Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Norma passed peacefully on April 26th, 2021 at Royal Jubilee Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She will be missed greatly by her loving husband Paul, son Jason (Susan), daughter Gina, and grandchildren Sydney, Kalen & Zachary.  Sister-in-law Elaine Chan (Norman, predeceased in 2017) niece Nora (Peter), nephews Colin (Norma), Nelson (Sophia). Survived by her sisters Joan Ng in Toronto, Sandra Oxley in Kelowna, and her brother Robert Kong in Toronto. Norma also has various families in Canada, the USA and Hong Kong, Australia, Fiji & Europe. Norma has a large extended family and she would always look forward to the Kong Family Reunions. She worked for the Government of British Columbia for many years in various departments, including the Ministry of Mines & Resources.  After retirement, Norma volunteered at the BC Government House Gardening Club, Canadian Cancer Society, and the BC Cancer Clinic at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Norma loved to cook, work in her garden, and enjoyed music by Barbra Streisand & Celine Dion. Her leisure activities included playing mahjong with her many friends and spending time with her grandchildren, who loved Grandma very much. Once a month luncheons with the ladies was another favorite pastime. A strong believer in her faith, she attended Saint Patrick’s Parish in Oak Bay regularly. A special thank you goes to the nurses & staff of 8 North at the Royal Jubilee Hospital for their heartfelt care with Norma in her last days.

A private service was held Thursday, April 29, 2021 by her loving family.  In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of British Columbia is greatly appreciated:

Heart & Stroke Foundation #106 – 1001 Cloverdale Avenue Victoria, BC V8X 4C9 www.heartandstroke.ca

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Michael Wong & Joanne Lum

    We are sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to your family.

  • Derek & Brenda Chow

    Our sincere condolences. Norma was a beloved member of the Chinese community.

  • Pat Trevor

    It was my good fortune to be partnered with Norma at the BC Cancer Agency TLC Cafe for many years. Norma was a real individual, one of kindest, funniest and most vibrant people I have known. I always looked forward to our Monday afternoon shifts. Though we had not seen each other in the last few years, I will always remember Norma and will miss her too.
    Wishing Paul and the family comfort and peace.

  • Ann West

    I worked in Volunteer Services at the BC Cancer Agency and one of my responsibilities was the TLC Cafe. Norma was a regular and valued volunteer in the Cafe: always on time, competent, and willing to consider a last minute shift if someone called in sick. She was a huge asset to the volunteer program.

  • Theresa Ho

    Norma’s passing is a big loss for me. She’s been my friend since we were kids in Hong Kong. She’s my reason for establishing my home here since 1968. She welcomed me and my husband into her home when we first came, and introduced us into her social circle, for which I’m forever grateful. She will be in my memory always.

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