OBITUARY

Sau Chun Leung

February 8, 1950November 24, 2018
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I was born Sau Chun WONG in Kaiping City, Guangzhou, China on February 8th, 1950 to Nung KWAN (a construction worker) and Wai Lin WONG (a housewife). I was their second child and only daughter in a family of five. My brothers are Kam Sun KWAN, Kam Lun KWAN, Kam Man KWAN and Kam Hung KWAN. I am also known by the name of Wendy.

In 1956, my family left Kaiping City and moved to Hong Kong where I attended Hop Kwan Primary School on Nathan Street. As was common at the time, I entered the workforce at an early age working at various jobs. It was in Hong Kong where I was introduced to my first husband Edward Lan Tack LOW. We were married at St. Teresa’s Church in Kowloon on October 5th, 1972.

Shortly after the wedding, we moved to the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago; the southernmost island in the Caribbean, where Edward had been born. We worked and lived at a corner store grocery on Park Street in Port-of-Spain owned by his relatives. We eventually took over ownership and converted the corner store grocery to a Chinese restaurant.

On May 6th, 1974, our first son Edmund was born followed shortly by our daughter Christine on July 30th, 1975. Our youngest son Christopher was born five years later on July 14th, 1979. Around the time of Christine’s birth, we purchased our first home in the town of Diego Martin where Edward still resides. It was in this home that we raised our family. When possible, I would make infrequent visits to Hong Kong to see my parents and siblings bringing the children along.

We lived in Trinidad until September, 1990 when we immigrated to Vancouver, BC Canada. There had been a coup d’etat earlier that year which prompted us to move to Canada. Upon first arrival, we temporarily lived with my sister-in-law Jennifer and her family at their home on Galt Street, Vancouver. After a few months, we purchased our home on Wellington Avenue where the family lived until Edward and I eventually divorced.

I met George, also a divorcee through a common circle of friends. He lived in Baker, Louisiana and would frequently visit Vancouver. George introduced me to his daughter Linda, her husband Jean-Paul and two children Solomon and Sophia.

George and I got married in a civil ceremony in New Orleans on March 26th 2004. I moved to George’s home in Baker where we lived for around 10 years before moving to our current home in Portland.

In our spare time, George and I would get together to play mahjong, Rummikube or pickleball with friends. I also enjoyed watching Korean soap operas and playing games on my iPad. However, one of my all-time favorite pastimes would be travelling.

It was during these years in Portland that we travelled the most. We would go on cruises with friends around the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the US; travel to visit George’s daughter or my own children in both Vancouver and Trinidad. I also got the chance to reconnect with many childhood friends and my family in Hong Kong visiting several times after my mother’s death.

I got to meet my first granddaughter Sophia born on August 4th, 2010 to Edmund and Liezel. Years later I would met my other grandchildren Thiago born October 3rd, 2016 and Charlize April 14th, 2017 born to Christine and Omar. It was also during this time that I joined my local parish the Portland Chinese Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

On November 24th, 2018, George and I were on our way home to Portland from Vancouver where we were in a fatal car accident around 2:30pm along the I5 highway near Federal Way, Washington.

Word to remember me by: “Love yourself”.

I am survived by:

Spouse

George LEUNG, Portland

Children

Edmund LOW and Liezel LORICO, Vancouver

Christine LOW and Omar ROMERO, Trinidad

Christopher LOW, Vancouver

Linda LEUNG, Cape Code

Grandchildren

Sophia LOW, Vancouver, Canada

Thiago ROMERO, Trinidad

Charlize ROMERO, Trinidad

Parent

Nung KWAN, China

Siblings

Kam Sun KWAN, China

Kam Lun KWAN, China

Kam Man KWAN, China

Kam Hung KWAN, China

Others, such as nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws

Wing Chung WONG, California

Yuck Shein WONG, California

Wilson WONG, California

Eileen CHRISTENSEN, California

Peter WONG, California

Lai-Ling NOSTRANT, California

Yuen Man CHEUNG, China

Chun Kit KWAN, Vancouver

Chi Kwan KWAN, China

Kit Lam KWAN, China

Siu Hung YEUNG, China

Chin Yee KWAN, China

Po Yee KWAN, China

Kit Yuk HO, China

Chin Ching KWAN, China

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Memorial and Inurnment Service Saturday, December 15, 2018
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Sau Chun Leung

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Queenie Lau

December 8, 2018

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John & Queenie Lau

December 8, 2018

George and Wendy are very nice and easy going couple. They are very friendly even to someone they met at the first time. We met them during a Christmas party of Joshua fellowship. When we invited them to join the Couples 101 Marriage Enrichment Workshop in 2016, they gladly accepted it without reservation. They humbly wanted to learn how to make their relationship even better and sweeter. Wendy is such a kind and gentle lady always wearing a smile on her face which draws people to her. We know she 's now with our Lord in a much better place where there is no more pains, burdens, or sufferings, and we will join her some day to spend the eternity together with our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus. May our dear brother George will continue to trust in Him even facing such great tragedy and change. May our Lord's peace, comfort and the eternal hope give George strength, draw him near to the Lord and be His witness of the Gospel.

Amy Thompson (nee Chu)

December 5, 2018

I first met Wendy when the family moved to Vancouver, BC from Trinidad. I attended the same high school as her children. This is a resounding praise for the legacy she left behind.

Wendy was a good woman and an amazing mother. Her home was always opened to us and she would let me to go through her kitchen as if it were my second home. She had always been present and available to raise three wonderful children. Wendy’s presence at home made such a positive impact on me transitioning from high school into preadolescence that I strive to be always available to my own three children. Her legacy is carried on by Ed, Christine and Christopher – they always make time to be available and present to those around them. Now, we will stand by them in loving memory of such an amazing mother and the legacy that she’s left behind.

Ed, Christine and Christopher, please cling onto the hope that you will see your mother again one day with the Lord.

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever."
Revelations 21:4

Love you much, Amy

Carol Miranda

December 4, 2018

I remember the times when I was little and you would take me and christine to the mall for tea time and having me over for sleepovers. You were definitely the cool mom back then and still is. Being a new mom myself, I am in awe how you raised 3 wonderful kids and run businesses and still manage to cook five course meals for dinner! Gone too soon, you are in heaven now, you are so dearly missed!

Amanda Li

December 1, 2018

We used to hang out in the house by Joyce Station and Auntie would always open the door, her arms and her heart for us. Without you I wouldn’t have made some lifelong friends I consider family. You’ll be missed forever.

Vivian Leung

November 30, 2018

I remember the first time I met Wendy and George was at the Fellowship Hall of our church. Wendy was very friendly and enthusiastic. We exchanged our contact information and very soon Wendy and George joined our Joshua Fellowship. When we had our gatherings, Wendy was always very open and sincere to share about herself. From the sharing, I learned that she was a very good wife and a very good mother. She was also a very good cook. One time, she knew that I wanted to buy a special kind of mango puree from Canada. She bought me two cans for free. I was very touched by her caring attitude and generosity. Most important of all, I knew that she was serious in her faith in God. Many times she asked me to remind her of our bible study meetings. She is truly God's beloved daughter. It is a blessing that she is now rested in God's hands.

Kei Lau

November 29, 2018

Wendy always welcomed me into her home and always offered her Chinese homemade soup. I enjoyed our conversations as she always gave me something to think about even though I may have not had the life experiences to understand our talks. Over the years as I grew up, we would continue to have terrific conversations yet she continued to offer more pearls of wisdom. She never judged me but accepted me for who I was. Her greatest gift to me was raising her wonderful children as they have made a tremendous and positive impact on my life. Without Wendy and her family, my life would not have turned out the way it has. I am grateful and thankful for their influence and inspiration. Wendy, your legacy reaches farther and wider and I wished I had shared that with you earlier. Be at peace. Always, Kei

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

I was born Sau Chun WONG in Kaiping City, Guangzhou, China on February 8th, 1950 to Nung KWAN (a construction worker) and Wai Lin WONG (a housewife). I was their second child and only daughter in a family of five. My brothers are Kam Sun KWAN, Kam Lun KWAN, Kam Man KWAN and Kam Hung KWAN. I am also known by the name of Wendy.

In 1956, my family left Kaiping City and moved to Hong Kong where I attended Hop Kwan Primary School on Nathan Street. As was common at the time, I entered the workforce at an early age working at various jobs. It was in Hong Kong where I was introduced to my first husband Edward Lan Tack LOW. We were married at St. Teresa’s Church in Kowloon on October 5th, 1972.

Shortly after the wedding, we moved to the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago; the southernmost island in the Caribbean, where Edward had been born. We worked and lived at a corner store grocery on Park Street in Port-of-Spain owned by his relatives. We eventually took over ownership and converted the corner store grocery to a Chinese restaurant.

On May 6th, 1974, our first son Edmund was born followed shortly by our daughter Christine on July 30th, 1975. Our youngest son Christopher was born five years later on July 14th, 1979. Around the time of Christine’s birth, we purchased our first home in the town of Diego Martin where Edward still resides. It was in this home that we raised our family. When possible, I would make infrequent visits to Hong Kong to see my parents and siblings bringing the children along.

We lived in Trinidad until September, 1990 when we immigrated to Vancouver, BC Canada. There had been a coup d’etat earlier that year which prompted us to move to Canada. Upon first arrival, we temporarily lived with my sister-in-law Jennifer and her family at their home on Galt Street, Vancouver. After a few months, we purchased our home on Wellington Avenue where the family lived until Edward and I eventually divorced.

I met George, also a divorcee through a common circle of friends. He lived in Baker, Louisiana and would frequently visit Vancouver. George introduced me to his daughter Linda, her husband Jean-Paul and two children Solomon and Sophia.

George and I got married in a civil ceremony in New Orleans on March 26th 2004. I moved to George’s home in Baker where we lived for around 10 years before moving to our current home in Portland.

In our spare time, George and I would get together to play mahjong, Rummikube or pickleball with friends. I also enjoyed watching Korean soap operas and playing games on my iPad. However, one of my all-time favorite pastimes would be travelling.

It was during these years in Portland that we travelled the most. We would go on cruises with friends around the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the US; travel to visit George’s daughter or my own children in both Vancouver and Trinidad. I also got the chance to reconnect with many childhood friends and my family in Hong Kong visiting several times after my mother’s death.

I got to meet my first granddaughter Sophia born on August 4th, 2010 to Edmund and Liezel. Years later I would met my other grandchildren Thiago born October 3rd, 2016 and Charlize April 14th, 2017 born to Christine and Omar. It was also during this time that I joined my local parish the Portland Chinese Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

On November 24th, 2018, George and I were on our way home to Portland from Vancouver where we were in a fatal car accident around 2:30pm along the I5 highway near Federal Way, Washington.

Word to remember me by: “Love yourself”.


I am survived by:


Spouse


George LEUNG, Portland


Children


Edmund LOW and Liezel LORICO, Vancouver


Christine LOW and Omar ROMERO, Trinidad


Christopher LOW, Vancouver


Linda LEUNG, Cape Code


Grandchildren


Sophia LOW, Vancouver, Canada


Thiago ROMERO, Trinidad


Charlize ROMERO, Trinidad


Parent


Nung KWAN, China


Siblings


Kam Sun KWAN, China


Kam Lun KWAN, China


Kam Man KWAN, China


Kam Hung KWAN, China


Others, such as nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws


Wing Chung WONG, California


Yuck Shein WONG, California


Wilson WONG, California


Eileen CHRISTENSEN, California


Peter WONG, California


Lai-Ling NOSTRANT, California


Yuen Man CHEUNG, China


Chun Kit KWAN, Vancouver


Chi Kwan KWAN, China


Kit Lam KWAN, China


Siu Hung YEUNG, China


Chin Yee KWAN, China


Po Yee KWAN, China


Kit Yuk HO, China


Chin Ching KWAN, China