Emily Yuet-Kwai Yee (nee Wan)
With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Emily Yuet-Kwai Yee (nee Wan) peacefully on Sunday December 4, 2022 at Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital following a brief illness. She leaves behind her husband of 58 years William Yee, daughter Gail Yee, son-in-law Robert Seitz and her extended family.
Emily was born in Hong Kong in 1934 and immigrated to Canada in 1962 after several years in England studying, training and working as a Registered Nurse and mid-wife. She loved her job as a neonatal nurse at North York General Hospital and was part of the original “pioneer” staff when NYGH opened in 1968. She remained a staff member until the late 1980’s when rheumatoid arthritis forced her to give up her passion of helping mothers and their newborn babies.
Always very warm, caring and social, Emily loved to sing and dance. As a classically trained pianist and singer, she enjoyed sharing music with friends and family. Later in life, she honed her dancing skills with ballroom dancing that she enjoyed very much with her husband. She had a passion for life and believed it should be lived to the fullest, despite her physical disabilities.
She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her but will always be remembered in spirit for the kindness, thoughtfulness and love she shared for others. May Emily rest in peace.
The family would like to thank the staff at both North York General Hospital and Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital for the wonderful care they provided to Emily these past several weeks.
At this time, a private family memorial will be held. For those who wish to express sympathy, the family greatly appreciates this and asks that in lieu of flowers, to kindly make a donation in memory of Emily to the Arthritis Society Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Nicholas and I are sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Emily. We will always remember her smile and joyful spirit in spite of her pain and illness. She is no longer in pain. May she Rest In Peace. May you have courage and strength to go on without her. May you comfort each other in your times of sadness.
You will be greatly missed by all who know you. Your loving kindness and helpfulness was evident in your life. The joy in your life despite of constant pain from rheumatoid arthritis and your impaired vision is surely a witness of your faith and an encouragement for others going through sufferings.
I remember the times that we sang classical music together while we were staying at your house when we first immigrated to Canada. We both loved singing, those good times will always stay in my memories.
Thank you for giving me a helping hand when our son was born, you had no idea how much it meant to me. You always cared and prayed for us and we will miss your caring concern and prayers over us.
I look forward to the day when we can meet again. Rest well in the arms of our Lord, aunt Emily.
Pak-Si & John
Uncle William, Gail & Bob,
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you on the passing of aunt Emily.
May the memories of happy times with aunt Emily help you through this sorrowful time.
May you find comfort in knowing so many care.
God promised that comfort will come, that peace will be restored and the tears will eventually cease. May He bless you and keep you close.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you grieve your loss.
Please take good care!
John & Pak-Si
Dear Yee Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Yee was always kind, gentle and nurturing whenever we’d visit as kids for play dates. There’d always be delicious Chinese food and sweet treats, and she’d send them home with us too. Gail, you are such an amazing woman, smart, musical and a trusted loyal friend, a testament to the way your mom raised you and the blessed gifts she passed down to you. She will be missed but never forgotten. May she rest in peace, free of all the pains that ailed her in this physical world. 🙏
Sorry to hear about that. Your mom will always be in your memory and hope everything is fine.
My sincere condolences Gail to you and your family at this very difficult time.
My deepest condolences to you, your dad and Bob during this difficult time. I know that you brought comfort to her during her final weeks with your presence and support.
Gail, I am sorry to hear this. I offer my condolences to your dad and you & Bob. Although it may be difficult now, remember to cherish the time that you had enjoyed together. All the best at this time.
My deepest condolences Gail to you and your family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Gail, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
Gail, my deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Take care.
Deepest condolences to you, Gail and your father. I have many fond memories of your Mom at house parties when we were children. Her enthusiasm and laughter was infectious.