Gum Boon Lee
  • 79 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 4, 1933
  • Place of birth:
    China
  • Date of passing: Jan 17, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Let the memory of Gum Boon Lee be with us forever


Gum Boon Lee, affectionately known as Harry, passed away peacefully after a long battle with dementia.  He is survived by his wife Lai Kuen, sons Allan (Anna), Dale, and daughters Cindy (Tim), and Lily (Adrian).  He ran a successful store, Harry's Grocery in New Westminster for 30 years before retiring and enjoying a life of travelling and spending time with family and friends.  Harry will be remembered as a kind gentle man with an affectionate smile who lived his life with altruism, integrity and generosity. A private `family only` service was held.  The family would like to give special thanks to the wonderful people at Buchanan Lodge for their kind and compassionate care.

 



Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 5th July 2016

"With much happy thoughts of you on this special day.  Wishing you were here with us and that we could share a beer together.  Cheers Dad!!  You will always be in our thoughts forever whatever day it will be.  Happy birthday day.  Miss and love you so much."

This tribute was added by Lily Coffey on 4th July 2016

"Thinking of all the things that make you special....your kindness, your generosity, your thoughtfulness, your unselfish ways, your special smile.  Happy Birthday Dad.  Missing you and always thinking of you.   Love always."

This tribute was added by Allan Lee on 4th July 2016

"Dad, thinking of you always and especially on this special day...your birthday!!  Really miss you and much love."

This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 20th June 2016

"Missing you every single day.  Especially today, Happy Father's Day dad.  Without you, I wouldn't be here.  With loving thoughts of you."

This tribute was added by Lily Coffey on 19th June 2016

"Happy Fathers Day, dad.  Thinking of you today and always.  We miss you.  Love you."

This tribute was added by Allan Lee on 18th January 2016

""Dad, you'll forever be thought of and always in our hearts...the family always gathers on this 17th day to say hello together. Love always!""

This tribute was added by Lily Coffey on 17th January 2016

"Dad, it's been 3 years missing you, made easier knowing you are at peace.   You brought us all together today to 'visit'.  Adrian sends a message 'Hi Gummy, hope you are at peace.'                Love you Dad and thanks for everything."

This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 17th January 2016

"Hi Dad, it's been 3 years since you've been gone from our lives but not a day goes by without my thoughts of you.  Always and forever in my heart.  Miss you dearly.  Love, Cindy"

This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 4th July 2015

"Happy birthday dad.  Wishing we had more celebrations together but remembering all the good ones we did have.  Forever missing you.  Love you always."

This tribute was added by Allan Lee on 4th July 2015

"Dad, we'll always cherish what you gave...happy birthday & love always!!"

This tribute was added by Lily Coffey on 4th July 2015

"Happy Birthday Dad.  Thinking of you always.....Miss you......Love you"

This tribute was added by Lily Coffey on 17th January 2015

"Dad, as one day passes and another comes, the one thing that remains constant is my memories of you.  I miss everything about you.  You were a great example of how one human being should treat another.  You worried and cared about everyone.  I truly miss you.  In my thoughts daily and forever.  Love you."

This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 17th January 2015

"Hi Dad, forever thinking of you and missing you.  Always in my heart.  Love you."

This tribute was added by Allan Lee on 17th January 2015

"Dad, you're always in all our hearts and thoughts.  Miss your smiling face..love always!"

This tribute was added by Lily Coffey on 4th July 2014

"Dad, I sit here looking at a picture of you with the family and you have a big smile on your face.  In fact, we all have a big smile on our face.  I look at that picture everyday, focusing on you, and it makes me smile again and think of all the happy times we had with you. Happy Birthday, Dad.  I miss you.  Love you."

This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 4th July 2014

"Special thoughts of you today.  As I had my morning coffee with you on my mind and remembering our coffee times together and your happy smile it made me smile.  I see you enjoying your cup of coffee with the sweet roll and bright smile.  You had an infectious smile that brought happiness to all.  Happy birthday to our wonderful father.  Love and peace."

This tribute was added by Allan Lee on 4th July 2014

"Happy Birthday Dad!  We are always thinking of you and we all miss you so much...feeling sad but very blessed for what you've given us.  We will keep smiling with you as that's what you did to bring so much happiness to others."

This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 24th January 2014

"Hi dad, yesterday the sun was shining as I went for my walk along the Quay.  You were on my mind as always but of course more so that day.  Many thoughts have crossed my mind some good, some bad but I know the latter years of your life was not a quality of life. To know you are no longer suffering and that you are at peace brings a smile to my face as you always did to others.  Continue resting.  Love and hugs."

This tribute was added by Lily Coffey on 17th January 2014

"Hi Dad, it's me DeeGoo.  It's been a year since I've physically seen you but I see you in my thoughts and feel you in my heart everyday.  You really were the best!  Today we will celebrate you.  I miss you and love you.  I smile knowing you are resting in peace."

This tribute was added by Allan Lee on 17th January 2014

"Today is a day we will always remember with sadness...getting that phone call from the home that you have left us.  Life is not the same without you!  But we take much comfort in knowing you are resting in peace...your spirit is with us, so for that lets celebrate your life and all the happiness you have given others."

This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 17th January 2014

"It's hard to believe that you've been gone for one year.  The year has disappeared so quickly but each day is not forgotten as I think back to the times I was able to spend with you during those Sundays and alternate Mondays.  Those days now have felt empty but as time passes I'm able to learn to live life to it's fullest and not take things for granted.  Thinking of you always."

This tribute was added by Lily Coffey on 31st December 2013

"Dad, as this year comes to an end, I think about you as I do everyday.  The saddest day of the year was when you left us.  It was a really hard time and brought a lot of sadness, but I realize that it is actually one of the happier days too, as you are now at total peace.  Moving forward, I will think happy thoughts since you always only wanted everyone to be happy.  Continue resting in peace, dad.  Love you."

This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 31st December 2013

"Dad, as we approach the end of 2013 this is one year I will never forget...the year you left us too soon.  Not a day goes by that I think of you but I know you are at peace.  I will think happy thoughts as I move forward into 2014.  Love always."

This tribute was added by Allan Lee on 31st December 2013

"Dad, you are always in our thoughts and our hearts...remembering the good times especially as we reflect upon this past year and going into 2014.  We always will smile thinking of you."

This tribute was added by Lily Coffey on 5th July 2013

"Happy Birthday Dad.  I miss you and think about you everyday.  I like to think about all the happy times we all shared together.  You always put everyone else first and you did it with a smile.  I smile when I think of you.  I love you dad."

This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 5th July 2013

"Happy birthday dad.  Glad I got to see you and your smiley face on your special day.   I can just picture you having your cake and coffee, smiling and enjoying every bite.  It was a bright and beautiful day just like you.  Miss you dearly.  Love always."

This tribute was added by Allan Lee on 4th July 2013

"Dad, although not a day goes by when we don't think of you, today is a special and meaningful one...its your birthday.  Its going to be a bright day, same as when you came into the world...love you and miss you!!"

This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 18th March 2013

"Dad, it's hard to believe that it's been 2 months since your passing.  The sun was shining today as it was the day you left us.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and I know you're smiling down on us.  Love you, miss you."

This tribute was added by ruby wong on 20th February 2013

"I remember Mr. Lee as a kind and gentle human being with an infectious smile.  He was fortunate to have such a loving family and I know that this special relationship that you had with him will live on in your hearts forever.  I hope the warm memories of better times will bring you comfort as he is now free and at peace to watch over you .. as another bell rings..."

This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 11th February 2013

"Today marked the first day of family day in BC.  Today was also the start of your family, your first born child Allan.  Dad, wished we could have spent the day together.  Reflecting on photos of us and how happy you looked, always smiling.  You'd supported and cared so much for your family and we miss you dearly.  I will hold this day with all the wonderful thoughts and memories. Love you."

This tribute was added by Dale Lee on 25th January 2013

"Dad, you have been the greatest father and I will always be thankful. I have so many special memories of the fun and laughter that we shared. Your cheerful and generous character brought happiness to those who were fortunate to have known you. I am so proud to say you were my father. I miss you dearly and think of you everyday.  I love you Dad."

This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 24th January 2013

"Dad, it gives us comfort now to know you are at peace.  Tim isn't a man of words, he likes to keep his thoughts of you within himself.  But he told me he thought the world of you.  He said everytime he saw you, you made him feel warm inside.  His memory of you will always be in his heart.  We love you daddy."

This tribute was added by Anna Lee on 23rd January 2013

"Dad, it is a real honor to be your daughter-in-law.  You will always be remembered in my heart as the most kindest and generous father, you always gave us your very best.  I loved your easy going and free spirited personality.  I miss you very much. love, Anna."

This tribute was added by Allan Lee on 23rd January 2013

"Dad, your body was laid to rest today, but your soul and spirit will remain strong with us forever with the wonderful memories of our time together.  Love you and rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Lily Coffey on 22nd January 2013

"Dad, you never said much, but you didn't have to.  Your demeanor and actions spoke volumes.  You were the most caring, kindest, generous person.  The times I spent with you will hold special memories for me.  I will miss your heart-warming smile...your cute little wave....I will miss you.  Forever in my heart.  I love you.  May you rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Cindy Lee on 22nd January 2013

"Dad, words can't express how I feel.  I will cherish each and every moment I had with you.  You had the most kindest and generous heart and I'm so proud you're my dad.  I miss your cute smile but most of all I will miss you and our special time together.  I love you daddy and forever in my heart.  Rest in peace.  xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Allan Lee on 22nd January 2013

"Dad, so much to say, but ultimately, eternally grateful to you for being the kindest and most generous father that you were and for everything you've done for all of us in your life...you will be in our memories and hearts forever."


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