It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our father, Kien Thanh Trinh. He lost his life to Acute Myeloid Leukemia on December 29th, 2018. He passed peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital with family by his side.
Our father was a man who loved to care for and support his family. In 1980, he emigrated from Vietnam to Port Alberni, BC with his wife Mai and 2 young daughters. He had his 2 sons in Port Alberni and it was where he continued to reside until today. He held a determination to help his family live and thrive in this new country they now called home. Having survived the Vietnam War and escaping hardship, he raised his children to work hard and be thankful for the freedom this new country had provided them.
Our father was also an avid fisherman who loved the great outdoors. He thoroughly enjoyed picking wild mushrooms all over BC, as well as bracken fern and turned it into a lifelong career. Anyone who knew our father also knew he had a love for gardening. His ability to graph trees enabled him to grow multiple varieties of fruits for his entire family and friends to enjoy.
Being a grandfather was truly his greatest joy in life. The more the merrier was his philosophy. Ashley, Ava, Cole, Brady and Enzo were his most prized possessions. He loved teaching them to fish and take them outdoors to enjoy nature while learning to pick mushrooms and ferns.
His outgoing personality and laughter will not be forgotten by those who knew and loved him. He had a way of welcoming all into his home and heart.
Kien Thanh Trinh is survived by his loving wife Mai Trinh, daughters Nga Trinh, Chau Trinh (Nick Kruks), sons Long Trinh (Emily Qian), Han Trinh and Grandchildren Ashley, Ava, Cole, Brady and Enzo.
Kien is also survived by his mother, brother and sisters.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
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