Carolyn is now in peace.


1970 ~ 2009

At 3pm on April 23, 2009, Carolyn was set free from the suffering of this world, with her Mother & brother, Uncle & Aunt by her side.

The past two and a half year has been such a physical and emotional roller coaster for Carolyn, her family, her friends,  and everyone who became part of her life during this time.

Miracles happened when there were seemingly no hopes.  Dreams were dashed when they were the only chance you’ve got.  Friends were made.  Lives were saved.

Its over now.  And Carolyn is now at a better place.

Funeral will take place in Vancouver, Canada on May 7th.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP by clicking here for funeral detail, or visit in the coming week.

For most of you who will not be able to attend, please do this for Carolyn one last time by forwarding the following link to five close friends, and making sure everyone of them become a bone marrow donor.


Family of Carolyn Tam

40 Responses

  1. Hi there,

    I’m sorry to hear this about Carolyn. I was thinking of starting up a similar online site for my two-year-old niece who needs to find a bone marrow donor desperately. Thank you for inspiring me.


  2. Happy Birthday Carolyn…
    So many of us are thinking of you today.

  3. Jie Jie,

    Happy Birthday. We miss you so so much. Mama and I went to the Big Buddha today as a small trip to remember you. We talked a lot and she had a good time. Ronie & I bought your favorite chinese dessert from Moon Kee for you and we gathered around your picture in my study room and had the dessert together as your little birthday party.

    Miss hearing your voice. Hope you are having a good time yourself, wherever you are.


    • As she left and said goodbye, she would very much wanted you and your mum to know that hope on earth had diverted her in making heaven a better place to live in. She had gone forever but her heart tells us that her love for you and your mum continues to live on everyday.

      Eileen from Surrey, UK

  4. Every day she is with you and her life does live on with the memories…… She holds you and your mother near her heart. She such a beautiful soul.

    Teresa from Malo.

  5. that’s really nice what you, Ronie and your mom did for Carolyn on her bday!! I’m sure she’s thinking of all of you, wherever she is and misses being here as much as she is missed by everyone who knew her.

  6. Carolyn

    Thanks for your everything. May Lord be with you and your family! I’ll remember you.

  7. Hi Carolyn,

    I know you’re enjoying your time with God the Father, angels and saints in Heaven, celebrating your birthday and every moment with the presence of God! I know you’re praying for your mother, brother, family and friends, and passionate to those who are suffering in this temporary world.

    You’re an angel sent on earth to inspire people surrounding you. Even in your illness when you’re sick. You impressed so many people and made a lot of Chinese people aware of the stem cell donation program which will save a lot of lives.

    We all miss you and we are looking forward to join you in Heaven.

    Thank you Carolyn!

  8. Hi Patrick ,

    I learned Carolyn from my sister in law , Pauline during her trip back HKG . I cried during go through the content of Carolyn since I am synchronised my beloved wife , Angel and my elder sister in law are passed away within 40 days of this year .

    My wife encountered cancer and struggle almost one year in HKG , we overcome the difficulties on all theraphies together . Final , I pass her hand to God peacefully at third of July .

    I felt silence during nighttime and I am enrich by going Church frequently and being volunteer which extends the spirit of the wife in future .

    Stay in touch and same as your words , add oil .

    Best regards ,
    Stephen Lee – HKG

  9. Hey kid, it was 13 years ago this month that we met. Thanks for all the fun memories. Until we meet again…

  10. Hi there,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Carolyn’s passing. Two years ago, I signed up for OneMatch after watching a news report on Carolyn’s story. Despite her illness, she appeared so full of positive spirit. I was deeply touched by her bravery, to this day, I had been wishing for her recovery…

    Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful life with us. If there is a purpose for life, Carolyn, you have fulfilled yours. Please leave the rest to us, and we will do whatever we can to help those in need.


  11. Carolyn is such a brave and sweet girl. We miss her so much. Wish her comfort and happy for ever.

  12. Carolyn, One year had passed with sorrows and consolations. The beautiful moments with you are cherished by all. You will never be forgotten. Eileen

  13. Happy Birthday Jie Jie. I miss you so so much.

  14. Hi there!
    Wish that I know Kangen water earlier. It migth help!
    I miss you!

  15. Hey jie jie…

    Happy birthday! We all miss you so much….patrick and I bought your favorite dessert again (yeung zi gum lo) yesterday like last year and ate it in the study room…..hope you are well and happy now….


  16. Hi Carolyn

    This is your 2nd Birthday up there.

    I assume you are more happy and worry free than most of us down here and i assume all of us down here will have your blessing from up there.

    Have a great one!

    Love you always,


  17. Hi Carolyn!
    Hope that you are happy whereever you may be. My thoughts have been with you over the past year… Two weeks ago, I rode my bicycle from Vancouver to Seattle to raise money for the BC Cancer Foundation. It was a long long ride, and physically tiring, but really inspirational to see so many people committed to conquering and ending cancer. I rode in honour of you, and my grandpas, and raised over $5,000! We have missed you!

  18. Hey you,
    Been thinking about you a lot lately and regret I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. I hurt you once, long ago… and I am so sorry. Words aren’t enough, but I’m trying to make up for it in other ways. I trust you know that.
    Keep smiling Carolyn…

  19. 姐姐,

    Yesterday my son Sean Sze Hon Tam was born. We took the names 公公 came up with that were originally for you. Everyone likes it. It sounds like Sean, and we have always liked the name Sean anyway, thus Sean Sze Hon Tam.

    I wonder if you already know Sean, perhaps you have something to do with his birth, and introduced him to Ronie and I!!

    I miss you so much during this special moment of our lives. I can imagine you would get Sean the most tasteful gift, and i can see the freak out look on your face when you hold tiny Sean for the first time. He is only 6lb 10oz at birth, and he is so tiny!

    You are now a 大姑媽!

    I miss you always. Please look after my growing family from above, and take care of everyone I care about, and I pray for health & happiness for everyone, and for strength & clarity for those who are weak.


  20. Happy birthday to Carolyn

  21. 姐姐,

    Happy birthday. We all miss you a lot, even Sean!
    Mama picked today to return to Vancouver. You could tell from her face that she really didn’t want to leave Sean. She said she would stop by the temple right after she lands in Vancouver.
    Have to go now, need to give Sean a shower!
    Happy birthday again. I miss you so much.


  22. Happy birthday Carolyn! It’s Ernie here. I can’t remember the last time I said happy birthday to you. it must be 20 years ago when I was still in the US. But til now I still remember a lot of things about you… About the time I spent in toronto . My dear friend, I miss you . Happy birthday


  23. Rest in peace

  24. i read about carolyn today only..same like i had my lovely sister jaya.. may be they know eachother in heaven..
    i was planning to be a stem cell donor.. so looking thru the sites i fonnd this site about carolyn..
    my mobile 00971509280095

  25. oh god its very sad

    • Hey CT…
      Not sure what compelled me to check out this site tonight…you certainly have been on my mind a lot lately. I really miss you. I miss our late nights at the office together. I miss meeting you at the Starbucks at young and eglinton. I miss seeing your coffee cup filled with cold green tea in your car. I miss the coffee runs to Timmy’s (your half coffee/half hot chocolate beverage). I just miss you! Im sure you know all the stuff ive been dealing with on the home front. Thank you for watching over him. He’s doing great right now and I just pray it stays this way. Both Patrick and your mom have offered great support but I have been trying so hard not to be a burden on anyone… Anywoo, you take care and be well!!! Thinking of you always!!!

  26. Rest in peace.your an angel now watching over someone.god needed you to do miracles.the wind is you.tell my mom I’m trying to behave myself.

  27. Dear Friends,

    In memory of Carolyn Tam and others who have lost the blood cancer battle, we are training to participate in an endurance event as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Team In Training. We need your support to cross the ultimate finish line – a cure and support for victims and families of this deadly cancer!

    Our goal is to raise $30,000. As a thank you for your generous donation, we will enter your name (one entry per $100 donated) into a draw for a week stay at a luxury Chalet in Whistler, BC.

    You can help by making a secure online donation using your credit card. Click on the link below:

    You will receive an email confirmation, along with your tax receipt for your donation and we will be notified as soon as you make your donation. We thank you in advance for your support, and really appreciate your generosity!!

    God bless and thank you for your support!
    Liz and Theresa

  28. Hi JieJie!!

    Wow, it has been three years already. So fast, yet so long ago. Where are you now? Are you happy? I hope you will always be as happy as the year you were in remission. We are happy too, and we have no excuse not to be, cuz we are all healthy. We miss you a lot though.

    Sean Sean says Hi.


  29. In March, 2009, a month before Carolyn’s passing – I received a surprise birthday card from her & family; it was a fond memory that I kept to this day. The card is still in my night table, the warm feeling is always in my heart ever since…
    We all missed you, Carolyn, wherever you might be.

  30. I used to have a colleague I worked with virtually who was diagnosed with leukemia, I never get to see her in real life but understand how devastating this could be. Carolyn hope you are in a better place now and your fighting spirit will live and inspire all of us.

  31. Wow, 3 years. We all miss you. Pauline says Hi

  32. Hi Carolyn, have you had lunch? How does Tuna fish, mayo, pepper, cheese and onion on toast sounds or perhaps watermelon cut in half for dessert. Hope you are well. Miss you heaps

  33. 姐姐,

    Happy Birthday!! You could have been 42 years old today. Haha!
    You wouldn’t like it anyway. Miss you so so much. Really really miss you.


  34. Happy Birthday dear sister!! Miss you so much.


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