Samuel Elijah Chan

Samuel Elijah Chan

Passed: April 09, 2019
Laguna Niguel CA

Samuel Elijah Chan

Passed: April 09, 2019
Laguna Niguel CA


Samuel Elijah Chan was born without a heartbeat and passed away peacefully into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo.  At 38 weeks, Samuel was a beautiful baby boy, weighing 6 lb. 10 oz. and measuring 19.5 in. long.

Samuel is the cherished and beloved son of Edwin and Marie Chan, and was conceived miraculously as an answer to his sister’s prayers. His big brother looked forward to teaching him to kick soccer balls and carrying him. The family enjoyed watching Samuel grow at every ultrasound appointment. Samuel’s life connected with and touched many lives.

We prayed for Samuel to be happy, healthy, and holy, and during his brief time with us, he was.  He loved it when his sister read stories to him, and made sure that Marie ate a lot of healthy fruits and vegetables, especially organic Fuji apples.  He was always excited to hear Pastor Rick’s sermons at church and responded with much kicking.

His big brother and sister showered him with hugs, loving words, and special baby clothes and toys that they had chosen for him. Samuel was loved by his grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends.

We would like to thank Dr. Pan, the labor and delivery nurses at Mission Hospital, Chaplain Mary Noonan, Pastor Brandon Reed, Pastor and Mrs. Max McGhee, and their Saddleback Church small group for their compassion and support.

Samuel will be greatly missed and always remembered, but we look forward to the hope of seeing him in heaven one day. He is greeted in heaven by Jesus, his great-grandparents, and many family friends.

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die”  (John 11:25-26).

Please join us for Samuel’s memorial service on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Saddleback Church on Camino Capistrano at 10 am, followed by a graveside service at El Toro Memorial Park at 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Samuel’s memory can be made to the Orphan Care Initiative at Saddleback Church:

Please sign the guest book online at O’Connor Mortuary.

Sometimes, it’s the smallest things that take up the most room in our hearts.


Saturday, May 4, 2019
10:00 AM, Memorial Service in Worship Center
Saddleback Church, Rancho Capistrano campus
29251 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

1:00 PM, Graveside Service
El Toro Memorial Park (infant section)
25751 Trabuco Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630


Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: May 4, 2019 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Saddleback Church Rancho Capistrano
  • Location: 29251 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 - (Get Directions)

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: May 4, 2019 (1:00 PM)
  • Venue: El Toro Memorial Park
  • Location: 25751 Trabuco Road Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 951-9102

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14 responses to Samuel Elijah Chan

  1. Sunny Fong says:

    ” A Moment in our arms, a life time in our hearts.” Samuel, we love you and miss you.
    Sunny, Johnny, Faith, and Noah

  2. Sunny Y Fong says:

    “A moment in our arms, a lifetime in our hearts” Samuel, we love you and miss you. Sunny, Johnny, Faith, & Noah

  3. Marie, Edwin, Caleb, and Hannah…thinking of you and precious Samuel who is gone far too soon but who leaves a lasting imprint on your hearts and on all those who know and love your family. We grieve with you at this time of deep sadness and loss and we pray that God will fill the empty places with his infinite love, his immeasurable peace, and his constant faithfulness. You are dearly loved and held in prayer. ❤❤???? Ps. 119:114, Is 43:2
    Eric, Rebekah, Elena, Ava, Abby and Zander

  4. MeeLi Lee says:

    Dear Marie, Edwin, Caleb, and Hannah, I have been thinking of you and praying for you. Know that dear, sweet Samuel in in Jesus’ arms.

    May you find much peace in knowing that you’ll all be reunited some day.

    I grieve with you. May His peace fill your hearts.


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