Tena D. Lui

April 23, 1955November 30, 2018

Tena D. Lui was born on April 23, 1955 in Chicago, IL and passed away on November 30, 2018.


  • American Cancer Society


  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Service Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Interment Friday, December 7, 2018

Tena D. Lui

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Toni Ivey

December 6, 2018

I posted this on Facebook. Someone suggested I share this here. It is with great sorrow that I can’t be in Chicago tomorrow to celebrate the life of this special friend.

I lost one of my most dear Chicago friends to cancer a few days ago. She wasn’t on Facebook and most likely wouldn’t like me posting her photo. A bit shy and reserved. She never called attention to herself. Tena Lui has been a friend for almost 40 years. One of the most kind people I have ever known. Funny, determined, interesting....we never ran out of subjects to cover. We travelled together for years with my trips out west, sailing in the Caribbean and just visiting in each other’s homes. She doted on my sons, spoiling them with little treats. She found beauty and joy in the everyday. Her husband, John, also a close friend, is supported and loved by many at this time. A beautiful spirit gone much too soon. This photo is from our last time together walking along the Chicago lakefront.