Mr. Chun Yuen Anthony Ho
28 August, 1935 – 8 November, 2018
Peacefully on November 8, 2018 at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma cancer. He was 83 years old. Beloved husband of Tak Ching. Loving father of Sabina, Teresa (Wesley Lee) and Patrick (Julie Park). Cherished gung gung of Colin and Carolyn. Dear brother of Wai King, Wai Lin (Richard Galbraith) and Joseph (Chau Khuu).
Anthony was a well-respected educator in Hong Kong and Canada. He began his teaching career at Wah Yan College Kowloon (WYK) from 1957 to 1977. In 1959, Anthony was the 11th Kowloon Group Scout Master. His passion in scouting as an extra-curricular activity led to numerous rewards for his senior and junior troops. He was as proud of the scouts under his leadership as he was of all the students he taught over the years in WYK. Anthony became Assistant Principal in 1967, the first non-priest teacher appointed to the role. A quote in The Shield – WYK yearbook 1967-1968, summed his important contribution to the school. “The most significant change in the administration of the school was undoubtedly the appointment of Mr. Anthony Ho Chun Yuen, a member of the teaching staff, to the position of Assistant Principal. Under him, the school experienced smooth running. He was, in the eyes of the students, strict, as he should be in maintaining discipline, and yet an easier member of the authority to approach. Mr. Ho exerted a great influence in the year's administration and, indeed, marked a great advance in the history of Wah Yan.”
After immigrating to Canada, Anthony continued his career in the education field until retirement in 1997.
Since retirement, Anthony continued an active lifestyle, including helping to rebuild WYKAAO, (Wah Yan College Kowloon Alumni Association of Ontario https://www.wykontario.org/) and taking part annually in the Terry Fox Run. He loved doting on his grandchildren, who are his pride and joy.
Anthony will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends. Friends may visit the Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street (two lights south of Steeles, on the east side) on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a prayer and eulogy service at 7 p.m. Additional parking across the street, at the Centerpoint Mall.
A funeral mass will begin on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church (3526 Sheppard Avenue East). Private cremation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Terry Fox Foundation or Mon Sheong Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Visitation with Prayer and Eulogy service at 7:00pm
Friday, 16 November , 2018
Saturday, 17 November , 2018
Mr. Chun Yuen Anthony Ho
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15 November 2018
Anthony took me on as his Vice Principal when he started his private school on Bond Street in downtown Toronto back in 1986, and I had the pleasure of working for him there for the next ten years. He was a true gentleman, and always dealt with his students and staff with integrity and kindness. I was deeply saddened to learn of his declining health and passing, and I know he will be missed by all who had the good fortune to be acquainted with him.
14 November 2018
I never had such luck of having Ho Sir taught me in class. Instead I had the good fortune of having him as my Group Scout Master for the seven years following my first left-hand-shake with him in my Investiture Ceremony into the 11th Kowloon Boy Scouts Group at WYK - "big deal" to a 13-year old in Form 1. Since then, he had been my role model for life. He taught me leadership by example, how to problem solve, how to smile in the face of difficulties, at scouting meetings and at camps.
Though never formally "taught in class" by him, he showed me how to teach: with kindness and compassion, with patience and enthusiasm to my own students for the 30+ years I've been teaching at the Univ. of Alberta Dental School. He taught me persistence and courage in his final years fighting his multiple myeloma.
He is at peace in the presence of the Lord now. I will, as indeed we all will miss him, such a great teacher and friend.
Attached is a photo of Ho Sir, the Group Scout Master inspecting the Junior B Troop with Fr. Farren, Principal of WYK, circa early 1960s.
Vincent P Lee, WYK1965
13 November 2018
I came to know 何 sir a few years back in Toronto. To me, he was a very kind person, a great story teller and full of humour. Every time I saw him at WYK events, we always talked. Last time I saw him was in your Anniversary dinner. He told me that the Jesuit fathers founded Wah Yan Kowloon and Hong Kong . We are like brothers.
Today We shared his love for both WYK and WYHK alumni. He is going to be missed by many of us.
WYHK Ontario Alumni
12 November 2018
Pius Lee 李宗漢 WYK 71
Dr. Joseph Chu
10 November 2018
To Mr. Anthony Ho's family:
My deepest condolence to your family upon the passing of our former Vice-Principal and Scout Master at Wah Yan College Kowloon. His teaching and legacy will be amongst all his students and fellow boy scouts. We were indeed very fortunate to have been his students and may his spirit lives on amongst all of us. Please cherish the beautiful memories that Mr. Ho had left us.
May he rest in peace !
Dr. Joseph Y. Chu, Neurologist
WYK Class of 1971
Tommy Richard Tong
10 November 2018
We all know that Mr. Anthony Ho has all the traits of a teacher, a really awesome one. But I just came to realize that he also has the traits of a parent to all the lucky souls that he educated, one way or another. He preserves memories (https://www.wykontario.org/index.php/2012-01-09-23-47-35/2013-04-09-21-07-42/class-1974) for them! So it is with great sadness that I bid farewell to both a teacher and a parent. No wonder Chinese refer to teachers as 師父 (Teacher Father).
To Mr. Ho's biological family, please accept the deepest condolences from his student and adopted family member.
Mr. Ho be will thought of whenever wisdom is called upon.