Thomas Ying Hing Pingyin
October 7, 1940 – May 15, 2020
Tom passed away peacefully on Friday May 15, 2020 at Chartwell Aurora Long Term Care Residence at the age of 79.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Lilly Pingyin (Hong). He is lovingly remembered by his 2 daughters Barbara and Alison (Brandon) and his 4 grandchildren, Kiara, Ryanne, Graeme and Cuan. Tom is sadly missed by his sister, brothers, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces and nephews and all his extended family and friends.
Dad was very proud of his grandchildren. He would always whip out his photos of them and show them to anyone who would look. He asked every hockey team who visited his home if they knew his grandson or had ever played hockey with him. Every high school kid who did a co-op at the home was grilled about knowing his granddaughters too.
Dad had many interests, among them cars, fishing, music and pistol shooting. He was an avid collector of belt buckles, shoes, fine clothes, knives, guns and watches! He was very knowledgeable on his many interests and he loved nothing better than to discuss them with anyone.
He loved his home at Chartwell, he knew everyone’s name and everyone knew him! He was a big supporter of the home and would somehow coerce everyone passing by the tuckshop to spend every bit of change they had. He thoroughly enjoyed the many varied activities at the home. It was impossible to find him when visiting him at the home as he was a social butterfly visiting everyone and getting them to participate in the activities.
As much as we will forever miss and cherish our memories of Dad, after 19 years he is finally reunited with Mom.
We would like to thank Chartwell Aurora for the love and care they gave Dad. He was very happy living at the home and he made some wonderful friends and memories there. We also extend a big hug and heartfelt thank you to all the family and close friends who visited, called, cared for and supported Dad and us.
Donations in lieu of flowers to your charity of choice (Our Lady of Grace Church Building Fund, Cancer Society Canada, Parkinsons Canada, COPD Canada). Funeral arrangements to follow.
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