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Vanthok Yoeun
April 3, 1979 - July 25, 2019
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<div itemprop="description"> <br> <br>Van's Buddhist Dana will be performed on: <br>Thursday 1 August 2019, from 9:00am to 12:00pm (for those who want to attend) by The Ottawa-Hull Cambodian Buddhist Association Inc. at Watt Ratanakpratib (5883 Hazeldean Road, Stittsville) - Buddhist Prayer and Food <br> <br>After a long battle with cancer, Vanthok (Van) Yoeun, age 40, a resident of Ottawa, Ontario, passed <br>away at 3:05pm in the arms of his loving parents, Sareap Ron and Thon Yoeun, at the Ottawa General <br>Hospital on July 25, 2019. <br> <br>On April 3, 1979, Vanthok was born in the small Cambodian village of Kok Mon, where a majority of his <br>family still live, to Sareap and Thon during the Khmer Rouge era. His parents over came great personal <br>risk and challenge to get Van and his sister, Marith, out of Cambodia and eventually to Canada in 1981. <br>Van and his family began their lives in Canada in Deep River, then Renfrew, and eventually Ottawa with <br>the support of some incredible community sponsors. Van attended Queen Elizabeth Public Elementary <br>School in Renfrew, and later to Pinecrest Public Elementary School and Laurentian High School in <br>Ottawa. Van worked at Mitel, PC Cyber, and Absopulse. <br> <br>Hard core gamer, foodie, partier, animal lover, avid gardener, a good friend, and a beloved son are a few <br>of the words used to describe him by those closest to him. While Van had a inseparable bond with all <br>things computers, his friendships were even stronger as was seen by all the love and support that <br>poured in during his last few weeks with us all. His hard-fought word during his difficult last days, <br>“Wow…,” summed up his awe and appreciation for this show of love and support and he was grateful <br>to everyone that these were to be his last memories before he moved on. <br> <br>Vanthok leaves behind his parents, Sareap and Thon, sister and brother-in-law, Marith and Andrew <br>(Kull), his niece and nephew, Mia and Evan (Kull), foster brothers, Savy Chim, Mark Mielke, Mike <br>Roberts, and a huge extended family in Cambodia that cared deeply for him. <br> <br>Vanthok called upon his childhood best friend Eric (The Red) Nichols, to <br>see him through to the end and that is why he called him brother. <br> <br>Van loved his Cambodian and Buddhist heritage so it is with great honour that on Thursday August 1 st <br>from 9:00am to 1:00pm his Buddhist Dana will be performed (for those who want to attend) by The <br>Ottawa-Hull Cambodian Buddhist Association Inc. at Watt Ratanakpratib (5883 Hazeldean Road, <br>Stittsville) - Buddhist Prayer and Food **Vans body will not be present** <br></div>