With great sadness, we announce the passing of Park Yeung Yun on January 6th, 2019, peacefully at North York General Hospital. Park was born in Hong Kong on November 18, 1925. Loving husband of Che Ying for 68 years, and proud father of Winifred Wing-Fai.
As a teenaged boy scout in Hong Kong during World War II, he volunteered as a messenger for the British Army, riding his bike to deliver messages amidst bombings from Japanese war planes. Fearing for her son's safety, Park's mother threw away his boy scout uniform. With his sister's help, he retrieved the uniform from the garbage bin and continued his volunteering. His service was recognized after the war with the award of the King George VI Defense Medal. After Hong Kong fell to Japanese rule, his family moved to China. It was during this period that the family, including Park, received Jesus as their personal saviour and he was baptized Methodist.
After the war, the family returned to Hong Kong and Park resumed his education at Hong Kong Technical College, the predecessors of Polytech University, first in shipbuilding, then in building and construction. He gained practical experience at his father's construction company, and subsequently worked for the Hong Kong Government and private sector companies in Hong Kong and Toronto.
A dedicated family man, Park worked hard to provide for his family. Like many who lived in Hong Kong during the 1970-80's, he immigrated to Canada with his wife due to the political uncertainty at that time. The other reason for the move was to reunite with their daughter who had settled in Toronto in the early 1980's. His continued love for Chinese history exemplified by his large collection of Chinese history magazines.
The family would like to thank friends and relatives for their prayers and support since his hospitalization in early December. We would also like to thank the medical team at NYGH, the caring support from Josie, Analiza, Veronica, Farideh, and especially Ling and Jan.
Visitation on Saturday January 12th, 2019, at 1pm, funeral service at 2pm. Cremation will take place the week of January 14th, 2019, and placement of the ashes in Niches to be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North York General Hospital or Richmond Hill Christian Community Church, or a charity of your choice.