CHAN, Fred

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Fred Chan, loving husband of the late Mee Kuen Chan, announces his passing, which occurred on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Bobby’s Hospice. Fred was born on August 15, 1931 in Hoiping, Guangsong, China, the youngest child of Chan Wing Jack and Kun Ling. Fred immigrated to Canada in 1952, living in Glace Bay, NS, Summerside, PEI, and Oromocto, before finally settling in Saint John. He and his wife owned and operated Wong’s Drive-In Restaurant in St. Stephen from 1978 until their retirement in 2007. Fred was an unassuming and hardworking family man with a ready smile for anyone he met. He had a passion for cooking and quite the sweet tooth. He enjoyed playing basketball in his younger years. Fred was a news junkie and could often be found reading his Chinese newspapers to keep up with current events. Above all else, he adored his grandchildren. Fred is survived by his sons: Manley Chan, Vincent (Deedee McClain) Chan and David (Anna Moran) Chan; daughter, Wanda (Steve) Prosser; grandchildren, Laura, Brendan, DJ, Russell and Matthew; along with many nieces, nephews, and members of his extended family. In addition to his wife and parents, Fred was predeceased by his three brothers and one sister. The family would like to extend heartfelt thank-you’s to the staff and volunteers of both the Saint John Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit and Bobby’s Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. Special gratitude to Jeremiah’s Deli for generously donating Thanksgiving dinners. Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424) where visitation will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Celebration of Life service to follow from 1- 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, remembrances may be made to Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care Unit and Bobby’s Hospice c/o Hospice of Greater Saint John. Online condolences can be placed at www.BrenansFH.com.