In memory of

Jade Seto-Chong

April 12, 1956 -  November 16, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jade Seto-Chong. Born in Hong Kong, Jade was raised in Toronto, Canada, as a cherished member of a family of six. Jade, the daughter of John and Jean Seto, was surrounded by the love of her siblings: Yen, Mona, and Jack. She built a life of enduring companionship with her beloved husband Edward, a union that spanned an incredible 43 years. Together, they raised three wonderful children: Christopher (Lily), Vanessa, and Andrew (Sylvia). She was a loving grandmother to the delightful Emmy. Her caring nature and selflessness touched the lives of those around her, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of family and friends alike. Often described as the "life of the party," Jade exuded an infectious positivity that illuminated every gathering. Jade embraced a vibrant and active lifestyle including conquering the challenges of a full marathon, skiing, golfing, hiking, and fitness. She had a passion for travel, gardening, cooking, reading and was also an avid fan of the Toronto Raptors and Blue Jays. Jade leaves behind a legacy of love, resilience, and an incredible life well-lived. May her memory be a source of comfort, and may we celebrate the extraordinary woman who enriched our lives with her radiant energy and unwavering love.


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Deborah O’Brien (Best Friend Forever)

Entered November 18, 2023 from Mississauga

Jade, where are my words? You were my best friend! I love you and will miss you forever, but know that you will be in my heart and you will be at my side what ever I do and where ever I go.

Sardar Sohi & Maria Sutton (Friends of Linda and Raymond Cho of Salut Ste Marie,ON.)

Entered November 18, 2023 from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Sardar Sohi & Maria Sutton
Words fail us in expressing our feelings of sadness and sorrow. We met Jade and Edward a few years back in Tamarac, Florida when they were visiting Linda and Raymond. It was such a pleasure to spend a few hours with them, and learn how Jade was so loving and caring a mother. She would go to Ann Arbour, New York and Vancouver to help their children get settled in their apartments or just to empathize with them about their studies and work
Edward and their children would have many memories of Jade from living together and sharing life and many happy moments. Those memories are for you to keep and reminisce for ever. With deep sympathy and condolences.
Sardar and Maria

Cathy wharin (Friend)

Entered November 19, 2023 from Oakville

I am heartbroken and will greatly miss my dear friend.

Dorothy Kent (Friend)

Entered November 19, 2023 from Mississauga

Words cannot fulfil the loss I feel for my friend and advisor. She was always there to help me see things in a positive light and resolve any difficulties I might encounter. She shall be so missed in every aspect of my life.

My condolences to Edward and the entire family I trust the love and support of all your friends will help you through this incredibly difficult time.

Pam and Ron Langen (Friends)

Entered November 19, 2023 from Lakefield/ Fort Lauderdale

We are devastated by the loss of our dear friend Jade. Through the years as girlfriends we have been side by side thru everything. And now later as couples we have enjoyed some amazing adventures. Forever missed and never forgotten .
Sending our deepest sympathies to you Edward and the children.

Life Stories 

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Edward Chong (Husband)

Entered November 26, 2023

Jade was born in Hong Kong and didn’t know her Father until emigrating to
Canada at the age of 4. She recalls wondering who that strange man was,
why he was always there and why he was sleeping with her mom. Humble
beginnings meant being in a upstairs rental and drooling at the food of the
family below. Her parents had a restaurant business, so she and her brother
spent many hours playing in the basement. Being a strong spirited person,
when she was in grade school she got challenged to a fight and in the end
they became good friends. She had fond memories as a teen working at the
Canadian National Exhibition, Harvey Wallbangers restaurant and the
Danish Pastry Shop.
She met Edward, the summer after grade 12 on a blind date and needed
extra persuasion to continue dating him, because of his reputed reputation.
Seven years of courtship culminated with marriage.
Working at Workers Compensation Board, her interest in fitness started and
she frequented the gym. Edward introduced her to skiing and she enjoyed
all types of outdoor activities.
Upon the birth of Christopher, motherhood was a challenge because she
and Edward had moved to Kitchener, where he had started a dental
practice. In those days isolated from friends and family in Toronto, she
looked forward to the weekends in Toronto. Her mom didn’t want her to call
on the phone, because she thought long distance calling was too expensive.
Moving to Oakville allowed easier access to family and friends. It also meant
returning to the gym and she then joined the Ontario Racquet Club. Here
she had developed a great network of friends, many that are here today.
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The subsequent births of Vanessa and Andrew meant a busy life of caring
for the children and running the household. Chauffeuring the kids to school,
their activities and lessons was a job just by itself. All her tireless efforts has
resulted in 3 strong and independent individuals.
She was very proud of each one of the children and was happy that her
sacrifices paid off. This also meant that she was then able to pursue other
interests including travel, golf, pickle ball, gardening, cooking, reading,
socializing and shopping.
Her new grand-daughter Emmy was a great joy and recently was able to
spend time with her in Florida.
Always a charmer, there was no silence in her presence, with conversation
being automatic.
During her last trip in Egypt, she unfortunately developed pneumonia and
although she fought hard, was not able to overcome it.
Edward, Vanessa and Andrew were with her during this battle, and also as
she passed away peacefully, without suffering at anytime


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