OBITUARY

Ms. Li Huang

August 6, 1957December 28, 2019
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Ms. Li Huang, age 62, of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia passed away on Saturday December 28, 2019. Li was born August 6, 1957.

A visitation for Li will be held Friday, January 17, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. A funeral service will occur Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 9:30 AM, 3789 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G3M1. Cremation will follow the funeral service.

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Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020

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Doug and Gill Bonn

January 18, 2020

Our deep sympathy to all of Li's family and friends. Li was much loved and missed it is hard to believe that Li and Ruixing made the journey here nearly 30 yeats ago, young son coming soon too ,


gloria wang

January 18, 2020

莉是我的良师,领导,同事与朋友,我是她的关门弟子。与她共同工作了五年直到她生病休息。这五年,不仅是我专业知识大大长进的五年,也是我人生路上各方面获益匪浅的五年。莉手把手教我这个笨学生,莉的兢兢业业,莉的博学多才,莉的严以律己,莉的音容笑貌,莉的甜美女高音都成了我永远的回忆与纪念。
我最后一次见到莉是在2019年12月11号,我看见莉化疗后精神气色见好,我为她高兴,她也很高兴。
平安夜那天,莉发来祝贺微信,我也告诉她晚上朋友来我家包饺子,我们包好饺子后,先给她送去,让梁老师在家给她煮,她可以吃新鲜的热乎乎的饺子。可是莉告诉我,她吃不上了,她还在医院🏥 。她说她很久都没有吃新鲜的三鲜饺子了。我以为她在医院排队做第二次的化疗,也没太往心里去。后来,她说儿子在家,我可以把饺子送过去,我当时还想,莉肯定是很想吃饺子了,不然她不会让我送过去的。当我把饺子送到莉家时,元元在家等我,我说,等莉回来,给她煮吧。元元说,我妈让我把饺子送到医院去。我心中虽然有些疑问,但我居然没有追问一句,莉那天为什么不回家? 这便成了我永远的后悔和遗憾,也失去了再次见莉的最后机会。
今天,再次见到莉,心中无比沉重与难过。看到莉安详地躺在鲜花丛中,知道莉歇了地上的劳苦,去了那个好的无比的地方。那里没有悲伤,没有眼泪,没有疾病与痛苦。一切都是新的,一切都是美的。
愿莉在神的怀里安息!

Gloria

Miao小淼 Wang

January 17, 2020

我们是来自于不同领域聚集在JR的同事。2004年进入了公司,认识了莉这位良师,从无保留。有才华,正直坦荡,傲气是莉的个性,莉生病之后,表现出她独具的风格。我们还曾一起走trail,学拍照,看烟火。还亲自下厨给我们做斑点虾。在你的影响下。几次半夜开车到山里去追逐极光,因为不会拍照,只看到山里面有亮光也没什么彩光,莉说,那就是看到极光了。很搞笑。在你治病的间歇期,旅游成了你和梁老师减压的方式。周游了世界各地,最后你感觉最美的还是温哥华。很多美好的记忆,就像梁老师制作的短片里一样,一幕幕的展现。坚强自信乐观的莉,圣诞前还给大家送了圣诞祝福。但也留给我最后一段话:我挺惨的,平安夜居然在医院度过,有时间跟你好好诉苦😭"。莉没给我多留一点时间诉苦便悄然离世了。好难过😭😭😭,打不到的阿莉终于累了。跨不过只差三天的2020年。家人,朋友同事永远不会忘记这一天。天国里又多了一位名叫黄莉的才女。

Jie Chen

January 16, 2020

Jie Chen

January 16, 2020

记得第一次见到黄莉是在78年3,4月份刚入北大不久去见家父大学同学的女儿刘佳,她也是77级入学正巧在清华与黄莉同一宿舍。再次相见则是约在八年后的日本秋天, 我们分别从就读的东京工业大学和大阪大学参加在京都大学举办一年一度的有机金属学会并发表研究结果。要知道80年代中的日本,在日的留学生并不多见, 能在异国他乡的学会上见到相识的同学异常高兴,我们一见如故,聊了许许多多。以后每年的定期学会我们又多次见面,除了交流学术方面也交流生活上的点点滴滴。给我的印象,黄莉是一位健谈并对事业和家庭都有追求的女性。

​有意思的是当91年初博士毕业而寻求下一个学术进修机会时,得到的博士后工作居然与瑞兴及黄莉在同一城市,同一学校,那就是温哥华的UBC, 这真是上天的一种机缘按排!到温哥华不久,我们就拜访了瑞兴及黄莉家,得到了他们不少生活方面的指点,从此在我们三年温哥华有限的时间里,俩家和孩子们经常一起在家聚会,一起去附近的公园聚餐,野外郊游,进一步建立了互动良好的朋友关系。

​94年初我的工作移到了美国加州旧金山的伯克利大学,开始还有联系,几年后由于几次大搬家又是跨州而逐渐失去了多年的联系,直到七年多前通过刘佳又与他们通过电子邮件,电话以及后来的微信联系上了,大家都十分高兴多年后能再次联络上并互知各自家庭的状况, 同时说好过几年俩家互访,再次相聚和畅谈。可世事难料,忽悉上月底黄莉离我们远去,成为了永久的离别,真是天妒英才,甚为惋惜!

​愿黄莉的在天之灵安息,望瑞兴和家人节哀保重!

好友, 陈杰,徐渊

2020年1月16日於美国佛州杰城

miao小淼。 wang

January 16, 2020

我们是来自于不同国家不同领域聚集在JR的同事。莉是我们的良师,有才华,正直坦荡,傲气是莉的个性,这也是她独具的风格。我们曾一起走trail,看鹰,拍照,看烟火,莉还亲自下厨做斑点虾,一度认为你根本就不是个病人。还学钢琴,在你治疗的间歇期,旅游便成了你和梁老师减压的方式。周游了世界各地,最后你说:最美的还是温哥华。美好的记忆就像梁老师短片里记录的一样。坚强,自信,乐观的莉还为大家送上了圣诞祝福。莉留下了最后的一段话是:"我挺惨的,平安夜居然在医院度过,有时间跟你好好诉苦😭"莉没给我们更多一点的时间便悄然离世了😭😭😭。JR的同事会永远记得你。2019只差三天就跨入2020的那一天,你的家人,好友和同事不会忘记。天国里有多了一个名叫黄莉的才女。

Yingxia He

January 16, 2020

Li and I started our friendship from Simon Fraser University, where she was a postdoctoral and I was a fresh graduate student. Since we studied the same chemistry field, our kids are similar in age, we always have plenty topics to discuss. Li is always cheerful and energetic, she has talents and interests in everything, from how to raise up young kid, cook good dinner, play cards, exploring Vancouver beach ... ... to dive into chemistry research. Although we were both very busy with chemistry at school, we often made time to enjoy traveling, camping and parenting life, and Li always shows her leadership ability when we plan group activities. Li’s laughing sound, sunshine face and optimistic attitude will always stay in my memory. My dearest friend Li, I will miss you 😘

Wendy 为民 Yuan

January 14, 2020

我是2002年和莉相识的,那时她是我的supervisor. 莉是一个正直,待人诚恳,工作非常认真努力的人。听闻她离世时,我无比的悲痛和惋惜.....我和我的家人深深的缅怀她,她的音容宛在,她的懿德在我心中永存。愿莉在另一个世界,没有悲痛,只有健康和快乐! 愿莉的家人多多珍重。

Walter Hardy

January 14, 2020

Li, Yuaping and Ruixing (Vancouver, 1999)

Beloved wife of my long time colleague and friend Ruixing. You made the world a better place and will be forever remembered.

Wenli 多文礼

January 13, 2020

惊悉老同学黄莉离世,心情沉重悲哀。

初识黄莉,超过四十年前。我们都是清华1977级化工系的同窗,一起上课,一堂吃饭,一同活动。

同属恢复高考后的第一批大学生,这类都庆幸获得全社会的关注与承认;又因同入清华,这群也相互自豪。

清华的女生不多,应该大多受到瞩目。但黄莉似乎低调,至少起初未见风头。这不奇怪,那年代的青年,渴望知识,专心学习。

记得黄莉初露锋芒时,是坐在梁瑞兴自行车的后捎架上。这俩青年才俊,单个都默默无闻,一旦点燃爱情之火,成双成对,便展现出1+1>>2的集聚喷张效应,令人侧目相看,给周围的同学留下了深刻的印象。得机调侃祝愿,比如黄梁美梦等。历史有证,黄梁一梦,成真一生。

毕业后,各奔东西。机缘注定,有的同学可重聚再会,有的却未能。

知道瑞兴去日本留学,黄莉随之,双获日本博士。十几年后,我们来到温哥华,惊喜得知黄梁一家已迁来居。之前在此学习工作过的都已离开,我们仨便是当时当地仅有的清华1977级化七同学,特别感到有缘高兴。交流越多,了解更深;走动越频,关系更近。

二位大学同班,专业非金属材料,比如陶瓷等。在温哥华,瑞兴做超导单晶体研究,似乎属本行,高尖深广,荣获2005年加拿大NSERC Brockhouse大奖,可见一斑。黄莉稍有偏转,化学博士。借他山之石益攻玉,在温哥华致力为政府检测管控饮食的工作。二人事业有成,家庭幸福。

世事难料。六年前,一次看医生,惊骇地发现黄莉患上肺癌,而且属中后期。真是晴天霹雳!应对大难,为治病和照顾病人,二人都把工作辞了,或曰提前退休。

不久,我和太太去他们家探望病者。发现瑞兴焦虑疲惫,而黄莉除轻微咳嗽外,却神态自如,毫无悲忧,还很有兴致地上网,游戏、观阅,给我们留下了乐观无畏的良好印象,充满正能量的感受。

此后,有一年,请他们来我家过春节。发现黄莉面色红润,身体健康。我还分享过一张合照,称黄莉心宽体胖。她的确比病前稍胖, 不同于癌症患者大多瘦弱的现象。这种正面反差,促使我借用盛唐时属羡慕,当今女生忌讳的“胖”字来调侃,表达对她心宽的赞许。

医治效果确实不错。二人的退休生活,令人羡慕嫉妒。网上网下,文艺体育,赏花草,寻动物,中国外国,周游世界,下拍照山水,上摄影极光,尤其抵达人迹罕至的南极,与正宗企鹅为伍。

微信群圈的朋友,无不感叹黄莉玩各种游戏,哪怕是预防老年痴呆的,还有抢红包等,身手敏捷,几乎无人可及。

黄莉享受的开心与快乐,自然离不开瑞兴的精心陪伴与悉心照料。印象至深,夫、子在一家高档特色餐店为黄莉举办了60大寿生日宴会,参加者除同学朋友,还有黄莉的众多同事,人气爆棚,盛大隆重。宴会中我们也感受到他们的儿子特懂事。上传的几张照片,都是那次寿宴前后拍的。窗前那株蝴蝶兰是我和太太送的。还记得,因为花放在夏日车里时间过长,到场后注意到,似乎不如先前那么娇艳。挂在花上的信封里,是我们的贺卡,贺辞一并示此。

生日宴会,之所以皆大欢喜,重要一点是当时黄莉体检,发现癌细胞彻底消除,创出奇迹。

原以为奇迹能久持,怎奈病魔总反复。最终,天嫉英才,人惋早逝。令亲朋好友,痛心疾首。

回想黄莉得此重病,仍能坚持斗争,再享6年价值生命,超出医生预期,值得点赞,甚或堪称巾帼英雄。夫君,儿子,家人,亲友因此感到欣慰与骄傲。

愿黄莉一路走好,望亲人节哀顺变。

大学同学 多文礼

FROM THE FAMILY

“River Flows in You” by Yiruma. Li learnt to play piano during her fight against cancer, and played this song often.

Biography

Li HUANG, Ph. D

In 1976, when China was still in its darkest period in modern history, Li graduated from Sanlitun Second High School and was sent to a village northeast of Beijing to work as a farmer. Fortunately, China soon started the reform under new leadership and in 1977 nationwide university admission examinations resumed after 12 years of disruption. Li took part in the examination and achieved exceptionally high scores. She became the one of luckiest 1% and was accepted for admission by Qinghua University, the top university in China.

In March of 1978, Li entered The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Qinghua University to study inorganic materials science, where she met her classmate and eventual husband Ruixing Liang. While attending university, Li achieved high scores in most of her courses. In 1982, during her fourth year of university, she started dating Ruixing.

After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Qinghua Uninversity in 1982, Li went to the Non-ferrous Metal Institute of China to study wet extraction metallurgy for her graduate studies. On August 31st, 1983 she married Ruixing Liang. She obtained her master’s degree in metallurgy in 1985.
Two months after their marriage, Ruixing went to Japan to study materials science. In early 1985, Li followed Ruixing and went to Ja
pan, where she entered the graduate school of Tokyo Institute of Technology to study organometallic chemistry under Prof. Akio Yamamoto, a famous scholar in the field. In April 1989 she obtained her Ph. D degree in chemistry.

Early 1990, Li gave birth to their son Yuan Ping Liang.

On August 24, 1990, together with Ruixing and 8 month old Yuan Ping, Li moved to Canada and picked Vancouver as her home.
In Canada, Li first worked as post-doctoral fellows with Prof. Michael Fryzuk in UBC and Prof. A.C. Oehlschlager in SFU. In 1994 she joined JR laboratories (now Silliker JR laboratories)

Li started her career in the company as an industrial postdoc. Soon, her contributions were recognized, and she was promoted to the position of research supervisor, and then research and development manager. She developed numerous analytical procedures for drug and pesticide residues in food, supplements and other agricultural products. It is not an overstatement to say that she significantly advanced the technological level of Canada in the field of drug and pesticide residue detection. Li was also one of the key persons involved in research collaboration among Silliker’s laboratories worldwide. She often presented her research at the annual AOAC International conference, and was always proud of her career in the company.

In 2014, when Li was in the prime of her career, she was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer and had to leave her work. The first regimen of chemotherapy put her cancer into remission, and she decided to compete with time and look for things still missing in her life. Together with Ruixing she traveled to many places around the world, from North Cape and many places in Europe, to Australia, Asia, Latin America and all the way to Antarctica. She also traveled to meet classmates and friends. At home, Li spent time learning to play piano. In her later years, she became interested in birds and astronomical wonders in the night sky.

Li was a determined, strong, and tough woman. Even in the last months of her life, when she needed constant oxygen support to live, she still walked up the stairs to her bedroom in the second floor of the house each day, even though it took her several minutes and all of her effort to do so.

Li was compassionate and loving. She loved her mother and continued her weekly phone calls to her mother until just one week before her passing. She never told her mother about her sickness and always spoke like a healthy person, even when she was using oxygen and having significant issues breathing.

Li passed away surrounded by her family, and is survived by her husband, Ruixing Liang, and son, Yuan Ping Liang.