September 23, 1922 - September 13, 2021
Mrs. Kwan Ching Luke Kwong was born 9-23-1922 in Guangdong, SunWui village in China and passed away into the presence of the Lord on 9/13/2021 around 9am at the age of 98. We celebrate her long and fruitful life! Her parents were Wai Hung Luke from Vietnam and Ms. Wai Ng Tsui from Guangdong. She grew up in Vietnam and went through WWII, fled to Hong Kong and there married her husband Johnnie C.Y. Kwong in 1947. She attended the True Light school but later gave up schooling to work in order to help put her sister in school. She is one of 4 siblings. She helped out at her husband’s photography studios, being a stabilizing force there, loved by its employees. She later worked at her older brother’s business in Hong Kong as a bookkeeper. Her older brother was very kind to her. She gave birth to 2 children, the older child, Miranda Victoria Dea and son, Raymond Kwong. Mrs. Kwong and the family of four immigrated to Oakland in April 1969, thanks to their sponsor, Auntie Phyllis Lee of Maryland. She was very close to Auntie Phyillis, used to live together in same house in Hong Kong. Thanks to Miranda’s connection, in 1969 Mrs. Kwong and her family all started attending weekly a Christian Church at Berkeley. One after another we accepted the Lord Jesus as our personal savior. So we look forward to a grand reunion in Heaven some day! Mrs. Kwong worked as a seamstress and it was hard work, her fingers often hurt. She said her best job was at Luque Uphostery in Alameda where she felt appreciated by the coworkers and the boss, Jim! In the Bay Area, she went through a lot of challenges, not so much physically, but through all the tough times, she kept trusting the Lord and Raymond often prayed with her. All things worked together for good! She has 2 grandsons, Caleb and Jared Kwong and 2 great-grandkids, Tristan and Shelby. Her husband passed away in 2005. She attended regularly Faith Alliance Church in Oakland for many years, under Pastor Lee until a few years ago when she could not physically go up those stairs. She gladly served the Lord, including greeting visitors and driving people to church even at her old age. She often voluntarily help different elderly to do things that most people are unwilling to do. Every friend told us without exception, "your mom is Ho Yun, a very good person!" Even though she is such a good person, but she believes the Bible says “All have sinned” and she has acknowledged her sins and asked God for forgiveness to be saved spiritually! We believe she has gone on to heaven, awaiting the future spiritual rewards! Mrs. Kwong has left a great legacy, her godly example has touched hundreds of lives and her influence lives on ! The Bible says,” Though Abel be dead, yet he speaketh”, speaking of influence after Abel died. Mrs. Kwong‘s favorite hobbies are gardening, cooking, and MaJong, but no gambling. Yan can cook, but Kwan can cook too! She would often tell Raymond happily,” Today, I learn how to make Cha Siu Bao or…!” Due to aging, we discussed the option of assisted living and we visited a dozen assisted living facilities, but Mrs. Kwong picked the House of Psalms assisted living in Oakland, a Christian-owned home, to be close to her many close Church friends. She made the right choice! We do not remember all the names of her church friends who would visit her for years every week, taking her out to lunch and play MJ. They would play dimes and nickels and saved all the money whoever won and went out to eat together! She is a most loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great grandmother! We will miss her warm smile and kindness! She has never declined our request for help whether babysitting or whatever. During the last 5 years at the assisted living place, we are grateful for many relatives, having visited her from time to time, too many to mention. She expressed her wish more than once that God will grant her to pass in her sleep without suffering. We prayed for that time and again. Prior to her passing, last few days, she was sleeping most of the days with the family members by her side, grandchildren and great-grandchildren came by, thankfully she never expressed any pain. God really answered prayers as she passed peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 13th at House of Pslams in Oakland. The Christian manager there, YanLing Chen, and her staff have been angels of God, having provided the most tender loving care! During a year and a half of Covid, they have not had one case of Covid, which might be one of two facilities in Bay Area with such a record! One of Mrs. Kwong’s 2 last wishes was to see her older grandson, Caleb, becoming financially independent. Caleb today owns a profitable business. Her second wish will be shared at the funeral service. We are thankful to the Lord that Raymond’s family, Anne, Caleb and Jared, are closer than ever before! Jared is fervently serving the Lord, occasionally preaching, having led many souls to Christ, and Raymond doing regular Zoom sharing and prayer meeting. It is Mrs. Kwong’s desire that her Christian belief is passed on to future generations. Miranda and her husband, Patrick, are both serving the Lord. We asked the distant relatives not to fly in to attend the funeral. Several are going to join the service by Zoom. There will be many sharing by family members, relatives, and friends and reading letters at the upcoming funeral service to memorialize her. The burial grave plot is #76, 924. After burial, guests are invited to join us for lunch at Peony Restaurant in Oakland Chinatown, around 1:30pm. May the Lord bless all of you for expressing your love and support. Any relatives and friends are welcomed to post your eulogies and memorial reflections in English/Chinese or a little of both at the website here. The record will be permanent. After the funeral, a link to DVD life story will be posted here. For those who prefer to send flowers, our family is using Oakland Florist. 1101 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94607 tel 510-452-1101.
Mrs. Kwan Ching Luke Kwong was born 9-23-1922 in Guangdong, SunWui village in China and passed away into the presence of the Lord on 9/13/2021 around 9am at the age of 98. We celebrate her long and fruitful life! Her parents were Wai Hung... View Obituary & Service Information
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