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DIAZ, Marcelina Hipolito

January 2, 1929 – April 21, 2021

Visitation: (Please contact family members for attendance)
Monday, April 26, 2021
6:00- 8:00pm
Can-Trust-Funeral Ltd., 110-10791 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C.,

Mass of Christian Burial: (Only for 9 immediate family members)
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
St. Paul Parish, 8251 St. Albans Road, Richmond, B.C.,

Burial: (Please contact family members for attendance)
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Ocean View Burial Park, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, B.C.,

Funeral service entrusted by Can-Trust-Funeral Ltd.

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TSE, Wai Chun

August 18, 1932 – April 9, 2021

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KWAN, Chen Yau

September 16, 1932 – April 6, 2021

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October 12, 1946 – April 1, 2021

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LIU, Susanna Siu Kuen

March 21, 1947 – March 19, 2021

It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Susanna Siu Kuen Liu (née Yu).


Due to the Province of British Columbia’s pandemic restrictions, friends and family will not be able to send flower arrangements to the church site.


In lieu of flowers, gifts in Susanna’s honour can be made to the following organizations:


Richmond Hospital Foundation – 列治文醫院基金會

BC Cancer Foundation – 卑詩癌症基金會

Salvation Army Rotary Hospice – 救世軍扶輪善終服務中心

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HUANG, Huan Bin

November 13, 1930 – March 17, 2021

Funeral service entrusted by Can-Trust-Funeral Ltd.

Burial service: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 1pm
Port Coquitlam Cemetery
4150 Oxford Street
Port Coquitlam, B.C.,

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July 31, 1975 – March 16, 2021

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YUNG, Wing Kei

October 9, 1937 – March 6, 2021

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CANTELLO, Lillian Elizabeth

August 2, 1927 – March 8, 2021

Lil passed away into the arms of Jesus at age 93. She was predeceased by her husband Don in 1992. She is survived by her son John (Eleanor), daughter Barb Baker (Ken), sister-in-law Marie Williamson, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Aunt Lil/ GG is loved by numerous nieces and nephews, her Honduran family, church family and friends.  Born in Onoway Alberta to Ludwig and Elizabeth Lippert, she moved to Vancouver as a teenager where she met Don.  She enjoyed camping and fishing with him and was an avid knitter. Celebration of Life to follow at a future date. Donations can be made to Richmond Baptist Church or Union Gospel Mission.

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Tomb Sweeping Day honours ancestors while connecting modern families

Tomb Sweeping Day honors ancestors while connecting modern families   

Ching Ming the Tomb Sweeping Day originated in China. It is observed on the 15th day after the Spring Equinox. On the Western calendar this translates to April 4th or 5th.  On this national day of observation of death, descendants visit gravesites of family members who have passed. There are distinct rituals. One is sharing of food, picnic style graveside if there was a burial or at the marker for Chinese families whose loved ones chose cremation. Traditions of the culturally diverse Lower Mainland are recognized and respected by Richmond-based, Can-Trust-Funeral Ltd. They are among the lifecycle events understood by the licensed and professional funeral directors who serve families who seek help with funeral arrangements in Vancouver, funeral services in Surrey, in Burnaby and in New Westminster. Ching Ming activity occurs long after a cremation, memorial or funeral service, yet is a long term value present even during a funeral arrangement.  

What is the origin and importance of Ching Ming (Qingming)? 

Tomb Sweeping Day brings families together in remembrance, not only with each other, but also with the whole country if in China where the tradition originated, or within the community they reside in the world over.  

The name is based on two Chinese characters: Ching which means clean or pure and of Ming which represents brightness. A day to honour the dead exists in most cultures. In China ancestor worship is known as the only religion native to China. All other religions practiced in China or by Chinese people in the Lower Mainland of BC would have been imported from outside the country.  

What are the rituals of Ching Ming?  

Families will, at a minimum, make an annual visit to the gravesite on the Qing Ming or Tomb Sweeping Festival.  

At the gravesite, families gather and carry out these rituals:  

  • Weed the area 
  • Clean the headstone 
  • Place fresh flowers and remove wilted ones  
  • Light incense  

Some also burn Joss, the imitation paper money, similar to the practice of burning it at the funeral to provide for the deceased in the afterlife.  

When family gathers you can expect that food preparation and sharing is in the plans 

  • The food is eaten together at the gravesite or marker in the case of cremation as if at a picnic with the loved one who has passed. Tradition holds that it is good luck to eat food first laid out at the headstone in an offering to the spirits of the deceased.  
  • As at the time of a funeral, the resting place of the deceased is approached in a set order determined by family roles and ages. Rituals include bowing, pouring out a cup of wine at the headstone holding the right fist cupped in the left hand.  
  • Modern families often opt to simplify the visit and obligate only the eldest son. In this case the formal offering at the visit may be limited to incense, paper money and flowers.  

A professional funeral director can help guide a grieving family with their immediate funeral arrangements. They are sensitive to the cultural rituals in an increasingly diverse community and can guide families in the best course of action and the many choices involved in funeral services to best suit their needs and understand their future connection to the funeral service.   

If you require reliable, straightforward and affordable service, with compassion, always, contact Can-Trust-Funeral before you engage with any funeral homes. Call 604-376-7975 or email to book a free professional consultation. You are never obligated.      

Our Can-Trust team of licensed funeral directors, provides funeral services in Burnaby, funeral services in Richmond, Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland.      

Phone: 604-376-7975      


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Learn more at the Can-Trust Funeral Ltd website