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Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home

306 East 11Th Ave, Vancouver, BC

OBITUARY

Ivan Wing-Kwan Cheng

November 4, 1938September 5, 2019

Ivan Wing-Kwan CHENG was born on Nov 4, 1938, in Chiu Yeung, Guangdong Province, Ivan resided in Hong Kong from 1940 to 1967. He graduated from Pui Ching Middle School, Hong Kong, in 1960, and from Hong Kong Chinese University in 1965. After immigrating to Canada and settling in Vancouver in 1967, Ivan started his travel agency business in 1974, forming a partnership with three of his friends. They named the company the “Love & White Travel Agency.” In 1979, he parted ways with his colleagues and struck out on his own, acquiring and managing Wankow Tour & Travel. Ivan married May Cheung in 1978 in Vancouver, and has 2 sons, 1 daughter, 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.

An open-minded individual, Ivan was a person of integrity, honesty and generosity. He was well accomplished in sports in his youth, especially in track and field, and was nicknamed “the oxygen tank” for his stamina in marathon running.

In the travel business, he built a reputation as an expert in China tours, thanks to his exceptional knowledge in China geography and history, scenery and attractions, which was second to none. For this reason, he was deeply popular with tour participants, and his business flourished.

Socializing and exchanging ideas and viewpoints with other travel agents in Vancouver’s Chinatown, he advocated for fair competition and was well liked and respected in his community.

After operating Wankow Tour & Travel for 40 years, Ivan retired in early 2019. Sadly, he passed away on September 5, 2019, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

鄭榮坤 中國廣東省潮陽縣人氏,生於一九三八年十一月四日。一九四零年隨母移居香港,一九六零年畢業於培正中學。一九六五年畢業於香港中文大學。一九六七年移民加拿大,定居溫哥華。一九七四年與三位朋友合辦「納偉旅行社」。一九七九年離開,繼而獨資經營「環球旅行社」。一九七八年與張湄女士結婚,育有子女三人,孫、外孫及外孫女三人。榮坤為人爽直,對人坦誠、慷慨、尚義。年輕時馳譽體育圈多年,精於田徑,擅于長跑,人稱「氣袋」。在其旅遊事業中,被譽為「中國旅遊團專家」,這是由於榮坤對中國地理頗為熟悉,且對各地史實及風光名勝瞭如指掌,故能深獲遊客歡迎,業務因而蒸蒸日上。在唐人街,與同業員互相交流心得,倡辦公平競爭,深得同業歡迎及尊重。榮坤從事旅遊業四十年,於二零一九年退休。不幸於二零一九年九月五日病逝於加拿大卑詩省溫哥華,令人深感惋惜。

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, September 16, 2019

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