ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved mother, Stella Tang, who passed away on June 8, 2021. She lives on in our hearts.

Darrell & Spencer
Posted by Aaron Yeung on July 14, 2021
Happy birthday Auntie Stella. Don’t party too hard up there!

Love from Aaron, Lucy, Cleo and Toby. X
Posted by Jayne Lee on June 25, 2021
No words can described how much I missed you. You have taught me lots about life. I have always looked up to you & followed your advises. You have always been witty & fun to be with. The times spent with you in travelling, pottery, painting, sewing, knitting, cooking & baking, these are memories I will treasure forever. Till today, It’s hard to change my habit of calling you when I woke up … your are so dearly missed, love you always Stella.
Posted by Sarah Wang on June 20, 2021
Stella,
与你相遇是缘,相聚是成全;
分开是缘,日子终会成为从前。

十年啊,你轻轻走过。

优雅黑裙,你选的。
我第一次穿给你看,
却是为了告别。

俏皮眼妆,你教的。
我难得认真画一次,
却被泪水模糊。

想念你,在万籁俱寂、风清月朗的夜晚。
Posted by Dennis Chen on June 19, 2021
Dear Auntie Stella, you will be sorely missed. Thank you for bringing all the joy and laughter to our family gatherings. Spencer and Darrel our deepest condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Posted by Spencer Low on June 17, 2021
(Posted by Spencer on Auntie Annie's behalf)

I met Stella in the 70's when i worked for RB Offshore Drilling Co at Intl. Building, Orchard road. Stella had also just joined this new Co. From day 1, we both instantly connected & became best of pals!

Stella was a beautiful, talented, caring person & very smart! We developed a strong bond together & she with other colleagues as well.

Then when she moved over to Toronto in later years, we still got in touch & met whenever she was in town together with Eng Fong our close colleague as well.

When I holidayed in Toronto some years back, visiting my cousin who is a resident there, i connected w Stella again. She didn't waste any time driving me & family to her holiday bungalow for a night & we spent time with her before heading home. It was all so enjoyable with her. I was so looking forward to having her holiday here in Spore...

I was glad I got to visit her in the hospital when she was first admitted, and we had lovely chat despite her ailment. She sure comforted me instead!

Sadly she passed on last week....my dearest Stella, you are painfully missed! I know she is no longer in pain and she is in the arms of our good Lord. May she rest in peace!

My heartfelt condolences to James, Spencer, Darrell & families..
Lots love & hugs,
Auntie Annie ❤❤
Posted by Guy Langevin on June 16, 2021
Will miss you my friend neighbor we had nice time together. My deepest condolences to the family.(Spencer & Derek family and James we share your grief in these difficult times. We are present by your side in this difficult period.

Hélène, Guy, Lysa and Max
Posted by Adrain Oh on June 16, 2021
Dear Auntie Stella,
Always so welcoming of us, you made sure that Spencer's friends, no matter how eccentric, felt a part of the family. The breezy Shunfu home, scrumptious popiahs, chilly Toronto, balmy Palm Springs and your unbridled laughter. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. You will be missed.
Adrain
Posted by n z on June 16, 2021
Dear Auntie Stella,

You will be be missed dearly by all, but leave us with the fond memories of your wonderfully warm personality and infectious laugh!

Nigel
Posted by Julian Zee on June 15, 2021
Dear Stella

You were noted for your gaiety and joie de vivre and for the energy with which you pursued enjoyment. You left us with a lasting impression of someone who lived life to the full despite your ill health. We will always remember your happy, bubbly and infectious personality, especially your laughter. You will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all of us.

Julian and Leslie
Posted by Poh kuan Chan on June 15, 2021
Dear Stella, a rare gem of admirable character.. true BEAUTY in every sense of the word. Sadly miss your lovely presence. Hugs.
Posted by Allison Chin on June 14, 2021
Dear Aunty Stella. So sad to hear of your passing so suddenly. My deepest condolences to the family. 
Posted by Ixchel Suarez on June 13, 2021
Mi querida Stellita. No words can describe the friendship we had. We met in 2007, and it was through your artsy heart we connected at first...then life events made our friendship flourish. So many memories I keep in my heart, as well as all my family. I hug each and one of you, Spencer, Lisa and Aaron, Darrel and Cindy...from the deepest part of my heart. I cant say how much I will miss you...we crossed cultures, countries, memories...and yet, our true and sincere friendship grew every single time we met. Thank you for being in my life...
Posted by Ian Gregoire on June 13, 2021
I will miss Stella very much. She was so much fun to be around and always had us laughing with her stories. Stella was like a mum to a few of us who are friends of Spencer, and would join us in luncheons/dinners. Stella, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers because every time I go into my living room, the Chinese Feng Shui Gods (Fuk, Luk and Sau) which you gave me are on my wall, and I will always think of you. Rest In Peace. You will be greatly missed!!
Posted by David Grisim on June 13, 2021
Stella was such a beautiful soul: Loving, accepting, kind, and welcoming. Her stories about her adventurous youth kept us entertained and amazed, and she told them with a mischievous smile that made me wish I had been on those journeys with her. We will miss her dearly, and will keep all her loving family members in our thoughts as they grieve the loss of this extraordinary woman.
Posted by Alice Cheng on June 11, 2021
Dear Stella,

I miss you. It’s never in my mind that the gathering in last August was the last time.
Posted by Aaron Yeung on June 11, 2021
Rest in Peace Auntie Stella.

You have always been a part of my life, there to tell me to behave, give me advice and have a laugh with.

Love you always. I will miss you.
Posted by Avis Brown on June 11, 2021
Dear Stella, Your legacy will live on in my heart. We had some wonderful times together in our early days in London, in the times we spent together in Singapore and during your time in Palm Desert. Your friendship changed the path of my life and I am enriched by our shared experiences.
Posted by hauwan tham on June 11, 2021
Dearest Stella

You were a gracious and dignified lady, warm and generous. On occasions when we needed help most, you were there to lend us a helping hand. Your thoughtfulness and kindness made you stand out in a crowd and we are blessed to have known you.

May you rest in peace.

Always fondly remembered
Victor and Jennifer
Posted by 庶英 赵 on June 11, 2021
亲爱的Stella Tang :
    您是我们的朋友,更是我们的亲人。
   我们为有您这样的朋友而骄傲,我们更为失去亲人而万分悲痛!
    你是一个充满着魅力和智慧的女性。在和您相处的日子里,我们享受到了生活的乐趣和世间的美妙,我们也得到了克服困难的智慧和勇往直前的勇气。在加拿大的日子里,在中国春节的欢乐团聚中,我们都有着多么美好的留忆。我们多么希望和您一同走的更远、更长!
    您是一位伟大而坚强的女性。你勇敢的挑起了压力这副担子,含辛茹苦的把孩子们抚育成才,使他们有了充满向往的未来。
    您也有着幸福和幸运的世间人生,您和大家共同度过了美丽、清新、其乐融融的美好历程。
    亲爱的Stella Tang,您放心的前行吧,一路走好,安享天堂。
   我们永远怀念着您,我们永远是你的亲人!
     赵庶英 2021年6月11日敬
Posted by Chloe Wu on June 11, 2021
Auntie Stella, I remember when I first met you in Seattle, you already treated me like a family member. Your gracefulness left a great impression. It’s unfortunate that I couldn’t get to know you more. You will be missed greatly by all of us!
Posted by Lucy Guo on June 11, 2021

Dear Stella tang :
  真的无法相信你这么快离开了,这几天我的脑海里全是我们在一起相处的日子。你是一个美丽、精致的女人,你处事大方、大度、开朗,所到之处都给人留下很深的印象。你走得太急了!我们不是约好了,下一个春节再大团聚一次吗?!你不是约我新加坡见面吗?可是,如果我去新加坡 你却不在了!让人心痛、遗憾!
  天堂无病痛,希望你在那儿很快会有新的朋友,日子过得开心、快乐!
  Stella tang 愿你一路走好!
  我们永远怀念你!
                            Lucy guo
Posted by Zhao Haixin on June 11, 2021
Auntie Stella,你是我见过最优雅最乐观最坚强的女人,记得我们初次见面,你的美丽与乐观的态度让我深深折服。还记得您那次来中国,我们在一起渡过了一个难忘的春节,在那次除夕的晚上,我们一起饮酒畅谈,一起唱歌跳舞,谢谢你给了我们这许多的欢乐。这一切仿佛就在昨天,历历在目。几日前听闻您去世的消息,我十分悲痛,也很遗憾无法亲自去和您告别。我在遥远的异国他乡,真心的祝福您在天堂里依然风采依旧,我们每一个人会永远怀念您,永远爱您。
Posted by Rick Lin on June 11, 2021
Auntie stella​:
          當我知道這個消息,我多麼希望這不是真的,我的內心有多麼萬般不捨。我記得我們第一次見面是在倫敦欣怡的婚禮上,我過去跟您交談很愉快也從您身上看到、學到很多東西,您是一位有智慧、美貌及魅力的女性。我很開心並且榮幸能夠跟您成為一家人。因為COVID-19我無法到新加坡送您最後一程,我很抱歉。希望您在另外一個世界過的很美好,開心!
Posted by Shelly Lai on June 11, 2021
親家母是一位熱情美麗又善良的人,雖然我們沒有太多機會相處,但是她對待我們的熱情與面面俱到讓我印象深刻。我會想念親家母的。愿妳在天上繼續開心快樂!
Posted by TERESA KLISOWSKA on June 10, 2021
I am lost for words at this sad time. Please know that I will always think of you and am praying for peace and comfort for the entire family in these trying times.

- Teresa and Family
Posted by Michelle Teo on June 11, 2021
Aunty Stella... you brought joy, happiness and laughter to everyone who met you. Your selflessness and humbleness impacted many of us. We all love and sorely miss you. Eventually, I will be able to think of you without breaking down into tears... and I will be able to look at photos of you and smile and think of everyone on whom you had a positive and lasting impact.
Posted by Polly Tang on June 10, 2021
Farewell Aunty Stella - one of the warmest, vibrant and open minded mums I have ever met. You will be be missed dearly. Deepest condolences to the family, very sad and sorry for the loss of this lovely woman.
Posted by Tasha Yeung-van Dijk on June 10, 2021
Such a beautiful lady, inside and out. Some photos made me laugh out loud. The typical aunty Stella photos! How I’m going to miss her.

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Aaron Yeung on July 14, 2021
Happy birthday Auntie Stella. Don’t party too hard up there!

Love from Aaron, Lucy, Cleo and Toby. X
Posted by Jayne Lee on June 25, 2021
No words can described how much I missed you. You have taught me lots about life. I have always looked up to you & followed your advises. You have always been witty & fun to be with. The times spent with you in travelling, pottery, painting, sewing, knitting, cooking & baking, these are memories I will treasure forever. Till today, It’s hard to change my habit of calling you when I woke up … your are so dearly missed, love you always Stella.
Posted by Sarah Wang on June 20, 2021
Stella,
与你相遇是缘,相聚是成全;
分开是缘,日子终会成为从前。

十年啊,你轻轻走过。

优雅黑裙,你选的。
我第一次穿给你看,
却是为了告别。

俏皮眼妆,你教的。
我难得认真画一次,
却被泪水模糊。

想念你,在万籁俱寂、风清月朗的夜晚。
her Life

A Free Spirit

Stella was born in Singapore, lovingly raised by Tang Tuck Yan and Ong Eng Aye, and educated at Methodist Girls' School at Mount Sophia. She moved to the UK as a teenager, and subsequently also lived in the US, Hong Kong, and Canada where she felt most at home. She raised two sons, Spencer and Darrell, and helped take care of her grandson Aaron.

Stella loved traveling, and explored the world with her family and friends, enjoying good food, drink, culture and company.  She was especially fond of Japan, but also spent extensive time in different parts of Europe, Latin America, China and Southeast Asia.

From Sydney to Edinburgh, Buenos Aires to Cairo, Accra to Sapporo, Stella embraced new experiences, new friends and new perspectives, pursuing artistic interests throughout her life. She leaves behind many fine examples of her work: painting, pottery, weaving, tapestry, etc.

Let us all remember and cherish this free spirit.
Recent stories

Thinking of you on your birthday

Shared by Ixchel Suarez on July 14, 2021
Well, at least one of your two birth dates... we would go to that special place to celebrate, eating congee or laksa...and we would treat ourselves to (tzing toi???) AKA sesame balls. I will go there again...and this time will be sad, thinking of you and how you would order something special in mandarin, and laugh...


For all those memories...I will forever be grateful

Her first boss

Shared by Spencer Low on June 24, 2021
Thanks to one of my mother's oldest friends, Ms. Avis Brown, I recently found out what this photo is about. I'd seen it once or twice before, and now I know that this was Mum with her first boss, Mr. Al Rachlin, at Sperry Univac in London. This must have been in the late 1960s, and I just read that Univac was a line of electronic digital stored-program computers, and part of the history of today's Unisys Corporation. Had no idea...
Shared by John M Whillans on June 19, 2021
We were so shocked & very saddened by the unexpected news of Stella’s untimely death. It didn’t seem that long ago that I had been in-touch with her while she was still here in Toronto, & had promised to take her to Costco, which she had never visited before & was eager to experience, but with COVID-19’s arrival & the restrictions, it didn’t seem like a good idea. As friends of Spencer’s, we got to know Stella at IanG’s well-hosted brunches, at dinners, & when joining Spencer, Lisa & Aaron at their home for various events, & once Spencer had moved to Asia, meeting-up for dim sum. We came to consider Stella a friend, beyond being Spencer’s mom, someone whose company we enjoyed & valued, with her easy charm, warmth, & wry humour+observations. We were also impressed by her passionate pursuits & accomplishments in weaving & pottery; Stella provided a fine example of how to continue to learn & seek-out challenges throughout one’s life. We know how much Stella’s daily presence will be missed by Spencer, Lisa & Aaron, but give thanks that she was with you all in her final months.

Our deepest condolences to Spencer, Lisa & Aaron, to James, & to Darrell & his family.

With love & affection, Jeff&John