With heavy hearts, we announce the unexpected passing of Ana Hwang. Ana passed into the arms of Jesus, at her home on August 1, 2011. She was born in Costa Rica in 1960. She is predeceased by her father and brother. Ana is survived by her mother Marina Barrantes – Rodrigues; sister, Maria Ramirez – Barrantes; sons, Jose (Sherri), Edgar (Marisol) and Sung Hwa Alex and daughter, Sung Em Mary. She was a loving Abuela to her grandchildren (siblings) Diego, Deanna, Dante, Damian and (siblings) Henisis, Veronica and Fabio.
Thank you to her good friend and confident Campbell McGovern and many others.
In September 1986, Ana first moved to Canada. In 1991, she returned to Costa Rica to visit much loved family and friends. Ana returned to Canada to celebrate the birth of her first grandchild, settling in Chilliwack soon after. She was a kind lady with a child-like sense of humour. She overcame many of life’s struggles through her faith in God. Ana was a hard worker and always put others first. She would often be heard saying, “Me love you too much!” Ana enjoyed life’s simple pleasures. She appreciated going for coffee with friends, watching movies at home and visiting family. Ana spent the last few years of her life volunteering her extra time at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Her loving spirit will live on in the lives of those she touched.
The family would like to say a special “Thank You” to the Chilliwack Mental Health Unit, to St. Paul’s, for all the support received and all other professionals involved with Ana’s care.
A service honouring Ana’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 1:00pm at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8871 School Street, Chilliwack. Lunch will follow
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ana’s name to her memorial fund at St. Paul’s Church.