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Thomson In The Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

1291 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB

OBITUARY

Ka Chi "John" Yeung

24 July , 194020 May , 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ka Chi "John" Yeung on May 20, 2019, surrounded by family at St. Boniface Hospital.

Ka Chi was predeceased by his parents Fai-Wah Yeung and Cheng Wai Hing. He is survived by his wife, Grace, of 39 years; sons, Gordon and Colin (Mallory); and siblings, Ka Lin, Ka Yan, Ka Yee, Ka Bik, Ka Tin and Ka Yung; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ka Chi immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong in August 1964, after spending 2 years as a teacher. He attended the University of Manitoba and graduated from Plant Science in 1971. He remained in Agriculture at the U of M until 1991 before moving back to teaching, as an Instructor with Red River College until his retirement in 2012.

Ka Chi was quiet-natured but had an unquestionable dedication to family and friends. He was hard working and ever the handyman, never one to turn down a challenging task. He always loved the outdoors, enjoying swimming, bike rides and strolls in the park. He also looked forward to his daily trips to the coffee shop.

Memorial service will be held on Sunday May 26, 2019 at 9:30 am at Thomson "In the Park" 1291 McGillivray Boulevard. Burial service will be held on Monday May 27, 2019 at 10:00 am at Waverley Memorial Gardens, 1501 Waverley Street.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, 26 May , 2019
  • Burial Monday, 27 May , 2019

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Gordon Mills

28 May 2019

Dear John Yeung's family,

I worked on the soil survey program for some 36 years. As the program grew so did the laboratory program and Johnny was always a major part of the laboratory support to the field program.

John was always so cheerful and capable in his work with the soil survey. He worked on all aspects of the laboratory program and got along so well with both our field staff and with his co workers in the lab. John also assisted in some of the field work which I think he enjoyed based on his background in plant science.

I recall one winter day out cross country skiing in King's Park. Coming toward me on the trail was John and one of his children. We stopped an talked for a bit about his new work at Red River College and his family. It was apparent that John was very keen on the teaching aspects of his new work and that he was extremely devoted to his family.

John's professional approach to his work and his caring and support for his family were all so important to him. John will be missed by all who knew him.

Sincerely, Gordon Mills

Wally Fraser

27 May 2019

Dear Grace, Gordon, Collin and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. We worked together for the Soil Survey in the Ellis Building from the 1970s up to the 1990s. John was a very good worker, with a wonderful, always positive attitude. We worked together in the lab and he also assisted me on a soil mapping project in the Whiteshell in the early 1980s. He was also a close friend. I have many happy memories of golfing with John and other colleagues at Crescent Drive after work, as well as winter trips to Florida, California and Mazatlán. My sister Stephanie also knew John in his next career at Red River College. A wonderful friend and devoted father, who I'm sure will be missed by all who knew him.

Ka Sing Yeung

25 May 2019

懷念家智哥 楊家聲, 堂妹(cousin)

1964年的一個傍晚,月份記不起了,我們六姊妹兄弟興奮地等家智哥來探訪。他是我感到最親切的堂兄中之—,他不是笑匠,也不是常客,但他的誠懇老實,洋溢自然的親情使我們愛見到他。傷心的是他這次來訪,是道别。沈實的家智,有鴻鵠之志,他要去加拿大另創世界,成為我們大家庭中遠赴重洋的先鋒。我忘記他和父親(他的老師和十二叔)的言語,也記不起他對我們的鼓勵安慰說話。但仍記得他的短髮,眼鏡和稍為露齒的微笑。他離港後,父親經常囑咐我們以他的勤苦耐勞,謙虚好學為榜樣。

家智離港,差不多十年後我也離港,直到再十多年才在多倫多九伯娘家中重逢。在這二十多年中,雖然没有見面,但聽到不少他在學界中的坎坷和奮鬥。見面時,仿如隔世,但親切不減。

2017 年家族大會,又在多倫多見面,也見到Grace 嫂嫂和兩位醫生姪兒,家智哥,雖有滿面滄桑的㾗跡,但更深刻的是滿足和安寧。

多倫多一別,已成永訣,但家智哥誠懇的微笑,短髮,穿短褲的瘦腿,在我心中,仍偶爾浮現。

Véronique et Jean Parent

25 May 2019

Nous sommes la mère et le père de Benoît,
C'est avec tristesse que nous avons appris le décès de John.
À Grace et toute la famille nous vous offrons nos plus sincères
condoléances.
Véronique et Jean Parent

Margie Cain

23 May 2019

To Colin and my niece Mallory, and to Colin's mom and brother we send our love and support. From the tribute we can see that John lived a fulfilling life as a husband, father, academic , outdoor enthusiast and valued presence in his extended family and community. May his goodness and significance support you as you continue to cherish all he means to you.

Joan and Dale Murchison

23 May 2019

Grace, Gord, Colin and Mallory,
We wish we were there with you but will be holding you in our hearts in the days to come.
John was such a loving family man. You have many treasured memories.
Dale and Joan

Joe and Mary McGuire

23 May 2019

We are Mallory’s( Colin) Aunt and Uncle. We wish to express our sympathy to your family as you grieve the loss of your loved one . Sincerely , Joe and Mary