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Sunset Hills Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA

OBITUARY

Ruth Sok Wai Tsang

July 15, 1937January 10, 2020
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Ruth Sok Wai Tsang passed away on January 10, 2020, to be with her Lord Jesus. She died peacefully at her home in Renton, WA surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was 82.

Ruth was born on July 15, 1937, in Hong Kong. She graduated from Alliance Bible Seminary in Hong Kong in 1963. She married Shek Chung Tsang on August 8, 1964, in Hong Kong.

Rev. Shek Chung Tsang was a pastor for the Christian and Missionary Alliance for 44 years. Serving faithfully by his side, Ruth has touched many lives with her kindness, love, care, and prayers.

Ruth enjoyed reading, knitting, playing the piano, and journaling. Devoted to her family and church community, she was known for her exceptional memory, kindness, generosity, sweet smile, optimistic outlook, and unwavering faith. She will be dearly missed by all of her family who look forward to being with her again in the presence of Jesus.

Ruth is survived by her son, David (Grace), grandchildren Daniel, Alison, and Matthew; daughter Rebecca Wu (David), grandchildren Christopher, Nathaniel, and Karisa; daughter Jane Wong (Dennis), and grandson Caleb; siblings, Lina Au, Shirley Ng, Andrew Lu, and Wendy Mar; as well as nieces and nephews. Ruth was pre-deceased by her husband of 40 years, Shek Chung.

Viewing and visitation will be from 5-7pm on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Bellevue, WA. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Friday, January 24, 2020, at Sunset Hills Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 12:30pm at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue.

本人生於1937年7月15日於香港,父母及外祖父母都是虔誠的基督徒,可惜在我兩個月大時,先父劉紹琨患急病去世,當時姊姊也只有兩歲,先母吳慕潔才26歲。神為何接去只有34歲的先父我也不明白,但基督徒只有信靠順服。

先母在我4歲半時改嫁呂明才執事。1942年日本人佔領香港,交通斷絕,糧食缺乏,故先母將我和姐姐送去廣東省姑母家寄養,姑母對我兩姊妹很好,帶我們上教會,上主日學,6歲時我患瘧疾,多次發冷發熱,姑母希望我快點痊癒,因此用藥過重影響我日後的聽覺。

在我10歲至21歲時,先母發覺鄉下學校太差,没有醫院,為了我兩姐妹的前途著想,商得姑母及姨母兩家人之同意,搬去汕頭姨母家,姨母一家都是虔誠的基督徒,對我們兩姐妹很好。我14歲時在汕頭伯特利堂受洗參加詩班,1949年中國共產黨解放中國,迫害基督教,我因堅持去教會也常受同學批判,被貼大字報,責罵,多次需寫悔過書,為此我對中國共產黨感到絕望。

先母1958年一家要移民澳洲雪梨,我申請到香港探視母親與我三個同母異父的弟妹相聚兩個月。因感世事多變,唯有神永不改變,因被主愛吸引,決志獻身事奉主。1958年至1963年入讀長洲宣道會建道神學院,因為不懂粵語只懂潮州話,多讀一年預科才畢業,在神學院領受院訊,要具備開荒,火熱,吃苦的精神。畢業後在生命堂柴灣分堂做女傳道,兼宗教主任1年。1964年與曾式中傳道結婚,僅4年蒙神賜一男二女。當年在坪洲宣道會,每天教識字班,週末要探訪,主日需司琴,教主日學,平日也要買菜,洗衣,煮飯,日子忙碌。實神的恩典夠用,日子如何力量也如何。

1966年式中被按立為牧師,1967至1975年兼顧坪州堂與秀茂坪堂工作及宣基小學校牧。我也協助式中探訪,司琴,講道。1970年我應聘到基督教樂道堂做女傳道一年,工作蒙恩,但因孩子們年幼需要我照顧及督導功課,便辭職專心在家照顧兒女。

1975年全家移民來美國三藩市,1976年2月搬到夏威夷居住及開荒傳道。成立夏威夷華人宣道會,曾牧師工作到2000年退休,總共在宣道會工作44年。當時為了貼補家用,我有2年照顧老人家,13年照顧嬰幼兒共8個,也協助教會事工,三個兒女都學有所成,畢業後各自就業,神恩豐盛,感恩不盡。

2004年搬到西雅圖與女兒家團聚,享受天倫之樂,三個半月後神接走式中回天家。結婚40年朝夕相處,一旦離別難免不捨,後想到式中十多年受帕金森氏病折磨,如今能得到解脫也是神恩典,天上才是我們永遠的家鄉。

我的嗜好是看書,編織,彈琴,多年來在教會司琴,晚年時,每日彈琴且從歌中悟到很多安慰,激勵。80歲後身體多病,患糖尿病多年,腎功能衰竭,心臟不好,何時回天家我願順服神的旨意,諸位親朋,天家再見。

曾劉淑懷師母2020年1月10日安息主懷享年82歲遺下 長子耀南,媳靜如,孫兒偉哲,子宣,孫女嘉恩 長女韻雅,婿吳天嘉,外孫瑞安,瑞康,外孫女瑞寧 幼女韻清,婿黃偉俊,外孫浩然 姊姊淑愉,弟弟呂岳鴻,妹妹呂遜麗,和麗及子孫家人多名。

Services

23 January

Viewing and Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunset Hills Funeral Home

1215 145th Place SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

24 January

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunset Hills Funeral Home

1215 145th Place SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

24 January

Graveside Service

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Sunset Hills Memorial Park

1215 145th Pl SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

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