Alex Wong

27 September , 196531 December , 2018

Alexander Chi-Yan Wong was born on September 27, 1965 in Hong Kong and passed away on December 31, 2018 in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

A Visitation will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in The Chapel of Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home, 306 East 11 Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Celebration of Life to be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 10, 2019 in The Chapel of Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home, 306 East 11 Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Following the service, you are invited to join the family for a luncheon at 1:30 pm at Continental Seafood Restaurant, 11700 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, 9 January , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, 10 January , 2019

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Elisabeth Hafeli

12 January 2019

Dear Alex,
I miss you so very much, often thought about you in Switzerland while traveling and spending time with my friends there. You are a very special and dear friend to me, with so much kindness and I always felt deeply touched especially when we connected during your last months, how you could be in the midst of it all.
My sincere condolences to your loved ones, wishing you comfort, kindness, love in this sad time.

Carrie Belanger

9 January 2019


It has been 18 years since we danced into each other's life. Only you have the light and the love that turns wilt into fresh, droop into glory. Twirling around on the ice or sharing silly secrets of everyday life, time with you was blessed. Thank you Alex for opening your world to me. Loving you forever and always, Carrie.

Robert Kwan

9 January 2019

I first met Alex when I started working at group homes. He was my manager, and always had a smile and a laugh ready. Alex showed care and compassion to both the residents and staff. His positive attitude will sadly be missed.

Guillermo Sanchez

9 January 2019

Dear Alex,
We spoke for a short time while volunteering at the Diamond Center (UBC medical school). I appreciate your positive energy which I believe was coming from your True Energy (Soul). Thank you for that memory.
I am sure you are now in a dimension where there is only total peace and love.
Hope to see you again.
God Bless all your family.

Sue Backs

8 January 2019

I worked with Alex in the SP program at UBC. He was always exceptionally kind and professional. A smile for everyone and always ready with a few kind words, he made people feel immediately comfortable. He will be greatly missed.

Lana Korch

8 January 2019

Dear Alex,
You first touched my life 18 years ago when I was only 21 at our work place at the time. As an on-call manager you were very thankful i took a night shift at overtime to help you out. Little did I know you had chocolates and a heartfelt “thank you” card waiting for me the next day. Alex, you are just that kind of a beautiful person that touches people’s lives in an authentic and real way, one of those people one cannot forget. Even though we lost touch for over 15 years, I never forgot your genuine smile and your beautiful soul. I tried finding you on facebook but you are old fashioned that way, but in the end we were meant to meet again when we ran into each other at a store. I am now deeply happy we got to reconnect over lunch only short 5 months ago, and only wish i had the courage to tell you how much your friendship deeply touched me. You have taught me now never to wait until its too late to share with people what they mean to i will never have a chance again to tell you.
I truly hope you are in a better place Alex, and i truly feel heartbroken knowing that you suffered. Know you will be forever missed ❤️

Maggie Van Oeveren

7 January 2019

It’s been five years since I retired as the Manager of the UBC SP Program but I have very special memories of the amazing people I worked with, Alex being one of the most special. He was a lovely, caring person, always a smile on his face. I was very saddened to hear of his passing and can only imagine the grief his family and close friends are experiencing.
Alex, I can picture your face, as if it were yesterday, and will hold that image in my heart. I hope there is a hereafter and that you are on your way to your next adventure. Hugs across time and space, Maggie.

Kathryn Alma-Nihte

7 January 2019

Remembering Alex,
You were a lovely work mate during the short time I was able to know you as a Specialized Patient at UBC. Sending love and heartfelt condolences to your close family and friends. May your memory be honoured always. Kathryn.

Krista Wallace

7 January 2019

This is such surprising, and terribly sad news. I have known Alex for many years through the UBC Standardized Patient program, and though we never worked directly together, we saw each other regularly. He was always ready with a smile and a friendly chat to catch up.

My heart goes out to all Alex's family and friends.

Brian Anderson

6 January 2019

I've known Alex for many years through our work in the standardized patient program at UBC. Whether it had been a few months or even a few years since we had last seen each other his face would light up when he saw you, a beaming smile and genuine curiosity to know what you had been up to.

Alex's joy, his warmth, and his unfailing positivity is an inspiration to me always. His glass was never half empty, always fully full. He is a beautiful and amazing person.