The family of Jun-Ho Lee announces his passing on September 8, 2013 in Saskatoon. Dad was born August 12, 1928 (Chinese Lunar calendar) in Canton, China. During WWII he served as a field telephone linesman for his native country. In pursuit of a better life for his family, Dad came to Canada in 1955. Hardship was endured before he obtained chef training in authentic Chinese cuisine from the then- famous Bamboo Terrace on Pender St. in Vancouver, BC. Along with two friends he opened one of Saskatoon's first authentic Chinese restaurants -Toon's Kitchen. We will miss his delicious cooking. Dad's entrepreneurial partnership later expanded to include Ming's Kitchen on 2nd Avenue and Coronation Gardens on Valley Road. Jun-Ho leaves behind wife King-Lee, son Michael, daughters Janet (Lyn Chow) and Linda (Neal Ogden), and grandchildren Diana Chow (Joey Woo) and Jonathan Chow (Jennifer Nicol). Jun-Ho's family is forever grateful that he endured hardship as a new immigrant to pave the way for generations to come. Without his courage, we would not have had the opportunity for our successes. Many, many thanks to our beloved Dad and Grandpa - may you rest in peace. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, and supporting staff at the Renal Unit of St. Paul's Hospital, the Renal Community Center, and the Palliative Care Team. In accordance with his wishes, Jun-Ho Lee was laid to rest after a private service at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens in Calgary close to loved ones. To send online condolences, visit www.parkfuneral.ca "Obituaries & Tributes".
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Sept. 20 to Sept. 21, 2013