CHUI, Thomas Kwong Kuen
It is with profound sadness that the Chui family announces Thomas’ passing on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at the age of 70.
Thomas was born in Hong Kong on Feb 21, 1949. He grew up loving to direct, act and sing in dramas, play jokes and organizing camping trips with his younger siblings and taking them to various remote locations in Hong Kong. It wasn’t until his mid twenties when he immigrated to Edmonton to be with his younger sister that he met the love of his life, Linda.
Through the encouragement of Linda and his own stubbornness that he could complete an Engineering degree in English, he accepted an invitation to complete the Computer Engineering program at the University of Alberta. He graduated from the program in 1985. Upon graduation, the Government of Alberta employed him until his retirement in the late 2000s.
Thomas and Linda married in the summer of 1982 and were blessed with their first daughter, Natalie in 1983. Their second daughter Zaneta completed their family in 1986.
Thomas spent countless hours studying the Bible, teaching, visiting, caring and counselling friends and family on living a life faithfully serving His Lord and Saviour. He also loved to watch movies with his children and grandchildren. When not doing those things, Thomas would be working on a 1000 piece puzzle, his daily sudoku puzzle, reading the newspaper or a book from the library. Once he retired, he continued to serve at the church, spoil his grand-daughters, travel with Linda and his friends and build various Lego sets.
His loving wife and confidante of 37 years survive him: Linda; his two daughters: Natalie (Dave), Zaneta; and two precious granddaughters: Calliope and Aurelia. Beloved brother to six siblings, he leaves behind: Alice (Yam Fook), Peggy (Ken), Helen (Norman), Joe (Eileen), Eddy (Tina) and David (Emily), his sister in law Serena (Thomas), nieces, nephews, grandnieces/nephews and beloved friends. He is predeceased by his parents: Ching Chi and Wing Pun.
There will be an open casket viewing at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, (10011 114 Street) on Friday, December 27, 2019 from 7-9 pm. His Celebration of Life will be at Edmonton Chinese Alliance Church (5019 199 St NW) at 10:00 a.m.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Thomas Chui 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Edmonton, Province: Alberta