John Wai Chung Leung
February 7, 1952 – December 24, 2019
John Wai Chung Leung passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 24, 2019 after a 2 ½ year battle with adrenal cancer. He was born in Macau, China on Feb 7, 1952, the second eldest and only son of 6 children to Leung Sau Han and Leung Chin Lee. However he was raised in Hong Kong where he met his soulmate and life partner, Susanna, at age 18. Together they immigrated to Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1972.
He is a proud University of British Columbia Alumnus having graduated from their Faculty of Pharmacy in 1977. Thereafter, he began his career as a pharmacist having worked at independent drug stores in Squamish and Vancouver. He eventually settled in Abbotsford, BC where he became owner/pharmacist of Peoples Drug Mart, now known as Newgen PharmaChoice for the last 39 years. His store was a strong sense of pride for him. He loved serving his many loyal customers over the years and was a beloved leader in the community.
John had a passion for golf and music. He could play golf everyday if possible and even had 3 hole in ones over the years. He was a fan of the Beatles and loved playing the guitar and singing for friends and family. John was a charismatic individual with an infectious sense of humor who could make anyone feel instantly comfortable and connected to him. He was a loving and selfless husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be dearly missed by all. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every moment.
John Leung is survived by his wife of 43 years, Susanna, his 3 children - Ben (Ly), Emily (Wiley), and Andrew, 4 grandchildren – Katelyn, Taylor, Noah, and Jamie, along with his 5 sisters : Frances (Simon), Lina (Bryn), Rita (Regis), Cecilia (Andre), and Michelle.
Donations in lieu of flowers are appreciated at The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Regional Office — British Columbia & Yukon, 200 - 4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6 604-736-9775 /1-800-567-8112
Donation instructions in memory of John Leung. Here are the steps: Step 1: Go to https://kidney.ca/ Step 2: Click on ‘Donate Now’ Step 3: Click on ‘Give In Memory’ Step 4: Enter amount for donation and enter tributee’s name as John Leung
- The Kidney Foundation of Canada
- Celebration of Life Service Saturday, January 18, 2020
John Wai Chung Leung
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January 18, 2020
John was a very caring and generous man. He was kind to his patients and would go the extra mile to help anyone in need. A true everyday hero. He will be missed, but remembered with admiration by all who were blessed to have known him. Our heartfelt condolences to Susanna and family.
Dayan and Priya Muthayan
January 11, 2020
I am very fortunate to have known John since 2005, when I joined Peoples , as an Independent pharmacy, Peoples Pharmacy in Princeton.
It took only couple of casual meetings with John, to learn he was a great soul.
I still remember, his big laughs, filled the room right away. John helped me for some business transactions as well.
Rest in peace, my mentor, my friend, my senior colleague.
my best regards and love to you.
Pratik and Family.
Helen and Tony Costantino
January 6, 2020
We will truly miss John's warm and friendly face. We treasure the many events we were able to share with him.
Our deepest condolences to his family.
January 5, 2020
I was deeply saddened to hear the passing of John.
We may have only met a few time in school (RHS), and many times through our school photo albums, his smile is always and will be in our hearts!
We friends in Toronto and all over the world as well, would like to express our sincere condolences to you and all in the family....!
and hope this, in a small way to help through these trying times....!!!