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WILKING, Magdalena Moifong (Rose)
August 14, 1921 - November 8, 2013
Magdalena Moifong Wilking, nee Changfoot, known to all her friends as Rose or Mrs. Wong was born on August 14, 1921 in Kimberley, South Africa. On November 8, 2013, Rose passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at Simon K.Y. Lee Seniors Care Home where she had been residing since August 26, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband, James and six brothers. Rose was a courageous and pioneering mother, who lived in countries on three continents during her lifetime - South Africa, China, Hong Kong and Canada. Rose leaves a rich legacy with three generations of family: daughters, Sandra (Wayne), Virginia (Greg) and Sylvia; grandchildren, Mary, Stephen, Warren, Derek and Alexandra; and great-grandchildren, Luke, Eva, James, Alex and Caitlin. Rose also leaves behind her sister, Chui Fong in China, and family in Canada, China and South Africa. Friends in Canada and in other countries around the world enriched her life, as she did theirs. Rose was an active parishioner at Christ Church Cathedral and was an active supporter of many community projects related to her children and grandchildren. The family acknowledges with grateful thanks the exceptional care Rose received from the staff at Neurosciences, VGH and Simon K.Y. Lee Seniors Care Home. A Funeral and Celebration of her Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Christ Church Cathedral (Burrard and West Georgia Streets, Vancouver). Interment on Friday at Forest Lawn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following charities: Christ Church Cathedral, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation, and VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation.


Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2013
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