On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Ken Ming Wong passed away peacefully at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years Linda and loving children William (better known as Willy), Wesley and Daisy (Howard Glase). He joins his sister Wai Ye Chow and leaves behind his sisters Betty (Chuck) Chow and Jean (Alan) Chow and brothers Chun Cho (Kuen Wah) and Jan Ho (Po Kan).
Ken was born in Hoy Ping, China on Sept. 14, 1933, and arrived in Canada on Dec. 17, 1949, at the young age of 16. Like many immigrants, he came to Canada in search of better opportunities and in April 1965, he was granted Canadian citizenship of which he cherished. With his new Canadian status, he proudly sponsored his family and in-laws to join him.
Ken was the proud owner and chef of the Caribou Restaurant which he owned from 1977 until his retirement in 1996. He reluctantly retired as he enjoyed the friendships of his many dedicated customers. Ken remained passionate in the kitchen and shared his love of cooking with his children. He was a Master Chef in his own time and his perfect roast beef was legendary and will be missed by all.
Viewing will take place at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22 followed by an informal service at 11 a.m. in the Schoening Funeral Chapel. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery following the service.