It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Chao Jung Yang on Monday, October 9, 2023 at the age of 103. Chao Jung is predeceased by her beloved husband Kimfa Hugh on April 3, 1974 and her most beloved daughter, Siathfong (Sally) on August 25, 2005. Chao Jung is survived by her loving:
Son: Khoy Seong
Daughter-in-law: Lee Hsiang
Daughters: Khofong, Oifong, Thinfong, Lanfong and Kathfong
Sons-in-law: Chung Van, Cliff, Thomas, Kenneth, David & Henry
Grand Children: Kevin (Mavis), Keith (Teresa), Kenneth (Min); Raymond, Brian; Carol (Vincent), Clement (Chin Lien), Margaret, Steven (Sophie); Janine (Chris), Tiffany; Andrew, Tracy; Amanda and Collin.
Great Grand Children: Baleigh, Leanne; Cole, Nolan; Vimi, Victor, Suzanna, Sherryn, Aden; Everett and Lennox.
Born in Calcutta, India Chao Jung migrated to Canada in1989 and called Toronto her new home.
Chao Jung led a very simple life and after the passing of her husband her only aim was to up-bring her children the best she could and manage the family shoe business. She was very kind-hearted, extremely generous, tremendously compassionate, infinitely caring and most of all, awfully hardworking. The secret of her longevity was probably of her forever being active and her positive attitude towards life.
Chao Jung was not an individual who would sit idle. She would always find ‘things to do’, whether cooking delicious dishes (she was indeed an excellent cook!) or making home made pickles, or knitting or sewing or gardening in the summer months (sharing her harvest with families, relatives, neighbours & even with Chinese senior women passing by her place).
Chao Jung always kept connected with family, friends & relatives. She certainly enjoyed going to the Helping Hand Hakka Community get-together once a month where she would meet all her old friends – it was like a ‘catch-up’ session. Off and on, she would take a break from her busy home schedule and team up with her circle of friends and go galivanting to downtown Chinatown or simply playing Chinese cards at her or her friends’ home.
Chao Jung’s life was definitely not a bed of roses. She underwent loads of struggles and it was only because of her positive nature, her ‘things will get better’ attitude and with her true fighter spirit, made her overcome all the hurdles whether it was the accident in Lucknow (India) getting thrown off the rickshaw or getting hit by the car here in Toronto or the most devastating back to back to back surgeries of her colon cancer 6 years ago....just to name a few.
Chao Jung was well respected by all who came in contact with her and perhaps, it was because she always put others before her. She never looked down on people or held any animosity or grudges against anyone. Her respect to others was without doubt higher than highest mountain peak; her open arms to welcome others to her home was wider than the whole world and her abundance of love & care for others was deeper than deepest ocean.
Mommy, although you are no longer with us in person but we know that you will continue to guide us and shower your blessings upon us from up above.
Thank you for being such an awesome Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother!
You will live in our hearts forever and ever. We love you miss you soooooo much!