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Wendy Sue-Tang

June 29, 2024

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Wendy Sue-Tang (née Chin Li Wah), on June 29th, 2024 at Extendicare London. Surrounded by her loving family, Wendy departed this world with grace and courage. She was in her 95th year.

Wendy lived an extraordinary life that began in Poonyu, China. In the 1950s, Wendy crossed oceans to a new life in Guyana (formerly British Guiana) to be with her husband, James, now deceased, and spent the next two decades there, raising their family of 7 children. In the mid-70’s, Wendy and James, together with their 5 youngest children immigrated to London where their eldest daughter had settled a number of years earlier.

Wendy blossomed in her faith and formed deep, lasting friendships with her sisters and brothers in God at the London Chinese Alliance Church. Always resourceful, Wendy took on her first paid employment outside the home as a sewing machine operator at Kaiser-Roth. And never ceasing to amaze, Wendy, despite a language barrier, successfully obtained her driver’s license, thereby gaining the freedom of her own wheels!

Our cherished Mom will continue to live in the hearts of her 7 children Leslie (May), Lynette (Gregg), Marie (Edward), Hazel (John), Joe (Christina), Victor (Beverley), and Alicia (Hugh). Mamma/Popo will be remembered with deep affection by her 10 grandchildren Jason, Quinn (Rylee), Eric (Jennifer), Stacey (Nicholas), Caimin (Erica), Liam, Finley, Keira, Colin, and Kelsey. Wendy’s 5 great-grandchildren Danica, Addyson, Ethan, Austin and Camden will miss chatting with their beloved Tai-Tai on FaceTime.

The Sue-Tang Family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful support we received during this difficult time:

  • Our deep appreciation to Carrie-Anne Mitchell for her devotion during many years of service as Wendy’s caregiver.
  • To the staff at Extendicare, we express our gratitude for providing a refuge of compassion in Wendy’s care.
  • To Wendy’s friends, your prayers helped to give her strength and comfort in her final journey to everlasting peace.

In the hearts of those who loved you, you will always be there.
As you were, you will always be, treasured forever in our memory.
We keep in our heart the love of the past, for there it was planted forever to last.
Your presence we miss, your memory we treasure, loving you always, forgetting you never.”

A funeral service/celebration of life will be held at Northview Funeral Chapel, 1490 Highbury Avenue North, London on Tuesday, July 9th, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior.

For those unable to attend in person, a live stream will be available.

Please click here : Funeral service for Wendy Sue-Tang

In remembrance of Wendy’s favourite greeting – “Sick fan may?/Have you eaten?”, a reception will be held immediately after the service upstairs in the reception hall.

A private cremation will follow at Woodland Crematorium at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to Diabetes Canada or Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners.

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It was such a joy and privilege to have known Li Wah all these years since the days in Guyana . Always happy to see us and an excellent cook, amongst so many other things. wish we could have lived closer for these many years. May your soul rest in peace.

~ Cecil and Iris Beharry

Dear Sue-Tang family, our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved mum. We feel honoured to have met Wendy many years ago. She lived an extraordinary and long life. She passed away surrounded by her beloved family and now looks down from heaven and watches over her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our thoughts are with you and we wish you much strength for the coming time.

~ Sandra & Lars from Duisburg/Germany

To dear Joe I was saddened to read that your mother had passed away. I didn’t have the opportunity to meet her but I do know that she raised a wonderful son. Sending my deepest sympathy to you, prayers for God’s continued blessing on your entire family, and of course a hug.

~ Martha ( Brent) Stirling

On behalf of the residents and staff of Richmond Woods Retirement Residence we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Wendy. May you take comfort in the memories of love shared and find peace now, and in the days ahead.

~ Richmond Woods

敬愛的蘇太 (Mrs. Wendy Sue-Tang) 我從一開始我們搬到安大略省倫敦就認識您,您到我家探访,在那時,您分享了您在接近 60 歲時如何獲得駕駛執照的故事,這給我留下了深刻的印象,因為許多中國女性,在约 60 歲的时候,不会學像駕駛车这样的新的東西。 您的大膽不僅鼓勵了我以後拿到自己的駕照,也激勵我去做一些我以前害怕的新事情. 我也知道 1)您對上帝有堅定的信心 您每周都定期去敬拜上帝。有時候,我錯過了去教堂的機會,然後我接到您的電話,您跟進問我為什麼? 我記得那個星期天,輪到我接您去教堂了,您告訴我那天早上您在地上嚴重摔倒了,無法站起來,然後您不斷地向主祈禱,讓自己站起來參加教堂的禮拜, 最後您做到了。那天,您也安全回家了。 我意識到您對待敬拜上帝是很認真的。 2)與您有一段時間沒有說話的人和解。 我記得幾年前的一天,我們在一家中餐館吃完飯,临走前,您為自己額外點了一道的菜,您說您會把這道菜帶給住在您樓上層的一位單身女士。那位女士也是一位中國人,基督徒,在同一教會。當時在我看來這很正常,直到後來我意外地發現,您和她的關係並不好,您們倆有一段時間都互相不說話。 我明白,為她買那些食物,您試圖修復您和那位女士的關係。後來,我很高興地得知您們倆都已經和好了,那位女士也對您表示了好意,讓她的兒子開車送您回家,我聽說當時在場,教會其他的姐妹看到這件事都出奇地高興。我想,耶穌也是。 蘇太,您和那女士一起做了一件多麼了不起的事情! 您們為我樹立了一個好榜樣,如何與他人互動,如何讓自己變得更好。 3)您關心別人 蘇太,在我移民加拿大的前期,您去過我家3次,時隔幾年,當我婆婆來到加拿大時,您也去我家看望過她。 幾年後,偶尔,我有幸陪伴您一起探訪教會其他的一些姊妹。您每次都很準時。那時,我們無論是在冬天還是夏天都在一起度過了愉快的時光。 蘇太,對您的記憶將永遠留在我的心中。 為了紀念您,我向阿爾茨海默氏症協會西南合作夥伴捐款。願上帝保佑您的孩子和他們在地球上的家人。 (Linda Cheng 和家人)

~ Linda Cheng

Dear Mrs. So (Mrs. Wendy Sue-Tang) –蘇太 (Mrs. Su) I had known you since we first moved to London, Ontario, when you visited my home, and shared your story of how you got your driver license close to age 60. Your story really made an impression on me, as many women did not learn something new like driving at their age 60. Your audacity had not only encouraged me to get my driver license later, but also inspired me to do something new of which I was afraid before. I also know that 1) You had solid faith in God you went to worship God every week regularly. Sometimes, I missed to go to church, then I received your phone calls, and you followed up and asked me why? I remembered that one Sunday, it was my turn to pick you up to the church, you told me that you got a bad fall on the ground that morning, and could not stand up on your feet, then you prayed from Lord continuously for yourself to stand up to attend the worship at the church, finally you did. That day, you returned your home safely. I realized you treated worshipping God very seriously. 2) Reconciliate with someone to whom you did not speak for a while. I remembered that one day years ago, we finished our meal at a Chinese restaurant, before we went out, you ordered an extra dish for yourself, you said you would bring this food to a single lady living at the upper floor of your building. That lady was also a Chinese Christian at the same church. It seemed to me normal at the time, until later, I unexpectedly found out that your relationship with her was not good, and both of you did not speak to each other for a while. I understood that buying that food for her, you tried to mend your relationship with that lady. Later, I happily learned that both of you had reconciled, that lady also showed her kindness to you by letting her son give you a ride to home, I heard that on the spot, some other sisters from the church were surprisingly glad seeing that happened. So did Jesus, I thought. Wendy, what an amazing thing you and that lady did! Both of you set a good example for me how to interact with others and to be better what I can be. 3) You care about others Wendy, you visited my home 3 times at the earlier stage when I immigrated to Canada, when my mother-in-law came to Canada after a few years, you also visited her at my home. A few years later, occasionally, I was lucky enough to accompany you to visit some other church sisters. you were punctual each time. Back then, we had a good time together either in Winter or in Summer. Wendy, your memory will live on in my heart. In memory of you, I made donation to Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners. May God bless your children and their families on Earth. (Linda Cheng and family)

~ Linda Cheng

My deepest condolences to the Sue -Tang family.

~ Annabelle Cho kee

To the Sue Tang family: Our condolences on the loss of your dear mother. May her sweet smile and words of wisdom never be forgotten. May your grief be overcome by her fond and loving memories.

~ Margaret Wrynn, Annette Rodrigues and the Persaud family.

Dear Chin Li Wah (Wendy Sue Tang), I never knew your true name until now. But never mind. I still remember you welcoming me and feeding me at your home in Wismar (Guyana) as a teenager around 1969. This was repeated in London, Ontario sometime around 1982 after you had emigrated to Canada with your husband and kids, due to the efforts of Lynette and Gregg. Your second welcome and cooking were the same as before, warm and delicious. The Chinese tradition of family ties is very strong. Your example passed the tradition onto your children who transformed it into becoming good Canadian citizens, each of whom have shown that from humble beginnings they were entrepreneurial, successful and contributors to their communities. Chin Li Wah, you have every right to be very proud of your and their achievements. You earned the right to live the remainder of your life at your leisure - travelling, driving and sharing the successes of your children. May You Rest In Peace. Terry Choo-Kang

~ Terry Choo-Kang

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. 😢 Our deepest condolences to you and the family in your time of sorrow. Your mom was surrounded by all who loved and cared for her .. she will be missed. Sending you strength today and peace in all the days ahead. Hope you can be comforted knowing mom had a life well lived! Blessings and love to all ❤️

~ Donna Quan

Sending our love to all the Sue Tang family. Aunty Wendy will be remembered for her kindness. Her loss is immeasurable, but so is the love left behind 🙏 Barbara Sue, Bernadette (Bunny), FT and family.

~ Bernadette Lam

I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your dear mom. She lived a remarkable life, filled with love and memories that will forever be cherished. Her kindness and spirit touched many, leaving an indelible mark on all who knew her. During this difficult time, please know that my thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with you. May her memory bring you comfort and peace.

~ Cristine

Services for Wendy Sue-Tang

Visitation will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
London, Ontario

July 9, 2024 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Funeral Service/Celebration of Life will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
London, Ontario

July 9, 2024 12:00 pm

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