May 7, 1940 – September 13, 2022
Peacefully and surrounded by family, Tina Lin died on September 13, 2022, at the age of 82. Educated in Taiwan and the United States, she married in Toronto and raised five children who knew they had won the mother lottery. She passed on to them, her love of God, music, knitting, jewelry, real estate, delicious food and laughter.
In her life of service, Tina served on the Knox College Governing Board and was a member of the Centre for Asian-Canadian Theology and Ministry at Knox College. She was a Representative Elder to the Presbytery of East Toronto for the Toronto Formosan Presbyterian Church, where she also served as Choir Leader and Clerk of Session. Through Trinity Mandarin Presbyterian Church, Tina was a volunteer English teacher and avid supporter of newcomers to Canada. Her voice grounded the alto section in many choirs, including the Taiwanese Christian Churches of Toronto Association Choir. Tina enjoyed deep friendships with her sisters through the North America Taiwanese Women’s Association (NATWA), which for a time, she helmed as the Toronto chapter’s President. At that same time, she was also the NATWA HQ Secretary serving all 16 chapters.
Predeceased by her husband Marshall, she will live on in the hearts of her children, William, Amber, Barbara, Elizabeth and Monica, and son in laws Kenny and Mark. Her grandchildren Kale, Tyson and Cléa will miss their amazing Ama. Grand dogs Hiro and Musubi will sorely miss Tina’s hands from which an endless supply of pets and treats flowed.
Wise, warm, independent, generous, courageous, capable and cheerful, Tina was a once in a lifetime supernova, loved by all who met her. Her many friends and family will cherish every memory.
Come celebrate Tina’s blessed life together, until we meet her again.
· Friday, September 23, 2022 at 2pm
· York Cemetery Chapel: 160 Beecroft Rd, North York, ON M2N 5Z5, Canada
· Reception to follow service.
Please RSVP by email: tinalinfamily [at] gmail [dot] com
Should you wish to make a charitable donation in remembrance of Tina Lin, please visit the donations page above.
在台灣與美國受教育後移居到多倫多，育有五個孩子，他們皆奉母親為至寶。她留傳給子女上帝的愛，她喜愛音樂、編織、珠寶欣賞、地產投資、美食和歡笑。 她一生熱心服務他人，曾擔任諾克斯神學院督導委員會及亞加神學事工中心的委員，在多倫多台灣長老教會擔任東中會的代議長老，詩班長及會議書記，並在三一國語長老教會義務幫忙教英語，協助照顧加拿大新移民。在許多合唱團，包括多倫多台灣教協聯合詩班都可以聽到她的女中音。妙姝跟北美洲台灣婦女會的眾姐妹們關係親密，曾一度擔任多倫多分會會長 。
雖然她的先生Marshall 已經過世，但她將永遠活在她的孩子William, Amber, Barbara, Elizabeth and Monica 以及女婿Kenny及Mark心中。孫兒Kyle, Tyson，孫女Cléa他們都非常懷念超級了不起的阿嬤。毛孫子 Hiro 和 Musubi也特別想念阿嬤那總是給予過量零食的雙手。
地點: 約克殯儀館禮堂York Cemetery Chapel: 160 Beecroft Rd, North York, ON M2N 5Z5, Canada
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