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Kwong Chee Jung

30 January , 19313 May , 2019

Kwong Chee Jung was born on 30 January , 1931 and passed away on 3 May , 2019.

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John Gilbert

11 May 2019

I first met Jim electronically in 1956 when he was at Mould Bay and I was at Eureka. We were the most active hams in the high Arctic for the next 18 months and Jim carried on for another six months after I came south. Jim returned to the far North in the early 1960s. Around 2002 Jim and I started to correspond about his collection of slides and photos of the stations. We spent the next decade identifying people and places in his photos. On Friday, 27 May 2011 I finally got to meet Jim in person at his QTH in Richmond. We had a great Dim Sum meal at the Fisherman`s Terrace Restaurant in the Aberdeen Centre with Jim's sister Lucy Woo and daughter-in-law May Woo. We met again in August 2012 when I had dinner with Jim and Jeffrey. Jim was a great friend and he will be sorely missed.

William Stadnyk

10 May 2019

I first met Jim personally in the Canadian High Arctic at a Joint Arctic Weather Station (JAWS)
in 1963. The station was Resolute Bay NWT. Jim was passing through on his way south. I had already made his acquaintance on a JAWS communication network using Morse Code as we both were Radio Operators.. In those days there of course were no computers or satellites so Morse Code was the main communications method. Jim was very proficient at sending and receiving messages. You got to know an Operator by the sound of his ‘fist’ or sending method and that’s how I really first met him.
Jim moved to various JAWS stations including Alert (about 500 miles or 800 KM from the North Pole-one of the closest stations to the Pole), Eureka, Isachsen and Mould Bay. I would meet
him periodically for very short times as he passed through Resolute Bay on his way south.
Because Jim lived on the West Coast and I lived on the Prairies, we never again saw each other for over 50 years, but we did keep in contact sporadically over that time either through Amateur Radio or mail. Finally in 2015 my wife Carol and I met Jim in Richmond and he treated us royally to lunch at a fine Chinese restaurant. We visited with him at his very interesting condo and he then walked with us to the Skytrain—it was hard keeping up with him! I relished that personal visit and will miss him. R.I.P. my Friend. Sincere Condolences to the Family.