January 4, 1964 – March 18, 2021
Small in stature yet a giant in our hearts.
It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the passing of Daisy Chin – a devoted partner, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, teammate and colleague.
Survived and lovingly remembered by her life partner of 22 years, Darcy Henkel, her mother, Ginny Wei Ching Chin, her sister, Donna Bergvinson (Ernie), nephew and niece, Brian and Breanne, her brother, Danny (Ping), aunts, uncles and cousins who reside across British Columbia along with countless friends, colleagues from the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and teammates from her ball and ice hockey teams, all of whom Daisy considered her extended family.
Daisy was predeceased by her father, Jimmy Suie Lem Chin. She idolized her father and embodied his calm disposition, kind and gentle soul. Daisy will forever be “daddy’s little girl”.
Daisy’s early years with her family and many friends included a full and rambunctious childhood in her southeast Vancouver neighbourhood. Daisy, a graduate of John Oliver Secondary School excelled both in her studies and in athletics. During her early years, Daisy enjoyed street hockey, baseball, field hockey and always enjoyed grooving to her favourite beat and was wide-eyed every opportunity she had to see live performances from some of her favourite artists and bands such as Queen, Styx, Janet Jackson, AC/DC and Barbra Streisand.
Daisy’s other past time favourite included munching on popcorn while watching the latest movie releases with her friends at either her local movie theatre or making the BIG bus trip downtown to take in a movie or two at the brand new, at the time, multi-theatre complex. The wonders of the silver screen always left Daisy in stitches with laughter as well as helped shape her understanding of the world and form many of her hopes, dreams and aspirations for the future.
Following high school, Daisy continued her educational pursuits at the University of British Columbia where she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Recreation Education. One of four children born to Ginny and Jimmy Chin, who toiled their entire lives to ensure a better future for their children, Daisy embraced her family’s values of hard work, respect and a strong commitment to doing your very best. It was these values that led to her success in her post-secondary studies and the same values she carried throughout her lifelong professional career at the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.
Hired in 1984 as a volunteer for a summer day camp at Trout Lake Community Centre, Daisy’s co-workers and supervisors alike were quick to notice Daisy’s natural leadership qualities and humility which she carried with ease. Two days after taking on this role, Daisy was elated when she was offered the position as a Summer Day Camp Leader. Her ability to connect with youth effortlessly was second to none and her zest to learn from others at this early stage of her career further fuelled her passion to develop recreation programs to enrich the lives of Vancouverites through active living and to foster a vibrant community.
Following a few years earning her stripes through different positions, Daisy was thrilled to take on her first full-time role in 1990 as a Programmer for the West End Community Centre. From this moment on, Daisy’s professional journey in Recreation soared and included stops and progressive roles at City Wide Special Events, Stanley Park Train and Farmyard at Champlain, Trout Lake, Strathcona, Barclay Manor, Kerrisdale, Creekside and False Creek/Roundhouse Community Centres.
With every role Daisy took on, she did so with great enthusiasm and commitment. Regardless of the job at hand, her infectious energy was endearing and enjoyed by everyone she worked alongside. Over the years, Daisy took note of the many lessons learned from mentors who supported her growth and reciprocated by sharing her knowledge, skills and natural talents with others, including being the cartoon illustrator for many mascots such as Freezie Bear and Riley Raccoon.
At the heart of Daisy’s being was her love of people. Daisy was naturally gifted at building strong, respectful and collaborative relationships. From her team members, managers, regular patrons from the community or broader groups that made up the wider Community Centre Associations, she enjoyed engaging with her diverse community. Daisy was also humbled to serve as a mentor to the emerging and rising Recreation stars of tomorrow. Always one to bring joy and levity to everything she took on Daisy created the RecStar program to recognize Recreation staff members for going above and beyond while also demonstrating acts of kindness.
As Daisy’s experience expanded, her career path followed suit and Daisy was offered the opportunity to assume more senior roles including the Manager and the Acting Director of Recreation Services. In 2020, Daisy’s career reached a pinnacle point when she was officially named Director of Recreation Services for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, a role she assumed with great pride.
As she demonstrated in the early stages of her professional life, Daisy was an extraordinary leader and was generous in extending her honesty, kindness, humility and integrity while also sharing her mischievous nature to all who knew her. Over her career that spanned more than three decades with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Daisy’s accomplishments were many and the relationships she shared with her colleagues who she held closely as her extended family were of utmost importance.
With a career in Recreation, active living spilled into Daisy’s personal life and saw her enjoy squash, slo-pitch, football, golf and further her passion for ball and ice hockey. As the assistant captain for the Vancouver Sharks ball hockey team, Daisy was a fierce yet sportsmanlike competitor and enjoyed the exhilarating experience of winning the 2003 national championships in Montreal alongside her teammates.
Competing at the top tier of the ASHL Ice Hockey League with her team, Shadows and winning many championships, as well, Daisy’s petite size was oftentimes underestimated by her competitors and her speed, agility and offensive skill left them in awe. On the ice, Daisy often referred to herself as the “tall Asian” and in Daisy-fashion, was always quick to creatively come up with nicknames for every teammate.
Daisy’s hockey families were a huge part of her life and she enjoyed every occasion to share her affection for her teammates through either a listening ear or arriving at the rink with a special birthday cupcake and candle to celebrate a team member. The unique friendships she shared with each team member on and off the ice always left her heart full.
Up until her passing, Daisy was a dutiful daughter and cared deeply for her Mom and enjoyed the adventures of travel, family dim sum and dinner gatherings, social occasions and many conversations they shared together. Daisy’s strong will and independence were characteristic of her Mom who she adored with her whole heart and entire being.
Throughout her life, Daisy’s siblings loved and doted on her. They served as her role models and helped shape her viewpoints through their successes, learnings and life experiences. And during times of quandary, her siblings, especially Donna served as Daisy’s unconditional support system.
Among Daisy’s many accomplishments, she was dedicated to her family and friends. Her role as Auntie to Brian and Breanne was her most cherished. Despite living hundreds of kilometres apart, walking alongside each of them and witnessing their growth brought Daisy tremendous joy, love and fulfillment. Daisy was ever present in their lives and there was not an occasion or milestone that Daisy ever missed.
Daisy was also deeply connected and proud of her culture and heritage. She lived each day to honour and respect her parents and joyfully attributed her successes to the selfless sacrifices they made to allow Daisy and her siblings the opportunity to lead their best and most successful lives.
Daisy’s love and affection for life was deeply rooted in her extraordinary relationship with Darcy, her life partner.
Together, Daisy and Darcy shared an everlasting love and friendship that will extend beyond this lifetime. Hallmarks of their relationship included enjoying breathtaking Maui sunsets, walking the beaches of Tofino and the many motorcycling road trips they took together. With Darcy in the driver seat and Daisy, as passenger on the back of the bike, these riding vacations were always complete with Daisy telling Darcy where to go while also belting out her favourite Motown tunes as they freely zipped down the wide-open road. She was definitely “born to be wild!” After many years of riding and camping vacations across the United States, Daisy discovered the comforts of “RV glamping” and never pitched a tent again. Her found love for glamping also allowed for Buster to be a constant companion on these vacations.
When they were not taking in every Vancouver Canucks game either at Rogers Arena or on Sportsnet, special memories were also shared on the many hockey tournament road trips that they took together. With a “2-4” of Bud Lite in the cooler and a little bit of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey in tow, these road trips were always filled with fun times and an abundance of laughter. Regardless of their many escapades that took them away for either a short or extended period, Daisy and Darcy always looked forward to returning home to love and care for their furry children, Buster, Bugsy and Odin.
Throughout Daisy’s life, Darcy was Daisy’s pillar of support and during Daisy’s brief yet fierce battle with cancer, Darcy’s unconditional love gave Daisy both comfort, strength and peace.
During her most difficult days, Daisy also had a strong team behind her to take on this fight. Darcy and the Chin family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and support teams on 6 North at Royal Columbian Hospital who cared for Daisy gently and compassionately. The unwavering support and spirit of the “Tribe” (Cindy, Diane, Lil, Lori, Sarah and Shirleen) also helped to lift and sustain Darcy and the Chin family when they felt weary.
Daisy, Daiz, Daiz-a-Roo, Days, Daisy Duke, Daiz-a-Roni, Roo or Miss Mew was an exemplary human being, truly our MVP. Daisy will be fondly remembered for her warm, caring and witty personality, positive energy, steadfast loyalty, infectious laugh, kindness toward everyone she met and her wide, radiant smile which filled a room, put everyone at ease, left a mark on all our hearts and truly made our world shine.
As our petite, 5’3 Daisy moves onto her next journey, her unforgettable spirit and vibrant presence will be forever felt and dearly missed by all.
再見joy-Gin and see you again, dearest Daisy.
A celebration of life will be planned once the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted. To write a condolence to the family, please visit korucremation.com
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Daisy can be made to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation at https://rchfoundation.com/daisychin
Dwayne Scott Ryckman Wallace
Dear Darcy and the Chin family – we are deeply saddened for your loss.
Sometimes in life we find those rare and extra special friends like Daisy who make us giggle until we can’t stop; inspire us by their talent and accomplishments; make us feel the warmth of true connection; and appreciate all the times together even if across vast distances.
It is hard to believe that it was 31 years ago that we entered each other’s lives and since that time there have been so many memories from dinner parties, birthday celebrations, and restaurant outings to musicals, golf, Facetime chats, and even the infamous bunny suit.
Daisy, you are a remarkable friend who is loved so dearly. Your passing has left an empty spot in our hearts that can never, ever be filled. It is true that “sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in our heart.” Until we meet again.
Love you and miss you so much, Dwaynie and Scottie
Josie & Critter
A beautiful tribute to a very special ,near to our heart Daisy❤️ We are so blessed to have had you in our life. Condolences to Darcy and the Chin family.
Sharing in your sadness as we remember Daisy. I would like to offer my sincere condolences, prayers for peace and comfort for Darcy and the Chin family. My fond memories of growing up on Ross Street with Daisy and her beautiful smile will never fade. May you rest in peace.
Donnie & Jo-Ann
Oh Darcy and Daisy’s family, our hearts are broken with you and we can’t even imagine your deep pain and sadness right now. We are sending you love and condolences on the loss of Daisy – we can’t reconcile this – it’s just not fair. Love Donnie & Jo-Ann
To the family and friends of the one and only Daisy.
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beautiful partner, daughter , aunt and friend.
Daisy was a beloved colleague of mine at the Park Board and we will forever remember and miss her.
I wanted you to know how special she was to me and to all of us. She was a compassionate leader and was one of the most kind, thoughtful and positive people I have ever met.
We shared many late nights and weekends working throughout the Pandemic but she only ever though about the comfort and wellbeing of others.
I will miss her friendship, the positivity she radiated working along side her and that wonderful sense of humour and deep laugh she had.
My heart goes out to you all.
What a beautiful write-up for a beautiful person. I feel lucky I got to meet and work with Daisy. My thoughts to her loved ones, may she rest well.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Daisy was a lovely, caring, authentic person and she will be sorely missed
My condolences to Daisys family and friends. I worked with Daisy at Trout Lake Community Centre in the early years. Daisy was always upbeat and a team player! Daisy had great initiative and drive! She’s always could be counted on! Life is short! Live it! Rest in peace!
My deepest condolences to Darcy, Mrs Chin and family.
Daisy’s generosity of spirit, kindness and loyalty will be forever embossed in our minds.❤️
Thank you for sharing this tribute to the remarkable life of Daisy. My deepest sympathy to Darcy, Mrs Chin and all of the family. For all of us who worked with and had such tremendous respect for Daisy, we share in your loss.
Our condolences to the family of Daisy. She was a great person with an infectious huge smile. I first met Daisy in 1991 when I visited Vancouver for the first time. I would always ask my sister Cindy when we talked, emailed or visited ‘how’s Daisy and say hello to her if we didn’t see her on our visits to Vancouver. She was a one of a kind and will be missed by all. Our deepest condolences to Darcy and the family with much love. Jamie, Carol JJ (Marley) and Brad
Dear Darcy and family,
I am so very sorry for having beautiful Daisy taken so tragically from your lives. I had the privilege and honour to work with Daisy for ten years at the Park Board. She taught me her way of helping people and was always a voice of compassion, community and teamwork. Daisy made Vancouver a better place and everyone she touched a better person. As sad as we all are at this tragic loss, we should honour Daisy by sharing her kindness ,patience and tenacity for helping each other. We love and miss you Daisy but you will live on in all of us.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Daisy. We have all lost a bit of our souls, but the Good Place has gained an angel and architect. She made everyone feel like her best friend. We are all going to miss her.
To the family and friends of Daisy Yeun Ling Chin,
Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. While I only knew Daisy from my first days on the Park Board, it was immediately clear that she was a caring person who brought a certain elan to her work there. It is very inspiring to read about her very full life and career, especially her sport-filled days.My thoughts are with you as you reflect fondly on one who is deeply missed.
I am so saddened to hear of Daisy’s passing. She was such a vibrant and beautiful person. My deepest condolences to her beloved partner, Darcy, her family and friends. I had the utmost pleasure to work with Daisy when I was commissioner with the Vancouver Park Board. She was one of my favourite people and always my “go-to” when I needed to get some information , the “real deal”, not the bureaucratic answer. Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is a family. It always has been and we become very close. I was a commissioner for 2 terms (6 years) and Chair and vice-Chair so it was extremely important to me to become close with everyone who worked there, not just upper management but all staff. It was so easy to become close to Daisy, she had the sweetest nature. She truly was a wonderful human being and I will always remember you with deep fondness. Thank you Daisy for your unwavering spirit and your contribution – RIP Daisy Chin xoxoxox
Dear Darcy and Chin family. What a shock to hear of Daisy’s passing. I am truly sorry and saddened at this loss. I have known Daisy for about 20 years as a beautiful, kind, charming, neighbour in New Westminster. Daisy exuded warmth and a great sense of fun, enjoying life to the fullest.
You will be missed, dear Daisy.
We often miss the opportunity to say how much we appreciate those that we encounter in our daily life, particularly those that put the needs of others ahead of themselves.
I had the utmost respect for Daisy when I was dealing with the Park Board.
Our deepest condolences go to Darcy and the Chin family.
With much love, Gerry
To all of Daisy’s family and loved ones, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am glad for the opportunity to work with Daisy and experience the amazing and special presence that is captured so well in this tribute to her.
Oh Daisy gone too soon. I was a board member at the West End Community Centre and worked with Daisy way back when. Always professional and extremely capable and fun to work with. As a host at Roger’s Arena always fabulous to run into Daisy and Darcy at a Canucks game. My heart goes out to you Darcy at this very sad time. RIP Daisy.
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful synopsis of Daisy… her passions, her loves and her contributions. I remember her as a well known and respected colleague in the field of recreation in and outside of Vancouver. Heart felt condolences to her partner and family – we have lost her bright light in this world way too soon! Prayers for peace and strength for you all. May the many wonderful memories shared help her live forever in our hearts and minds.
You were my introduction to team, friendship, and community in Vancouver; a lovely welcoming ambassador.
You lived your life with positivity and grace.
Dear Darcy and the Chin Family,
I wish to extend my sincere condolences for your loss. Since being elected as a Park Commissioner in 2011, I have had so many wonderful and positive experiences with Daisy both at events around the city and at meetings regarding the business of the Board. Daisy to me has always been a shining bright lite at Park Board. This is a huge loss Daisy will be forever remembered as part of “the long green line” and be remembered for her warmth dedication and service to Vancouver
With Love and Affection
Trish MacCormack (Halifax, NS)
Such a beautiful tribute to an extraordinary woman. I first met Daisy in 2001 through Darcy. I quickly nicknamed her, “Delightful Daisy” because she was exactly that. She had a natural ability to brighten any room with her positive energy and warm smile. My heart aches for you Darcy, for the Chin family and for all those who adored Daisy. 💜
Such a tiny person to take up so much space in our hearts – Vancouver Parks & Rec is a smaller, sadder place without you. Much love to Darcy, the Chin family and everyone missing Daisy
Dear Darcy and the Chin family,
I can not fathom the pain you feel right now. Daisy was a quiet force that moved without ego, gave without want and loved with authenticity. My heart hurts that she was taken from you and me and everyone she touched. Words fail, but know how deeply she will be missed.
With gratitude that she touched my life – thank you for sharing her.
That smile….oh that smile.
For over 30 years I’ve watched as Daisy and her career developed; I know the essence and character of some of her closest friends. This moving and heartfelt tribute to Daisy only reinforces my experience with her: the description of her childhood and career, her interests, activities and passions, and the love and appreciation shared between all who were such a meaningful part of her life. Truly a remarkable woman – an incredible loss, most particularly for her nearest and dearest. And for Recreation and the Park Board: a critical absence in the workplace for Donnie and all of Daisy’s colleagues that will be sorely felt.
My most sincere condolences to Darcy and to Daisy’s family and close friends. I know she will live forever in your hearts and memories. love joslin
My condolences to Darcy and Mrs Chin and family, her teamates for the loss of Daisy. What a Beautiful tribute to the loss of Daisy. She will be missed by all who had the priviledge knowing her
I had the pleasure of going to UBC with Daisy and although we never worked together , my fondest memory of her is the huge smile she always wore as well as her compassionate nature and the fact she went out of her way to make everyone feel included . I am so terribly sorry for this loss and my greatest condolences to her family
I was so saddened by this news. A thought from someone who watched Daisy blossom over 35 years. Daisy has left a personal legacy in the City of Vancouver, built on all the people she touched with her unique brightness and energy. She first touched Kevin Pike and myself when we were faculty for a few Recreation courses at UBC. She was one of those students you remember , and follow in their career.
Thank you Daisy, for all the exhilaration, joy and connectedness you facilitated for so many Vancouverites. You were poised to make an even bigger difference, before being taken from us. So so difficult to reconcile.
My condolences to all Daisy’s extended clan of partner, friends and family.
To Darcy and Daisy’s family:
My sincerest condolences to you on losing Daisy. I count myself very, very lucky to have had the chance to work with her. Daily, she demonstrated integrity, commitment and kindness, both to the people she served and the colleagues she worked with. I myself have learned from her, and feel like I’m a better public servant, colleague and person because of it. From the brief time I knew her, she seems to have lived so well, so fully and with such a great generosity to those around her. Thank you for sharing this portrait of her life with us.
Janice & Dan Buchanan
Dear Darcy and Chin family, Dan and I send our condolences to you in the loss of such a beautiful person. We are hall neighbours who will miss chatting and laughing with Daisy.
Thinking of you Darcy
Janice & Dan Buchanan
Thank you for your beautiful friendship.
It came so natural for you and special for us.
Buster will miss his walks with you too.
Condolences to Darcy and the Chin Family.
May you continue your journey on the other side.
My heart sank when I heard of Daisy’s untimely passing. I am heartbroken by the news. Our Parks & Recreation family has lost a wonderful human being. I loved and enjoyed working with Daisy.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
R.I.P. Dear Friend.
> My deepest condolences to Darcy and the Chin family.
With love & sincerest sympathy, Sheryn
Darcy and the Chin family, I was very saddened to hear of the loss of Daisy.
My heartfelt condolences go out to all you. I have fond memories of Daisy and will always see her smiling face when I think of her.
Dear Darcy and Chin Family.
It was heartbreaking to hear of dear Daisys passing.
My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to you.
Daisy was a joy to everyone who knew her and I will always hold on to my memories of her.
To Darcy and the Chin family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Any time anyone has ever mentioned Daisy’s name to me, my comment back has always been, “she is one the of nicest people I know”. Always quick with a smile and a hello even when just passing by each other at 8 rinks. My condolences to you all.
Daisy has been an incredible friend and mentor in my life.
I will dearly miss her friendship and the days working along side with her.
May Daisy rest in peace.
Sincere condolences to the Chin family and Darcy. I’ve known Daisy 20+ years through sports, as an opponent and teammate, and both were enjoyable. That shows her character … its hard to have everyone like you. I respected her because she was always so sportsmanlike, yet she was also a dynamo. She got knocked down … alot, but would get this look on her face, determined and undeterred, got up and worked harder. That is a leader and mentor. Daisy thank you for your positive influence. I send my prayers to all of those she touched in her too short life.
Beautiful, incredible, vibrant Daisy.
Strong back, soft front, wild heart.
She brought a sense of fun and calm to every day. It was amazing how she was always so present and generous with time even in the midst of chaos and doing incredible amounts of great and meaningful work.
There is so much to be said, and no words to express it.
Thank you Daisy.
Thank you to Daisy’s family, from which she grew.
Dear Darcy, Mrs. Chin, family and friends of Daisy.
It is hard to accept the news about Daisy leaving us. She left an amazing legacy for the community, thru her dedication, hard work and strong belief of collaboration. Daisy was such a kind, gentle and genuine person, with a big heart. She inspired us all to always be and do better. I am grateful I had an opportunity to work with Daisy. She was one of those people that had a kind word for everyone. She was a trusted friend and colleague. With love and appreciation,
Sending love to Darcy and the entire Chin family. Daisy may have been small of stature, but she made up for it by being so full of life and curiosity. Daisy carried herself with dignity and kindness and was the voice of reason to many. My heart is broken over this loss – too young, too soon – doesn’t seem fair or right. I hope you all know and feel how much Daisy was loved by her extended family and how much she meant to all of us. When a life has touched many with love, it’s a life well-lived. ❤️
As a former parks and rec colleague of Daisy’s, I was gutted to hear of Daisy’s illness and all too sudden passing. I don’t think I ever saw Daisy without a smile on her face, regardless of the situation. She truly lived with a zest for experiencing the good in all things and spent her life trying to give others the opportunity to enjoy what our wonderful recreation system has to offer.
Tell your loved ones, your colleagues, your friends how much you love them whenever you get the chance. Be like Daisy, go through life with a smile and be kind to everyone whose path you cross.
Rest in peace, lovely soul!
Darcy, Mrs Chin and Family
I am heartbroken for you and for all of us who were fortunate to have had Daisy in our lives.
While Daisy and I met through our work with the Parks Board/City , we built a friendship that stepped beyond that boundary. I will miss our traveling phone calls and tailgating CR for our buddy Bri. Memories of her smile, laughter and teasing will last a lifetime.
My life changed when Daisy entered it and it will forever be changed with the loss of her.
I hope you find some solace in knowing that we share tears and heartache with you.
Thank you Daisy for being a part of my world. One day…we three will do a round.
My day was turned upside down when I heard about Daisy’s passing. What a lovely, genuine and thoughtful person! Daisy was someone I worked with, partied with and celebrated life with. She had a great sense of humour and a real desire to make things better for those less fortunate than her. My sincere condolences to Darcy and her family. May the great memories of Daisy give you strength at this sad time.♥️
My condolences. I was fortunate enough to meet Daisy a few times through our mutual friend Cindy Crapper. What a lovely soul! One of my fondest memories is first meeting Daisy and I’m 6’ tall, and she looked up at me and said ‘wow, you ARE tall!’
RIP, and fortunate to have seen that smile
I will always miss the smile that preceded Daisy whenever she entered a room. Daisy was full of life, and was really one of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure of working with. I started with the City in 1979 and the Park Board in 1984. I had the pleasure of watching Daisy’s rise through various positions at the Park Board, and was always pleased when she had attained a new position. Daisy was a wonderful person, and a strong and compassionate leader. I am so glad that she had close family with her through to the end. I shall miss Daisy, and shall treasure all the wonderful “discussions” we had throughout the years. She was a woman who always spoke her mind! My condolences to all who loved her.
I am so heartbroken to hear of Daisy’s passing… It’s been so many years since the few times our paths crossed, but the memory of her joyfulness and warm spirit haven’t diminished in the slightest. I remember her, and the sense of abiding love shared between you, Darcy, and her… like it was just a blink of an eye ago. If that’s not a measure of an extraordinary human, I don’t know what is. Gratitude abounds, that you met, loved so deeply, and shared a wonderful life… I am so, so sorry that you are grieving such a loss.
I lift you and all of Daisy’s family up in my prayers.
All my love,
I was deeply saddened to hear about Daisy’s illness and then her passing. I only had the pleasure and priveledge to meet with Daisy a handful of times. She had made a profound impression on me. I shared Hockey tickets with her and the small group we had . From the first time I met her and Darcy I new she was a special person. She really had a natural gift to be able to make you feel warm and welcome . I will miss you Daisy when you pass through my thoughts. I don’t know how else to say it Darcy but my heart is heavy for you.
To Darcy and the Chin family,
My deepest condolences to you on the passing of Daisy. A beautiful human being gone too soon. Daisy was a well loved colleague always had time to listen and willing to lend a hand when called upon.
Rest in Peace dear Daisy.
Maria Rita Castillo
Sending my love and prayers to Daisy. You will be greatly missed. Condolence to the Chin Family.
My heart is breaking from the loss of such an extraordinary human being that was Daisy. My heartfelt condolences to Darcy and the Chin family❤️. Words can not say what the heart is feeling for your loss.
I first met Daisy while watching a ball hockey tournament in Edmonton. She was up in the stands with a beautiful sign the words in glitter. I knew then that this was my kind of person. Her big smile, generous heart and sense of humour kept all of us on our toes especially when we were on ice hockey team road trips. One never knew what Daisy was up to. She remembered birthdays (even the ones we wanted to miss) and always found a way to make those around her feel special and honoured. She gave her time freely and gently reminded us of all of the good things in life.
Rest In Peace my friend. The world has lost someone so very special💕.
The sun sets. The moon sets. But they are not gone – Rumi
This beautiful and thoughtful write up confirms my feelings for the past few days – Daisy: a forever person.
She filled hearts with joy and her impact will be for eternity.
To Darcy and the Chin family – my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
To Darcy & the Chin family, I am so saddened to hear of her passing. Daisy was someone whom I had not spoken to or seen in some years as my family and I had moved east. She was someone I had played with and against in hockey and ball hockey during my years spent in Vancouver and her impression upon me was strong! Such a spirited, vibrant, fun-loving, forgiving, mischievous, smiling person. And kind. Definitely kind. We need more Daisy’s in this world. My thoughts are with you all.
Having only known Daisy through my work with Vancouver Parks . I will miss Daisy for her no nonsense to get things done right , Daisy will be missed by all who knew her and those who will only have heard of how things need to be done right
Dear Darcy, Mrs Chin and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Daisy was so kind, caring and fun and your tribute captured that beautifully.
In elementary school, Daisy was always our protector, standing up to the bullies. She was a natural leader.
I will always remember her beaming smile. Rest easy, Daisy, you are so loved.
Daisy’s calm, poised, and generous manner will be missed by all.
She kindly offered her time last year to counsel my son who was interested in pursuing a career in recreation. She spent over an hour with us and our son, talking passionately about how one can make a difference in people’s lives by working in the recreation field.
It is sad that Daisy is no longer with us. May she rest in peace.
Darcy and Chin Family…
I know many of us are having a hard time digesting this loss and accepting Dais is gone so I can only imagine the struggle you face each day. Daisy was and will forever be my friend and mentor. I am where I am now in my career because of her dedication, support, passion and persistence. She will never be gone as long as she lives in our hearts, thoughts, memories, accomplishments and laughs. She was larger than life in such a small package. I have never met anyone else who turned on a heater in the middle of July and August but the many laughs we shared over just that (and many other things) will always put a smile on my face.
My thoughts and prayers –
KS (something Dais always called me)
jil p weaving
To Darcy and the Chin family,
I knew Daisy as an exceptional woman, her presence made the world a better, kinder place. She was both firm and gentle and she was very much appreciated by those she worked with. We worked beside each other and with each other in a variety of different positions during her time at the Park Board. I respected her intelligence and sense of humour. She brought her whole self to her work and cared deeply about those she worked with and the communities we served. I am glad to have had the opportunity to have known her. I send my deepest condolences.
Dear Darcy and the rest of Daisy’s Family,
Thank you for sharing such an amazing tribute and I’m so sorry for your monumental loss. I so very much enjoyed working with Daisy and I always looked forward to talking with her. There was something so special about her warmth and ability to connect with people that I really, really admired. How grateful I am that I got to meet such an incredible person loved by so many.
Thinking of you all in this unimaginably difficult time.
Dean and Kari Henkel
We have been heart broken to hear of the loss of Daisy. She was an extraordinary person and we regret that we didn’t get to spend more time with her. Our deepest condolences to the Chin family. We love you Darcy.
Dear Darcy, Ginny,Donna and family,and Danny
Daisy was one of a kind..we loved her and will miss her greatly..our deepest sympathies to you all
Barb Fernie and family
One of the many things that made Daisy so special was her ability to bring people together working so collaboratively toward positive outcomes and win wins. She was a master at it and while I didn’t work all that often with her at the City, when I did, I honestly can say she made a difference in the lives she touched. When Daisy spoke, others listened, including me- she just had that way about her. Daisy’s passing has given me cause for pause to consider what is really important in life- family and friends, loved ones, health and compassion for others. Thank you for your teachings Daisy, may you rest in peace. My sincere condolences to the family
A lovely eulogy for an incredible woman who touched everyone who met, knew and worked with her. She had an incredible ability to make everyone she spoke to feel heard, understood and cared for. I have such great memories of our chats at the Park Board and still cannot believe she’s really gone.
She will be hugely missed but never forgotten.
I send my most sincere condolences to Darcy and the Chin family.
I will remember Daisy as an affable, empathetic, energetic and aspiring colleague who had great passion for the field of recreation, accompanied with a keen sense of humour, intoxicating smile and infectious laugh. Although we rarely worked in close proximity during our lengthy Park Board careers, we always engaged in an ongoing, witty banter about a number of trivial subjects when our paths would cross. Another great Park Board personality gone too soon.
My sincerest condolences to her partner and family. Rest in peace, Daisy.
Dear Darcy and the Chin family
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing Daisy, she was a wonderful person and I loved working with her.
Albert Leung (MOCA)
We are saddened by the sudden news and we missed Daisy so much. Although I knew her and work with her for a few years, she is a caring person with a big heart. It is so unfair God took such a good person away from us. Our condolences to Darcy and the Chin Family.
Dear Darcy and the Chin family, with heartfelt condolence!
Daisy was such a beautiful person both inside and out; and always with a huge smile. She left an impression on anyone she came in contact with; and was always willing to listen and chat. Now gone too soon but to a good place, heaven has gained an angel.
You will forever be in our hearts. RIP Daisy!
To Darcy and the Chin family,
It was such a privilege to know Daisy. I’ve played a number of seasons either as a spare or regular with the Shadows/JAFT but I didn’t get to know her as well as I would’ve liked. But wow, to read this is to affirm everything I knew of her and imagined she was. What a gift she was to us all, whether she knew us well or not. The birthday cupcakes especially resonated with me; she always remembered my birthday even if she hadn’t seen me in months. My heart goes out to all of the family; I was only ever lucky enough to meet Donna at a public skate session in Kelowna a few years ago in a fun coincidence. May you be comforted in this time. And Darcy, you are so loved, just as much as Daisy, and I pray for peace, strength, and comfort in this time of loss.
My sincere condolences to Darcy, & the Chin Family,
I am saddened to hear of this tremendous loss. I have not seen Daisy in years, but much like all of those whom known Daisy, she left her mark. I have many memories of her spunky personality, and of course that smile.
Rest In peace Daisy.
Community lose you and you lose community, but I believe you still looking community.
We need keeping smile because you always smile. Now you can fly you can fly.
Actually you are angel.
Always love you, my friend.
The Dunbar Lawn Bowling Club
To Darcy and the Chin family,
We at the Dunbar Lawn Bowling Club are very saddened by the news of Daisy’s passing and extend our sincere condolences to family and friends. Working at Vancouver Parks and Recreation, Daisy was always generous with her time and supportive of the needs of our Lawn Bowling Club. We appreciated that very much and are sorry BPR will no longer benefit from her special skills and enthusiasm.
A great eulogy on Daisy 💕
I will always have fond memories of my favorite “little” cousin. As we were growing up, going down to Vancouver and seeing my cousins was the highlight moments. Especially with Daisy, we had so much fun talking and “beaking” each other about the Canucks and my Bruins. Her competitive smile 😃 is so infectious. And I will miss her very much 💕.
Praying for peace in both yours and the Chin’s household.
Love Ed, Marina, and Natasha Jang
Catherine and Gail
We are so very saddened by the loss of such a wonderful person. Daisy was a incredible athlete and was a kind and thoughtful to everyone around her. Our condolences to Darcy and the Chin family.
What an awesome tribute for Daisy.
Our sincerest condolences, as we were so very sad to hear of the sudden news. My mom (and I) had talked to Daisy on the phone several times the past few months while she happened to be at her mom’s house helping with grocery items. She was always so kind and patient talking to her “auntie Rita” “explaining again” where she worked and what she did, etc. every week my mom called her sister’s house. She was always such a good and faithful daughter taking care of her parents over the years.
Because Daisy was so likeable and always full of energetic enthusiasm she made friends fast with everyone she met (including my brother in law Jeff) whom haha they both enjoyed their share of ribbing and taunting each other with their competitiveness in sports (or even talking about mechanics!)
Daisy inspired us all over the years, in how she excelled in everything, whether sports, commitment to family, friends and community.
She will be missed dearly but her incredible legacy will be cherished and remembered in our hearts forever. Our continued prayers for you and the Chin family ❤️
Love Auntie Rita, Susie (cousin) & Johnnie and Family
I’m so sorry for your loss Auntie Darcy. Sending you all my love ❤️
So Sorry to hear that the World has lost Daisy, Everywhere Daisy went the Presents of Joy and Laughter always followed her. She will be greatly missed ! Praying that Peace and Comfort cover Darcy, and the Chin family at this time.
Dear Darcy and Chin family,
My condolences – and thank you for sharing this tribute to Daisy.
I count myself as one of the lucky many for having had the good fortune to work with Daisy over the last 4+ years. She played a key role in deepening my understanding of the social and cultural important of recreation services shaped through her many years of public service.
She amplified less-heard voices and was a constant advocate for building stronger more inclusive communities. She was genuine, hard working, and intelligent, and was always quick to show gratitude and respect (tempered with just the right amount of wit). She was the type of person the world needs more of.
While it is devastating to think at how much more she had to give, her influence and memory will carry on. I will carry her questioning eye and wry smile with me as a reality check to make sure I’m on course – and for that I am very grateful.
HCMA (Melissa, Darryl, Aiden and our team)
To Darcy. the Chin family, and Daisy’s ‘family’ at the Park Board,
Some of us at HCMA had the great pleasure of working with Daisy on the design of community recreational facilities. It was clear to us how dedicated Daisy was to serving her community, and how committed she was to creating the best possible places for them to gather and recreate. Daisy always kept equity, inclusivity and access for everyone at the forefront of our conversations. we are so sorry for the incredible loss.
Words are never adequate at times like this. Though this world has lost a shining light and the heavens gained a new one, Daisy’s light will remain in the hearts of all that knew her.
Dear Darcy, Ginny, and the rest of the family.
I am so sorry for your loss. Daisy was an amazing person and it was always a pleasure seeing her. Thank you for sharing this beautiful eulogy with us. So many were touched by her presence, including Chase and I. We appreciate everything she did for us.
Our sincere condolences to you all.
Dearest Darcy, Daisy’s loving family and friends
How blessed we are, to have had this little spitfire in our lives. May she rest easy, watch over us, and SMILE.
I went to high school with Daisy, that’s where she got the name Dais the Mais. No matter what she was doing she was amazing. Always caring and kind, and in it to win it. Definitely the most valuable player. I feel honoured to have been one of Dais’s friends. There are a million story’s to be told, about our younger years, Daisy Lillian and Linda inseparable. I think she picked them as her besties because they all had awesome smiles. 😊We all played field hockey together, and made it to the B.C. championship’s a few times, because of Dais the Mais. I’m sure we can all agree, she was definitely our star.And yes the girls that didn’t make the team, Daisy piped up, and said we need water girls, how many water girls can you have? Well we need cheerleaders too, so everyone was included.I’m not sure if anyone knew, that she probably taught at least 5 to 10 of us how to drive, in her little Chevette. Her laugh, made me smile, and she knew it, I’d wait for the sly eye, and we’d laugh a little louder. I am so very thankful , for some awesome, amazing memory’s, I’ll always hold in my heart💕
To Darcy and family,
Thank you for sharing Daisy’s journey, I’m so glad you experienced all that you did, a life full of love , for each and everyone of you, never to be forgotten. Forever in our hearts 💕 Dais the Mais💕
Manoj and Monisha
Dear Darcy and the Chin Family,
Monisha and I are truly sorry for your loss and deeply saddened to hear of Daisy’s passing, just recently. Daisy was a warm, friendly, caring, special and kind human being. When we bumped into each other when walking our dogs, we would spend endless amounts of time just being complete movie nerds. I will sincerely cherish our conversations about the latest episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, the most recent Marvel movie or show on Disney+, or whatever the latest sci-fi show was available, that I recommended to watch. Her passing has really created a black hole with us and everyone she was connected with in the community. We will miss her deeply and are grieving with you.
– Manoj and Monisha
Ingrid Roeske Good
Dearest Darcy, Mrs. Chin, Family and friends,
My sincerest condolences.
I was saddened and in disbelief to hear that ‘Daze the Maze’ had passed. She is an amazing, kind and loving person for all who were blessed enough to know her.
We became fast friends back at John Oliver Secondary when we were both in the same english class. Our mutual love of the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Pizza, and joking around with our many antics of air guitar hold many wonderful memories for myself and many others.
She was an outstanding athlete and scholar and was generous with the driving lessons for so many of us. She was a gem and always had this brilliant smile that could cheer you up on even your lowest days.
She was a good friend and always had an ear to listen, or willing to extend a helping hand to anyone who could use it.
We had so many great memories together over the years and she will forever be in our hearts.
Till we meet again my friend, sending you Love and may you Rest in Peace.
Ingrid Roeske Good