oldest of 9 siblings, Van will be truly missed by his brothers and sisters, as well as by his nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Van lived a vibrant and fulfilling life; while dedicated to his job as an automotive technician for 30 years, Van was also an amazing cook and loved to discover new recipes in his spare time to share with others. His love for cooking was only surpassed by his love for his family. His cheerful, kind, and generous nature will be missed by all those who knew him.
The family would like to thank the compassionate staff at both Michael Garron Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for the wonderful care of their Dad in his final days.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions, visitation on June 5th and June 6th will be by invitation only. A private burial at Pine Hills Cemetery will take place on June 7th.