In memory of

霍子文先生 Ivan Tze Man Fok

September 13, 1948 -  May 31, 2022

Ivan was born in Hong Kong and had three older sisters and one younger brother. He came to Canada in 1969 and attended University of Ottawa where he met Ida while they were studying Chemical Engineering in their undergraduate studies. Ivan then further completed his MBA while Ida attained her Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 1973, the same year when Ida and Ivan got married. After graduating from their Master’s studies, Ida and Ivan were both employed by Imperial Oil and worked in the company’s headquarters in Toronto before moving to Sarnia for a few years and then returning to Toronto. Ivan then continued working with Imperial Oil until his retirement while Ida worked as a Specialist Engineer at Hatch.
Little be known, Ivan was very good in curling and was on Imperial Oil’s curling team. Ivan was also an avid golfer, a wine master, and an antique collector.
To everyone who knows Ida and Ivan as the loving couple, Ivan was a very caring and supportive husband. He would drive a few hours out of town to take Ida for piano lessons while she was preparing for her piano performance level exam. Ivan always waited patiently in the driveway outside the piano teacher’s house and then drove back home together after Ida finished her lesson. Whatever Ida liked, Ivan would try to appreciate; he picked up Tai Chi after Ida and did very well himself. To his friends, Ivan was a quiet, gentle, thoughtful and soft-spoken person. Ida and Ivan were food enthusiasts and often organized “food tasting” groups to try all kinds of yummy food in town. They were also avid travelers, touring interesting places around the world.
On retirement and inspired by faith, Ida and Ivan launched a charity called “Touching Lives Overseas”, which played a large role in improving the lives of school aged children in a marginalized region of China and in extending Canadian goodwill internationally. Both within Imperial Oil and in the wider community, Ivan and Ida were role models that lived their commitments with integrity and kindness. Both Ida and Ivan had demonstrated Christ's Love and character in their lives on earth. After Ida’s passing two years ago, Ivan continued to serve fervently in church as Man’s group bible study leader and Christian Education ministry coordinator.


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Chester Chi Tat Ng (Close friend and brother in Christ)

Entered June 4, 2022 from Scarborough

Miss you greatly brother, yet happy for you the Lord has taken you to be with Him peacefully this way.
Enjoy your time in heaven, will see you soon.

Keith and Ida Kwok (Good friends)

Entered June 4, 2022 from Toronto

2 Timothy 7-8
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the
crown of righteousness which the Lord the righteous
Judge will award to me on that day and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.

Dave Tang (Church Brother)

Entered June 4, 2022 from Toronto

Dear Ivan, you are sorely missed. To me, you have always been a big brother, someone who was loving, generous and dedicated to Christianity. Thank you for your care and support of my biblical journey, your leadership and sharing the same mission vision. You've always wanted to be reunited with Ida and now know that you both live happily with our Almighty God. Your little brother as always, love and will reconnect one day.

Lydia Cheng (Friend from DonMills Baptist Church)

Entered June 4, 2022 from Toronto

Miss you both! We will see you later!

Elizabeth Lau (Christian brother)

Entered June 4, 2022 from North York

Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. Both Ian and Ida were impressive Church members and will be well remembered. They are together now and resting in heaven in God’s presence. Wishing you moments of peace and comfort.


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