Mr. Koon Bun Kwan

1 September, 194513 February, 2021

Koon Bun Kwan, 75, of Vancouver, Canada, passed away on February 13, 2021, from aspiration pneumonia, a complication from the spinal cord injury that he had suffered from a motor vehicle accident sixteen years ago.

Koon was born on September 1, 1945, in China to Kwan Sum Ping (father) and Tsang Man Ying (mother). He spent his childhood in Hong Kong, where as a young adult he became a Math and English teacher at S.K.H. St. Thomas' Primary School. In 1969, Koon married Yuk Yee Elizabeth, and soon after the birth of their infant twin girls, Flora and Theresa, the family immigrated to Canada in 1974. Four years later, they welcomed their third daughter, Yvonne. Koon worked as a repair man with BC Housing for thirty years. On May 17, 2004, his life and career was irrevocably damaged by a tragic motor vehicle accident that left him quadriplegic. Koon and Elizabeth continued to live together in their home in Vancouver, and she served as his primary caregiver for the past sixteen years.

Koon was a devoted family man dedicated to his wife and three daughters. The family led a simple life filled with cherished memories of weekly shopping in Chinatown, special brunches at McDonald’s, summer road trips visiting extended family in California, and bus tours around BC and Alberta. Koon particularly enjoyed celebrating special occasions with the family through banquet dinners. He will be remembered for his numerous admirable qualities: kind, generous, patient, calm, and wise. Koon was a supportive husband, a dependable father, and a model brother.

Koon is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his daughters, Flora, Theresa, and Yvonne; his grandchildren, Gabrielle, Nathan, Dominic, and Catherine; and numerous relatives and friends.

Koon was laid to rest at Ocean View Funeral Home and Burial Park on March 6, 2021. He is forever loved in our hearts. Expressions of sympathy may be mailed to the family. Thank you kindly for your condolences.


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