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LILY WAI KUEN HO Obituary pic


Born: Sep 30, 1937

Date of Passing: Aug 22, 2019

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Lily Wai Kuen Ho passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Born on September 30, 1937 to parents, Yuen Hong Ip and Sze Yuet Ying in Shanghai, China.
She is survived by her partner Kailash Kapahi, her two sons, Dr. David Ho and Dr. Peter Ho. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Keiling Ho and her grandsons, Jason Ho and Alexander Ho.
She grew up in Hong Kong and started her first career as a teacher. It was here she made lifelong friends who kept close despite spreading around the world.
It was also in Hong Kong where she met and married Kung Hoh Ho. After his passing from meningitis, she immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong in 1970 with her two sons.
She settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she spent the rest of her life. It was here where she started her second career as an employment counsellor for Women's Employment and Immigration Services in the Canada Building.
Many people appreciated Lily Ho's dedication to her job. She often went beyond her job requirements in helping immigrant women not with just finding employment but many other social issues as well. She became a pillar of the Chinese community in Winnipeg. Even after her official retirement, she continued to help Chinese and southeast Asian men and women voluntarily.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 31, 2019

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Was surprised to hear that Lily has left us last year. I met her long time ago at dance classes. Always enjoy chafing with her and watching her dancing like there is no tomorrow, as they say. We would see each other every week as we both enjoy dancing very much. I know she was not well as she told me one night, how she knew this was serious, I go to Texas every winter and of course missed all what happen here In 1978.however, When I turned 80. at Christmas time.I Also had health issue that came onto me suddenly. I recovered, but I'll never be the same. I feel sad thinking about Lily. She was a beautiful human being. My deepest condolences to you all that she loved so much. - Posted by: Bo (Friend) on: Jul 30, 2020

  • When In the early 80's My mother, Shung Chan met her throughout a friend. Lily is very resourceful to help new immigrants to Canada. On some Occasion Lily always came to visit our family. my deepest sympathies to your family - Posted by: Barbara Chan (long time friend) on: Oct 29, 2019

  • Dear Kailash, David and Peter and family, I worked with Lily during the 1980's at WECS/IWECS. At that time she was energetic, caring, patient and a force to be dealt with! She provided so much help to so many recent immigrants from all parts of the world who needed to find work, or with a variety of paperwork - she explained it all (even to Mrs. Chan who was already employed but needed help to understand some form, etc.). I didn't see Lily over many years, but the last time I did see her I was sitting in a restaurant on the second floor at 444 St. Mary Avenue - she was down on the sidewalk opposite "assisting" a driver to park - her arms waving like a windmill as she directed that person - it was so like Lily! My condolences to all of you - I'm sure you will miss her. Sincerely, Susan Ennis - Posted by: Susan Ennis (Former Co-worker) on: Sep 01, 2019

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