Jack passed away peacefully on April 2, 2013, at the age of 82. He will always be alive in the happy memories of his loving family: wife, Mamie; son, Geoffrey, BA’84; daughter, Deanna, BCom’90, (Michael Woo); grandchildren, Jaclyn and Madison; brothers, Bob, BCom’56, LLD’96, and Bill; sisters, Maye Louie and Mary Kwong; their respective spouses; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, George, and sister, Vera Wong. Jack was born and raised in Vancouver and had his own law practice in Chinatown until 2008.
Jack enjoyed years of community service with several organizations. He received the Silver Medallion Award from the Canadian government for outstanding community service, was an active member of the Vancouver Chinatown Lions Club, and was named a Melvin Jones Fellow in 2002 – the highest form of recognition conferred by the Lions Club International. Jack was appointed to the BC Police Commission in 1995 and also by the BC government to serve on the board of directors at Mount St. Joseph Hospital. Jack was loved by all who knew him. He will be remembered for his honesty, compassion, unconditional generosity, funny jokes, gift of public speaking, videotaping special events and love for people – especially kids.
Donations may be made in memory of Jack to Mount St. Joseph Hospital, c/o Tapestry Foundation, 3080 Prince Edward St, Vancouver, BC, V5T 3N4.