elevated hccdb November 1, 1937 – July 14, 2021
elevated hccdb Joseph William Chung, born November 1, 1937 in Calcutta, India. Beloved Husband to Margaret. Loving and Gentle Father to Charles & wife Elaine, Linda & Scott, Edward, Robert & wife Joyce. Joyful Grandfather to Melanie, Rhianna, Trinity, Tyson, Tristan and Tyler. Beloved Brother to Paul & wife Margaret, Agnes & husband Henry, Valerie & husband Thomas, Joan & husband Kenneth, Rita, Gloria & husband Allen, Louis & wife Marsella, Gerry & wife April, Peter & wife Monica, and Carmel & husband Danny.
elevated hccdb Joseph’s parents Tien Fook (John) Chung and Siam Yun (Mary) Chen left Meixian, China for a better life in India. Just like his parents, Joseph left conflict-torn India, Bangladesh, Pakistan in search of a better life for his family in North America. With his family back home, he made the journey alone and to a foreign place to New York in 1971. Eventually, he settled in Toronto, Canada in 1972. He was the first in the Chung and Yang family to immigrate to Canada. He would eventually sponsor his brother Gerry and brother-in-law Richard in 1972. In 1974, he was joyously reunited with his wife and 3 children (at the time) to begin their new life together in Canada. He later completed the family unit with his first generation Canadian born in 1976.
elevated hccdb He enjoyed cooking, photography, gardening (some still have his pear trees) and especially fishing. He spoke different Indian dialects, Chinese dialects and English. He was a hard worker and multi-skilled and held many jobs which included working as a chef, photographer, microfiche developer, and translator.
elevated hccdb Joseph was a kind and gentle man and as many have mentioned it was his smile that they remembered most.
elevated hccdb Thank you for taking the risk and that first step to give us a better life here in Canada. We are indebted to you forever.
elevated hccdb In light of the current COVID 19 Pandemic, the family will be having a private Funeral Mass on Monday July 19, 2021 at 10:30am.
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