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OBITUARY

Lai-Kwan Cheuk Lee

March 29, 1924November 2, 2019

Lai-Kwan Cheuk Lee was born on March 29, 1924 in Hong Kong and passed away on November 2, 2019 in Villa Park, California.

As an alternate to flowers, we would invite donations to be made to St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, where Lai-Kwan received much of her care.

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Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, November 8, 2019

Memories

Lai-Kwan Cheuk Lee

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Robert Tao

November 6, 2019

Apo, I am so sorry about missing the last chance to see you, but trust that you will be living in everyone's heart forever. Anita has done her best for you to enjoy the last 10 years of your life. I am sure that you feel her love and have carried it with you to a peaceful world!

Magaly Apolito

November 6, 2019

I give my condolences to the whole family. I knew her for 6 years. And I will miss our lunches and games of dominoes. We played around with each other. I remember she would put her fist together and tease me that she would hit me and I would tell her if she hits me I would pinch her and she would just laugh and laugh. One of my best memories with her is when my father passed away she pulled me outside and sat with me outside in the backyard which was the only time in six years that she would ever want to go outside. After sitting for awhile she told me that I would be fine and let's go. I miss her. Rest in peace Mrs. Lee. I Love You

Gavin Lee

November 5, 2019

Gavin Lee

November 5, 2019

Gavin Lee

November 5, 2019

Gavin Lee

November 5, 2019

Biography

Cheuk Lai-Kwan was born on March 29, 1924, into a middle-class family on Hong Kong Island. Her father’s family owned a dairy farm, where she helped out in the café that they ran and developed her life-long love for ice cream. Her father was a business broker for the British trading companies, and her mother was the daughter of a scholar.

She married a local builder named Conchill Lee in 1943. Surrounded by the turmoil of the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, the two escaped to the countryside and started what would become a family of five children. They moved back to Hong Kong following the Japanese surrender and conclusion of World War II. The family remained in Hong Kong for a time, but fled to Taipei, Taiwan to escape the pro-communist riots of 1967. As her children grew up and most emigrated to the United States, Lai-Kwan and Conchill followed. They moved to California in 1972, with brief relocations across the United States to coincide with the births of their grandchildren. She became known to the family as “Apo”, or “maternal grandmother”.

Apo became an American Citizen in 1981, and settled with “Agung” (“maternal grandfather”) in Orange County until Agung passed away in 1987. Apo then lived with various family members throughout the area, remaining close to her children, grandchildren and eventually great-grandchildren. As the family matriarch, Apo was loved, celebrated and cared for by a devoted family that was proud to be hers.