Obituary

Lai Sheung Tom (née Dong) of Toronto passed away peacefully at Kensington Gardens on March 29, 2021.  Lai Sheung was born in a small village in Hoi Ping, China on July 14, 1921, arriving in Canada in 1964 where she worked as a seamstress in the garment district.  At home, she proudly made many quilts on her antique Singer sewing machine.  Her love of plants and gardening was a wonder for all the neighbours, especially her harvests of fuzzy squash and tomatoes.  This nurturing spirit extended to her love of her family and our rock and anchor will be dearly missed.  Nothing made her happier than seeing all the children play as she took delight in taking daily walks around the park and swinging in the playground.

Family gatherings were very important to her and she enjoyed food and laughter whenever we came together. Her favourite foods included dim sum, bacon, pizza, mango, cappuccino and fresh fish (the fish head was particularly relished).

Lai Sheung was also a feisty fighter who battled back from many setbacks in her life. This included being struck by cars twice, a broken knee cap as well as being run over by a truck in her 80’s to the broken tailbone, hip and leg in her 90’s.  Lai Sheung is survived by her daughters Margaret Lee, Lucille Tom (Rod), Helen Tom-Hackett (Corey) and grand daughters Emily and Maisie (Larry).  After thirty years she will finally be united with her dear husband Young Tom.

 

Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 23, 2020 all funerals and visitations will be by invitation only to limit the number of people in attendance and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to a charity of your choice in memory of your loved one or by sending flowers to the funeral home.

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April 14, 2021
Jimmy Eng
Dear Helen,Lucille,and Margaret I am heartbroken to hear your Mom has passed. I am going to miss your Mom. xoxo
April 05, 2021
Renata Leung
Dear Helen, sorry about your loss. My condolences to you and your family, may your mom rest in peace.
April 05, 2021
Shannon Stewart
Dear Helen, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. My sincere condolences, Shannon
April 04, 2021
Carolyn Edgerton
Dear Helen, Margaret and Luie (and families). Although I never met your Mom personally, I felt like I knew her through all the wonderful stories Helen shared. What a strong, inspiring woman she was. I am so sorry for your loss.
April 04, 2021
AZIZA JAFFAR
Mommy Tom, you are greatly missed. Happy you are with your beloved at last, glad of the happy times we spent together, but sad I will not see you again till the hereafter. May you enjoy blessed, eternal rest. Your loving Jen Hom. Xo
April 04, 2021
Jacqueline
Dear Helen, Corey, Luie & Margaret, I am sorry to hear for your loss and I was saddened that Auntie had passed. My thoughts are with you and your family, it was truly a pleasure of mine to know Auntie, you and your family members at KG. Auntie will be deeply missed and May her soul Rest In Peace.
April 03, 2021
Shirley
Dear Helen, Corey, Lui, Rod, and Margaret,I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts. She was such a beautiful person.
April 03, 2021
Ken, Kelly, Colleen, Sydney, Dustin, and Jake
We want to express our deepest and most sincere condolences to all of you. We know how much this beautiful woman will be missed but her playful, loving spirit will live on in her three daughters. Love you Helen and Corey xoxo
April 01, 2021
Firieshta Deen
Dear Helen, Corey, Lui, Margaret, Emily and Macey Please accept my sincerest sympathies on the loss of your mum. It must be hard to accept, hope you can take comfort and cherish all the memories of time spent with her. May her soul rest in peace. Firieshta