OBITUARY

Alan Li-Bong Wong

September 25, 1956December 30, 2020

Wong, Alan Li-Bong (Sept. 25,1956 - Dec. 30,2020)

We are heartbroken to announce that our beloved father, husband, and brother Alan Li-Bong Wong, passed away in a diving accident on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020.

Alan was born in Vancouver, the sixth child of seven in the family of Quon and Winnie Wong. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, he completed his Chartered Accountant Designation and began working at Campbell Sharp.

Over his career, he held positions such as the Vice President of Vancity Visa, and the CFO of Teacher Savings, Citizens Bank and Tides Canada.

Alan loved outdoor sports, participating in dragon boating, football, golf and recreational hockey in his early years. He was an avid skier and volunteered on the ski patrol. Alan later developed a passion for scuba diving and became a technical diver, holding a director position for the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia. In recent years, Alan became fascinated by the honey bees and took up beekeeping, learning and sharing his knowledge with the community. He was honoured to become the President of the Richmond Beekeepers Association in 2019. Alan is survived by his loving wife Jeanette, his children Mackenzie, and Madison; his sisters, Amelia, Arlene (Anthony), Alisa (Brian); his brothers, Adrian (Maria), Angus (Elinna), Alex, nieces and nephews, and grandnephew and grandniece.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Alan Wong to the Boone Hodgson Wilkinson Trust, Canada Helps Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia, or the Chinese Presbyterian Church.

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Gloria Wong

January 18, 2021

Hi Jeanette, it's been a long time since our UBC days. So sorry to hear of Alan's passing. I shall always remember his genuine smile and calm manners, and the way the two of you danced at your wedding. Take care and my condolences to you and all your family.
Gloria Wong

Julia Cheng

January 17, 2021

I am deeply saddened by your sudden loss of Alan. His warm, generous, kind, thoughtful and friendly ways will be missed. My thoughts and prayers goes to Jeanette, Madison, Mackenzie and extended families and friends.

Love, Julia

Will Mar

January 17, 2021

Dear Jeanette, McKenzie and Madison,

I am deeply saddened by the loss of a wonderful friend, but more importantly, a wonderful husband you Jeannette and father to the kids. I was thinking back, I have known Al for over 50 years, from our years where we met at Eric Hamber, to years just hanging out, to the years where our families shared time together. We did a lot together, bowling, golf, skiing, fishing, family dinners and times talking about life. I don't know if Al ever mentioned this to you, but we were on our way up to Whistler to ski, when we hit a slippery patch on the sea to sky highway and spun out. It was Al's skillful driving that saved us from disaster. One side of the road was a cliff and the other side was the ditch. We also went fishing one time in Tofino when all 20 of us in the boat limited out, 80 spring salmon, should have seen the smile on Al's face. Al is such a gentle and humble human being and soul. He was always smiling. I don't think I ever saw Al get mad at anything. Even when he would continually get nine pins bowling with no strikes. We used to call him nine-pin. All that said, we will all miss him greatly! He will always be in our thoughts. Will.....

Betty Jay

January 17, 2021

Dearest Jeanette, Mackenzie and Madison,

We are deeply saddened by your sudden and immense loss. Our daughters' friendship in grade one was the fortunate beginning of our families' connection.
We've seen Alan at Madison's running events, at your Art exhibitions and at your home when you have graciously invited us to celebrate various occasions together. Alan is always warm and friendly. The last time we saw him, he was in great spirits, participating in the Sidewalk Art project in your neighbourhood. We could tell he was especially happy because Madison and Mackenzie were both visiting at the same time. I remember him surveying his sidewalk creation and feeling proud of his chubby fish.
Diving was his long time passion so it was a shock to hear of this tragic accident.
We send you healing energy as you grieve. May your love and memories bring you strength, knowing you are blessed to have shared your lives with Alan.

Our deepest condolences,
Betty, Gordon, Zenna and Nathan

Truus Kotwal

January 15, 2021

Dear Jeanette and family,
I was so sorry to hear of Alan's sudden and tragic death. I can't begin to imagine what you are all going through at this time, especially now that you are limited in who you can meet. I hope you have a strong and supportive bubble of people who can support you through this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.
Truus (from Tai Chi)

Erik Wong

January 15, 2021

Dear Jeanette, Mackenzie and Madison,
We were astounded and deeply saddened to hear about Alan's sudden and tragic passing. The Leong families and Wong families in Honolulu join me in sending our deepest condolences. We have many, many vivid and fond memories of your family trips to Hawaii and the gracious hospitality Alan and all of you showed us whenever we visited Vancouver. We pray that you find some comfort and solace in knowing that Alan is at peace with the Lord and that he lived an exemplary and virtuous life that profoundly
affected and enriched many peoples' lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Erik and Kathy Wong and family

Yee & Dave Wong

January 14, 2021

Dear Jeanette, Mackenzie and Madison,

We are deeply sadden by the sudden death of Alan. We will always remember the times we shared together over lovely dinners and at Tai Chi. A smiling Alan showing us his bees while explaining the art of beekeeping is forever etched in our mind.

May our collective fond memories of him bring you some comfort in this difficult time. He will live on in your hearts.

Our deepest condolence,
Dave and Yee

Karen Chong

January 14, 2021

Dear Jeanette, Mackenzie, and Madison,
We are heartbroken to hear of Alan’s tragic accident. I first met Alan at UBC and remember him fondly helping me get through that tough first year. He was a good friend and tutor in those years and I am thankful that we have remained family friends ever since. May the memories of happy times comfort you in the coming days and may God hold you all in His arms. With much love, Karen, Keith and family

Louisa Ho

January 14, 2021

Dear Jeanette, Mackenzie & Madison,

We are shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of your wonderful husband & father. We know him as a gentle and kind parent and loving to his family.

We know your pain is immense. And we share your sadness. May God’s grace help you through this difficult time and May He take care of Alan from here on.

Our deepest condolences,
Louisa, Mine, Tarik

Tom Ko

January 13, 2021

Dear Jeanette
all of us in Calgary were dismayed to learn of Allans tragedy. Our heartfelt sympathies to you, Mckenzie, Madison and the Wong family.

The Ko's

FROM THE FAMILY