Dr. Wang was born in Shanghai, China in 1932 to Chuan-Pi Wang (father) and Fung-Ying Lok (mother), the youngest of six children. She studied medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, completed her residency in pediatrics in Montreal, and then did research fellowships in neonatology in the United States (Pittsburgh and Boston). She returned to Montreal for a long and successful career as a pediatrician, as an attending physician at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Lakeshore General Hospital, and in her private practice. Her contributions to McGill University were respected and she proudly maintained her faculty relationship. She was beloved by many of the children she treated, and their families, seeing multiple generations in the same family, and staying friends long after the children grew up.
She was staunchly supportive of family. She was a mentor, a favorite aunt, and confidante to her many nieces and nephews. When she retired, she moved to Toronto to be closer to family.
She had a sharp and curious mind, a great wit, excelling at puzzles and games of all kinds, and she was fond of detective novels. In addition to mahjong, she enjoyed playing bridge competing at a high level. Like many of the family, she was a life-long dog lover, from protecting the family dog in Shanghai, to her several companions in Canada (an Irish setter, standard poodles, and a miniature poodle).
At the age of 90, she was still living independently but became increasingly ill over the course of two months, ultimately diagnosed with an incurable lymphoma. There was sufficient time for some of her family to see her before she passed peacefully in her sleep.
She is survived by twelve nieces and nephews, ten grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and one great grand-nephew. The family is grateful for the care and devotion of her caregiver, Michelle. A private funeral will be held with a celebration of her life later this year.