Passed away peacefully on July 4, 2022 in Toronto Ontario at the age of 95 years old. Beloved husband of the late Shui King Ng, Dad will now join the love of his life. Loving Father of Rose (David), Horne (Joan), Pearl (Kingsley), May (Bob) and Gordon. Cherished grandfather of Fei, Allister, Matthew, Sonja, Galen and Kelsey and great-granddaughter Audrey and great-grandson Emerson.
He was determined to become a successful family man when he immigrated to Canada in his early 20s. The early years were difficult but he and his wife persevered and worked side by side for years building up a successful laundry/drycleaning business and acquiring some properties in the Chinatown area. He had wanted to operate a bookstore in downtown Toronto. However, at that time in the 1970s, an opportunity presented itself to open a Chinese restaurant when a building on Spadina Avenue became available. He operated this restaurant for some time and lived above the business for over 40 years.
He was known for his independent and practical approach to life. Yet, this was buttressed by his love of calligraphy, watercolour painting, Chinese opera and classical Chinese music, and most importantly by his enduring love and support for his family. After retiring at the age of 51, he became a well-known and respected member of the downtown Toronto Chinese community and spent many years volunteering at organizations such as the Chinese Community Centre, Toronto Tai Chi Chuan Society of Ontario, The World Chee-tak Cultural Centre, the Ing Families Association, the Low King Brotherhood of Ontario, and the Hoi Ping Benevolent Association.
He will be sadly missed and never forgotten by his family and friends.
Please view the photo moments from his life in the Photos/Photo Gallery section and milestones in the Media/Videos and Media/Documents section. You may click on the button below to sign the guestbook and post a message. - written July 8, 2022
Date: July 16th, 2022
Times: Public viewing 9-11 AM
Ceremony: starts at 11 AM
Reception & Refreshments: immediately after, @ Pine Hill
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support:
(using the Donations/Make a Donation section)
Toronto Public Library Foundation
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Ontario Kidney Foundation