In memory of

Janssen Ming Tung Wong 黄銘東先生

December 2, 1954 -  November 22, 2022

Born in Hong Kong on December 2nd, 1954, Janssen Ming Tung Wong passed just before his 68th birthday on November 22nd, 2022, at Scarborough Health Network (SHN) Birchmount Hospital. He loved watching hockey, soccer, and baseball; listening to music and dancing along; laughing with friends; enjoying good food, especially sweet treats; and aspired to work diligently and efficiently. Predeceased by his father, Chung Yim Wong, Janssen is survived by his wife, Sau Lin; children, Sharon (Michel), Derrick (Matina), and Michelle (Elton); grandson, Lincoln; mother Fung King Tang Wong, brother Ronald (Jean) and sisters Cynthia (Tim) and Mandy (Paul), and will be dearly missed.

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the Scarborough Health Network in Janssen's name, for the care they provided him this year at the Birchmount campus.


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Rosa Chan (Friend)

Entered November 25, 2022

Sau Lin, My sincere condolences to the passing of your husband. Just remember the wonderful things that he had done on earth, and pray that he is now with God in Heaven.

Joanna fung (Friend)

Entered November 25, 2022 from 26 Fenwick crescent markham

We all miss you Rest In Peace

David & Debbie Rayburn (Friend and neighbour of Sau-Lin)

Entered November 25, 2022 from Toronto

May the ripples you left remind loved ones in their times of grief how much you loved and lived.

Paula Brine-Hogan (friend from Milliken pickleball afternoon group)

Entered November 25, 2022 from Scarborough

I was so sorry to hear the sad news and am thinking about you and your family.

Donna & Ken (Friends)

Entered November 26, 2022

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies. The good memories you have of him will comfort you in the days ahead. Let us know if we can help in any way.

Life Stories 

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Michelle (Daughter)

Entered November 25, 2022 from Scarborough

Dad used to spend hours with Derrick and me, overseeing our math tutoring homework and studying for the dreaded Chinese dictations. If we managed to get a perfect test, we would be rewarded; so Derrick and I would stay up late, waiting for dad to get home from work, and rush to the front door with our successes in hand once we heard the screen door and lock turning. Sometimes, we earned $1, but on more special occasions, he would sneak us out for Dairy Queen ice cream or a late night noodle (but don’t tell mom).

Wiseman (Nephew)

Entered November 25, 2022 from USA

As a kid growing up in California, I really enjoyed visiting family in Toronto, Canada.

A favorite memory of Uncle Janssen (my mom's brother) is one time, maybe around age 10 or so, I had this intense craving for a pancake breakfast from McDonald's.

Uncle Janssen was kind to drive me. We arrived at the drive thru after 10:30 am, and they stopped making/selling breakfast items.

I would like to think I normally was a reasonable and well-behaved kid, admittedly, I recall turning into a hangry, monster gremlin and threw a tantrum in the backseat.

I started kicking the back of Uncle Janssen's seat and whined like a spoiled brat.

Despite me making a fuss about something so petty and insignificant, I recall Uncle Janssen stayed calm and didn't raise his voice or express any anger, frustration, or disappointment...even though I absolutely deserved admonishment, correction, and rebuke for my immaturity and absurd overreaction.

He could have rightfully scolded me or told me to be grateful for something else from McDonalds or to find pancakes elsewhere -- yet he was calm, patient, tolerant, and loving -- despite my childish meltdown.

As I got older (and matured a little), that experience left an indelible impression.

Whenever I visited Toronto, Uncle Janssen was always willing to drive me if ever I needed a ride anywhere (airport, restaurant, Mississauga, etc).

Recently (early November 2022), I visited Toronto , and while eating dinner with his mother (my grandma) and his two daughters (Sharon and Michelle), they were able to video chat.

I had never heard Uncle Janssen talk for such an extended amount of time, and was so happy to witness him beam with joy and pride in talking about his grandson, Lincoln.

His love for his three children and grandchild is undeniably strong.

I am grateful and thankful for him being a kind, gentle, wonderful, and loving uncle...and will miss him very much.


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