OBITUARY

Mr. Moen "Len" Jue

17 November, 193522 April, 2021

JUE, Moen "Len" November 17, 1935 – April 22, 2021

We are profoundly sad to announce the passing of Moen ‘Len’ Jue on April 22, 2021 at Burnaby Hospital with his daughter by his side. After a courageous seven week post-surgical hospital stay, Moen passed peacefully. He was 85 years old.

Moen will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Judy, his daughter and son-in-law Carrie and Don Locke and grandchildren Matthew, Adam and Natalie.

Born in Canton China, Moen came to Canada in 1954 and married Judy in 1961. From humble beginnings, Moen and Judy forged a new life in Canada where they owned and operated the Bamboo Garden restaurant in Cranbrook until their retirement in 1991. We will remember him for his deep and unconditional love, his great cooking, and his love of cars and James Bond films. Through his example, we learned the value of hard work, humility and compassion.

A private funeral service will be held for the Jue family on Friday May 7, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

We are so grateful to the physicians and staff at Royal Columbian Hospital and Burnaby Hospital for their excellent care. Please consider a donation to the hospital foundations in memory of Moen.

Messages of sympathy can be left directly below by “adding a memory” for the Jue family.

Services

  • Evening Visitation

    Thursday, 6 May , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 7 May , 2021

  • Interment

    Friday, 7 May , 2021

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Mr. Moen "Len" Jue

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Anita Lee

12 May 2021

I am one of the neighbors to Mr. and Mrs. Jue. Mr. Jue was hospitable, kind, and funny. About 5 years ago, when my son was about 2 years old, we occasionally bumped into Mr. Jue and his wife. A few times, they would invite us over to their house. One time, Mr. Jue made us fried noodles and sandwiches for lunch. It was simple and delicious. Then, he would bring out some toys for my son to play with. My son was so fond of the Little Tikes sit-on toy truck, and Mr. Jue gave it away to us. It was a very generous gift.

For the last year, my husband and I bumped into Mr. Jue every morning when we do our routine walk. I still remember how straight and handsome the way he walks! We have not seen him in the walk for some time now, and now we know why. We will always remember you.

Anita (Apple), Barney, Curtis


Anita Lee

12 May 2021

I am one of the neighbors to Mr. and Mrs. Jue. Mr. Jue was hospitable, kind, and funny. About 5 years ago, when my son was about 2 years old, we occasionally bumped into Mr. Jue and his wife. A few times, they would invite us over to their house. One time, Mr. Jue made us fried noodles and sandwiches for lunch. It was simple and delicious. Then, he would bring out some toys for my son to play with. My son was so fond of the TinyTyke sit-on toy truck, and Mr. Jue gave it away to us. It was a very generous gift.

For the last year, my husband and I bumped into Mr. Jue every morning when we do our routine walk. I still remember how straight and handsome the way he walks! We have not seen him in the walk for some time now, and now we know why. We will always remember you.

Jeanne Lee

6 May 2021

Aunt Judy, Carrie, Don and Family,

Our sincerest condolences to hear of Uncle Len's passing. He will be deeply missed as he was one of our favourite relatives.

We have fond memories of Uncle Len. His presence always brought warmth, generosity and kindness. When we were kids, he and Aunt Judy would come to visit when they were in town and we would go out for large family luncheons.

We always noted Uncle Len and Aunt Judy’s sharp fashion sense. His good taste didn’t stop with just his suits but he also had a great appreciation for automobiles. Something we would envy and guess what he would drive on their next visit and he never disappointed.

His passion extended far beyond fashion and cars as he always displayed a gentle caring side and you can see it when he played with his dog or took a keen interest in our pet guinea pig.

Uncle Len was a quiet, humble person who was a dedicated hard worker and a very proud family man. He and Aunt Judy would beam with pride and a smile when they spoke of their daughter, Carrie. We have such great memories of how much she has meant to them.

Following their retirement and moving to Burnaby, Uncle Len and Aunt Judy would take our parents for lunch outings and shopping excursions. Mom (Linda) and Dad (James) enjoyed and appreciated these activities as Mom would always excitedly recap their day at the dinner table. Our parents would always look forward to their next get together.

Although quiet in nature, he had a great sense of humour. Both he and Aunt Judy were always hospitable when we went to visit. We still break out in laughter when we recall him offering us cold beers.

We will miss him a lot and always cherish the good memories.

Love,

Jeanne, Henry and Linda

F.J. Hurtak

5 May 2021

My sincere condolences to Judy and Family. When in Cranbrook, Len and Judy's business was located next to our radio station EK Radio, so the Bamboo Gardens became a favourite meeting place for radio staff and friends. Frequent visitors from the station included Burt Decaire, Jack Bramhill, Dave Walker, myself and our long time friend Ed Maclean. We all loved Len's cooking , his work ethic, and his great sense of humour. So many great memories! "Len" is remembered fondly by his radio family and many friends here in Cranbrook.

Mary Lee

5 May 2021

To Aunt Judy, Carrie, Don and Family,

Our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of dear Uncle Len. We will cherish the happy times that we had with him. It was clearly evident that he took pride and loved his home. He spent a lot of time in his well-maintained garden that looked like a beautiful park with lovely flowers and trees. We had told him to hire a gardener instead of mowing the huge yard himself or to get a few cows to help out! He loved the fresh air and kept physically fit. He told us that he enjoyed getting up super early in the morning to exercise (i.e. to go for a run or walk around the neighborhood)!

We admire his outstanding work ethics and have learned from him by example. Uncle Len didn’t only keep himself busy outdoors, he kept himself busy indoors, too. As soon as we stepped foot into the house, it was spotless and very tidy. He was the housekeeper who helped to keep it so nice and clean.

Uncle Len was a caring and loving companion for Aunt Judy. The both of them loved to do things together. He was a good listener and had a sense of humor. He reminisced about the good old days and shared fond memories of his family. He enjoyed going on outings with my parents (i.e. shop in Richmond and eat at Chinese restaurants). He was very humble and smiled when we complimented him on all the things that he did to keep his day so busy. We will miss his smiles and treasure our memories of him in our hearts.

Love,
Mary, Brian Lee and Family