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KHOO , Chye Hooi

KHOO , Chye Hooi

KHOO, Chye Hooi (née Lee), born on February 22, 1933 in Penang, Malaysia passed away peacefully at Orchard Manor in Kelowna, BC on March 4, 2019 with her loving family by her side.

Hooi is survived by her son Kong (Noëlle), daughter Siew (Joel), and cherished grandchildren Jocelyn Pettit and Oliver Khoo. Hooi was predeceased by her loving husband Sian Wah in 1981.

Hooi was a history and English literature teacher in Malaysia before moving to England with her young family for Sian Wah’s PhD studies. They immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1969 where Hooi became office manager at Fabricland head office. Upon her retirement, Hooi pursued many interests which included travelling, playing bridge, swimming, reading, and watching movies. She became involved with her condo strata board and library, and volunteered at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Hooi was a kind, loving, generous, fiercely independent, resilient, and devoted person.

She lived her last years gracefully with Alzheimer’s in Kelowna, BC to be closer to her family.

A celebration of Hooi’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Hooi and family would like to thank the staff at Hawthorn Park and Orchard Manor for their loving and compassionate care.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com

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Condolence Messages
  • Mar 12, 2019
    As Hooi's foot nurse, I spent much time listening to her stories of her younger life. She was always a joy with which to spend time. The world has lost an interesting and lovely person. I am sorry for your loss.
    Lisa Broughton BScN, FCN
  • Mar 09, 2019
    Our deepest sympathies at this sad time to Siew and Kong and families. Your tribute is a lovely one and speaks so well to your mum's strength, generous heart and grace. What a lovely, vibrant photo of her you have shared - such a happy smile. You are close in our hearts and thoughts.
    Colin Pettit, Sandy Carruthers and Finn
  • Mar 08, 2019
    My thoughts and prayers for you Kong and family. May your Mother's memories bring peace and love to all of you. June Bianchini
  • Mar 08, 2019
    Our condolences to Kong and his family for the loss of your dear mother. Your mother must have been a beautiful person. I can see where your kind spirit comes from. Thinking of you all today.
    Barbara and Dwight Carroll (from KGH days)