Lily Chu

Lily Chiu Chu

Friday, September 1st, 1939 - Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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LILY CHIU CHU, born on September 1, 1939 in Iloilo City, Philippines, was ushered into God’s glorious presence on June 2, 2020. She is now reunited with her husband of 59 years, Joaquin C. Chu.

Lily was an active and energetic woman who treated each new day as a gift from God. She always found something productive to do with her time. She would often cook, bake, sew, paint, and attend to her many thriving and beautiful indoor plants. Recently, she had even made a point to walk 10,000 steps every day.

Lily was a mother and grandmother who loved her family unconditionally. She is survived by her five children: Giselle (Nathanael) Ong, Frances Chu, Joy (Robert) Luke, Edwin (Helen) Chu, and Herbert (Christine) Chu. She was a loving and devoted grandmother to her twelve grandchildren.

Lily also cared deeply for her siblings, nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends. She would often spend time to contact each of them. She took the initiative to learn social media to keep in better contact as many of them are in different countries around the world.

Lily was a devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. Since coming to Calgary in 2002, she attended Calgary Christian Assembly where she worshipped and enjoyed fellowship with her church family. She was a prayer warrior. She would spend time during her daily devotion to pray for family, relatives, and friends.

Lily will be sorely missed by those whose lives she has touched. To the confused, she provided direction and clarity. To the discouraged, she offered words of hope and encouragement. She was truly a wonderful person who will always be cherished.

Due to COVID-19, we will not be holding a Celebration of Life. We are unable to receive flowers as well.

The family would like to thank everyone for their love and words of comfort.
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Trenton Broens

Posted at 10:31pm
Sending love and heartfelt condolences to the Chu family. Auntie Lily was a warm and wonderful person who brought great joy into my life and the life of my grandma Ellen. She was caring, inspirational, and adored her family. We were so blessed to have her family join ours in Canada and she will be missed dearly.

Posted at 06:40am
Chi Um Lily Is a very caring person, an amazing mother in law to my sister Christine (a mom in law everyone dreams to have), loving grandmother, wonderful mother and above all, a true Christian who lived by example. I am so blessed we have met again last December 2019 and had a sumptuous dinner with laughter. I only had fond memories of Chi Um. For sure, you will be terribly missed! It will take time for us to accept this especially to those people who are so used to your thoughtfulness and kindness. But knowing you are with God’s arm and with Chin Ke now, somehow gave us peace. Rest well Chi Um. You will be in our hearts forever.


Posted at 05:29am
Auntie Lily had always been a harbinger of hope of joy. Her memory is an indelible ink that will always stay with us.
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Newton Aaron Llorente

Posted at 05:13am
I haven't had any recent communication with Auntie Lily. However, one memory that sticks with me up to this day was how she tended to me and mama after we've been chased by dogs inside the Chu's Maria Clara residence. I bruised myself while I was running away from the dogs and I remember that she was there afterwards applying Betadine to my wound whilst reassuring me that everything will be alright. "You may experience pain in the coming days," she said, "but it will gradually heal."

Losing Auntie Lily, yes, there's an unsettling emptiness to it. A prickly unfairness. A bewildering set of questions that may keep messing with us all. At the end of the day though, having each other's back is the Betadine to the pain of her absence.

Auntie Lily, I will never forget the fact that you and I are "birthday mates" and how you made my young self grin at the sight and smell of angel cakes that you would bring to our house. You really knew how to satisfy the appetite of a hungry chubby kid! You will be dearly missed. Rest in peace. We'll see you soon in paradise.

Bert Llorente

Posted at 12:43am
Nang Lily had been instrumental in helping us find a place to build our family's home. The lot where our house now stands was initially offered to Nang Lily by Awee's client, and although she was not interested in the lot, she connected us to the seller. She thought of us and how we would benefit from living in an area where the children's school was but a minute away. Such was Nang Lily's thoughtfulness and this will always be remembered by all of us. I recall the days when she would often visit our house and bring us her delicious oven-baked chicken with lemongrass and angel cake.

Even miles away, she continued to remember special occasions in our lives (like our birthdays and our wedding anniversary).

We will miss you, Nang Lily. We are heartbroken by your sudden departure, especially Deeday/Ann who still cries everyday. We send you off to God with fervent prayers and fond memories of you. We love you. Rest in peace, Nang Lily.

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