OBITUARY

Saimui Fong Tung

February 14, 1929August 7, 2018
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Sai Mui Fong Tung 2-14-1929 — 8-7-2018

Our beloved Sai Mui passed away peacefully on August 7th, 2018 after a short battle with colon cancer and post-surgical complications. She passed away with her husband by her side.

Sai Mui was born in Zhong Shan, China on 2-14-1929. She was the youngest of 3 children and raised on a farm where she learned how to grow all kinds of vegetables. At the age of 17, she traveled to Macau where she eventually met her beloved husband of 73 years, Wai Yin Tung. She was a hard working and selfless housewife who gave her strength and love to care for her husband's big family. In 1978, Sai Mui and her husband immigrated to America in hopes of a better future for their children. First arriving in Texas, she continued to work hard at the Tung family’s restaurant. Then in 1989, she moved to San Diego with her husband where she has resided ever since. Her favorite games to play were Mahjong and Solitaire.

Sai Mui is survived by her husband Wai Yin Tung, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Ellen Ng

September 26, 2018

Ah Poh,

A quiet and gentle woman. A cooperative person. The mah jong queen; winning more than losing! A great cook. A selfless and helpful friend. The daughter-in-law with no complaints. A mother-in-law that is not harsh or mean. The submissive wife. A mom with endurance. A generous grandma. The brave girl who rejected to marry the gangster named "Die Hard" at gunpoint (if she didn't do that, we wouldn't all be here today!!).

Glori Wai

September 26, 2018

Every grandchild is reminded of their grandma in some way even if she is no longer on this earth. For me, one of these reminders I get of Ah Poa is whenever I make a soup base for noodle soups. Ah Poa's recipe for her soup bases has always been the same and is simple and delicious: a spoonful of Knorr's chicken bouillon powder with a drizzle of fish sauce in plain water! I always use this base for my noodle soups when I cook now too, and it often reminds me of Ah Poa. I will always remember her as a hardworking and dedicated wife who cooked diligently for Ah Goong no matter what!

FROM THE FAMILY

Ah Poh in her late teens.

FROM THE FAMILY

Ah Gong and Ah Poh in their early 20's.

FROM THE FAMILY

Ah Poh and her son, Danny.

FROM THE FAMILY

Ah Gong and Ah Poh.

FROM THE FAMILY

Ah Poh and her older brother.

FROM THE FAMILY

Ah Poh, Ah Mah, and another relative.

FROM THE FAMILY

Ah Gong and Ah Poh with Bak Gong and Mok Tai.

FROM THE FAMILY

Ah Poh with Melvin at Yellowstone National Park.

Biography

Sai Mui Fong Tung 2-14-1929 — 8-7-2018

Our beloved Sai Mui passed away peacefully on August 7th, 2018 after a short battle with colon cancer and post-surgical complications. She passed away with her husband by her side.

Sai Mui was born in Zhong Shan, China on 2-14-1929. She was the youngest of 3 children and raised on a farm where she learned how to grow all kinds of vegetables. At the age of 17, she traveled to Macau where she eventually met her beloved husband of 73 years, Wai Yin Tung. She was a hard working and selfless housewife who gave her strength and love to care for her husband's big family. In 1978, Sai Mui and her husband immigrated to America in hopes of a better future for their children. First arriving in Texas, she continued to work hard at the Tung family’s restaurant. Then in 1989, she moved to San Diego with her husband where she has resided ever since. Her favorite games to play were Mahjong and Solitaire.

Sai Mui is survived by her husband Wai Yin Tung, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.