Constituency Office Manager passes away
Magnolia Ma, who worked in our Mississauga-Streetsville Constituency Office as Office Manager from 2008 to 2017, has passed away from cancer. She died peacefully on Monday December 2, 2019. Magnolia was 68 years old.
Magnolia was fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, and enabled our outreach into the important Asian communities in Mississauga, working with the various consulates as well. She is survived by her husband Tony, and by her two children.
Magnolia was teamed up with co-worker Humaira Hamayun between 2008 and 2013. Humaira also succumbed to cancer in May of 2014. Our former office staff includes Executive Assistant Andrzej Hoffmann; Legislative Assistant Cassandra George and Manraj Furmah. Magnolia was an active volunteer with the Mississauga Chinese Professional and Business Association as well as her Catholic church. Magnolia retired from our office in 2017.
This was Magnolia’s third bout with cancer. She had previously been treated successfully for cancer twice during the past two decades. Her former colleagues join with all Magnolia’s friends, family and the Chinese community she served so well and faithfully to remember her legacy in Mississauga, and pray that she enjoys everlasting peace.
A visitation and memorial service for Magnolia Ma was held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. John Dixie’s Cemetery (Crematorium) in Mississauga.