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Ken Chan

March 6, 1973 - September 5, 2017

Ken (Wing Kan) Chan, age 44, of Allen,Texas, passed away on September 5, 2017.  He was born March 6, 1973 in China, to Chung Nang Chan and Chun Wu Chan. Ken moved to Canada when he was 6 years old and grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan and went on to complete his Master’s degree. Ken moved to Dallas,Texas in September 1997 to start work at Texas Instruments and he has worked there since then. Ken went back to Saskatoon to marry his college sweetheart Helen Ly on July 8, 2000. 

Ken was a very helpful and humble person. He was a great chef and loved to cook and experiment with food. He was an avid runner, swimmer and cyclist. Ken was a tri-athlete and a member of Tri-Now Endurance. He had competed in numerous triathlons as well as running in several half marathons. Ken was an amazing son, husband, father, brother and friend who will be greatly missed.

Ken is survived by his wife, Helen Ly of Allen, Texas; sons, Lucas and Logan Chan also of Allen, Texas; mother, Chun Chan; sister, Gwen Chan and husband John Li; brother, Keith Chan; grandmother-in-law, Tan Ly; father-in-law and mother in-law, Sinh and Quy Ly; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eva Ly and husband Chris Lai, Gloria Ly and husband Willis So, Henry Ly and wife Ming Yang, Christine Ly and husband Josh Thomsen; all from Canada and May Ly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; twelve nieces and nephews; a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Ken is preceded in death by his father, Chung Nang Chan.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 11, 2017 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen,Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation being held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, September 10, 2017 at the funeral home.  

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Continued prayers to the family and friends... May God heal you and bless you. Pious, October 7, 2017 With unforgettable memories in our U of S campus! Jeff Wong, September 12, 2017 We are saddened by Ken's sudden passing. He will be missed. He is with angels now..... I always admired Ken's achievement and intellect in school and he was always humble and easygoing. We lost a great soul.... Pak Chan and Kim Vuong , September 10, 2017 Dear Helen, Lucas, Logan & family: No words can express the pain that each of you are going through and our prayers for you is that God will give you strength to face the upcoming days without Ken. Hold tight to those memories of Ken & may those bring your heart & soul peace & comfort. Just know that you are all very close in our thoughts & prayers. Stay strong. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3) Kirby, Chris & Carmen Ransom Kirby, September 10, 2017 Our sincere sympathies to your entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you. It is with deep sadness that we heard of the passing of Ken. He was a wonderful person and will be missed dearly. Please accept our deepest condolences. Lawrence Hui , September 10, 2017 We are deeply saddened for your family in this time of great sorrow. We will keep you all in our hearts and prayers. Kathy and Dennis Powley, September 9, 2017 To my sister (Helen). So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and your family. I was very heart broken when I heard the news. Ken was always a great friend and very kind person. We knew each other since elementary school in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. We grew up playing together and went to the same university. Ken was always the smartest one in the group and was always known to be kind to everyone. We will miss him lots and will always remember the good times we had as a children growing up. Gee Tran, September 9, 2017 We are so sad to hear of Ken's passing. His gentle spirit shall live on in the hearts of everyone who knew him. We remember the fishing trip in northern Saskatchewan and how his infectious grin was always evident. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you all share together. Our hearts go out to you. Paul and Mary Lee , September 9, 2017 I was fortunate enough to have met Ken on several occasions while being a member of Tri-Now Endurance. He was always very kind. He always had a smile on his face and was just so friendly to everyone. I will always remember on one occasion I attended run power for the first time in a while and Ken was there. As we were running back to the start, Ken asked me how I was doing and if I was going to be racing soon. I thought how nice it was that he asked how I was and was interested in what my plans for another race was. We have surely lost a special soul. Candace Pennock, September 9, 2017 Hi Helen and your family. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Ken was a very nice person and a good friend. We missed the good time we had back at the school day when he taught me how to build our own fish tanks and dressing up our vehicles together. I remember we went off-roading with our Xteras and got stacked. It was a fun adventure. We will miss him forever but will always remember these good memories. Jonathan, Kathy and Isaac Louie Jonathan Louie, September 9, 2017 Dear Helen and family, I had the pleasure of meeting Ken during our University years. He was a wonderful person: helping others, always smiling and a positive personality. He was intelligent, adaptable and ready to take on new challenges like teaching labs in engineering, moving to a new country, working for TI. I was happy he was married to you Helen! It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to Ken! I am glad to have seen him lately at Eva's and Chris's parties. That is the image of Ken I am left with: jovial people surrounding him wherever he was part of their lives. My family's prayers are with you! Daniela Tanase Broten, September 9, 2017 It was a pleasure knowing Ken as part of tri-now. My prayers are with his family. Ryan Corley, September 9, 2017 Dearest Ken , I was so heart broken that you had to leave us. You were such a wonderful brother in law. Rest in peace Ken! We love you! We will miss you forever!
Ming, September 8, 2017