elevated 41joI February 9, 1943 – December 22, 2020
elevated 41joI Dr. Francis (Frank) Chau, 77, of North York, Ontario passed away peacefully on the Palliative Care Unit at Bridgepoint Health on Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
Frank was born to parents, Vi Luu and Dieu Ha Chau, on February 9, 1943, in Hai Phong, Vietnam. He graduated from the National Taiwan University and obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, where he met his wife, Anita Chau (d. 2018), with whom he was married to for 43 years.
Frank was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to everyone. He is survived by his three daughters: Lillian Wang and her husband Mark, Winny Koivukoski and her husband Jaanan, and Vicky Tan and her husband James (d. 2019); siblings: Le Minh, Thieu Cuong and his wife Khank Anh (d. 2014), Thieu Chung (d. 1966), Humphrey and his wife Judy, and Nellie; four grandchildren: Michael, Bryn, Tony and Madeline; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Devoted to his daughters and grandchildren, Frank spent countless hours taking them to and from practice, waiting at the mall, playing at the park, and traveling extended distances just to visit. He was an avid gardener and mastered the care of orchids. In his free time, he watched movies, played mah-jong with his family and friends, and travelled the world. He had a great love for photography and you could always count on him to capture the moment!
The family will be holding an intimate graveside burial at the Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home 211 Langstaff Road East on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. A formal celebration of life will be held at a later date when the Covid-19 pandemic permits.
The family wishes to thank those who cared for him during his illness, especially all the nurses, physicians, and staff on the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) and Palliative Care Unit with Sinai Health. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Francis (Frank) Thieu Co Chau to the Sinai Health Foundation (Gift designation “Other”: Acute Care for Elders/ACE Unit) at either https://secure.supportsinai.ca/site/SPageServer/?pagename=donate_today.html or (416) 586-8203.