In memory of Cyril Thong
In loving memory of Cyril Thong
It is with great sadness that the family of Cyril How Sik Thong announces his passing. Cyril had been battling pancreatic cancer since February 2020, and passed peacefully at Royal Columbian Hospital on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the age of 73.
Cyril was a Senior Lecturer in the Biology department at Simon Fraser University for the majority of his life, touching the lives of tens of thousands of first year Biology students, some of whom became the wonderful doctors and nurses that took care of him in his last few months at Royal Columbian Hospital.
In his retirement, Cyril enjoyed travelling the world with his wife and his siblings. He cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and children. Cyril loved puttering around in his garden and was a regular presence in the community.
Cyril will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years Christina and his children Jennifer (Kevin) and Leonard (Tina). Cyril will also be fondly remembered by his 3 grandchildren, Alex, Kaiya, and Kaylee, and by his elder siblings, June, Tony, and Anne as well as his nieces and nephews in Singapore and Australia.
The family has chosen to forgo funeral services, and those who desire may make memorial donations in memory of Cyril to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.
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Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, please contact 604.520.4438