Elizabeth K. Ting

September 9, 1919March 8, 2018

TING, Elizabeth Kuo I-Lien 98, of Waltham, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Born in Shanghai on September 9, 1919, she emigrated to Canada in 1959 and then to the United States in 1979.

An electrical engineer, Mrs. Ting worked for over 40 years in software engineering at Bell-Northern Research, Northern Telecom, Interactive Data Corporation and University of New Brunswick. Previously she taught radio engineering at the National Taipei University of Technology. In her career she went from working on vacuum tube radios to digital switching circuits, mainframe computers and the use of personal computers. She worked at Bell-Northern Research on the first digital switches for Northern Telecom. In retirement, she was instrumental in facilitating the creation of the State Street Technology Center in Hangzhou, China, a collaborative effort between State Street Bank and Zhejiang University, her alma mater.

Beloved wife of the late Dr. Paul C. C. Ting; devoted mother of Dr. Peter Ting and his wife Adrianne of Dover, MA, Mary Ting and her husband Todd Springer of Briarcliff Manor, NY, David Ting and his wife Karen of Sudbury, MA, Dr. John Ting and his wife Christine of Groton, MA; cherished grandmother of Lindsay Ting of Boston, Dr. Laura Ting of Worcester, Samantha Springer of Portland, OR, Max Springer of Tivoli, NY, Sean Springer of Dallas, TX, Lauren Ting of San Francisco, Michael Ting of Boston, Sean Ting of Groton, MA, Dr. Caitlin Ting of State College, PA; proud great grandmother of Domini and Djuna Pauley both of Portland, OR, Caspian Fox Cherry of Tivoli, NY; loving sister of Yishu Guo and Yiyu Guo both of China. She was predeceased by five siblings.

Devoted and active member of the congregation of the Church of Newton.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 from 9-11 AM at the Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut Street, Newton Center, MA. The funeral service will be held at 11 AM at the chapel with burial to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paul C.C. Ting Memorial Scholarship fund at the University of New Brunswick, Canada at donations. or the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 23, 2018

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Susan Greenbank

March 31, 2018

This is to John - so very sad to read about your mom's passing in today's Globe and Mail.
For the entire family to enter Canada and start off in Fredericton, wow.
Sorry for not understanding or appreciating your journey at the time.
But you did try and teach me the game, patients and the will to win.
Thank you for being a friend.
I will journey back to Fredericton this spring after many many years. I will be doing a self directed Print Residency at Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Centre, St. Andrews.

john ting

March 29, 2018

John Ting

March 27, 2018

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Dale Hinchey

March 23, 2018

To Peter Mary , John and David,

My condolences , we remember your radiant Mother from our childhood days on Crockett Street and the beautiful Cheongsam she sewed for my sister Kate. It was gorgeous. Such kindness that your Mother manifested can never be forgotten by any of us in the Hinchey family . May the gods hold her in the palms of their hands.

Adra Trail

March 22, 2018

To Mary,

Please accept my condolences in the passing of your mother. I read her obituary in the Daily Gleaner.

I was your teacher in Grade 3 at Alexander Gibson Memorial School in Marysville when you first came to Fredericton.

I am now 82 years old . For the past 5 years I have been teaching English Second Language classes for new- comers to Canada. Many of them have come from China and have become very dear friends.When I think of my age , it is remarkable that your mother was 98.

Again, my sympathy,
Adra Trail

Chang Wang

March 21, 2018

To David,Peter,Mary and John,

My family and I would like to express our deep condolences for your loss. Soking and I still vividly remember having Sunday services in your Maryville home. At first we went because of Elizabeth’s wonderful Chinese cooking, but by God’s grace and through your parents love we came to know God ourselves. Your mother has been in touch with us over the many decades until recently. We are honored to have been close friends with your beautiful parents, they were faithful examples of how love for God translates into deep love for people.

Grace and peace,
Chang and Soking Wang

angela chen

March 21, 2018

To Peter, Mary, David & John,
We are sad to learn of your loss - but take comfort that your mom had an wonderful, fulfilling life. She often mentioned you and so proud of every one of you, although she was humble to list your achievements.
My family is grateful for Ting Mama's guidance over the years. We too were fortunate to share her with you. I will miss her dearly.
Ting Mama was one of the very few female classmates in my dad's engineering class in China.
She and your dad were instrumental in encouraging my family to come to Canada and we thank them for that.
Ting Mama had always been giving to us, in material things and guidance - before we came to Canada, I remember we would regularly receive a box of from her sent from New Brunswick, containing priceless items such as Hershey's chocolate powder, clothing & hand held egg beater.... I now realize she must have given even when she herself may not have those things. One Christmas when my dad was laid off work, a huge hamper with turkey and all the trimmings arrived at the door - we knew who it was from.
Ting Mama earned master's degree when the four of you were growing up - She taught my mom, in order to save time, howto 'cook' rice or congee in the oven. My mom was amazed!
Ting Mama encouraged us to believe in God and that always gave me a sense of peace to our hearts. It helped with my anxiety as I struggled through my teenage years and university time. When I shared hard times with Ting Mama, she calmed me and offered prayers each time.
May her rest in peace and let memories live in your hearts forever.

Robert Christie

March 20, 2018

To David,Peter,Mary and John. I remember all the great times we had on Crockett St. I even remember Mary in my Grade 12 class scoring first in the province on provincial matriculation! This picture was probably taken by Ron Stewart who I see in Vancouver every summer. I still live in Fredericton and am retired and have aged a bit since the photo.
Sorry for your loss, some Christies made it to 93 but no Christie made it to 98! Quite something I must say. I am guessing John posted this in the Gleaner and I appreciate that.

Kristin Springer

March 19, 2018

The Daughter of Elizabeth K. Ting, Mary Ting, is my step mother. I love her very much. She has always been there for me and my three sisters Karla, Kathleen, and Kyra and our children Adam, Ryan, Chelsea, and Jon. Having Mary in my life made me a better Mom and a better step mother too.
I will miss Grandma Ting, as we were allowed to refer to her affectionately. She was always thoughtful and kind to all of us. If I could tell Grandma Ting just one thing, it would be thank you for sharing your Mary with us.

Rest in Peace.

Love always.