Yan Shun Edmund Cheung

September 5, 1931December 20, 2020

Edmund Yan Shun CHEUNG, JP

Yan Shun is survived by his wife: Frances; children: Yvonne, Edmund (Jr), Conrad; siblings: Ruby, David; grand-children: Damian, Kasper, Lukas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Edmund is preceded in death by his eldest sister, Nancy.

Born on 5th September 1931 in Hong Kong, Yan Shun was the youngest of four children. In the mid-50’s he travelled by ship to London, England for law school. On his return to Hong Kong, as his cargo ship was rounding the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (due to the Suez Canal crisis), he received news that he had passed his law exams.

He articled at Johnson, Stokes & Master and opened his firm Edmund Cheung & Co. in 1960. As there were less than 100 solicitors in Hong Kong, the opening of a law firm was big news. He retired in the early 90’s and immigrated to Canada. Today, Edmund Cheung & Co. is headed by senior partner Raymond Yip.

Yan Shun served on the Council of The Law Society of Hong Kong for 20 years and was President from 1979 to 1981. In 2008, his contribution was recognised by his peers and was admitted as the eleventh member to the Roll of Honour of The Law Society. He was also appointed a Magistrates’ Court judge on a part-time basis during his career.


  • Funeral Service Livestream

    Saturday, January 16, 2021


  • Committal Service Livestream

    Saturday, January 16, 2021



Yan Shun Edmund Cheung

have a memory or condolence to add?

Elisabeth & Jan Benholm

January 16, 2021

With love and fond memories,
may you Rest In Peace.

Raymond Yip

January 15, 2021

Your invaluable help and kind guidance to me are deeply appreciated and will never be forgotten in my life.

Andy Leung

January 13, 2021

Thanks for being such a great mentor. It is very hard to bid this final goodbye. You will always be here with us, in our minds.

Edmund C M Cheung

January 12, 2021

Thank you for your kind messages and memories for my father. Please send me an email ( so I can forward a Remembrance Card to you.

Christopher Chan

January 12, 2021

We must remember Edmund was the creator and founder of the Solicitors Professional Scheme. Without his foresight, commitment and determination the Scheme would never have come into existence. It is a great loss to the profession.

Tin Sun Tong

January 11, 2021

My condolences to his family.

I and Edmund were professional and personal great friends. Professionally we both served on the Council of The Law Society for many , many years. During his time on the Council, he did contribute a great deal to the Society. When I was once on the panel of the Society for Nomination of the Roll of Honour, both the then Chairman and I did have him in mind.

Personally, we both were in the group of about 10 solicitors for lunch weekly also for many years. Our children of both of us had their education in London at the same time and had many things in common.

I shall miss him for a very long, long time.

Shing-hing IP

January 10, 2021

A practitioner who is very meticulous with all the works he comes across and an excellent role model for us to follow

Ho Yin Fong

January 10, 2021

Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. My condolences.

May you rest in peace.

Edmund Cheung

January 6, 2021

Edmund Cheung

January 6, 2021