In Memory of




Obituary for Kathleen Chan (Critch)

It is with great sorrow, we announce the passing of Kathi Chan a beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, wife, aunt and friend to all (even those she met only once) on Apr 25th at the L.A. Miller Centre. Predeceased by her husband Kwai-Fong Chan (2018), parents Harvey (2002) and Naomi Critch (2023), sister Aleta Critch Osmond (2020).

Leaving to celebrate and cherish her memory, daughter Tanya Chan Tuck (Dwayne), son Trevor Chan, favorite brother Harry Critch (Anita), sister Marilyn Soper, grandchildren Max Tuck, Kyle Tuck and special friend, Sylvia Harnum. Those filled with wonderful memories included a large circle of nieces/nephews, relatives, friends and her two cats, Pooky and Patchy.

Kathi was born in Corner Brook but grew up in Hant's Harbour, Trinity Bay. A bay girl who found her way to Sin Johns in the sixties and lived in various surrounding communities including Mt. Pearl, Goulds, St. John's, Upper Gullies,Winterton and St. Phillips filling the hearts of friends and foes alike along the way, though rarely a foe. Kathi had many occupations including Nursing Assistant, Restaurant/Deli owner, and Law Clerk.

Kathi always found a way to compliment everyone she knew and make them feel better for having spoken to her. Whether you just met her or were blessed to know her for a lifetime, you knew this woman had a ridiculously big heart and wanted to share her love with you. Our Mom was 'woke' decades before 'woke' was ever referred to. No judgement, all were equal in Kathi's eyes. She saw the good in everyone, everyone had a Smeagol (LOTR reference) in them.

Kathi's children can't recall her ever saying a harsh word to them other than typical parenting directions but even those were delivered in the most loving manner. She continued this loving parenting style to her much-loved grandchildren Max and Kyle.

Kathi loved her numerous cats/dogs over the years. She was a huge fan of classic movies especially horror films, classic tv shows and loved Survivor, Wheel of Fortune and various other game shows too. She was a prolific reader, especially of Stephen King and Danielle Steele novels. She was an excellent cook famous for her cold plate salads at family gatherings, she dabbled in painting, and was a knitter extraordinaire.

Thanks to the following for providing care over the years. Dr. Robert Woodland and Dr. Matthew Verge and their staff, Mary and Kelly for lifelong caregiving. Winterton Caregivers including Colleen George. Thanks to The Nursing staff at 4th/5th floor of HSC in St. Johns. Thanks to the staff at Meadow Creek Retirement. Special Thanks to amazing team at the Palliative Care Unit at L.A. Miller Centre especially Carmel and Dereck for their concise and clear communication, putting the family at peace.

Mom was always saying about others "he's some sweet”, "she's some sweet" but she was projecting all her life cause she was sweetest of all. Love you Mom!

Cremation has taken place.

A Visitation will be held at Slade's Funeral Home, 31 Powell Drive, Carbonear on Tuesday, May 2/2023 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Following the Visitation, a Service will be held at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Mom's name to Iris Kirby House, a facility in St. John's which provides safe and secure refuge for women with or without children who are experiencing domestic violence would be appreciated.

Condolences may be written to the family at:, on the Memory Wall section of the obituary. For further information please call Slade’s Funeral Home, Carbonear at 596-1212.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Slade’s Funeral Home, serving Carbonear, Upper Island Cove, Bay Roberts, Spaniard’s Bay and surrounding areas.