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Pong Yek Lum
September 1, 1930 - February 20, 2022
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<div itemprop="description">It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of our father Pong Yek Lum at the age of 91. He passed away peacefully at the Montreal General Hospital on February 20, 2022. Born in Hong Kong, he came to Canada when he was 17 years old to join his father Jan Wah Lum in Sudbury Ontario. He was pre-deceased by his wife Kwai Hing Woo (1936 -2013) who he married in 1956 in Hong Kong; and then moved to Pembrooke, Ontario and settled in Montreal, Quebec. He worked in restaurants until the 1980s then changed a few jobs before working in a pharmacy until his retirement at the age of 65. During his retirement, he was much involved in the Chinese community activities (practicing tai chi, singing in Chinese choirs, and even being Santa Claus). He was a resident of the Montreal Chinese Hospital since December 2014. The family wishes to thank the dedicated health care workers and support staff over the years. <br> <br>Pong is survived by his children Robert (Judy), Millie, Alexander (Mariana), Buck (Jacqueline), and his grandchildren Anthony, Spencer, Declan, Carmen, Aaron, and Gracie. Also leaving behind his siblings: Dorothy (Stan), Sam (Kit), Donald (Teresa), Fern (Doug), Faye, Peggy (Daniel), and Marjorie; and many nephews/nieces, grandnephews/grandnieces, and great grandnephews/great grandnieces. <br> <br>Visitation & Celebration of Life: Salon Funéraire Armstrong-Rideau, 1640 Côte-Vertu, St-Laurent. <br>Date and time: Monday, March 14, 2022 from 10:30am to 11:30am. Followed by a Mass starting at 11:30am. <br> <br>Due to COVID heath concerns, the number of visitors is limited during visitation; please confirm your attendance with Millie at (514) 303-4356 or email <br> <br>Burial: Rideau Memorial Gardens, 4239 des Sources, Dollard-des-Ormeaux. <br>Date and time: Monday, March 14, 2022 from 1:00pm. <br> <br>Due to COVID health concerns, the funeral burial service will be for family members only. <br> <br>If you would like to give a donation in lieu of flowers, we would suggest the following in memory of Pong Yek Lum: <br> <br>Montreal Chinese Hospital Foundation, (514) 871-0961 ext. 248 <br> <br> <br>Montreal Chinese Catholic Mission, (514) 843-3339 <br></div>