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Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes

6191 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

OBITUARY

Kam Shu Woo

July 27, 1928January 10, 2020

Kam Shu Woo was born on July 27, 1928 and passed away on January 10, 2020.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Internment Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Memories

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Emily Mui

January 18, 2020

Although we barely spent much time together, Gong Gong was still my favourite grandfather. Gong Gong and Po Po were only in my life for a brief period- when they first moved to Canada. I remember Gong Gong learning English and practicing his pronunciation with us. Common, practical words like “good morning” or “thank you”. I remember him studying giant maps in order to learn the city and it’s bus routes. I remember him driving the cool little blue Volvo. I remember how he answered our phone in Chinese, “wei!”. I remember him in his white t-shirts, fiddling with his watch, making sure the time was accurate. I remember him always walking a few feet in front of me and Po Po. I remember red envelopes from him and Po Po, and mom telling me how it was extra special because they were on a fixed income and had many grandchildren other than myself. Though he rarely said much, I clearly remember his voice. I will always remember his voice. I remember Gong Gong and Po Po taking care of me and Vanessa, and Vanessa crying hysterically, sobbing as though our parents had died. I remember their faces as they tried to calm her down, as they tried to “tum” her. And I remember Vanessa warming to them after a couple days and loving them. I remember hearing how Gong Gong took care of Po Po when she got sick, and how sad he was, and stayed after she died. I remember when they would have us over for supper. I remember the meals and even the plastic tablecloth. Gong Gong would usually answer the door and was always happy to offer us a Coke and the remote. I remember he would serve us Coke in fancy Chinese tea cups without ice. Somehow I ended up with those tea cups. Po Po and Gong Gong brought them all the way from Hong Kong. They knew how to take care of things. I rarely use them because I don’t want to risk breaking them. But I don’t need tea cups to evoke memories of my grandparents. I will always have my precious memories of Gong Gong and his love for his family.

Cecilia Mui

January 14, 2020

My dad always believed in providing good education for all his kids. I m extremely grateful for his vision to put all of us in Catholic private schools in HK. He worked very hard to give us good food, nice clothing, a warm home and most of all a lot of care and love. .. in all these years dad never asked anything back from us. His love is genuinely unconditional!

The Woo family has remained very close ties among ourselves regardless some of us lived far far away. We kept in touch by WhatsApp sharing our highs and lows.

It has been our earnest desire to get together for a family reunion once a year in Toronto especially for dad’s 80th and 90th birthdays, he became the pillar of our Woo family after mom’s passing 17 years ago. Apart from getting good education we were also taught religious knowledge and Catholic ethnics and treasured family values under the guidance of God, his beloved son Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I have very strong faith in trusting my life to God’s holy plan. and I feel so blessed to be part of a big family. As a fervent Catholic I have prayed everyday for dad’s peaceful passing and in great mercy of God my prayers were answered.

Please join me in praying the Lord’s Prayer as Jesus taught us : our Father... Dad, we missed you dearly!! May you meet our loving mother at the gate of heaven, in Jesus name RIP🙏🙏🙏

Christina (Wu) Wong

January 14, 2020

Dad was our best earthly father bestowed by our Father in heaven!

Dad was a quiet, kind, honest, faithful and trustworthy person. A man of integrity and strong principles. He was strict with high moral standards and expected same from all his children.

Dad sacrificed his own hobbies and interests to save money and raised up nine of us, putting us through good Catholic schools in Hong Kong. Though worked hard to give us the best he could afford and we seldom lacked anything. We always felt loved, protected and well provided.

Dad was a devoted husband with few words. When mom got sick in 1998 dad took complete charge in looking after her. We all witnessed, greatly touched and moved by dad’s tender loving care of mom till she died in 2003.

Over the last 17 years our siblings have been busily working, traveling and looking after families in different parts of the world and Dad was the contact point and kept us connected through reunions and family gatherings.

I was fortunate enough to stay with dad most of the time of my annual visits. As dad was a person of few words there was little communication between us. However, dad’s quiet strength and resilience in coping with aging and living alone commanded my deepest respect, love and admiration for him!

Dad was a wonderful gift from God. I am forever grateful to dad for what we have become today! I feel so blessed to be one of his children. I will treasure all the lovely memories of dad in my heart and I believe dad is now happily united with mom!

Love from Christina

W Stroeder

January 14, 2020

Dear Cecilia & families,
My deepest sympathy to you on the death of your Dad. Please know you are in my my thoughts & prayers.
God bless you & give you strength & peace in this very sad time.
May your Dad Rest In Peace.

Love,
Wendy

felice Yim

January 13, 2020

Mr Woo was a strong and quiet gentleman.

He was known for his strong sense of integrity, never compromised or swayed from his principles. And never apologized for holding his righteousness.

My father-in-law was also known for his quiet and kind personality. He was a man of few words. Without mince words, he said what he meant and meant what he said.

His significant accomplishments, beside single-handedly running a boat repair slip business for many years, he raised a successful family. His family of 9 children become a bigger family, with 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

I am much honoured to be part of this family.


Connie Tanenbaum

January 13, 2020

Being his eldest daughter, I was fortunate enough to be with dad and at times took care of him for 17 years after my mom passed away in 2003. He was a loving husband to my mom, a caring and wonderful father to his children and a very considerate grandpa/uncle to our extended families and friends. But he was a quiet and introvert person who didn't like to socialize. So, as his children, we spent a lot of time with him, especially those who live overseas. They visited dad annually and spent weeks and sometimes a month with him. I was also blessed and grateful that I was able to visit him often in his last hospital stay and was by his side with my sister, Colina when he took his last breath. Last but not least, it was Chris, my brother, who sacrificed his job, and his home in Vancouver to move to Toronto in order to be with dad and to take care of him for one whole year. I am sure dad would be very happy, proud and pleased that he could live such a long life with loving care from all his children and grandchildren. May he rest in peace and join my mom in heaven.
Connie Tanenbaum

Barbara Blom

January 13, 2020

Dear Cecilia and family,my condolence on the loss of your Father,praying and thinking of you all,with love Barbara Blom in Saskatoon

Leonard Gordon Hutchings

January 12, 2020

Kam Shu Woo was my father-in-law he amazed me at our first meeting by accepting my very long hair and welcoming me into the family soon after I cut off my long hair to please him and the family accepted me as a good husband to his fourth daughter Kit Ha Catherine Wu Hutchings we are all at a great loss at of his passing

Leonard Gordon Hutchings

January 12, 2020

Kam Shu Woo was kind and quiet man accepting me as a son-in-law to the family dad Woo Kam Shu head of the family always love his wife Woo Sau Hing taking good care cooking her dinner every day he visit her every day at nursing home he was a wonderful husband and proud father I respect him very much

Kit Ha Catherine Wu Hutchings

January 11, 2020

Dad was a well loved man, he worked hard for his family his whole life,we respected him we know he loves us without saying it out he loved every one of his daughters and son he loved our mother
Woo Sau Hing from the bottom of his heart
Oh, Dad we loved him Cathy and Leonard Hutching

FROM THE FAMILY