September 10, 1942 – January 4, 2021
Kuen Seto passed away peacefully on Monday, January 4th, 2021 at the age of 78 years. Born in September of 1942 to You & King Seto, Kuen spent his formative years in Canton, China. He first met his future wife Ying Wah when they were kids in elementary school. They never forgot each other, eventually Kuen moved to Hong Kong in 1965 where he would marry Ying Wah and start their family. In 1974 the Seto family immigrated to Canada where they would eventually settle in Calgary, the town they call home. Kuen was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather to his family. He shared that same devotion to his career at Otis Elevators where he worked for over 41 years, both in Hong Kong and in Calgary, and forged many lifelong friendships.
He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his three children and their families, Chun Kau, Chun Hung (Laurie), Chun Fai (May); his grandchildren Jenice, Kendra, Marcus and Megan.
Kuen was predeceased by his loving wife, Ying Wah; who he missed dearly. They will be reunited at a private family ceremony at Queen’s Park Cemetery.
The Seto family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the staff and caregivers at Wing Kei Greenview - Long Term Care. They were an endless source of support and comfort, and more so when family members were not able to be there with him.
If friends and family so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Kuen’s name can be made to The Alzheimer Society of Canada at https://alzheimer.ca/en/take-action/donate
- The Alzheimer Society of Canada
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January 15, 2021
Sincere condolences to Kuen`s family.
What a pleasure it was to have worked with and to have learned from such a knowledgeable man.Always free with his information
never keeping it hidden.Always gleefully taking your money after beating you at cards.
I owe so much to Kuen for the training that he gave to me.
Love you little buddy,
January 14, 2021
My most sincere condolence to the Kuen Seto Family
During his working career with Otis Elevator and member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 130 Calgary, Kuen was an Adjuster and problem solver. Always willing to share his vast knowledge of elevators with anyone who showed interest or asked for help. He was often sent to other cities to teach his chosen trade, making those people valuable assets in the elevator community. Kuen successfully eliminated problems anywhere he was sent.
Kuen also enjoyed Dim Sum lunches with co-workers prior to and well after his retirement. During lunches he continued to share his knowledge, solving problems over the meal. Occasionally Kuen shared pictures of his grand children and always remembered to take some kind of treat home for the grand kids.
Kuen had a lighter side as well, giving nicknames to some of his co-workers. Including, The Golden Goose, Bulldog Man, Square One, Tattoo and many more. And a game of cards would always be in order.
Kuen, you are sadly missed and will always be remembered.
January 13, 2021
Very sad news learning of Kuen's passing.I worked with him a lot over the years and he was a true mentor.I always enjoyed going with him for dim sum.My condolences to the Seto family.Rest in peace my friend.
January 12, 2021
I was on the Otis Calgary management team when Kuen first started with Otis in Calgary.
What a catch for Otis Canada. We worked hard to get him established within the company and the union and in just a few years he was a Top Adjuster for Otis.
Otis office and field staff as well as clients loved the work ethic and quality work he did.
I always remember that when ever he was asked a technical question he would pause then give an answer that was very informative. If he did not know the answer he would not try and fake or guess an answer. He would go and find out the answer. He was always very accommodating.
Kuen was very sociable and I and others did enjoy a few adult beverages together with Kuen after work of course.
I will miss you Kuen. You were a very good man.
January 11, 2021
To the Seto Family,
I was deeply saddened when I heard about Kuen's passing. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. Kuen was a great friend and a true legend in the elevator trade. He was the biggest influence in my 40 year career with Otis. I was so fortunate to be able to apprentice under his wing in the early 80's. Kuen's knowledge that he taught me made me a much wiser Elevator Mechanic. He was a very calm man, we always seemed to get along great! We spent many a lunch hour playing cards. We mastered the game of cribbage together back in the day. We played Mexican Rummy and 31, so many great memories! Kuen you are a true friend and mentor. Rest in peace my good friend! Love you Buddy,