We Remember

TSAI, I-Chen “Gwen”

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of I-Chen “Gwen” Tsai, our beloved family, friend, and colleague, on June 18, 2020, in Kelowna, BC, at the age of 30.

Born in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan on November 21, 1989, I-Chen grew up in Taiwan. She finished her university degree with a scholarship in 2013 and earned her master’s degree in Luxury Marketing in Lille, France. In 2012, I-Chen met her lifetime friend Katrina in Taiwan. She bought her very first house in Kelowna, BC, Canada in 2015, dreaming to start a family after finishing her studies. In 2018, I-Chen moved to Canada and started her life with Katrina running a restaurant business together.

I-Chen was a very neat person. She had a great heart and was always caring for people around her. She brought warmth to friends and families’ hearts by always caring about the details that others wouldn’t have noticed. She was thankful for her family’s support in getting the education she desired and always had her parents in mind. She was self-disciplined and only showed the best part of her in front of everyone. She treated people around her with an open mind and extreme understanding.

I-Chen enjoyed music, loved leather crafting, and travelling. I-Chen had her footprints all over Europe, North America, and Asia. I-Chen loved the earth, always bringing her own shopping bags, reusing paper trays, using the same things again and again, bringing new value to things that people could never think of. She would always say “ The earth is dying, and we should do something!”.

All memories she left behind were the memories to cherish. We will carry on our life with the love and support she unconditionally gave us during the brief time that I-Chen was on earth. The lessons she taught us will never be forgotten and her love would always be kept in our hearts.

She leaves behind her loving family: her parents Pin Tsai and Shu-Huei Tsai Lu, her brother Tsung-Yu Tsai. Her best friend Katrina Lee will also miss her dearly. Katrina’s mom Hsiao-Lee Chen always considered I-Chen her daughter and Kurtis was her favorite brother-in-law.

A Funeral Service will be held at 9:00 am on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, starting with viewing at 8:30 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the number of attendees will be limited if you wish to attend please click here to sign up. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family here online by Livestream (see below).

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8:30 am

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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