Chuck Long Chow
October 16, 1947 - June 4, 2021
After 73 full and wonderful years on planet earth, Chuck Long Chow has been laid to rest after an 11-month long battle with Pancreatic and Liver Cancer.
Born on the 16th of October, 1947 in Southern Mainland China, Chuck emigrated to Canada in 1950 with his older brother Frank. He settled in the west end of Toronto on Jane Street, living and working at the family grocery store – Ying Chow Fruit Market. He was surrounded by his parents Ho Ying and Lum Chin, his brothers Frank, Yip, and Dennis, and his sisters Wan and Hing. He would regularly play road hockey and games with his brothers and friends in the back alleyway behind the store.
After graduating high school from Western Technical, Chuck spent one year in Ottawa at Carleton University. It was here that he fell in love with skiing, spending more time on the slopes than in the classroom. He returned to Toronto a year later in his first car, a Volvo Amazon, and attended Ryerson Polytechnical Institute to study Civil Engineering.
After his studies, Chuck and Linda were married in the summer of 1976 and shortly thereafter made their move from Toronto to London, Ontario to start a family.
Chuck was a construction superintendent for his professional career, with a specialty in building large-scale structures throughout the province. His goal-oriented and team-first mentality made him well-liked by his colleagues, both on and off the job site, over the past four decades.
Chuck was extremely proud of his family home, something that he had designed himself, and had built-in 1982. He loved books and music, and when he wasn’t working, you would regularly find him relaxing in his favourite chair with a good novel or listening to classic rock. He kept his mind sharp daily by doing crosswords and playing card games on the computer.
Involved in athletics from a young age, Chuck loved to play sports and was a varsity basketball and volleyball player. In his adult life, he enjoyed watching his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs and then became more involved with playing slow pitch baseball, tennis, and golf.
Beloved husband of 45 years to Linda and father to Kevin, Melissa, and Kristina Michelle, he will forever be remembered as a loving, honest, and hard-working man to all of his family and friends. He leaves behind a beautiful family to carry on his legacy and be remembered by.
A special thank you to his medical support team: Dr. Victoria Soo, Dr. Stephen Welch, Dr. Anita Singh, Dr. Faria Rubab, the Saint Elizabeth Nurses, the LRCP staff, the SouthWest LHIN, and St. Joseph’s Hospice. The family is also grateful for the support from family and friends in the community.
Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at a later date in Toronto at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Online condolences may be placed on the Tribute Wall to the left of the obituary.
Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Chuck are asked to consider Pancreatic Cancer Canada, St. Joseph’s Hospice or the London Public Library.
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My deepest condolences on the loss of chow family, may his soul rest in peace
Sincerest condolences to the Chow family.
I am thankful for Chuck's kindness, guidance, support and love . Our sincerest condolences.
Chuck is already missed by us. It was a real treat to know him. We feel blessed.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. -Adam and Veronica
Linda: So sorry you lost Chuck after his brave battle. He was one of the nicest guys around.
So sorry to hear of Chuck passing
With fond memories of a really sweet guy, Chuck Chow.
(Donated to London Public Library )
Dear Linda, My heart goes out to you and the rest of your family during your time of loss. Lily
So sorry for your loss Kristina and family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Linda, Melissa, Kevin and Kristina on your tremendous loss.
From Wan Chow Leung My deepest condolences
My deepest condolences.
Sincere Sympathy to the Chow family
My deepest condolences
(Donated to Pancreatic Cancer Canada - In Memory of Chuck Chow)
We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Chuck’s passing. Sending you so much love -Steph,Jim,Emme&Addie
Rest in peace, Chuck.
(Donated to Pancreatic Cancer Canada - In Memory of Chuck Chow)
Very sorry for your loss. Chuck will be missed.
Dear Chow family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the future.
Sending our condolences.
In memory of Chuck Chow. Sending our deepest condolences during this difficult time -Hong and family
Wonderful photos & fitting tribute to your Dad. He will be missed by many. Karen & family
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. - Adam and Veronica
(Donated to St. Joseph's Hospice)
Dear Linda and family, I am shocked by Chuck's passing. He was such a fit man! My husband and I played tennis with him many years at the German club and in the winter, at London North Optimist Club. He was a great tennis player, always striving for better shots, always open to learn, very positive, kind and gentle, great friend and tennis partner. He was very fit, always running for the balls, enjoying the sport and the people around him. He will be missed!
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Prayers going out to all of you from me. Liz Moir
In memory of Chuck Chow.
Dennis Our deepest condolences on the loss of your brother Chuck Judy and Dave
I’m sorry for your loss.
Dear Linda, The loss of Chuck is felt by many but he will be in our hearts & memories forever. Mabel
THINKING ABOUT YOU
(Donated to St. Joseph's Hospice)
To Dennis and Family: Our sincerest condolences on Chuck's passing. May G-d give you strength to get through this difficult time. May his memories be a blessing and bring you calm in difficult times. Carol, Steve and Family
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you Kristina and your family - Brian Southwell
I am thinking of Chuck's family at this difficult time. I am sorry for your loss.
Linda - So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Thinking of you and your family at this time.
Dear Linda, Melissa, Michelle, Kevin, Rebecca and Veronica It is great sadness on the passing of Chuck. I will miss his long time friendship since the day I worked along side him and his family business at Ying Chow whom where competitors of my parents down the street, when my dad sold the business and his Father gave me a summer and weekend job there when I was 13 years. I grew a special bond and enjoyed working with Chuck til this very day marrrying my cousin Linda into our family, spending our time in London numerous times and seeing our kids grow Our get togethers we’a special time for us all. He was pretty always there for all our family functions I.e. birthdays, OCL,s Christmas parties, in fact being a good sport he played Santa Claus for the kids, it was great fun fun for everyone, this tradition was started many years ago and has continued til COVID hit, Chuck was always be remembered as a kind wonderful, outgoing, sweet person with the infectious smile whom why he was well loved by everyone, whom take great joy in his family and the especially, latest his beloved Grand daughter, Veronica ( Kevin’s little one) whom bright him such happiness and joy during his fight with this dreaded cancer, he never complained , that’s the type of guy he was. May you Rest In Peace Chuck. Will you Miss dearly. Kathy and Ernie
We are so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. Though we didn't get together often as children, I remember those times. Our deepest condolences to the entire family, especially Kevin, my surrogate son. Carolyn and Bill Buckley (also for the family of Ruth Young)
Our deepest sympathy to Linda and her family. May you find peace together in the remembrances of your husband, father and Grandfather. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Peter and Laurie
We send our warmest sympathies, to you Linda and your family, for your great loss. Sincerely, Dawn and Franco Paron
Dear Linda and Family, We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck. Hopefully you and your children will find some solace in remembering all the wonderful times that you have shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Marg & Peter
We are very sorry to hear about Uncle Chuck’s passing. He always went out of his way to chat with us at all of the family gatherings and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed very much. Sending love and prayers to the entire Chow Family. Melanie, Mark and Maya
Dear Kristina and Family! My most heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. Anabel Schloesser
So sorry to hear that Chuck has passed. Played tennis with him for many years. Really enjoyed his friendship and his competitive play. Real gentleman on and off the court. Will miss him driving up to the club in his blue convertible ready for a great night of doubles. I will really miss him. My sincerest condolences to Linda and his family.
On behalf of our family we would like to send our sincere condolences to Linda and the children for their terrible loss. Chuck will be remembered as a true family man and a warm friend who always had a heartfelt welcome in the times we visited London. His easy going personality presented him as the neighbour next door whom you could always talk to and share a good time when watching the sports he loved. He and the family will always have a special place in our hearts when we recall travelling to London.
At a certain stage in life it becomes a daily routine to scan the day's obituaries - hoping to never find someone that you know. Today was an unsuccessful day. There was Chuck Chow, someone with whom I only had contact occasionally through tennis. Nonetheless, I am profoundly saddened to hear of Chuck's passing. Chuck was instantly likeable from the very first time I met him (even though he beat me on the court and often continued to do that over the years). He was a person with whom I always enjoyed sharing some sport or conversation and will miss being able to do that again. My sincere condolences are offered to Linda and Chuck's family.
Linda and family - so sorry on the loss of a loved husband and father. Praying for comfort as you grieve. - Elaine and Ray Chin
Dear Linda and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband and father. It is always so difficult to lose someone you love. Linda, although I never had the pleasure of meeting Chuck I know how lovely and sweet you are so naturally you would only have been married to someone special. In reading his obituary I could see that Chuck lived life to the fullest and seemed to enjoy every minute of it. Again, although I never knew him personally it is very clear how much he loved you and his three beautiful children. Please know that I am thinking all of you and sending you a hug Linda. One of your many friends from Masonville P.S. Lee Whitney
My sincere condolences to Chucks family and loved ones. I was blessed to be able to work with Chuck for 4 years in Guelph and then again for a year in London. Chuck was a smart and humble person that touched many of hearts with his charisma. I will forever be great full to have had the opportunity to learn from Chuck and to have shared many laughs. Thank you for being you and May you rest in the sweetest peace.
To Linda and family. I am so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but through the stories I've been told, he was indeed a wonderful man who will be missed dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Shari Woodcock
My sincere condolence to Linda and her family, wishing you strength, comfort and healing during this difficult time.
Kristina, I wish for comfort for you and your family through this difficult time. My deepest sympathy.
Dear Chow Family. My deepest condolences to you. I had the pleasure of working with Chuck on many projects in the past 30 years including as recently as 18 months ago at North Point. Chuck was well respected by everyone in the construction industry. A true gentleman who treated everyone with honesty and respect. He will be missed. Sincerely Vic Liberatore
Our sincere condolences to Linda and family on the passing of Chuck, a wonderful husband and father. No words can ease the pain and suffering of his loss but may you be comforted by the knowledge that your friends are always here for you. You are in our thoughts and in our hearts. Krys and Al Sikkema
We were deeply saddened to hear about Chuck's passing. Our hearts go out to the entire Chow family. Mike Long & Jennifer Jackson
Dennis, our deepest sympathy to you and the family, on the passing of your lovely brother. We will be thinking of you. Love, Marilyn and Ian
Dear Linda and Family, We are deeply saddened by the news of Chuck's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lena, Lily and Michael Pinzon
Linda and family. I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your husband and father. It is clear that you have a lost a truly remarkable man. I am hoping that the support of your friends and family members will help you through this difficult time. Linda, you are in my thoughts and I send my love and support. B
Emily Leung pledged to donate to Pancreatic Cancer Canada . My deepest condolence to the family.
Dear Linda,Kevin,Rebecca Veronica,Melissa,Michelle,Chow Family & Wong Family Our Deepest Condolences..We are so saddened to hear of Chuck’s passing.. He was such a wonderful,gentle kind soul,we always enjoyed seeing him at our family get together’s and we will miss him ..No words can help ease your pain but please know that during your time of sorrow we will be thinking of you all & you will be in our prayers May Chuck Rest In Peace and may his wonderful memories comfort you .. Sending you lots of love , hugs & prayers May,Boris and Family ❤️
Dear Denis and Denise, I am sorry for the loss of your brother, by all accounts a lovely person. Condolences to the whole Chow family Dena Perlmutar
Dear Linda, We are so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. Thinking of you and your family. Julia and Dave Campbell
We have fond memories of Chuck's sense of humour and good will on the tennis court. Sending deep condolences to Linda and the rest of the family on your loss. With sympathy, Bev and Eric Ball
Hi Linda. I am deeply saddened to hear about Chuck's passing. He was always a good friend and fun tennis partner. May he rest in peace. -Stanley
Kristina and family, my condolences on the loss of your father. It sounds like he was a very wonderful man that will be missed by many.
I used to play tennis with Chuck at the German Club tennis clinics. Chuck was an excellent player, but was always patient and gentle with the beginners. My sincerest condolences to this kind man’s family.
Dear Linda, Melissa, Michelle, Kevin, Rebecca, and Veronica There are no words we can say to ease your pain during this difficult time. Please know you are all in our thoughts, and in our hearts. Sending you lots of love and comfort, Mabel, Brandon and Spencer
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