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Date of Passing: Dec 03, 2021

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With deep sorrow we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and brother on December 3, 2021. Louis will be lovingly remembered and missed by his daughter Sandra (Jason) and their children Veronica and Elliot; son Stephen (See-Ming) and their children Amy and Lewis; daughter Mona (Paul) and daughter Grace (Don) and their children Christopher and Michelle. He will also be missed by his sister Suk Lin Lee and many nieces and nephews.
Louis was predeceased by Helen, his loving wife of 58 years, his father Do Soon Lee, mother Ying Lam Lee, sister Mary Chan and brother Man Sion Lee.
Louis was born in Canton, China. He grew up in Hong Kong and graduated from La Salle College where he was the captain of the basketball team. Louis went on to obtain a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Modern Chinese from the University of London as an external student. He worked as an inspector with the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Dept.
He married the love of his life, Helen 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. His first job in Canada was an accountant at Rice Sportswear. Education was always important to Louis and he obtained his CPA, CMA accounting designation. He instilled the value of education to all his children. Louis was an accountant at the University of Manitoba for the majority of his career until his retirement. During their retirement they spent the winters in Arizona and made many friends there.
Helen and Louis were active in the Chinese Community in Winnipeg for many years, volunteering at the Chinese Cultural Centre and Folklorama. Louis was one of the founders of the Chinese Cultural Centre, but he worked tirelessly and quietly in the background, preferring not to bask in the limelight.
As everyone knows, Louis' true passion was photography. He had an expert eye for composing and taking perfect pictures. He had a darkroom in the basement in the early days, owned all the newest cameras and mastered digital photography.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021 with a viewing half hour prior to the service at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. with interment and reception to follow. In compliance with current public health orders, proof of vaccination and photo ID will be required for all attendees.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 18, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • It is with great sadness I read about your passing uncle Louis. I would like to thank you for all the wonderful photos you have sent over the years of beautiful flowers and times spent with family and friends. I would look forward to the birthday card you would send me every year, my heart is sad, My hope is that you have found your way back to auntie Helen. My deepest condolences to the whole Lee Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you! - Posted by: Maggie Lee Grant (God Daughter) on: Dec 30, 2021

  • Mona, I'd like to offer my condolences to you, and your brother and sisters. - Posted by: Dennis Hudyma (Friend) on: Dec 29, 2021

  • 'Uncle' Louis, thank you for your advice, your words of wisdom and encouragement when I needed guidance and directions as a young man. Your love and support will always be remembered. You will be sorely missed. - Posted by: Robert Lee (Friend) on: Dec 27, 2021

  • Dear Sandra, Stephen, Mona and Grace, Special thoughts and prayers are with you and your families today. He was very proud of his children.He has left you quite a legacy .My memories go way back when your mom and dad were so much involved in the Chinese community and building of china town. God bless you all in a special way and my thoughts will be with you on Dec 30th. Love Jeannine Du - Posted by: Jeannine Du (Friend ) on: Dec 20, 2021

  • 一路好走 - Posted by: Lee ken (Friend ) on: Dec 18, 2021

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