Bing passed away peacefully at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria BC on January 17, 2015 at 94 years. Born in 1920 in Vancouver he and his family moved to Alert Bay BC in 1934 to establish Wong Toy & Sons Ltd, a general store serving Cormorant Island as well as families from villages throughout the region.
“Pop” enjoyed fishing for cod and halibut, wood working, and building things. He was a member of the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers and a 65 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 198. Though he retired to Victoria BC in 1985 he held fond memories of Alert Bay and his lifelong friends.
Predeceased by his wife Ruby in 2004, Bing leaves behind his children Tony (Deidre), Gail, and Lora (Phil), grandson Danté as well as many sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. The family thanks everyone for your support and comforting words. He requested no service, cremation has taken place.
Online condolences: www.dignitymemorial.ca. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to www.heartandstroke.bc.ca or Royal Canadian Legion, Renovation Fund, Branch #198, P.O. Box 238, Alert Bay, BC, V0N 1A0.
Dad, you worked hard all your life, you can go fishing now whenever you please.