Obituary of Yen-Chun Chou
Yen-Chun of Hatboro/ Taipei, Taiwan passed away on Friday, February 18, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Shanghai, China on September 29, 1932 (lunar calendar) to the late Chi-Fang Chou and Chi-Min Wu. At the tender age of 18, Yen-Chun and two of her three siblings moved to Taiwan. She fell in love and married Ting-Fan Ho who had also moved to Taipei from Shanghai. Together they had five children.
Yen-Chun was full of fun, outgoing, adventurous and eager to learn new things. Unlike most homemakers at that time in Taiwan, Yen-Chun helped her husband with his new business ventures by studying English, attending driving school and managing their family finances. They pinched pennies so that the children could attend private schools. Yen-Chun and her late husband had laid the foundations of a warm and loving home until his death in 1979. She then raised their children and supported the family all by herself.
Yen-Chun took interest in bringing modern technology into her daily life. Every morning for many recent years, Yen-Chun had used her iPhone, iPad and other blue-tooth enabled medical devices to record her health. She chatted with her family around the world using social networking apps and viewed them on IP cameras. She enjoyed watching videos and playing games on line. She was an avid traveler having ventured to many parts of the world during her lifetime. Above all, what she treasured the most was enjoying a delicious meal, be it Chinese cuisines or American diner food, with her family by her side. She was also an excellent cook who cooked every day till recently for her family.
Throughout her life, Yen-Chun was a strong independent woman, a loving mother, a doting grandmother, an inspiration and pillar in the family and a friend to all. She showed her children and grandchildren how to be generous, caring and simple even when times were tough; she passed on the family bonds and the values of life to her children and grandchildren which led them to happy and fulfilling lives in various parts of the world. She brought the family together and always made the family home feel warm. Yen-Chun will be dearly missed by her daughters Hui-Ling (Cindy), Li-Ling (Lilian), Chi-Lin (Echo) and her sons Ho-Chun (Jonathan) and He-Chun (James), as well as the in-laws Chee-Min Liu, Lily Chou and Darran Siu, and four grandchildren Wai-Ling (Diana) Liu, Wen-Chieh (Steven) Liu, Wen (Niko) Ho and Xuan (Niki) Ho. Yen-Chun was also a beloved cousin and aunt cherished by her relatives in Taiwan.
A private service will be held for Yen-Chun’s family here and overseas. The family will also organize and celebrate Yen-Chun’s full and love-filled life on a future date in Taiwan. Yen-Chun always gave a little more to those who were less loved. Expressions of sympathy may be made in whichever way you wish. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made in Yen-Chun’s name to a charity of your choice to help the less fortunate. More importantly, her family would like you to give your loved ones a hug or a call; tell them how much you love them. To send cards to Yen-Chun’s family, please contact her son Ho-Chun Ho at firstname.lastname@example.org for addresses.
居住在賓州Hatboro以及台灣台北的周燕君於2月18日星期五在親人的陪伴下去世。她於 1932 年 9 月 29 日(農曆)出生於上海，父親名叫周紀芳, 母親是吳志敏。燕君十八歲時移居台灣。她墜入愛河並嫁給了同樣從上海移居台北的何定藩。她們共有五個孩子。
燕君日常對新科技很感興趣。多年來，燕君每天早上都用iPhone、iPad和其她機器透過藍牙來記錄自己的健康狀況。她常使用社交網路與世界各地的家人聊天，並在 IP 攝像機上與她們互動。她喜歡在線觀看視頻和玩遊戲。她愛好旅行，一生中曾到過世界許多地方。然而她最珍惜的還是和家人一起享受一頓美食，特別是各種中國菜或是美式早餐。她同時還是一位出色的廚師，直到最近她還每天都為家人做飯，料理美食。
(Cindy)、麗齡(Lilian)、綺齡(Echo)、兒子鶴群(Jonathan)、鶴駿(James)，以及女婿劉志民(Chee-Min Liu)、孫女婿蕭智聰(Darran Siu)、媳婦周莉莉(Lily Chou)，和四個孫子女劉慧玲 (Diana Liu)、劉文傑(Steven Liu)、何玟 (Niko Ho)和 何瑄 (Niki Ho)。燕君也是許多台灣的親人疼愛的表姊和姑媽。
海外的家人將 以視訊方式和燕君告別。近期家人們也會在台灣舉辦儀式來慶祝燕君充實又充滿愛的一生。燕君總是會給失愛的人多一點關懷和幫助，因此您可以以自己的方式來悼念她。家人希望不必送鮮花，您可以以燕君的名義捐款給您所選擇的慈善機構，來幫助不那麼幸運的人。更重要的是，她的家人希望您給您所愛的人一個擁抱或打一個電話，告訴他們您有多愛他們。如要寄卡片給燕君的家人，請寫email與她的兒子鶴群聯繫，電郵地址為 email@example.com.