LAU, Kit Yee

Posted: September 14th, 2022

Kit Yee Lau

1921 – 2022

Kit Yee Lau of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Yeung Lau, graduated to Heaven at the youthful age of 101 years old, on September 9, 2022, at 4:45 am at St. Michael’s Health Centre.

Kit Yee will be forever remembered by her family and friends with great love and fondness.

She was born on July 27, 1921, in Canton China. At the age of 21, she married her late husband Yeung Lau, who passed away in November 1981. Together, they moved to Hong Kong in 1946 seeking opportunities. Kit Yee worked as a seamstress at various factories, while Yeung worked as a security guard at the Hong Kong Airport.

In August of 1970, Kit Yee, Yeung, and six of their children immigrated to Lethbridge, Alberta. Shortly after, Kit Yee and Yeung moved to Vancouver, BC for 10 years, where Kit Yee retired at 65 years old as a seamstress at Janzen Garment Factory.

After her retirement, she travelled by plane or greyhound bus, periodically residing amongst her children in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Vancouver, Calgary, and Lethbridge. She eventually settled in Lethbridge at The Garden View Lodge at the age of 90.

She was also a cherished member of both the Calgary & Lethbridge Chinese Alliance Church.

She leaves behind her brother Benson Lam (Gloria); nephews: Ben, Gavin (Creamy), Jonathan and 2 grand-nephews; her 11 children, Lily Choy (the late Edward), the late Chun Dok (Sai Sze), Chun Chau (Wai Lin), Shandy Ng (the late Dan), Chun Yik (Janet), Tommy (Amy), Tony (Thelma), Irene Lam (Raymond), Dominic (Joyce), Josie Cheng, Vanco; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren with another one on the way; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son, Chun Dok Lau, as well as sons-in-law Edward Choy and Dan Ng.

Friends and Family can pay their respects at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.

A Viewing will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday September 20th, 2022.

A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

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