In memory of a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter and grandmother Xuan Thi Dang, born May 5, 1959, passed away on August 7, 2020 at her home in Calgary, Alberta.
She was known to her family as “Xun” who was born in the small village of Paksé City of the Champasack Province in Laos. At the young age of 16, her family suddenly lost their father, at which point having to bear full responsibility to help raise her 6 younger siblings all while taking seamtress and upholstery courses. She assisted and encouraged her sister on her journey to get to Bangkok and become a hairdresser. Upon her return they set forth to open a joint family business within their village. In 1975, the Laotian government would transition into becoming a communist country. This forced her family to evacuate immediately to Thailand into the Ubone Laos refugee camp for about 3 years.
By 1980 she was sponsored and able to immigrate to Canada. It was the start of the next chapter of her life. Once arriving into Canada she began a new life which involved her first son Long (Lorne), followed by her second son Denny to her loving husband Thuang (Cang).
Xuan is survived by her husband Thuang Nguyen, sons Lorne Nguyen and Denny Nguyen, granddaughter Avery Nguyen, her mother Hoa Thi Tran, sisters Sinh Thi Dang and Mai Sutherland, brothers Alain Thu Dang, My Van Dang and Ky Van Dang.
Buddhist Prayers will be held at COUNTRY HILLS CREMATORIUM & FUNERAL SERVICES, 11995 – 16 Street NE on Friday, August 14, 2020 and Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Funeral Services will be held at COUNTRY HILLS CREMATORIUM & FUNERAL SERVICES ON on Sunday, August 16, 2020 beginning at 2:00 pm. Cremation to follow.