It is with immeasurable sadness that we, the family, announce the death of Amanda Ngo, loving wife of Sieu Ngo, of Bathurst, which occurred accidentally the morning of Friday November 25, 2022, at the age of 37.
Born in Moncton, NB, she was the cherished daughter of Paul and Janet (Butland) Smith of Hillsborough and the loving sister of Aaron Smith, also of Hillsborough.
In addition to her husband and parents, Amanda is survived by her children Hunter, Camille and Guillaume, all of Bathurst. She is further survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. The sadness of her passing also extends to her Mother-in-law, “Ba”, Brothers-in-law Trac and Hao and her sister-in-law Ha.
Amanda moved to Bathurst in 2004 to attend the University of New Brunswick’s School of Nursing where she obtained her Bachelor of Nursing degree. With the love and support of her husband and her children, Amanda returned to her studies to obtain her Masters of Nursing through Athabasca University. As a Nurse Practitioner, Amanda was a beloved member of the medical community who served the community of Jacquet River with love, compassion and understanding.
Amanda loved life and lived every day to the fullest. She will be remembered as someone with a heart of gold who went out of her way to help anyone in any way she could. Amanda was fearless and possessed of a sense of adventure that took her all over the world, always accompanied by her devoted husband. From climbing to Mount Everest’s base camp, to deep sea diving with stingrays in Hawaii, to riding camels through the Moroccan desert, Amanda never shied away from a challenge. Amanda was the most competitive person we knew and excelled at everything she put her mind to. Through her most recent passion, she brought many friends to join her at Spin North where she was an upbeat and energetic presence who was often left unable to speak. Amanda was always training for her next challenge or preparing for her next adventure. She brought so much excitement and energy into everyone’s lives. Amanda left everyone a better person for having met her.
Amanda is the example of what is possible when you share the wonder, joy and love, this world has to offer, with people in your life.
The family will receive relatives and friends after 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30th at Elhatton’s Funeral Home (www.elhatton.com), 187 St. George St., Bathurst. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. There will be no formal funeral service, however, celebration of Amanda’s incredible life will be held at a later date.
Donations can be made to The Making Spirits Bright organization in memory of Amanda to support seniors in the Belledune Area. These donations can be sent to email@example.com before December 9, 2022.
Donations may also be made to the Bathurst SPCA or a charity of the donor’s choice.
It is with the love of friends, family, and the community we are surviving this difficult time. We want everyone to know how thankful we are for all the love and support we received during this unimaginable time. Most days it seems so unreal and hard to comprehend but as the days go by, reality is setting in.
Amanda was loved and will be missed by so many people. A lot of hearts are broken at this time.
Thank you just doesn’t seem enough to express our gratitude. The overwhelming support and kindness shown from our family, friends, neighbours and community has been immeasurable and will never be forgotten.
While we could never begin to thank each one individually, we wish to thank everyone who showed up with their support, their kind words of comfort, and their heartfelt hugs. A special thanks to everyone who went above and beyond to comfort us; everyone who brought in food when cooking a meal never crossed our mind. Thanks to every one who came from near and far to be with us and share their love and support. Thanks to everyone who sent flowers, cards, online condolences, phone calls, memorial donations in her memory, and who had us in their thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Also a special thanks to Patrick from Elhatton’s Funeral Home and Lisa from Albert County Funeral Home for all your guidance.
All the stories and memories everyone shared with us emphasized how amazing she was that she touched so many people’s lives in so many ways; she will be greatly missed and will live on in our hearts forever.
We also know that Amanda would not want us to be sad, but to remember all the fun, goofy times and funny stories, and have a good laugh. She was our ray of sunshine and although she has left this world, we feel her presence every day.
Again, thank you from Amanda’s loving family,
Janet, Paul, Aaron, Sieu, Guillaume, Camille and Hunter