Anthony Joseph Chan
(September 21, 1970- March 9, 2022)
It is with great sadness we announce the loss of our Tony-Jo Chan. Tony-Jo entered the presence of the Lord on March 9, 2022.
Tony was so loved and a blessing to his family: Tony’s parents Joe and Shirley Chan; sister, Donna (Dom) Bucsis – Janna, Jody; brother, Kevin Chan – Jakob, Meagan; brother, Kolby (Jolene) Chan – Kieran, Maliyah, Maddox, Linkon; sister, Nicole (Jamie) Simpson – Joey, Elliette. Tony also loved his Wingenbach, McCrady and Chan aunts, uncles and cousins. Tony valued his friends including Brent (Shelly) Evans, Steve (Shawna) Pollock, Lisa Lee – Jessica, Miranda, Tessie, and Dustin (Paulina) and countless others.
Tony was born on September 21, 1970, in Winnipeg, MB and raised in Moose Jaw, SK. He excelled in all sports including hockey, football, golf, hunting and he was an excellent motorcycle rider. He raced dirt bikes together with his dad and brothers Kolby and Kevin, and went on many bike trips with his dad, uncles, brothers and friends. After high school, Tony completed his degree at the University of Regina with a major in English Literature, became an Interprovincial Journeyman Steamfitter, and was endorsed and respected as a Principal Project Controls Cost Specialist in Construction Management.
Early in his life, Tony gave his life to the Lord, and when called, went to serve on mission trips in Mexico City, Egypt, and Vietnam. For Tony-Jo, faith was an essential part of his life, and he had an unwavering commitment to serve God. Through word, deed, and by example, he was a disciple for Christ. With heavy hearts, we announce Tony-Jo passed peacefully in the presence of God and his parents. He will forever live in our hearts, and we are comforted to know He is with Jesus.
Flowers are gratefully declined, and lieu of flowers donations in Tony-Jo’s name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 1910 McIntyre St Regina, SK S4P 2R3.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 28th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Those unable to attend are able to view the service virtually by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/.
Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Joe and Shirley and family We are sorry to hear about the loss of Tony-Jo are thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time Sincerely our deepest condolences to all of you Rick and Doreen Folster and family
Shirley and family. Words cannot express my sympathy adequately. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
My condolences to the Chan and Wingenbach families.
Joe and Shirley. I am shocked and saddened to learn of Tony’s death. I always admired the way that you raised your children and spent time with the boys in shared activities like motorcycling. It is exciting to learn of his faith in the Lord and his participation in missionary trips. But I just wanted to to know that I respected him and have great memories of the times we did spend together when he was a teenager. May God comfort and surround you with his love and presence during this difficult time.
Dear Joe & Shirley:
We were saddened & shocked to hear the news that Tony-Jo had passed away. He came into our lives in 1980 when we started attending the church. Our kids of course played together at church functions. Will always remember him for his love of biking with his dad & brothers.
Our love goes to you folks, even though we can’t comprehend what your’re going through as we have never faced it.
We love you folks & will be praying for you that God will comfort and keep you at this most difficult time. Its so wonderful to know that he is with his Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ. We will be praying for you.
Love Ron & Pat Redpath
SINCERE SYMPATHY SENT TO THE CHAN FMILY
SPECIAL THOUGHTS TO NIKKI, JAMIE AND FAMILY
I WAS SADDENED TO HEAR OF YOUR SAD NEWS.
I was shocked and saddened to here of the passing of Tony Jo, it has been a long time since I had seen him but have great memories growing up next door. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Joe and Family
We are so very sorry to know of your son’s passing and offer you our deepest condolences.
May the memories of all of the happy times you shared together be a blessing and may he rest in peace.
So sorry for your loss. I went to school with him in Moose Jaw and he always had a great smile on his face. Always there to help people and I don’t recall him ever being in a bad mood. A great guy that will be missed.
I got to know Tony-Jo in 2017 while we were working on a project near Jansen SK. Tony was great guy and I had much respect for his knowledge and compassion for people. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends as he will be missed. The world was a better place with Tony in it and I am deeply saddened. RIP my friend
Joe Shirley i am so very sorry to see this my prayers to you both and the family’s.
My heart breaks for you all and i am praying for strength for you all. TONY JOE will forever be missed. Heavan gained another amazing man. Prayers.
To my pal, my buddy, compadre but most of all my friend. You will be missed and you are gone way to soon. I will miss our many conversations about hunting, fishing and of course shooting sports.
To Joe, Shirley and family
Please accept my most sincere condolences, TJ was a great guy and will be missed by many who knew him.
To the Chan family and all extended family members,
Wayne and I got to know Tony-Jo through the motocross races when we looked after the entry gate and cooked/served in the concession. He was always so friendly, kind and gentle. Our hearts are breaking for your loss….our thoughts are with you.
To Joe and Shirley as well as the entire Chan family our condolences go out to you. Tony was a special part of our lives and will be dearly missed by myself Kristen and our children. Tony was the best man at our wedding as well as god parent to our son Matthew. We will always cherish the memories we have of Tony. We would like to express our thanks for sharing Tony with us and please know that we have become better people because of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you
Deepest Condolences Joe and Shirley and family . So sorry for your loss.
It’s times like these when our words can not express our true feelings. TONY was a special person in our families.
EUNICE and I will remember him in our prayers and in our future memories.
Joe and Shirley we were so sorry to hear of Tony Jo’s passing. We missed hearing about his missionary exploits, but were
delighted to read that he headed out in three different directions. He had one very amazing life! May the good that he did, and the
great choices he made, warm your hearts as you ponder his days on earth.