In Memory of Dr. Lo Wan Shun
October 1st, 1928 – January 4th, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Lo Wan Shun at the age of 91 at Sunnybrook Hospital. He is dearly loved and sadly missed by his beloved wife, Yuen Yu, of 60 years, his son Hubert, his daughter-in-law Mable, his adorable grandchildren, Kaitlin and Andrew.
Dr. Lo was born in Hong Kong on October 1st, 1928 into the renowned Lo family. He grew up in the Lo Mansion with his seven sisters and one brother and attended Wah Yan College in his early years. He followed the footstep of his father Lo Ying Kwan who was a renowned Traditional Chinese Herbal Doctor in Hong Kong and attended the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. He graduated in 1956 with a degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. One year after he married his wife Yuen Yu in 1960, he continued his medical fellowship in London, England under a government scholarship. He graduated as a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (F.R.C.S.) in 1963.
After he returned to Hong Kong, Dr. Lo devoted himself to public service as a Senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon in public hospitals and established the Cardiothoracic unit in Kowloon Hospital. In addition to providing medical leadership, he organized activities like sports day and Fun Fest for colleagues from his and other hospitals. He was the founder of Hong Kong Archery Association and played a key role in promoting the sport. He exited from public service in 1980 after holding the prestigious position of Thoracic Surgery Consultant for Kowloon Hospital. Dr. Lo continued his private practice for another 10 years before retiring in 1990. He and his wife decided to immigrate to Toronto, Canada to be closer to his son.
In Canada, Dr. Lo enjoyed an active retirement life. Other than travelled extensively around the world with family and friends, he also pursued many of his hobbies. He constructed a soundproof studio in his basement to enjoy classical music. He played tennis with his friends at Mayfair Club three times a week. He loved cars and kept current on their reviews and ratings. He was most passionate in photography and joined a photography club. He spent hours after each photography excursion to meticulously edit pictures in his computer to achieve perfection. He was the “official” photographer for every family events to capture all memorable moments. He pursued all these activities with the same enthusiasm and attention as a medical surgeon.
Dr. Lo had touched the lives of countless people and was highly respected by many. His wisdom, positive influence on others, great heart and love for all will always be cherished.
Please join us on Saturday January 18 at York Cemetery and Funeral Centre between 9:00 am to 10:00 am for visitation followed by funeral service.
Lunch reception will be held at 12:15 pm at Legend Chinese Restaurant.
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