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WONG – Moon Wai (Jim)

September 28, 1934 – November 14, 2009

Mr. Wong, Moon Wai (Jim), passed away on Saturday November 14, 2009 at the age of 75 years.

Jim was born in Toi-San China, where survived the incredible hardships of WWII to immigrate to Canada in 1955. He lived in Penticton where he became an apprentice chef and learned English before moving to Saskatchewan with his wife Kam. In Saskatchewan he ran a restaurant in several small towns including Val Marie, where he spent nearly a decade before his family moved to Calgary in 1978. Once in Calgary Jim worked at several hotels as a cook, and managed to send both his sons to Medical School before retiring in 1998. After retirement he kept fit walking with multiple friends at South Centre and made up for his previous lack of travel by going to China 5 times post retirement. He will be greatly missed by his friends, neighbours and family.

Jim is survived by his sons Dr. Sam Wong of Edmonton, Dr. Terry Wong (Maranda) of Toronto. He is also survived by his sister Wong Poy Fan and her family in Enping China; many cousins in both Canada and USA. Jim was predeceased by his wife Kam Yung Wong

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 2 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queens Park. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be sent directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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  1. Don and Nell Jacques :

    Family Of Jimmy Wong :
    My wife and I are part of the group who walk at Southcentre and enjoy a cup of coffee almost every day.
    It was always a pleasure saying hello to ” Jimmy” each morning.
    What a wonderful, kind, humble man he was. A fine gentleman and a perfect example of a Gentle Man”

    We will miss him very much and send our most sincere condolences to the family.

    Thanks for the memories , Jimmy !

    Don and Nell Jacques
    Calgary

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  2. Kirby Linzmeyer :

    Terry & Sam,

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My condolences.

    Kirby

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  3. Jeff MacDonald :

    Terry, Sammy, and Family,

    I was saddened to hear of your father’s passing and I offer you our deepest condolences. Memories of Terry’s birthday parties reminded me of how Mr. Wong provided me with my first taste of a “hot” mustard for my hot dog!!; I always thought he was a pretty cool guy. My family’s prayers are with you all.

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  4. Hi Kam & Terry, very sorry to hear about your father. I knew your family many, many years ago when we all lived in Val Marie. I have lots of fond memories of your parents and of you too. My family moved to Calgary around the same time as you did and I remember my parents making an effort to visit your parents at Chinook Mall. Take care of yourselves and God bless.

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  5. Lesley Stone (Carler) :

    Sam and Terry, although I’m sure you don’t remember me I do remember your mom and dad and the two of you as little boys when you lived in ValMarie. I am very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing and the time it’s taken to write but someone had put the story of your dad on facebook otherwise I never would of known. I wanted to tell you that I have very fond memories of both Jim and Kam. Both very wonderful, sweet people. Sorry for your loss, Lesley

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