Gim Wong, age 88, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2018.  Born October 14, 1929 in Sun Wui Chun, China; she married Wong Chun Choy in 1947 at the age of 18 and became an instant mother to three children from a previous marriage.  Together, they had one son before immigrating to Canada in 1954.  They added two more sons to their family during their lives in Victoria.  In 1971, Wong Chun Choy passed away, leaving Gim to raise their three young sons on her own. Understandably, this became a very difficult time for Gim and she worked very hard until her mid 60’s.

Gim is survived by her sister, Nip Dong Gi; step-daughter-in-law, Lily; step-son, Kan (Penny); sons, Sonny (Debbie), James (Norma), Michael (Joanne); grandchildren, Theresa, Nick (Joy) Samantha (JL), Alexa, Carissa, Peyton, Sophie;  12 step-grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

With such a large family, Gim was well loved and cherished.  Her grandchildren were a particular joy in her life.  She loved to cook for her family and enjoyed spending time with them in Victoria and Vancouver.  She loved food, her Chinese TV shows, and going on vacations with her family – especially cruises.  She was a proud, supportive, and caring woman who will be dearly missed and forever remembered.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive with interment to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens
www.mccallgardens.com

 

 

  • Your Running Friends
    June 4, 2018

    James Norma
    Thinking of you and your entire family as we are all
    saddened by the loss of your mom.
    Please reach out during these difficult days.
    Hoping your treasured memories help all forward.
    Words fall short today as you attend her memorial.
    Please accept our condolences. Take Care

  • Renae Choo
    June 4, 2018

    James and Norma,
    So very sorry for the lost of your wonderful Mother. We offer our deepest sympathies for you and your families at this difficult time. Peace be with you.
    Love,
    Rick and Renae

  • Linda and Holden
    May 30, 2018

    You lived such a rich life surrounded by so much love. Having been a close friend to your daughter-in-law, Norma and son, James…..I can attest to how much love they had for you and what a blessing you were to both Alexa and Carrisa. I, personally, enjoyed your welcoming smile each time we met. You will be missed dearly and cherished forever. God bless.

  • Margaret Lee
    May 30, 2018

    My prayers are with you all. Please take care.

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