Kamy Louangxay passed away on Wednesday March 14th, 2007 in Vancouver, B.C. at the age of 91 years old. Kamy was born on October 20, 1915 in Canton, China. Because of the war, she and her husband, Tanh Louangxay fled from China to Laos in 1935. In 1981, the Eden Mennonite Church in Chilliwack, B.C. sponsored Kamy and her husband to Canada. In 1995, her husband passed away. Kamy lived in BC for 26 years, both in Chilliwack and Vancouver.
In 1997 Kamy had a stroke in which she became wheel chair dependent and required a lot of care. She lived at Mount Saint Joseph’s (MSJ) Long Term Care facility in Vancouver where she passed away peacefully. Thank you to the staff members of MSJ for their support and care of Kamy.
Kamy is survived by her 5 children: BounChanh Luangxay (Montreal), ThongPhanh Louangxay (Vancouver), KhamSing Louangxay (Vancouver), BounFong Louangxay (Vancouver), and BounSy Louangxay (Chilliwack). She is also survived by 25 Grandchildren, 32 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild.
Grandma will always be remembered for her contagious laughter. She was a quiet and gentle lady, and when she spoke everybody wanted to listen. She was a hard worker but she also knew when to play and how to have fun. Grandma also had a great sense of humor. When visiting her at MSJ, I would ask her in her mother tongue (Hakka) “Grandma, do you know who I am?” She would reply: “You’re in trouble if you don’t know who you are.” And then, chuckles would follow.
I will always remember that morning when she died – I looked outside my windows and noticed that the rain decided to stop and the sun started to shine. Thanks Grandma for reminding me that there is a time for work and a time for play.
The funeral service will be held at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home: 45865 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C. at 1:00pm on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007.