OBITUARY

John T. Lim

September 27, 1953April 6, 2021
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John T Lim was born on September 27, 1953 in Manila Philippines. At age 24, he immigrated to the United States, where he met his wife of nearly forty years, Vivian Lim. They had two children, Theodore and Jonathan, daughter-in-law Qing, and grandson Rex.

John had two successful careers, as a database administrator, and later, as a business owner of three restaurants. He was part of the churches in Franklin, Manalapan, and Hamilton in New Jersey, and the church in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he often opened his home with wife Vivian to church brothers and sisters and college students.

His many hobbies included: hiking, golf, fountain pens, photography, cooking, and recently, bonsai. In his retirement he made the most of each day, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Condolences may be offered online at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Vivian Lim, Wife
  • Theodore Lim, Son
  • Jonathan Lim, Son
  • Qing Lim, Daughter-in-law
  • Rex Lim, Grandson

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Mark & Serilyn Weinberger

April 15, 2021

Dear Sister Vivian:
John was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He always brought joy and happiness to those around him. Whenever he found something nice - a movie, a restaurant, a recipe or a hobby - he wanted to share that with his friends and family. Serilyn and I will always remember John taking us to enjoy the best of Charlotte and we will treasure those memories forever. Mark & Serilyn

Liam Hanlon

April 13, 2021

Dear Vivian,

I was heartbroken to hear that John had passed away. After watching his tribute video it is clear that he lived an amazing life with an incredible family by his side. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Liam

My Hoang

April 13, 2021

Dear Vivian,

Words fails to describe how sorry I am to hear about your sudden and tragic loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I remember on one of the occasions you were in New York and John was with you, you told me you two went to a restaurant I recommended and how happy that made me. I can only imagine how many cherished memories you will re-live in your mind and heart in the coming years. The beautiful photos you shared of John and your family explain to me about your character, strength, wit, perserverance, and fun-loving nature that I have the opportunity to witness. These qualities appear to run in the family! Although John is no longer visible the same way he was, we are all still flying around the sun on the same rock!

Love,
My

Dan Guerrera

April 13, 2021

Dear Vivian,

Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family and praying for your family's strength and resilience during this difficult time. May you all take continued solace in John's memory and may he gently rest in peace.

Dan Guerrera

Lukasz Skowronski

April 13, 2021

Dear Vivian,

No one can ever replace the amazing person that your spouse was. I never got the chance to meet him in person, but in the few zoom calls and phone calls that I did, he was always kind and had a great sense of humor about everything. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

-Lukasz Skowronski

Yu-Chien Kao

April 13, 2021

Dear Vivian,

I am truly sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your husband. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

Yu-Chien

Alyssa Johnson

April 13, 2021

Dear Vivian,

I was very sorry to hear of your loss. You have such beautiful, fun memories together. Deepest condolenses to you and your family.

-Alyssa Johnson

John and Claire Catalano

April 13, 2021

Vivian and Family,
John was so hospitable, always ready for a new adventure. He was a true connoisseur of fine food, wine, and restaurants. He enjoyed his back yard where he was so close to the nature he loved. We will truly and sadly miss his eternal smile and interesting conversation.
Love,
John and Claire Catalano

Kimberlie Chao

April 11, 2021

Every year, I look forward to Thanksgiving. This is because growing up, the Chao-Lim family would gather at Uncle John/Auntie Vivian's house, around the best cooking-- always a mixture of Americana & Asian food -- turkey, ham, duck, lechon, lumpia, and capping the night with turon! It was in their household that I would experience the intersection of all parts of my culture/upbringing and be excited to share with my friends at school. Being an only child, it was so much fun being around our much bigger, louder, crazier family! It was also at the Lim home where my fear of dogs grew into a love for them, where I learned chess, where I gained confidence from those annual family recitals, where I started loving brussel sprouts and had coffee (at age 6, thanks to JonJon & Theo) and sweet potato fries (probably around the same age but at Cheeburger) and bacon wrapped dates (not at age 6) for the first time (life changing), where I found lizards exceptionally cool but birds annoying, and where I heard my favorite hymn (1158) for the first time, at their home meeting. Most importantly, as I recently learned, I am thankful to both Uncle & Auntie for serving even my serving ones in the church life. I have grown to love the Lord, because I had faithful patterns -- and this is the best gift! I am always especially grateful to Uncle John, for his generosity and candor. As the youngest of 14 cousins, there were times when I felt like I would always be seen as the baby. But, for as long as I can remember, Uncle John would always speak with me as if I had a seat at the "Grown Ups' Table," without compromising any level of maturity or respect. I always felt equal, and I will always admire this aspect of his humanity, his person.

I love, miss, and pray for Uncle John. May he find peace and rest with the Lord.

Doug Pink

April 11, 2021

LJ, and I will deeply miss our Friend and Neighbor John Lim. I will miss seeing John most days walking Millie, and seeing his big smile, and sharing a funny story with him....he was always happy. Our neighborhood will miss John.
Vivian we continue to pray for you and your family. We are always here for you if you need anything at all.
RIP my friend, we will miss you!

Love Doug & LJ

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2018 at Joan and David's Wedding

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2017, visiting Theo, Qing, and Rex in St Louis

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2018 with Rex in Blacksburg, VA

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2017 Christmas in Florida with Uncle Peter and Auntie Bing

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