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Born: Oct 09, 1949

Date of Passing: Mar 03, 2018

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DR. BILL YUK ONG It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Dr. Bill Yuk Ong on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in his sleep at home, at the age of 68 years. Bill is survived by parents Don and Kwan Ong, his wife of 37 years, Dr. Virginia Fraser, son Dr. Edmund Ong, son Thomas with wife Nettie Rempel-Ong and their daughter Tirzah Hope, extended family, and many friends and colleagues. Bill was born October 9, 1949 in China and came to Winnipeg as a teenager, with his mother, joining his father in Winnipeg who had come to Canada earlier. Despite having to learn English quickly, Bill was an excellent student, and graduated in Medicine from the University of Manitoba in 1974. He enjoyed a successful career of over 35 years in anesthesia with the Health Sciences Centre based Anesthesia Group. A large part of his practice was at Seven Oaks Hospital, where he was also Surgical Bed Manager for a number of years. A devoted family man, Bill watched over his parents his entire life, and was very proud of his sons. Bill loved family dinners and vacations, and was the official photographer each time. Newly retired, he so enjoyed time with his young granddaughter, and the antics of a new puppy. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations can be made to the: Seven Oaks Hospital Foundation ( or the Assiniboine Park Conservancy ( A private family service is planned, and a reception for others will be announced in June. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C 0X4 (204) 783-7211 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 10, 2018

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • We both send our deepest sympathy. David was a classmate of Bill and Virginia. You may well not remember me but I consulted patients to you and assisted in the OR and always looked up to you. (We have made a donation in Bill's name to the Conservatory) - Posted by: Dr. David Connor and Dr. Kathy Ross (Former classmate/colleague) on: Mar 14, 2018

  • My sincere sympathies to your family.. - Posted by: Fritz Warkentin (Patient of Dr V Fraser) on: Mar 13, 2018

  • Sending my condolences on the sad loss of Bill Ong. - Posted by: Jean A Paterson (Friend of Dr. Fraser and son Thomas) on: Mar 12, 2018

  • Our deepest sympathy to Don, Kwan and their family. They lived in our house when Kwan and Bill first came to Canada. They were a wonderful family and Bill was a kind and respectful person. We were so excited to of his success. We are so sad to hear of his sudden passing. - Posted by: Theresa Murray (Sliwa) (Old family friend) on: Mar 11, 2018

  • Dear Virginia, I was saddened to hear of Bill's passing. My earliest recollections of him go back decades including most notably when our paths crossed in the pharmacology building as young investigators. Professionally I held him in the highest regard and always enjoyed working with him. His ever present smile and calm demeanour made working with him a pleasure. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Helmut Unruh (Colleague) on: Mar 11, 2018

  • Bill was always surrounded and supported his loving family. From my family to yours, our sincere condolences on your loss. Marcia Hunt and family. - Posted by: Marcia Hunt (Friend of family) on: Mar 10, 2018

  • Bill and I shared our anaesthesia residency together, and subsequently worked at Winnipeg Health Sciences together as colleagues, prior to my departure to the Middle East in 1998. He was a splendid man to work with, totally reliable and supportive. Needless to say, he was a untiring advocate for patient safety. Our world will sorely miss him. My sincere condolences to Virginia, their family and Bill's parents. - Posted by: John Mansfield (Professional colleagues) on: Mar 10, 2018

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