Jong Hong Jew passed away at the age of 85 on January 30, 2018, in Vancouver, BC. Hong is survived by his loving wife, Mee Sheung Jew (May); his five children Juhli (Fred), Henry (Elly), Suzanne (Craig), John (Marlene) and Jason; as well as his six adoring grandchildren Alexander, Stephen, Derek, Aiden, Danielle, and Garret. He will be dearly missed by his sisters Gloria (Robert) and Jennifer (Whyte), his brother-in-law Haim (Foon Hop) as well as many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Born October 10, 1932, in Taishan, Guangdong, China, Hong immigrated to Canada in 1951.  He settled in Victoria and began work as a cook, beginning a career that would span 45 years. Hong worked for CP Rail, Government House, BC Ferries and rose to become a highly regarded chef of The Victoria Golf Club.

In 1960, Hong married Mee Sheung Lee (May, also from Taishan) in Victoria, where for 57 years, they lived a peaceful life. You couldn’t find Hong out of the kitchen for long, even at home, where he loved preparing meals for family and community gatherings, both large and small. He also loved tending to his bountiful garden, carefully mowing its expansive lawn.

Hong was a longtime member and Director of the Hoy Sun Association and actively continued in his volunteer duties until his passing. He will be remembered for his hard work ethic, selfless attitude, and dedication to his family and friends.

While his passing was sudden, he left peacefully with his wife and five children at his side.

An extra thank you goes to the caring nurses, doctors and ICU team of St Paul’s Hospital.

A Celebration of Hong’s Life will be held in The Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, British Columbia, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at the Royal Oak Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hoy Sun Ning Yung Benevolent Association or the Lung Kong Association.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

    February 7, 2018


  • Jake and Marilyn Siemens
    February 6, 2018

    Suzanne, Craig, Aiden and Garret so sorry to hear about your Father and Grandfather’s passing.
    We will be thinking of you and praying for you tomorrow and the days ahead.
    Love Uncle Jake and Aunt Marilyn and family

  • Bernie + Louella Siemens
    February 6, 2018

    So sorry to hear of your Dad + Grandpas passing. We will remember you all in our prayers. It’s always traumatic to experience a loved ones passing. Your memories of him will live on always❤️

  • Audrey Khoo
    February 6, 2018

    Jason, I know how difficult it is losing a dad who put everyone before himself and who means the world to you, and my heart is breaking for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Big hug to you. Audrey

  • gloria cheung
    February 5, 2018

    We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our brother, uncle, grandpa. To Aunt May, and our nieces, nephews and their respective spouses and children, you are in our thoughts – may the memories hold you tight. Take good care, XO, Robert and Gloria

  • Lena Lee
    February 4, 2018

    I am very sad to hear of Hong Gor sudden passing. My deepest sympathy to Mee Sheung and family..

  • Claudette Yan
    February 4, 2018

    Suzanne, Craig, Aiden and Garrett.
    We are deeply saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayer are with you and the rest of the family at this time.
    Claudette, Peter and family

  • Lena Lee (Say So)
    February 4, 2018

    Mee Sheung and family. Hong Gor was a devoted wife, Dad and Grandpa. Of course a great cook. It is with great sadness he left us all so soon. With my deepest sympathy to all..

  • Georgina and David Wong
    February 4, 2018

    My condolence to the Jew’s family. Sorry that David and I are not in town and cannot attend Mr. Hong Jew’s service.
    We wish him rest in peace and a smooth journey to heaven.
    Please take care of Mrs. Jew and God bless her.

  • Cathy Sintich
    February 4, 2018

    Suzanne and Craig and Family
    Our deepest sympathy to you. May you find peace with all the beautiful memories you will have. Our love to you all.
    Dwayne & Cathy Sintich

  • Shannon
    February 4, 2018

    Our deepest condolences, Sue.
    Our loved ones are never truly gone, as long as they remain in our hearts. Xoxo Shannon, Ethan, Sara
    Sending our love.

  • Betty Tod
    February 3, 2018

    Suzanne, Craig, Garrett, and Aiden
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I know from your stories how very important he was to the love that binds your family.

  • Lisa Reid
    February 3, 2018

    Dear Suzanne, Craig, Aiden & Garret…
    So sorry for the loss of your dad & gramps. My heart goes out to, and know that you’re loved and in our thoughts daily.
    Much Love,
    Lisa Reid

  • Wendy
    February 3, 2018

    Much love and light your way.

  • Ryan Douglas
    February 3, 2018

    Suzanne, Craig, Garret and Aiden. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad and Grandpa. We are thinking of you all at this sad time and peace in the coming days. Ryan, Nicky, Liam and Megan.

  • Ted and Carolyn Gordon
    February 3, 2018

    Our sincere condolences to May and family. We’ll miss Hong’s friendly wave as he walked by our house every day. We enjoyed our “hellos”. His friendly smile will be missed by us. Ted and Carolyn Gordon

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