Kounthea Chen


Kounthea Chen (AKA. Mom) passed away at the Royal Alex Hospital on January 20, 2014 at the age of 41 after battling numerous medical ailments such as diabetes. She was born August 1, 1972 in Svay Rieng Province of Cambodia and worked for the United Nations as a cook, it was there she met Gladys’ father. Kounthea and her young daughter Gladys came to Canada in 1997 and settled in Edmonton, Alberta.
Although she was plagued by illnesses, Kounthea gave herself willingly to children that she fostered and loved.
Kounthea was a lovely, kind and compassionate person with a generous heart. Her loving heart will forever be cherished and remembered by her daughter Gladys, her brothers Hom and Choan, her sister Chinda,Grandpa Chen Ya, grandma Sok Kan, family, friends and church community.
Kounthea was preceded by both her parents and her sister.
A Celebration of Kounthea’s Life will be held on Saturday February 1, 2014 from 1:00p.m. at the New Apostolic Church, 8735 Connors Road, Edmonton AB. Fellowship to follow.

Donations may be directed to the New Apostolic Church, 8735 Connors Road, Edmonton AB.

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Andrew Latorcai

Gladys, our sincerest condolences. I remember visiting you in your home some years ago and your mom hosted us so well. Her kindness and love flowed out of her. We carry you in our love and prayers.


Those we love don’t go away they walk beside us everyday.
Our sincere condolences

Emmanuel and Sybil

Edem Hanson-Vidzah

Life is a continuous challenge, a constant struggle from womb to tomb. We are not made rich by what is in our pockets, but by what is in our hearts. May her gentle soul rest in the bosom of our maker Jehovah God.

Christine Midodzi

I am very saddened to learn of the death of Mom, Roger and Gladys accept my sincere condolences. May she RIP.


Gladys your mom was a very sweet, kindhearted woman. One of my favorite memories of her was when there was a Cambodian Focus service and she volunteered to sing a hymn in her language, it was a beautiful song and she sang perfectly. You are a tribute to your mom, she raised you to be a smart, beautiful, faithful young woman. She lives on in you. Brad and I both love you very much ( you already know) as one of our very own, we will continue to love and support you in every way possible. ??????

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