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Date of Passing: Apr 27, 2018

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HELEN YEE-TSING LEE With deep sorrow we announce the sudden passing of our wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Helen Yee-Tsing Lee on April 27, 2018. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband Louis, her daughter Sandra (Jason) and their children, Veronica and Elliot; her son Stephen (See-Ming) and their children, Amy and Lewis; her daughter Mona (Paul) and daughter Grace (Don) and their children, Christopher and Michelle. She will also be missed by her sister Kam-Ho Chan, sister-in-law Oy-Wan Chow Young and many nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her father Lam-Fat Young and mother Yuk-Ying Siu Young. Brothers, Augustine Chi-Yet Young and Chanh-Heen Young, and sister Seen-Man Lau. Helen was born in Zhongshan County of Guangdong Province in China. She grew up in Hong Kong and graduated from St. Mary's Canossian College. After graduation she worked in administration for the Kowloon Police Department in Hong Kong. She married the love of her life, Louis and started a family. They left a very comfortable life in Hong Kong to immigrate to Canada so their four children could have a better future and opportunities. Her first job in Canada was an executive assistant at Olympic Sportswear. Always wanting to do better, she earned her library science diploma at Red River College and worked in acquisitions at the University of Manitoba Medical Library until her retirement. Helen and Louis were active in the Chinese Community in Winnipeg for many years, volunteering at the Chinese Cultural Centre and Folklorama. During their retirement they spent their winters in Arizona and made many friends there. Helen was a trailblazer as she was the first woman in her family to receive a formal education, be fluent in English, and be a working mother. She was also the first woman in her family to own and drive a car. All of this was not an easy feat for a woman living in Hong Kong in her generation. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 with viewing a half hour prior to the service, at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. with interment and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at Glen Lawn Funeral Home 204-982-7550

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 12, 2018

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Val and I are so sorry to have missed this notice. We have so many fond memories of Helen as our neighbour. She was the spark plug of energy that amazed us all especially at our neighbourhood BBQ’s. We will miss her. Glen & Val Bergeron - Posted by: Glen Bergeron (Friends/Neighbour) on: Jun 03, 2018

  • Dear Sandra and Jason, Lori and I were so sorry to hear of Mrs. Lee's sudden passing. Our deepest sympathy to the both of you as well as Veronica and Elliot and the whole Lee family. Sandra, I always enjoyed chatting with your Mom when I visited my parent's at the Canoe Club. She was always happy to update me on her grandchildren's studies as well would be sure to inquire about my own children. She had a beautiful spirit and I know that she will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her. Her can do, energetic spirit will be missed by all the residents and staff of the Canoe Club. With Condolences, Robert and Lori - Posted by: Robert Fraser And Lori Obirek (Friends of Sandra and Jason) on: May 18, 2018

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