In memory of Cyril Thong

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Fred Murray
$1000
Gillies Bay
I was fortunate to have known and worked with Cyril for 25 years.He had a wicked sense of humour and could always elicit a smilefrom his colleagues. I miss him greatly as one of the "good" guys!Regards to Chris, Leonard and Jennifer.
Anonymous
$501
Burnaby
Uncle Cyril & his family have helped us immensely over the years, shown us how to be a kind person with integrity, be disciplined yet retain a sense of humor. A true role model. Condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP.
Carmen Tolou
$500
Burnaby
Cyril had an infectious smile. I can remember watching him go by our house with Christina on their daily walk, sometimes walking ahead of Christina like a take charge person. Condolences to Christina and the family. RIP, dear Cyril.
Carmen Tolou
$500
Burnaby
In memory of Cyril Thong
Alex Fraser
$300
Burnaby
Manfred Mackauer
$300
West Vancouver
I have known Cyril for almost 50 years, from the time when he came to SFU as a graduate student, as a colleague, and as a friend who was willing to listen and to discuss day-to-day life. I will remember him fondly.
Doug Wilson
$250
Coquitlam
Cyril was a great colleague, advisor and friend to me during my teaching career. I'll certain miss his wisdom and sense of humour.
Onkar Bains
$250
New Westminster
I had the honor and privilege to cross paths with Dr. Cyril Thong. He was my teacher (in first year Biology at SFU), my mentor (when it came to teaching first year students), and a great friend. The world lost a great teacher and person.
Andrew Lam
$200
Toronto
It is with much sadness to see Cyril leaving this world so soon. He and I were the first two graduate students of Dr. John Webster at Simon Fraser University. He is a great loss not only to his family, but also to his friends.
John and Vivian Warren
$200
Coquitlam
48 years friendship,watched our children grow up together. Master chef of BBQ & curry, dedicated educator, loving husband, kind but firm father & grandfather, sincere & helpful friend. We miss you ,Cyril. RIP
Peter Khoo
$200
Coquitlam
Cyril was Singapore's loss when he decided to stay in Canada after his doctorate. We met as adults. He was a very good and reliable friend; really kind and generous; such an avid reader. We will remember our outings and the meals shared.
Tina Choi
$200
Coquitlam
Dad, you will be dearly missed. I'm glad that I got to visit you the day before you left. You asked if I was crying behind the face mask, I couldn't say anything. I hope you are now in a better place with no suffering. HUGS.
Biological Sciences Department, Simon Fraser University
$150
Burnaby
Donation on behalf of the Biological Sciences Department at SFU in memory of our long term senior lecturer Cyril Thong
Craig Asmundson
$100
Coquitlam
I have known Cyril at SFU since the early 1980s. Cyril was an outstanding SFU employee and a very fine man! He touched many people’s lives in a very positive manner. I will miss him! He has been taken away from us too soon!
Derek Warren
$100
Coquitlam
Donald Lumb
$100
Vancouver
I am blessed to have very fond memories of my old friend Cyril. Always a gentleman and a pleasure to do business with. Sincerely Don
Dr. David Paterson
$100
Nanaimo
Our condolences to his many friends, students and family. He will be missed.
Dr. Tony Williams
$100
Burnaby
Esmond Kwok
$100
Yuen Long
Eva Kwok
$100
Burnaby
Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.
Ina Fung
$100
Coquitlam
Jennifer Whitcher
$100
Burnaby
Joan Sharp
$100
Burnaby
Cyril and I taught first year Biological Sciences together at Simon Fraser University for 35 years. When he won the SFU Excellence in Teaching award, many of his students wrote letters in support of his nomination. It meant a great deal to Cyril that several of the staff who cared for him at RCH were his former students.
Keith Gibson
$100
Tappen
In Memory of Cyril Thong, and our best condolences to his loving family.
Konrad Wee
$100
Ottawa
Condolences to Len, Christina and Jennifer. It was a privilege to have worked with Cyril and to be able to call him a friend.
Anonymous
$100
Nanaimo
When I was an undergrad student at SFU and was struggling Dr Thong took pity on me and made a special effort to help. I never properly thanked him. Today I'm an attending physician working on the frontlines of the pandemic. Thanks Dr Thong.
Shannon Yuen
$100
Burnaby
In memory of Cyril Thong
Teck Huat Wee
$100
Hangzhou
So sad to hear this. I studied under Cyril and later worked under him at SFU. We still met up when I visited Vancouver after I graduated and after his retirement. I had plan to visit him again this summer but it was disrupted by the pandemic.
Anonymous
$100
Coquitlam
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.-from Algo Choi and Kerry Mak
Venita Warren
$100
Ottawa
Dave Carmean
$75
Vancouver
Cyril was a kind heart with a wonderful sense of humour. I was lucky to know him
Bernard Roitberg
$50
North Vancouver
Cyril was a genuinely good person who treated everyone with respect.
Candy Ho
$50
Burnaby
Douglas and Wendy Cave
$50
Coquitlam
Howard Leung
$50
Richmond
Janet Yan
$50
Coquitlam
Fong Ping Francis Wei
private
Richmond
Cyril has been Chin’s best family friend since the first day Johnny attended Simon Fraser University. We will always remember Cyril.
Thong Family
private
Coquitlam
A tribute to our loving husband, father and grandfather. Thank you to all the amazing doctors, nurses, and staff at RCH for your kindness and care. Dad, we miss you every day and know that you are at finally at peace. Christina, Jenn, and Len.
The Yiu Family
private
Richmond
Cyril, our family is not going to be the same without you. You are going to be truly missed.
Peter Wan
private
BURNABY
Cyril, you will always be in our hearts and we will miss you dearly!
Patrick Phang
private
Vancouver
Poh Chan
private
Vancouver
Anonymous
private
New Westminster
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In loving memory of Cyril Thong

It is with great sadness that the family of Cyril How Sik Thong announces his passing. Cyril had been battling pancreatic cancer since February 2020, and passed peacefully at Royal Columbian Hospital on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the age of 73.

Cyril was a Senior Lecturer in the Biology department at Simon Fraser University for the majority of his life, touching the lives of tens of thousands of first year Biology students, some of whom became the wonderful doctors and nurses that took care of him in his last few months at Royal Columbian Hospital.

In his retirement, Cyril enjoyed travelling the world with his wife and his siblings.  He cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and children.  Cyril loved puttering around in his garden and was a regular presence in the community.

Cyril will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years Christina and his children Jennifer (Kevin) and Leonard (Tina). Cyril will also be fondly remembered by his 3 grandchildren, Alex, Kaiya, and Kaylee, and by his elder siblings, June, Tony, and Anne as well as his nieces and nephews in Singapore and Australia.

The family has chosen to forgo funeral services, and those who desire may make memorial donations in memory of Cyril to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

 

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