elevated up6Q8 April 17, 1934 – August 22, 2019
elevated up6Q8 Visitation
Thursday August 29, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm & 6:00 – 8:00 pm
elevated up6Q8 Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated up6Q8 Funeral Mass
elevated up6Q8 Friday August 30, 2019 at 10:30 am
elevated up6Q8 Obituary
elevated up6Q8 CHANG, Ryan Yin Nan
elevated up6Q8 The family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Ryan Yin Nan Chang after a year-long battle with cancer. Ryan was peacefully called by God and surrounded by the love of his family, at the Sunnybrook Palliative Care Unit on Thursday August 22, 2019 at the age of 85. Ryan was the beloved husband of Marie Louise (Aloha) (nee Rocha) and the loving father of Karen (Dan Condon). He will be sadly missed by his pride and joy, his two grandsons, James and Sean. Ryan was predeceased by his parents Haitz Tsu-Yin Chang and Chin-Chen Hseuh Chang, and his sister, Lily, and his brothers, Stoney and David. He is survived by his sister Nora, his sister-in-law Marybelle, his brother-in-law Harry, and by his nephew, nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces.
elevated up6Q8 Ryan was born in Nanking, China and graduated from the National University of Taiwan before working in Hong Kong. He brought his young family to Canada in 1969 where had had a long career as a mechanical engineer, retiring in 1995. Ryan lived his life with a love of food, friends and laughter. In retirement, he and Marie enjoyed travelling, meeting many new friends and indulging in his love of good food and good conversation. This continued through his 2018 diagnosis of stomach cancer until his last days in palliative care.
elevated up6Q8 The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Sunnybrook Hospital, especially Dr. Chan, Dr. Huynh and Dr. Bennett for their care and compassion.
elevated up6Q8 In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ryan can be made to the Sunnybrook Palliative Care Unit or the Odette Cancer Centre c/o the Sunnybrook Foundation, which would be sincerely appreciated by the family.