It is with great sadness that we advise you of the death of a beloved friend and member of our community, Patrick Truong. We are joining together with Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS) in mourning his loss and in honouring his life.  Patrick was respected by his many colleagues and friends in the AIDS movement. He lived with the challenges of HIV for 26 years and was one of the first members of the Asian community to be public about his status.

Patrick was an advocate and caregiver who lived his life with kindness, courage, determination and generosity. In 2010 in recognition of his service to Ontario Patrick was entered into our Honour Roll and received the Ontario AIDS Network’s Caregiver Award. When he accepted his award, Patrick spoke of the importance of ensuring that people with HIV always receive the “compassion, love and dignity that they deserve.” Patrick inspired and challenged us. We are very grateful that Patrick was and will continue to be an important part of our lives.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 5 – 9 p.m. at the R.S.Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles).

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel. Cremation to follow at Forest Lawn Crematorium.

An online Memorial Book may be found at www.rskane.ca

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:

Asian Community AIDS Services
17 Isabella  St.
1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 1M7

In memory of Patrick Truong: http://www.canadahelps.org/CharityProfilePage.aspx?charityID=s63665