- 92 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 27, 1919
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Oct 19, 2011
- Place of passing:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Edward Chang, brilliant intellect and huge heart. Best Dad EVER!|
"Dear Dad, you've been gone for five years - autumn day like today. I want to show you the changing colors and the Hudson and the reservoir and take you to a new Chinese restaurant in town just like when you and Mom visited in 2006. As I remember your joy and delight in the beauty of nature and all things new, you are with me. I thank you for teaching me to love and to see the wonders of the world. I love you forever and always and you are forever and always with me."
"Dad, today marks five years that you've been gone. A Wednesday like today. Five years. First we counted the days, then the months, and now the years. I want to tell you that Chinese archeologists have found evidence that the Ancient Greeks might have been in China during the building of the terracotta warriors. They might have had a hand in building the life-like statues. At first, I was a bit miffed that even this they couldn't give the Chinese. But then, I thought how you would react, fascinated by the possibilities of two great civilizations having such early contact, and undoubtedly, the Greeks took away something as well that influenced their art. You'll like this: we and all life came from stardust, the energy from stars. And now you have returned to the source. But a part of you, a spark, a light, a dust of energy, is in me looking out at this world with wonder. I love you and miss you every day."
"Dad, HJ got a job with an American company that was founded by a Taiwanese, who went to the National Chiao Tung University. I know it's not Hitotsubashi but. :) HJ wishes he could tell you. We both miss you so. But you know. Sorry for missing the date. We were in Sarasota for our anniversary; yes we made it. I thought of you all week. Love you. Christmas coming soon & Auld Lang Syne."
"Dad, I love you forever and always. I cannot believe it's been two years. It feels like so long that I haven't spoken to you. I miss our daily calls on Skype. I miss your wisdom and your stories. I miss every moment with you, Dad. Believe it or not I learned to use File Finder from you. You'll laugh. It was a pleasure and an honour to be your daughter."
"From Andrew (part II)
Your Dad, in particular, I always thought personified and epitomized the greatest aspects of Chinese culture: courtesy, graciousness, respect, and intellect. I remember him inviting me to sit in his leather chair, put on his headphones, and listen to his classical music. It wasn't for the music, he pointed out, but to achieve a state of being."
"From Andrew (part I)
I first met your parents 30 years ago. Over the years any time I showed up at their door they treated me like a member of the family, and so I felt much that way about them, and feel a personal loss. I admired both your Mom and Dad."
"Thank you so very much for all the things you have done for me.
41 years ago you hired me to work for the Ontario Pavilion atExpo '70 in Japan as your secretary.
Among many applicants, you gave me the position because you thought I was financially supporting my old parents back in my home town.
This type of thoughtfulness permeated in your actions through out your life. I'm so grateful to you"
"Akong, Kung Po, Cocoon, My little Yoda, I love you very much. I will miss bringing obscure topics of interest to you and hearing you dissect them and inform me of whatever socio-political history they have. I wish I could have sopped up all the knowledge you laid unto me...<3 u"
"An unforgettable man; an inspiration to all; a wonderful father and grandfather. I loved his curiosity, points of view and knowledge. I loved watching the kids interact with him and he with them. I loved everything about him and he'll always be in my heart."
"My dad was an incredible man, and the best grandfather ever. Our kids, Alex and Erik, will miss him incredibly, as will we. Dad, we love you. Please be well with mom and popo, and watch your loving family from above, wherever the 3 of you travel."
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