It is with great sadness that the family of Siu Chun Shum (少珍) announces her passing on January 6, 2023 in Toronto at the age of 69. She fought hard with her brief battle of late stage lung cancer. She was a fighter. She was surrounded by family during her last days.
Born in Guangzhou, China and raised in Hong Kong, Siu (少珍) was the youngest daughter in her household. Siu is survived by her husband, Yuet Tung (Tony), lifelong partner and high school sweetheart. She will be forever loved and missed by her daughter, Cindy Shum (Kai), and sons, Dick Kee Kwong (Minzi) and Henry Kwong (Melissa). She leaves behind 3 grandchildren and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews who loved and respected her.
She immigrated to Canada in the 1980s and quickly became a fabric of the neighbourhood of Leslieville. From her humble beginnings as a garment worker to a small business owner - operating the family restaurant with Tony - she made sure to use her influence to help others. During their retirement, they could be seen on their daily walks, trip to the local swimming pool (Jimmie Simpson), playing table tennis or even going for dim sum. They even formed their own travel group, with detailed trip itineraries - visiting upwards to 20+ countries before COVID hit. Her warmth, generosity, integrity and adventurous spirit will always be remembered.
At this time - if you would like to send flowers - please contact Ruby's Florist in Markham (https://rubyflorist.ca/collections/frontpage) ; or consider donating to The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care or Odette Cancer Centre - Sunnybrook Hospital. Otherwise a donation box for white envelopes will be set-up during the visitation. There will not be a formal funeral service, but a slideshow and a few words will be shared at the end of the visitation period.
We appreciate all the kind words and support to the family during this tough time. Thank you.
鄺岑少珍太夫人仙遊 (SIU CHUN SHUM)
1953 年 8 月 20 日 - 2023 年 1 月 6 日
Siu Chun Shum (少珍) 的家人悲痛地宣布她於2023年1月6日在多倫多去世，享年69歲。她與晚期肺癌進行了短暫的鬥爭。她是一名鬥士。在她最後的日子裡，她被家人包圍著。
Info: Please arrive at anytime - a few words will be shared around 10:30/10:45am. Coffee and Tea will be provided. Upon arrival you will receive a white envelope with a coin and candy - please make sure to spend the coin and eat the candy. (For Cantonese customary practices - please refer to this website: https://afterlifematters.wordpress.com/category/cantonese-funeral/ )