This year, 2020, has been such a terrible year all around especially in Toronto. The impact has been felt not only in Ontario but throughout Canada and the world. Infections are soaring in South Africa too while strict measures and lockdowns are in place in most parts of the world.

A silver lining has appeared with the UK citizens getting vaccinated on December 8th. Margaret Keenan age 90 was the first in the world to get vaccinated in Britain. Canada is the third country to get the Pfizer Biotech vaccine and the first batch arrived on December 13th. Gisele Levesque, the 89-year-old in Quebec City was the first Canadian to get the vaccine and the first person in Ontario was Anita Quidangen, a personal support worker in Toronto. All making headline news. December 14, 2020, was the first roll-out of the vaccinations in Canada. Three million Canadians will be vaccinated by April 2021 and the rest of the population by Fall 2021. So we are on the road to beat COVID-19.

Unfortunately due to the pandemic, no events are planned for 2021. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best as we close off a very unexpected year. Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a much better and brighter 2021!

As always, be safe and take care! 


Eva Hong, 91 in August 2020
Ah Chin Moy Hop Hing, 92 in December 2020
Myrtle Lee Sui, 97 in December 2020. Happy Birthday!
Abigail Grace, born June 30, 2020, in Oakville to Scott & Natasha Alexander. Proud grandparents are Leonard & Hilder Poo of Mississauga. Congratulations!
With Deepest Sympathy

Dawson Nean, 79, in Johannesburg on June 24, 2020 
Victor Look, 91, in Aurora on July 9, 2020.  
Norman Li, 71, in Johannesburg on July 13, 2020
May MIng, 89, in Johannesburg on July 13, 2020
Pok Wing, 87, in Cape Town on July 24, 2020
Toy Mon, 82, in Pretoria on 29 July 2020
Kwing Ming Chang, 82, in Johannesburg on August 4, 2020 
Sean Hong, 53, in Johannesburg on August 17, 2020
Harriet Lok (Waison), 81, in Johannesburg on August 18, 2020
Cholk Ho, 76, in Johannesburg on August 28, 2020 
William Lok, 85, in Mississauga on September 21, 2020
George Toy, 73, in Johannesburg on September 30, 2020
Kwong Peter Michael Soo, 70, in Johannesburg on October 4, 2020 
Henry Ho, late 60s, in Johannesburg on October 16, 2020.
Hin Yat Harry Ngan, 86, in Johannesburg on October 19, 2020
Ivy Ching (Song), 86, in Johannesburg on October 24, 2020
Sui Ho Low Kin (Leong), 96, in Singapore on October 27, 2020
Fok Kwai Lun, 96, in Toronto on October 28, 2020
Ruth Wuntong (Wing Yip), 83, in Johannesburg on October 28, 2020
Milly Toy Kam, 81, in Johannesburg on October 31, 2020
Violet Lai Chun Fok (Pon), 92, in Johannesburg on November 21, 2020 
Yvonne Tao (Toy), 84, in Richmond Hill on December 6, 2020

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In Memoriam
Canadian Chinese Association (SA)

2020 Executive

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