Hann Pan and his wife Bich Ha were Asian immigrants who moved to Canada to pursue a better life. Hann Pan worked as a machine operator in a factory that manufactured car parts. Bich Ha worked at the same factory. The Pans worked hard so that their children, Felix and Jennifer, could have a better life than they did.
The Pans lived frugally and saved their money so that they could raise their children in a safe Toronto neighborhood. Their son, Felix, was studying to be a mechanical engineer at a top tier university. Their daughter, Jennifer, was a talented figure skater and pianist who was studying to be a pharmacist.