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Yang Pen-Lien Pao

December 22, 1932 ~ February 7, 2021 (age 88)


Peacefully on Sunday, February 7, 2021, Grandma ‘Nai Nai’ Pao passed away at her home with family by her side at the age of 88 years. 

She was predeceased by her husband Jim-Min Pao and her parents Dian-Kai (Cun-Chi) Yang.

Left to cherish her memory are her son George (Meda) Pao; 3 daughters, Shen-Chih (Kuo-Lung) Liu, Shen-Min (Chung-Kai) Kung and Helen (Albert) Wei; grandchildren Lisa (Seth) Tardiff, Maria Pao, Han-Wen (Pei-Hsia) Liu and Cheng-Hsian (Hsin-Na) Liu, Chih-Chan Kung, Hsuan-Yu (Chun-Hua) Tu, and David, Linda, Brian and Jim Wei; great grandchildren Owen and Finn Tardiff and Maggie and George Liu, along with numerous extended family members and friends. 

Grandma ‘Nai Nai’ was born and raised in Chiang Su, China and married Jim-Min in Taiwan in 1949. She and her family moved to Portage la Prairie, MB in 1981 where she helped at the family restaurant, Dick’s Café until her retirement. 

Nai Nai loved cooking. She made lots of good dishes for her family and friends. Even after her retirement, she loved to stay at the corner table in the restaurant to smile and say Hi to her customers and friends. 

When she wasn’t at the restaurant, Nai Nai enjoyed spending time with her family, knitting, reading and watching Chinese programming on TV. She also loved to travel, and her family has many good memories of their time spent travelling with her. 

A private family graveside service will take place at a later date in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Yang Pen-Lien’s memory to a charity of one’s choice. 

A tree will be planted in memory and cared for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.  www.mckenziesportagefuneralchapel.com

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Private Family Interment

Evergreen Memorial Gardens

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