Mui Nguyen Ta, 95, of Maple Ontario Canada, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2022, with family by her side.
She was born to the late Pham Thi Ty and Nguyen Van Bong, February 8, 1927 in Hanoi, Vietnam. She married the late Loc Van Ta and they lived together settling in Saigon Vietnam, before emigrating to Canada in 1975 to begin the next phase of their lives.
Mui is survived by her children, Huong of Montreal Quebec , Ninh of Falls Church Virginia, Khang of San Diego California and Hien of Maple Ontario. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mui is survived by her sister Nguyen Thi Dao of Arlington Virginia. Mui was predeceased by her loving husband in 2005 and her son Tho Quang Ta in 2018.
Mui emigrated with her husband and family in tow, twice in her lifetime. Once during the mass exodus from Hanoi to Saigon in the spirit of Operation Passage to Freedom in 1955. And secondly, following the Vietnam war in 1975 to Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada.
Mui worked in New Brunswick as a Nurse’s Aid and found her passion and thirst for knowledge as a Librarian before retiring in Montreal. She then moved to Ontario with her oldest son Tho after the passing of her husband.
She was a smart and witty person throughout her whole life, even at the time of her death. She was a devout Buddhist and believed in all of Buddha’s teachings. When she was more abled, she prayed daily without fail.
She had a love of music and passed on this love to her children. One of her greatest wishes was that all of her children could play their instruments well enough to make up an ensemble. Unfortunately, and yet likely an act of providence that her youngest son, Hien, could not put together the last piece of the puzzle to fulfil this dream.
She was uniquely passionate about her children’s growth and education and was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind beautiful and cherished memories.
Viewing ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 1 p.m. followed by service at 2 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home in Richmond Hill. The family wishes to thank all who have sent flowers or by donations in her name to Phap Van Centre ( Buddhist Temple ) of Mississauga, Ontario.