Thursday, October 8, 2020
Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium
5505 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC
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Saturday, October 17, 2020
Heritage Gardens Cemetery
19082 16 Avenue, Surrey, BC
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February 3, 1951 – September 30, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Luisa Siy Co on September 30th, 2020 at the age of 69 years. She passed peacefully at home with her daughters beside her following a short battle with lung cancer. Luisa will be fondly remembered by her three daughters and their husbands, two grandchildren, five brothers and a sister, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Born in Manila, Philippines on February 3rd, 1951 to Siy Keng and Dy Po Ti, she spent her formative years there and graduated from Mapua Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She resided in Quezon City where she ran several successful businesses while raising her daughters before emigrating to Vancouver, Canada in 2000.
She was first and foremost a mother in every sense of the word. She was brave to head toward uncertainty in the hope of a better life for her children. Accepting of her daughters’ individuality, she encouraged them to find their own paths; her wise and calm words were a constant guide. Always there to lend sage advice and gentle encouragement when needed, her compassion was valued by all. Her strong work ethic, dedication, and selflessness provided her children an excellent role model. She was gracious, pleasant, and humble. Most of all, she was full of love and would do anything to spend time with her family by taking multiple trips across the globe every year. Her kindness to others will be remembered dearly.
Our family has enjoyed many adventures together with her from the beaches of the Philippines to the forests of the Pacific Northwest and all the way to the heights of the Swiss Alps. Her simple pleasures include Sudoku, jigsaw puzzles, and coin and stamp collecting. She loved tinkering with her hands — be it building Lego structures with her grandkids or assembling electronic products at work. She cherished the companionship of her friends and coworkers.
In honour of Luisa’s life, a memorial cherry blossom tree will be planted at Heritage Gardens Cemetery (Surrey, Canada) and her ashes will rest next to her parents in Eternal Gardens (Manila, Philippines). Her three daughters would like to thank her siblings, family, and friends for the love and support they gave her throughout the years. She will always be remembered as Mama, Ama, Diko, 圓圓, Auntie, Tita, Ate, and Ninang in our hearts.
施圓圓將被紀念於加拿大素里市的「康全墓園」櫻花樹葬 ，再將骨灰安放於菲律賓馬尼拉的「永恆花園」 ，長眠於父母之墓旁。在此我們感謝她的兄弟姐妹，親朋好友多年來對她的關愛與支持。
In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Luisa's memory to Lung Cancer Canada for Luisa Co Memorial fund (funds to be directed to awareness and early screening) or Tzu Chi Philippines for general charity purposes.