Dr. Kim Hong

February 15, 1937 to July 13, 2020

Obituary

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Kim Hong: Radiation Oncologist, community builder, loving husband, father and grandfather. Born in Guangdong Province (Village of Tailong) in the District of Toison, China on February 15, 1937; died peacefully on July 13, 2020 at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, NL after a period of illness.

Kim had an incredible life journey which has left a profound impact on many people including his children, grandchildren, friends and the community.  In 1950, at the age of 13, Kim moved to Canada from China, with very little English skills, to join his grandfather at the John Lee Laundry, an old-fashioned hand laundry on Gower Street in St. John’s. He completed all eleven grades in eight years at Bishop Feild College in St. John’s. Through hard work and dedication, he was able to put himself through medical school at Dalhousie University.

He was best known for his passion and commitment as a Radiation Oncologist for nearly 35 years in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, providing cancer care to thousands of people until his retirement in 2007. Kim was instrumental in the development of the Newfoundland Cancer Clinic (currently known as the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre) and its outreach program throughout the province. He would typically perform several clinics per year across the island in Corner Brook, Grand Falls, Burin and Gander. His involvement in teaching at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) medical school resulted in his appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiotherapy at MUN in 1973, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology in 1983.

Kim was also a leader in the Chinese and multicultural communities in Newfoundland. In 1976, he was the founding President of the Chinese Association of Newfoundland and Labrador where his vision was to “make us better citizens of the land and by trying to achieve that, you would have social events and functions, integrate with the larger community and thereby become better citizens.” In 1979, he was a co-founder of the Newfoundland Multicultural Council and appointed to the Canadian Council of Multiculturalism by the Federal Government of Canada. In 2018, he was awarded the Senate of Canada 150th Anniversary Medal in honour of his work as a radiation oncologist and community leader.

Kim will be remembered for his compassion, kindness and his desire to lend a helping hand. Leaving to celebrate his life: wife of 56 years, Mely, and their children David (Lisa Hong), Debbie (Robert Drielsma), Derrick (Beverly Hong), Dianne (Greg Anderson), and Dean (Cheryl Hong) along with nine grandchildren (Emily, Devon, Jack, James, Matthew,  Sam, Joseph, Erin, and Brandon). Also, his mother (Kwan Song Hum) who had joined Kim in Canada in 1967 and recently turned 100 years old in March of this year, and his sister Jane Mah (Jim Mah).

Private funeral service held on Friday, July 17, 2020, at Carnell’s Funeral Home followed by a burial at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A larger celebration of Kim’s life will be planned for this fall after COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dr. Kim Hong Endowment Fund which honours the importance Kim placed on continuing education for health care professionals of the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and affiliated regional cancer programs (donations should be specifically directed to: Dr. Kim Hong Endowment Fund c/o Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation)

To make a donation in Dr. Kim Hong’s memory you can:

Donation by Phone: we can take Memorial Donations over the phone with credit card. We can be reached at 777-7589.

We can also accept via mail  (cheque, cash or money order) and they can indicate it’s a memorial donation for Dr. Kim Hong:

Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation

300 Prince Philip Drive

St. John’s, NL  A1B 3V6

 

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We arecently learned of Kim’s passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to you, Mely and family. We have so many fond memories of Kim, through “his many hats”. The Hongs were very good friends of our neighbours in our early years as a family. Kim and his mother taught us to grow snow peas and kohlrabi in our little garden, long before they were available on supermarkets. Our children always attended the Chinese New Year event planned by Kim and his committee, an event they loved. Later, Barb worked as a colleague with Kim in cancer care. He is remembered as committed, passionate, and caring in all that he did. Sincere condolences.
David and Barbara Adams

It is so sad to read about Dr. Hong’s death. I remember that he wrote me a nice recommendation letter when I joined the military back in 1983 and he was a good friend of my dad during the early years of the Newfoundland and Labrador Multicultural Council. He always treated me kindly and would talk to me no matter how busy he was at the time. He was a great man.who achieved so much in his lifetime.

My deepest condolences to Dr. Hong’s wife and extended family.

I was a grade behind Kim at Bishop Feild and, later had the privilege of attending his and Mely’s wedding 56 years ago with our mutual friend, John Collingwood.. More recently, I enjoyed meeting with Kim while researching for a book on my father, Edgar House, who was the Headmaster at BFC when Kim and several other Chinese boys went there. Kim and Mely proudly showed me graduation photos of their children Kim went on to an outstanding career and made a wonderful contribution to his chosen province and country..

We were very surprised and sorry to hear of Dr Hong passing. We sincerely share your great loss and our thoughts are with you. Each time we passed by your house on Parliament St, we still thought of you living there for so long. Also miss seeing the vegetables grown so well each year by his mother.
Your neighbor.
Tran and Lan Gien

I was deeply saddened to hear of Dr Hongs passing. Dr Hong was my doctor when I was diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 18 years. I was his patient for 25 years. I have battled cancer a few times and am now 64 years old. Dr. Hong was so kind and personable. I even ran into a couple of times at the hospital in later years and he always spoke to me and asked how I was doing now. Such a wonderful man. Condolences to all his family.

I was sorry to hear of Dr Hong’s passing.
The obituary captured the spirit of a beautiful person.
I knew him as a great medical professor and doctor
I would then get to know him as a great neighbour
and gentle human being
It was a privilege being his family physician these last few years ; I know there were medical challenges.
Special regards to Mrs Hong and her children during these difficult times.
Derrick,Debbie,David, Dean,Dianne::Prayers will be raised for you and your mother and families during this period of grieving.
I was honored to know Dr Hong

My deepest condolences to Dr. Hong’s wife and family. He treated my mother, Shirley Snook, decades ago and saw her, my stepfather Charlie, and myself through the years after with great humour and care. We all loved him. Charlie got into the habit of trading fish from Grand Bank for the lovely vegetables his mother grew in his yard. I very much appreciated the fact that he and his wife attended both my mom’s and Charlie’s funerals and he kept in touch with all of us. He was a great doctor and friend. With love and good memories, Linda Cohen.

Sorry for your lose RIP

Dean and family,

We’re so sorry for your loss.

Dave, Libby, Holly and Chris Dyer

My deepest sympathy to Dr. Hong’s family. Dr. Hong saw my Mom when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I will always remember his kindness to Mom and his patience at answering our many questions about this new road we had to travel. Mom made a full recovery, and had many years with us before passing away at the age of 82. I hope you all find comfort in the thoughts and prayers coming your way and the many memories shared, of this wonderful man. God bless.

Mely and family and Grandma.
I was very saddened to learn of Kim’s passing. I have so many fond memories
As your friend and neighbour. Please accept my condolences on your loss.
Sent with much hugs and love
Eugene

To my buddy Dean,
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your dad. He positively impacted so many lives during his time and is surely to be admired. All the best to you and your family. The Doves

Dr. Hong made incredible contributions to Newfoundland and Labrador. I personally benefitted from his wisdom as a medical student and subsequently as a practising physician. This wisdom, caring, and compassion is an enduring memory. My deepest condolences to his family.

Kim was a friend and a colleague. Shared great memories with him over the years. He was certainly one of the pillars of cancer treatment in the Province. He was all action, extremely obliging and caring with compassion. He spread the word of cancer treatment across the Province by having regular clinics outside St. John’s. His contribution will always be remembered. Sincere condolence to the family

My condolences to Dr. Hong’s wife and family. He looked after my mother for many years with breast cancer. She died eventually of cancer but was regarded as a breast cancer survivor. She credited Dr. Hong with that accomplishment. Rest eternal grant unto him O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.

Auntie Mely and family,
I am so sorry to hear the passing of uncle Kim. I have so many fond memories of hanging around him and the whole family. As a young boy coming from Jakarta to St. John’s and not knowing too many people, you and your family accepted me as one of your family member and made me almost forget the people and friends that I left behind in Jakarta.
Your kindness will always be remembered.

Guanto

A very kind and gentle man. The essence of humanity. He will be missed by all who came in contact with him.

Warmest condolences to Mrs. Hong and the Hong Family. Dr. Hong will be dearly missed at Gower Street United Church. We looked forward to seeing and speaking with him on Sunday mornings. God bless you all.

Mely and Family,
So sorry to hear of Dr. Hong’s passing. I worked with him in Radiation Oncology for nearly 30 years and experienced first hand his dedication to his patients and cancer care in this province. Please accept our deepest condolences at this very sad time.

Dot and Leo Kinsella

We wanted to send our sincere condolences to Dean, Cheryl , Mrs. Hong and all the family at this very difficult time. Please cherish all your wonderful memories and this will keep your loved one with you always.

Mely and Family,

We are deeply saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. and offer our sincerest of condolences to you and your family. He was a very compassionate man and very close friend to my parents through so many years. He will be remembered and missed.. Rest in peace.

Mely and family

Sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. I have great memories when your family visited us in Botwood and when the families got together each year for the flower service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Roy and Dorothy Fong, Toronto
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To The Hong Family

Sorry to learn of Kim’s Passing.. I remember Kim in his younger years. We sat next to each other in school at Bishop Feild College. We also attended CLB camp together at Harbour Grace. At camp I remember our first early morning walk to the back river to wash up and see Kim’s expression – “what have I got my self into”. From that point to where Kim’s journey traveled through life is really remarkable. May his soul rest in peace.

Dean/Cheryl, Dave/Lisa and Families

Sorry to hear of your father’s passing….our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time….

Bill & Betty Donahue

Dear Debbie and family,
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. It has been many years since I was in your home on Parliament St., but I have wonderful memories of your loving family. Your dad has had such a positive impact on so many lives. I wish that your beautiful memories of him and the support of family and friends, bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Love Patti & Alan

Dear Mely,
Please accept our deepest sympathy at this sad time. Kim was a highly respected and kind physician. He was truly a credit to Newfoundland and Labrador. I also appreciated your friendship with my mother when she was your neighbour on Parliament Street.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Liz and Jean Pierre Andrieux

We extend our very sincere sympathy to the whole family on your tremendous loss.
God Speed and Safe Home, Kim.

Dean, Cheryl and family,
So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Deepest sympathies
Deborah and Blair Vey

Dear Mrs. Hong and family,

Kam and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.
Dr. Kim Hong was a wonderful man. He was well liked and respected by all of the people that knew him..
What an amazing life he lived. He will be dearly missed.

With our deepest sympathy,
Kam and Jessie Mong

So sorry to read of Dr. Hong”s passing..I worked with the HBM Cancer Care Centre as nursing supervisor, Dr. Hong was a pleasant co-worker, kind and compassionate. Deepest sympathy Melby, his Mom and family members.

Dear Dianne, Mely and Hong Family,
We were saddened to hear of Kim’s passing and we send you our heart felt sympathies.
Derek and I were fortunate to enjoy and spend time with Mely and Kim on my first trip to Newfoundland a few years ago. They were so welcoming and could not do enough for us including sending us home with many Newfie treats! It was lovely to see Newfoundland through their eyes and to learn about their journey to Newfoundland. They raised a wonderful family and we are pleased to be part of it through Dianne.
Kim’s story is an inspiration to us all-you must all be very proud.
Sending much love and wish we were all closer.
Love Josie and Derek

We are so sorry to hear of this sad news. Our deepest condolences to the Hong Family. We have fond memories of Dr. & Mrs Kim Hong visiting our Dad’s Gower St Snack Bar in the 70’s – with their 5 wee kids in tow. Many times Dr. Hong’s mom would accompany as well. May all the happy times and cherished memories help you during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Dr Hong..

Kim distinguished himself in every task he undertook , ,while still maintaining the common touch. He will be missed by many, especially Old Feildians. Doug Cook

Sorry to hear of Dr. Hongs passing. Condolences from John Temple and family of Sunnyside, nl

Mely and Family, my heart was saddened to learn of Kim’s passing. He was such a loving giving and caring man. My late husband Alex held him in great esteem.. I will be forever grateful for his presence and help during Alex’s illness & passing. .Condolences to you and all of his family that he was so proud of. And dearly loved.
RIP Kim

We are so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. He was a great friend and lived a wonderful life with many great accomplishments. Our deepest sympathies to your family.

Sincerest sympathy from our family to yours on Dr. Hong’s passing, He was a wonderful physician, oncologist and most importantly a genuine caregiver who sincerely cared for his patients. through his treatments, lively advice and encouragement. He was our mothers radiation oncologist for her last 44 treatments, she & Dr. Hong had such a bond she looked forward to her visits to him. We have lost a medical hero. Our sincere thanks to you for sharing his talents with us the people of NL. God bless. Ray & Louise Walsh

My condolences to all the family.
Health care was enhanced by this man choosing to make Nfld. His home.
Thank you.

Mely, Granny, Dave and family
Our deepest condolences on hearing Kim passing away. I know he will be deeply missed by you all. He was such a successful doctor, significant community and family man and just a very nice person to meet and talk with. He always welcomed you with a brilliant smile and remained humble even in light of all the amazing things he accomplished.

‘Our thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

I have fond memories of Dr. Hong from many CANAL events. He was always welcoming, friendly and kind, wanting everyone to enjoy the fellowship of the event. He will be missed.

I have had the priviledge of knowing Dr. Hong for close on thirty years since my sister started seeing his son Dean. I remember clearly the first time I visited his house and being enthralled by all the beautiful Asian decor. This, of course, was before any grandchildren so I think it was a treat to have a little girl visit. His mother, Granny (or Bok Bok) even gave a jade necklace. I went with Dean and Cheryl to many Chinese Association events and family parties, always feeling very welcome. The very last time I saw Dr. Hong was a visit to his home with my own children. Once again the Hongs seemed thrilled to have little kids in the house. He asked them so many questions about school and activities and complimented them on how big they were getting. They had their fill of homemade chocolate chip cookies that day which one my kiddos complimented that they were the best she’d ever had (which of course meant she got to take some more home). It was a lovely little visit and I am sad, but happy that it is the last memory of such a nice man.

To the family, please know that if it was not for the circumstances regarding covid I would for sure have been there today. Dr. Hong is definitely a man whose life needs to be celebrated and I am glad to hear that you will be having another service in the fall. Sending love from my children and I on this hard day.

So sorry to hear of Dr. Hong’s passing. He was a wonderful man, full of life , his presence would light up a room when he walked in. We will miss our breakfasts with him on the casual Saturday mornings. Dr. Hong will be sadly missed.
Cheryl, Rick Boland
and Paul Holwell

Dave & Lisa, Dean, Cheryl & family…so saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing., which leaves a hole in hearts that don’t heal, but the memories will sustain you going forward..

I was saddened to hear of Dr. Hong’s passing. He was very caring and respectful to everyone . He looked after my mother for 9 years and during that time he was always readily available if we had any concerns or questions. My Mom was so happy to have him during her years of treatment. He always made her smile! He was one of the best for sure! My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family. He will never be forgotten.

Mely and Family,

So sorry to hear of Dr. Hong’s passing. We are blessed and grateful to have had him in our lives as an incredible doctor and a kind friend. Many treasured memories remain in our family’s hearts.

Our deepest condolences to you and all your family. Rest easy Dr. Hong.

Mely and Family:
We were very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing,. We are very grateful to have had many conversation with you and KIm over the past number of years every Thursday morning at Tim’s. He was very much respected and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

We are so sorry to hear of Dr. Hong’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Doctor Hong’s Family:
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Doctor Kim Hong.
I worked in the Radiotherapy Department when I started work at the Old General Hospital many years ago.
He was a very kind and compassionate man, a wonderful doctor who will be greatly missed.
May God rest his gentle soul.

Hong Family
I had the privilege meeting Dr. Hong 1981 , who took great care ,my husband’s Aunt. He was most caring, kind, and understanding to her and myself. I later in 1999 met him again I was working at The Cancer Centre Grandfalls-Windsor Nl.. It was a great pleasure to have him come to The Clinic with his wealth of knowledge and taught our clinic and myself so much.. My memories I will cherish, and he would light the clinic with his love , compassion, and friendly smile. My condolences to all.

Dean, Cheryl & Family,
So sorry to hear of Dean’s father’s passing. He was certainly a remarkable man that will surely be missed by his family but also the community. A life well lived. May all of your memories comfort you as you navigate through the days ahead. We are thinking of you all and we’re just down the street if there is anything we can do. Take care.

Dean and family.
We are so very sorry to hear of your precious fathers passsing. You and your family are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Doreen and Carl Hamlyn.

Dr. Kim Hong was very well respected in the Chinese Community here in St. John’s and across the province. As a founding member of the Chinese Association here in the province and past president, Dr. Hong has made numerous contributions to this community and beyond. On behalf of the Chinese Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, we wish to extend our sincere condolences to Dr. Hong’s family.

We are sorry to hear about Kim’s passing. Our sincerest condolences, Ted, Jane, Ken, Chris, Joyce, and John.

Mely, Nanny Hong, Dean, Derrick, Debbie and Diane,
We were so sad and shocked to hear this news. You were such great neighbours, caring for your beautiful home and gardens. This is a great loss, an a part of life that is difficult no matter the circumstances. So very unfortunate that the girls are unable to be here at this time. I can’t begin to imagine what that’s like.
Mely we send big hugs and will visit for tea very soon.
Love,
Carolyn and Geoff Rideout, Sophie and Max

My heartfelt and deepest sympathy to you, Mely and your children. Dr. Kim is a tremendous loss to you, his loving Family and a huge loss to this World. I had the privilege of working closely with him at the old Newfoundland Cancer Clinic. All new admissions through the clinic came through me. Dr. Hong would poke his nose around my door hand me part of his Export A package with All the info I would require to bring in a new patient. There are tons of charts in the records department with Dr. Hongs cigarette pack hooked inside bearing witness to his busy days and skillful mind. He never refused a patient. He was very easy to work beside because he was gentle and patient. We were a tight knit crew in a very small space but we managed well. I’m feeling a lot of sadness on his loss. We remained friends and I was expecting a phone call soon about the Caplin. He loved the squid as well. Guess God wanted him to help out up there. Rest softly in peace gentle, caring man, you were unique. Till we meet again Dr. Hong, Keep That Smile.

Derrick, Bev, Devon, Sam and the entire Hong family,

We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. Out thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Sincerely
Lisa and Steve

Debbie, It’s been many years since our days at school, but I am thinking of you at this time and wish to express my sympathy at the passing of your father. Take care, Susan (Mercer) Grant

To Kim’s family
A wonderful man whom I had the pleasure of knowing and appreciating..

To the Hong family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Dr. Hong was our Mother’s Cancer Doctor in 1993//94 and she thought very highly of him. My Dad liked the wonderful care he took of Mom. He was very kind, considerate and funny, putting all our fears at ease. Our thoughts and prayers are you during this difficult time.

The Carter family of Botwood, NL

Please accept our deepest sympathy Mely to you and your family.? i first met Kim when he was a student at Bishop Field College and I was a student at Bishop Spencer College. We became badminton partners and it was then I knew he was a very special person.. We attended MUN in the same faculty. I went on to a career in Nursing and Kim continued in Medicine. iIn later years he was my husband’s doctor and I knew he was in very special hands..
Love to you Mely at this time of sorrow.
Carol and Cliff Smith

Sincere condolences to the Hong family. It was such an honour to have worked with Dr. Hong.

Dean, Cheryl and Hong Family,
Sincere condolences to you on the passing of your Dad. Please know we are thinking of you and sending our Love and Prayers at this sad time.

To Dean and family;
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was truly, an inspirational person.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Take care and stay safe.
Sincerely, Lorraine and Kathy Simmons

Dean and family,
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Take comfort in all the wonderful memories that you share.
Doreen and Derek

To the Hong Family, It was my honor to be one of Dr. Hong’s patients. He was very kind and helpful to me and my family. Sorry for your loss.. He was a great person and Dr. God Bless!

Deepest condolences to the Hong family. Kim will be sadly missed by many. I truely enjoyed my conversations with him. We always had a good chat and a few laughs. Rest in peace dear friend.

Yvonne and Keith

I had breast cancer in 1991, before the Murphy Center, before we had medical oncologists, and only a few radiation oncologists. I fortunately wast referred to Kim and he was my doctor for 13 years. Thirty years later there is with no return my cancer which I tribute to Kim. A wonderful doctor who will be missed by all who. knew him. My sincere condolences.

We are so sorry to hear of Dr.Hongs passing,my brother Dawson Stuckless and I send our deepest condolences..

Dean, very. sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your many wonderful memories help you all through the difficult days ahead. God Bless.

Amy and I are saddened by the news of Kim’s passing. We have a great deal of respect for him and his many accomplishments in cancer care, looking after family, and multicultural and community work. Kim will be greatly missed. Our sincere condolences to the family.
Sincerely,
Raymond Li and Amy Tong

Sincere condolences to the Hong family. I will forever be grateful for his wisdom, advice and support. We have lost an icon.
Mohamed and Dianne Ravalia. Twillingate.

To all of Dr Hong’s family:

Dr Hong was a blessing and a gift whose memory will be cherished forever. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

Sincerely,
JP & Bev (Jean Paul Richard & Beverly Barbour)

Mrs.Hong,
My father and I were deeply saddened to hear of Dr.Hongs passing.Dad has many memories of growing up across from Kim on Gower street as a child and later in life through the church, the Feildians association and Kims various business ventures. I fondly remember the many conversations we had over the seafood counter at Sobeys. He was such a nice man-a real gentleman.He will certainly be missed.

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Hong.For years we were neighbours and Mr and Mrs Hong were very close friends with my parents.I am ever so grateful for that.
I always wanted to say a special thank you to Dr Hong for helping my father during a difficult time and i thank you for being his friend.
To the Hong family “I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this sad time”.
Rodney Wills

Dear Dean and Family,
Sending our sincerest heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Wanda and Chris

Sincere condolences to Jane and family from Marilyn and Hubert Best. Thinking of you and hope you take comfort in all the good memories.

It is with sadness to learn of the passing of Dr Kim Hong , a long time friend and colleague. He will always be remembered as a caring physician and a pioneer in cancer care in this province . We will miss him . Sincere condolences to His wife Mely and the Hong family . Alan Kwan and Johanne Lacelle

Sincere condolences to Dean & family from Roy& Lillian.
Our thoughts are with you at this time of loss.

Sincere condolences to Mely and to all of the Hong family! Kim was gentle and kind man, always carrying a warm smile, and always looking out for others. I had the honour of assisting him from time to time as his lawyer, and the pleasure of socializing with him often through the activities of the NL Multicultural Association. I know much of what he did for our community, and I know that he never sought attention or thanks for his good deeds. He just kept on doing them. A great man.

Dear Mely and family,

We are saddened to hear about Kim’s passing.
Our deepest condolences to you and the family.

Peter Wong and family

Dear Mely and family,
I am so saddened to hear of Kim’s passing.
My sincerest condolences and sympathies to you
and your family.
William Gin

Warmest condolences to Mely,family,and mother.
Will miss his smile Sunday mornings at Gower.
He was a great man.
Sincerely Albert Noftall and Linda Giannou.

Dear Mely and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies on Kim’s passing. I have never had the honour of meeting him but I had the pleasure of teaching all your children at Macdonald Dr. Elementary. They are wonderful children and I think of you and them often. Know that your memories of him will be close to your heart and will sustain you all through these difficult times.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Alison Moore (King)

To the Hong family Sorry to hear the passing of Dr Hong .He was such a great Dr to my mom at cancer .at the cancer clinic .Thinking of everyone at this time of sorrow.. The March Family

Dear Dean, Cheryl and Family,
Sending my deepest heartfelt condolences to you on the passing of your Dad. He was an amazing man with many accomplishments and I can see never went unnoticed. Thinking of you and sending hugs during this very sad time. Sincerely, Pam and Gary

Mely and Family,
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and all the family, especially to Kim’s mom. We have been privileged to know you all for many years. I have shared most of my life with Kim as a close friend and colleague from the first day I went to work at the old General Hospital. I have so many great memories of chats with Kim. He was so proud of his connections to the Chinese community and was just as proud of being a Newfoundlander, your loss is shared by the many that knew his diverse personality. May he Rest In Peace.

Deepest sympathy going to Dr. Hong’s family. I worked with him for over 30 years. He was a true gentleman and a very caring and dedicated doctor.

Dean and members of Dr. Hong’s family.
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your treasured loved one. I always enjoyed chatting with him on many occasions over the years. May the many memories of his wonderful life help you through this very sad time.

Mely and family,
We are sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. Kim was a very special person who had such a positive impact on so many lives. His dedication will long be remembered by the entire medical community and his many patients who had the pleasure to know him. Personally, we had that honour; going through Dal together, being members of the Chinese Association, members of the Multicultural Association and road trips to reunions. Lots of wonderful Memories! May his Gentle Soul Rest in Peace. Sincerely, Hal & Trix

Warmest condolences to Mely and to all of the Hong family! Dr. Hong was an amazing, kind , thoughtful Doctor and so generous of his time to soooo many . He shall be remembered for what he contributed not only to numerous patients, but also to Newfoundland in general!

Dave and family;
Sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. Dr. Hong lived a remarkable life and his legacy will live with many families for eternity. You are in our hearts and thoughts. God Bless.
Bruce & Vivian

Dear Jim and Jane: Our deepest condolences to the Hong family!

RIP, Dr. Hong!!!

Dear Dean and Family. Cindy and I are sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. He had a very fulfilling life that he shared with so many. Please accept our deepest condolences.

To the Hong family
We are very sorry to hear of Dr. Kim’s passing.. He has made a tremendous medical contribution to our province and will be truly missed..It was always a pleasure to have a conversation with him on many occasions, particularly at celebrations at Hayford Fong’s with Chinese Family and friends.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Milton and Joan Peach

Dear Mely so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you, his Mother and your entire family..

Dear Mrs. Hong,
We are sending to you and all family members our collective prayers and thoughts of sympathy.
Yours sincerely,
Gower Street United Church Men’s Club

Mrs. Hong and Family,
I was sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. He treated my wife a number of years back and then we renewed our acquaintance as Feildians and as I taught some of your children at Macdonald Drive. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
NON MORITUR CUJUS FAMA VIVIT. The Feildian motto which says “ no one dies whose fame lives after them” so true in Kim’s case.

Dear Mely and family,
I was so very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. He was such a very special man. My late husband, Hutch,
considered him a brother, as they were friends from the time Kim first arrived in Newfoundland.
They so often reminisced about their days at Bishop Feild and DFO and always kept in touch.
In recent years Don really enjoyed being part of the coffee group and always enjoyed conversations with Kim.
We feel blessed for having him as a special part of our lives over so many years.
Hugs to you all,
Cheryl

Dean and Family,
I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences at this time. Stay strong.

Dear Jane, Jim and the Hong family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your brother. From all accounts he was a very special person and had a positive impact on many lives. May he rest in peace…

So many years ago Kim and I were in our first Biology class and I was so impressed by his pleasant nature that I decided to name my first daughter Kim.

Kim often came home with other friends for Sunday supper with my family.. When I moved overseas I never did forgot Kim because many of my family subsequently became his patient. and spoke of his gently caring ways.
Although we have never met – Kim’s dear family; I want to say that my heart aches for you. at your monumental loss. of the wonderful man.

Debbie and family, please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your dear father. The many tributes speak to the contributions he made to his family, to medicine in Newfoundland and to our province as a whole. May beautiful memories and the love and support of family and friends bring you comfort and peace.

To Mely and all of Dr. Hong’s family. We are saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one. He was a valued member of our Church family and will be missed. His contribution to life in Newfoundland was beyond excellent/. May your sorry be lessened by your loving memories and the knowledge of all he accomplished. Our sincere sympathy goes out to you. Max and Phyllis Beckett

Our heartfelt condolences to all of Dr. Kim Hong’s family. On behalf of myself and the rest of my family, please accept our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences.

Yee Tom and Family in Placentia

Kim, as the father of my wife, you have been a strong, generous, welcoming man and a role model to us all. Your ability to create a sense of community across race, age, and culture has been felt throughout Newfoundland and beyond. You have always gone well beyond the call of duty to help others in both your professional and personal life. You are a shining example of the positive values we should all aspire too in the current day. Dianne, Brandon, and I are devastated by your passing and our lives have been immeasurably enriched by being a part of yours.

RIP Kim Hong

Our deepest condolences go out to you Mely, your children, David, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne, Dean and Kim’s mother Kwan as well as your extended Family & Friends.
We became acquainted in 1999 when I had my first brain surgery where Dr Hong saved my life over & over again while I was a patient at the Cancer Clinic. We became good friends and finally got to meet all your family over the years and we kept in touch regularly.
My last conversation with him was at the end of June when he called to ask how myself & Gussie were doing.
Dr. Kim Hong, a wonderful Doctor & friend who has contributed more to the Health Care System in NL. than can be described and he still found time to bring up his wonderful family and stay in good physical shape all the time.
You will be sadly missed and never forgotten by all.
Gerry Skinner & Augusta (Gussie) Squires.

To Mely and family, please accept my condolences for Kim’s passing. It’s a great loss to the medical profession and to his family and many friends. Sincerely, Grace Edstrom

To the Hong family , I’m so sorry to hear of Dr Hong’s passing. He was a wonderful man and I have many happy memories of him when our families would get together over the years. He was also an excellent physician and a kind, compassionate man.

Dean and family,
Heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Father. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.

To the Hong family. We are deeply sorry to hear of Dr. Hong’s passing. We met Dr. Hong years ago when he moved to Blue Putter Drive, and we became friends with each other. He was such a nice and friendly neighbor, we talked about gardening, growing vegetables and families, and we really enjoyed it. He surely will be missed.

Our deepest condolences to Mely, family and Mother on the passing of Dr. Hong. We are so saddened to hear of his passing. In such a short time as neighbours on Blue Puttee we became very close friends and enjoyed interesting conversations. I, Bill took great comfort from Dr. Hong’s concern and advice while I was taking Cancer treatments last Summer. We will sincerely miss him.
We are honoured to be your neighbours and friends. Bill and Stella Troke

Dean and the Hong Family,
My condolences on the passing of Dr. Hong. May you find peace during this sad time. As you celebrate his life, please remember he made this Province a better place than when he arrived. My thoughts are with you and your family.

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Kims passing.II have known DR Kim for over 50 years during my time with DFO He provided excelent care to a number of my family and friendsMore recently he organized a coffee club for retired DFO members. He will be missed.

We are thinking of you and send our deepest sympathies. Hold fast to the many wonderful memories you share.

We are so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing, Dianne. Our heartfelt sympathy to you, Greg,, Brandon, your mom, grandmother, aunt and family.. Your dad accomplished so much in his life – working hard to get an education, providing health care and knowledge to so many, being such a driving force in the community, and with your mom, raising a wonderful, successful family. To accomplish so much and have so many remember him for his kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness is so very impressive. His memory will , no doubt live on in the hearts of many.

With love,,

Tom and Jay

Our sincere condolences to Mely, Grandma Hong, and family on the passing of Dr. Kim Hong. He will be remembered as a respectful and compassionate doctor, a leader in the Newfoundland Chinese Community, and a mentor to many. We fondly recall the many dinners and celebrations spent together. In his retirement, Dr. Hong was a familiar face at weekend breakfasts at A&W. We will miss our weekly chats over coffee where topics ranged from family and gardening to the early development of the Chinese Community. We are honoured to have been your friend.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. (Debbie and family who I knew in high school and Derrick and family who I met throigh taekwondo.)

I lived next door to Kim and Mely on Parliament St for a number of years. He was such a nice man , always eager to offer a helping hand with any outdoor project that I happened to be at. He willcertainly l be missed.

Mely, we are so sorry to hear of Kim’s death, our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family . Please know you are not alone in remembering a truly wonderful person that meant so much to so many. Doreen and Dick Riche.

Dean and family my condolences on the loss of your Dad . My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Miley & family, I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Hong’s passing. I was honoured to have been his secretary for the last five years of his career. He was sch an amazing man/doctor who helped so many patients in our province. He loved his patients & they loved him. He will be sadly missed by many.

Acknowledging the loss of Dr. Hong pains the heart to comprehend and the mind to accept.

Dr. Hong was a kind soul and a very proud man. I remember the time I visited the Hongs in NF. I felt the warmth and generosity of my own parents.

Dr. Hong took me on a memory trip about how his grandfather operated an old-fashioned hand laundry using coals and describing the procedure of each step involving immense physical work.

Also we connected as I am an immigrant from Syria arriving to Canada with very little English skills and he consoled me when I confided in him my embarrassment with my hard accent. Saying to me the hard work is what makes an immigrant an exemplary citizen, not his accent.

Please, Dr. Hong, know that you will be missed and Dianne will always be in my heart and taken care of by my whole family.

Maria

Dean and the Hong family, our deepest sympathy to you and all your family on the passing of your Dad. Cherish all your beautiful memories.

Dean and Family we are so sorry to hear of your dads passing he was a pretty amazing man and has such great accomplishments. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Mary Chafe-Clarke & Shawn Clarke

Dear Mely and Family. We were sad to hear of Kim,s passing. Growing up I have memories of Kim at our house with my brother John. They stayed close friends through the years and when John became ill Kim was there for him. My mother thought of Kim as part of the family. He was highly thought of and a great doctor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you . Take care of yourself. June and Bob Vallis

So sorry Mely for you and your family to hear of Kim’s passing.. We enjoyed so much our many conversations with him. He was a wonderful gentleman who will be truly missed.

Dave and Marcella Gillett

Mely, and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing, I have so many fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

To the Hong Family,
So sorry to hear of Dr Hong’s passing. I remember him well as he was my mother’s oncologist some 23 years ago. He helped our family so much and we never forgot the fact that he even called my mom at 10 pm on a Friday night just to see how she was feeling after her treatment that day after returning from his clinic in Burin. That meant the world to her and us. He truly cared for his patients..
Our deepest sympathy
The Dean Family

Dean, Dave and the Hong Family,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your dad’s passing. May your memories bring you comfort. Thinking of you at this most difficult time.

Mely and Family, So sorry to hear of Kim’s passing.please accept my condolence at this most difficult time. Mary Daya

Dean, Cheryl and the Hong Family;

We offer our heartfelt condolences on your dad’s passing. May you find comfort as you cherish and remember a lifetime of wonderful memories. Thinking of you during this most difficult time.

Take Care,

Doug and Peggy Pyne

Dear Dianne, Mely, and the Hong Family,

Kim’s obituary and all these messages are a lovely tribute to your father. He was truly a remarkable man and an inspiration to all. I certainly enjoyed meeting him and I am very appreciative of all the advice that he passed on through you (Dianne) when I was struggling with bladder cancer. You all have every reason to be very proud of him!

Sending you our sympathies, thoughts and love,

Derek and Josie

Mely, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. He was always such a larger than life person.

We Can Shed Tears That They Have Gone
We can shed tears that they have gone,
Or we can smile that they have lived.
We can close our eyes and pray that they will come back,
Or we can open our eyes and see all the good that they have left us.
Our hearts can be empty because we cannot see them,
Or our hearts can be full with love that we’ve shared.
We can turn our backs on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or we can be happy for tomorrow, because of yesterday.
We can remember them and only that they have gone,
Or we can cherish their memory and let it live on.
We can cry and close our minds, be empty and turn our backs,
Or we can do what they would have wanted,
Smile, open our eyes, love, and go on
Rest in Peace Kim

So sorry to hear your loss. Thinking of you during these hard times. Kay Lem-Hunt, Darren Hunt, Jada and Dawson Hunt

To Mely and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. We were next door neighbours on Parliament Street for many years. We were always very thankful for his friendship and medical help. May it comfort your sorrowing hearts to know we are remembering each one of you at this very difficult time.
Deepest condolences
Ruby Wills and Family

We are saddened to hear of Dr. Hong’s passing. To all of the Hong family, please accept our deepest sympathy in losing such a gentle man.

Derrick and family, Please accept our deepest condolences, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Dean and family. Deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. Bill remembers your dad from attending Bishop Field. Thinking about you at this time. Gerri and Bill Cook

Dean & family . Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad . Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time .

Darren & Brenda Martin

To Mely and Family we are so saddened with the news of Dr Kims passing and offer our sincere condolences
Cal and Marie Tucker

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Kim. We were neighbours of Kim, Mely and family in the 1970’s on Parliament Street and have kept in contact with him over the years, more recently at the gym. He always had a warm smile and a friendly hello to our family. He made major contributions to our province both in Cancer care and culturally.. He will be missed.
In sorrow
Mabel and Jim Cavanagh

To the Hong Family. It was with great sadness that we heard of Dr Hong’s illness and sudden passing. He was my Father’s oncologist for many years, a friend of my in-laws Jessie and Stewart Dicks, and a recent new neighbour of ours on Blue Puttee Drive. I still look for him seated on his stool in the front yard weedpicker in hand. His ready smile and love of conversation will be missed. Wishing you many good memories—Andrea and Brian Dicks

Dear Mely and family,

Our heartfelt condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

By Eileen and Ike ivey
Jane and Family please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Brother Dr. Kim Hong. I had an occasion to fly home from Florida to be checked. He was Excellent! I returned to Fla. much happier because of seeing him. I have the respect for Dr Hong. RIP .

We are so saddened to hear the news of Dr. Hong’s passing. Our hearts are with the Hong family at this difficult time.

Mely and family, our deep condolences at this sad time.
Barry & Glenda Wilkins

Kim has been a fixture in mine and my family’s life for as long as I can remember. Hearing of his passing saddens me immensely. Deepest condolences go out to Mely, David, Debbie, Derek, Diane and Dean from myself and Ivy. Our thoughts are with you.

Our deepest sympathies on losing such a great man . You are in our hearts and prayers.

“Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

Our deepest condolences to the Hong family.. Kim was such a good friend of my dads. I remember the times with Kim in Gower Street Church when I was a kid, great memories. When I came home a couple of years ago I went to the Flower Service and got to spent some time with Kim at the BBQ afterwards. It was one of my highlights of my trip. He will be truly missed.

Mely and family…

I was saddened to hear of Kim’s passing.
Kim was a dear friend of my father and their work together accomplished so much for the Chinese community. He was a leader for the community and will be remembered for his many great achievements.
He was a true gentleman who touched so many people’s lives over the years, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

My sincerest condolences goes to Dr. Hong’s family and all his loved ones

Dean , Sorry to hear of your Dad passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family God Bless !

Today is a sad day for Marion and I. Our friend Kim has passed on and he will be missed by all who knew him. He had a special place in our hearts as he was one of the few true friends that I had from medical school days. I was older than most of the rest of the class and had a family at the time and was unable to take part in many of the class functions, etc.; and , while I had a lot of acquaintances, I had few real friends. Kim was one of the true friends and although we lost touch after graduation we never forgot him and will miss him. We have one special memory of the time Kim and his lovely wife came to our home and prepared a special Thanksgiving dinner for our family. They arrived with home made gift bags (as I recall made out of small garbage bags) filled with candy and treats for each of the children and and loved playing with the children. It remains in our memories as one of the Very Special Thanksgiving Dinners of all time. and will never be forgotten. Kim was a special person and to his family we sent our love and our sympathy and Gods Blessings on each of you.

Dear Dianne,

Our very deepest sympathies to you, Greg, Brandon, your Mom and family.

So hard on all of you not to be able to come together during this time.

We remember your Dad as being instantly so easy to get to know – albeit, a kiss the cod kind of man.

What a life he led. He made amazing contributions in so many areas of life, family, medicine, and community – indeed a Dad to be proud of.

Hugs and love,

Heather and Arthur

Dianne and family.
I was so saddened to hear of the passing of your wonderful Dad. I only met him a few times but was so taken with his kind and friendly manner. You must have so many fond memories and I am sure he will be greatly missed.

Mely,Dean,Derrick,Dianne,Debbie,David, and Jane ;
I was so saddened to hear of your loss.
Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to you all. Cherish all the great memories you had with him as he will be missed .
RIP Kim

With Respect ,
Mary Gin and Garry Murphy

Dean and Cheryl and all family….very saddened to learn about the death of your father…Kim….very grateful to him for all his contributions and for being so inspirational. As you say good-bye and struggle with the loss and emptiness which is death please find and keep comfort in knowing he truly made things better for so many.
Wayne and Irene
Hyde Park Drive

Reading about the passing of Dr. Hong brought back many memories of my parents and their life in St. John’s. My father, Rev. L.A.D. Curtis, was the Minister of Visitation at Gower Street United Church in the late 1960’s. At that time many Chinese families were moving to St. John’s. Billy Ping, who was a member of the Board at Gower, took my father to visit many of their homes as the Chinese community used Gower as a meeting place. My father was a very quiet man who spoke neither Mandarin or Cantonese, but I think there were lots of smiles and warm feelings. My father died in December 1977 and early in 1978 my mother had an unexpected visit from Dr. Hong and his children. He presented my mother with a plate on which is engraved “ In memory of Rev. Dr. L.A.D.
Curtis, a true friend of the Chinese community in Newfoundland.” I am in the process of moving and came across the plate last week! I shall take it with me and remember two great men, Dr. Hong and my father. My condolences to Kim’s family.

Our sincere condolences to Mely and the family.Our thoughts are with you Mely. and we are saddened to hear of Kim’s passing.

Mely,David,Debbie,Derrick,Dianne and family
So very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing .
Hold on tight to each and every beautiful memory and know how much and how many lives Kim touched
Thinking of you all in this sad time XO
Dahna Hong and family

We were very saddened to hear about the passing of Kim.
Our sincerest condolences and sympathy to Mely and his mother as well as the whole Hong Family.
Rest eternal be granted to him.
Nick & Valerie Kum

Dearest Mely, Dave, Debbie, Derrick, Dianne and Dean

My fondest thoughts to all your family during this time of grief. I know you’ll take comfort in knowing the great, great influence Kim had on so many members of our Chinese community, as well as the Newfoundland community and beyond.

With respect,
Janet Hong

Mellie and family, our deepest condolences to the entire family on the recent passing of Kim. He was a well respected doctor in the community and his contributions to the field of oncology will be recognized for years to come. His connection and contributions to the local Chinese Association has helped to maintain and expand the activities of the organization. He will be greatly missed.

RIP Kim

So sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. He was a dear friend of mine,,,,we used to meet for coffee at A@W Torbay Road with other friends,, He was such an intelligent person and a good conversationalist . He will be greatly missed,. My deepest condolence to his Wife, Mother and family…

Mely and family thinking of you at this very sad time.
Your dear family member was a gentle -gentleman
who meant so much to so many. take care.

Mely and family- so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. He was a well-respected physician, colleague and friend. He was always thinking of others – which is why the Dr. Kim Hong Endowment Fund was set up – to support professional development for his colleagues in nursing, radiation therapy, nutrition etc. He cared for so many and spent many long hours at the clinic. He will be missed.

My condolences David and Debbie. I knew your father through the Men’s Club at Gower Church. Take care

So sorry to hear of your loss. Kim was a good friend to my father, Alex Janes, and they were certainly coffee buddies at McDonald’s! He was also a good support when my dad was diagnosed with cancer in 2013., and I take comfort in seeing Kim’s portrait at the Cancer Centre as my husband has been going through cancer treatment this past two years. What a wonderful legacy your father has left behind! Thinking of you, especially during a particularly difficult time for families to be grieving . On behalf of my own family family (Darcy, John and Glenn Cribb) and my stepmother (Heather Janes), I send deepest condolences.

He was a wonderful doctor, compassionate and honest. He served our province well. Sincere condolescenses to his family.

My sincere condolences to the Hong Family. Kim was great friend to my late father. I met him just a few times but his warmth and kindness shined through him. When I was sick he offered great advice. His influence will go on for generations. Our loss is heaven’s gain.

So saddened when we heard the news about Dr. Hong.. Someone so special can never be forgotten.
Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Dr. Hong’ s Family

Heartfelt condolences on passing Dr. Hong. I have known him from HSC for many, many years, a quiet gentle Dr. to his patients and no matter what your status in the health care system he always spoke to everyone with a smile and chat. He was a special Dr. that knew all his patients and cared for them unconditionally. Be proud of your loving son, husband, father, grandfather for he was a special man whom I’m sure loved each and every one of you in his own gentle, loving way.

Dear Mely and family, I was saddened to read of the passing of Kim. My memories of Kim go back many years when my late husband John and Kim went to University together. He was so many things to so many, but to you and your family he was your treasured husband, father ,grandfather, son and brother. May your memories and your love sustain you as you mourn his passing. I offer you my deepest condolences. May the peace of God enfold you.

It is with great sadness that we learn about this news. Our hearts go out to the Hong Family. May your legacy and vision continue to inspire the community you built.

Heartfelt condolences to Dr. Hong’s family & friends from a nurse who worked alongside him for many years & whose fathers was his patients…. a patient, compassionate man who has served this province well & of whom his family should be most proud.

Jane and Jim and all the Hong family. I am so sorry for your loss. Doctor Hong certainly was an incredible man. I hope your lifelong memories will help to ease your sadness at this time.

Dean, Cheryl and the entire Hong Family;;

Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time, May the beautiful memories that you have help bring you peace.

So sorry to hear this. I remember meeting Dr. Hong on my first day as an oncology nurse in 1986. I have many memories that taught me, as well as some that make me laugh. I received a grant from the Endowment Fund and he presented it to me, this allowed me to attend an international cancer patient navigator conference. He will be sadly missed, but his legacy will live on. My thoughts are with his family at this time.

Dear Hong family – I’m a friend of Dave Hong, and just wanted to pass along my condolences. I never had the chance to meet Dave’s wonderful father, but this obituary captured and moved me. What a special man and life journey!

Many of his wonderful traits I can see in Dave. I lost my father more than 30 years ago now, but the nice thing I have found as my grief slowly receded, is that the good, fun positive memories of my father have stayed there even to today 30 years later. I will hope and pray that you all have the same experience. I’m very sorry for your loss – take care – Rick Hayes

Dear Jane and family
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your brother. May fond memories of times shared sustain you at this difficult time.

Clare and Mike
Ottawa, Ontario

Our deepest sympathy to the Hong Family, Dr.Hong will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Hong and family Dr. Hong was a great doctor and friend to the Tracey family. He has definitely left his mark with so many people in Newfoundland. He will be greatly missed. Sincerest Condolences to you all on his passing,

Dean and family, please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your father. He was a remarkable man. You have a lifetime of memories to cherish. Cathy, Phil, Michael and Megan O”Brien.

In

Dean and all of the Hong Family, we are so saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing. From hearing your many stories at work it was very easy to see that your dad was a pure gentleman and very devoted to his family. May he rest in peace. Patricia & Sean Pardy

Sorry for your loss and our deepest condolences to the Hong family.

My sincere condolences. Always grateful for Dr Hong’s kindness and compassion he showed me when I was his patient. Thankful for all he did for me.

Deep and sincere condolences to Mely and the Hong family on the loss of Kim. We started pre-Med together at MUN in ‘57 and went to Dal Med school in 1961. Kim was deeply respected and admired by the whole profession, his patients and all who knew him. He has left his mark on the whole province.

Sincerely

Pete and Jean Blackie
Gander

Derrick and family, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing! Our deepest condolences, Mike and Betty Spearns