Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In memory of Chi Chun Wong (1924-2013)

In remembrance of my grand uncle.


In Memory of Mr. Chi Chun Wong July 6, 1924 - April 23, 2013 

On April 23, 2013, Mr. Chi Chun Wong passed peacefully at the age of 88, surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Ha Choi Wong, who has been with him for over 70 years; 9 children, 18 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a large extended family in Singapore comprised of many descendants from his predeceased sister. He is also predeceased by his eldest son. Chi Chun was born in Toisan Guandong province in Southern China. He immigrated to Canada in November, 1980 to rejoin his wife and family in Vancouver, BC where he resided until his passing. Chi Chun enjoyed travelling and has visited many places abroad with his wife, including several return trips to China. He also enjoyed fine food, not only those dishes that he crafted with his special flare, but also those from restaurants serving food from a variety of ethnicities. He loved being surrounded by family and friends, playing mahjong, and cooking a family feast.

Chi Chun was a sociable, convivial, intelligent, and articulate man with exquisite penmanship. He was very proud of his mathematical acumen. He was also a man of principle and had high ideals. He donated generously to a variety of charities, especially the Red Cross.

A memorial service for Chi Chun will be held at Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC V5J 1A4 on May 1st at 1:00 PM. A public viewing commencing at 12:30 PM will be available for those so inclined. In the spirit of Chi Chun's wishes, donations to the BC Cancer Society in lieu of flowers would be most appreciated.

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