Vivian Leung passed away on November 4, 2016 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 93. She is survived by her children, Anita (Ed), Warren (Cherry), and Sylvia (Larry), extended family, Cher and daughter Chloe, Matthew and Chelsea and sons Luke and Cole, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Soman and her son Timothy. Vivian was born in Victoria, the youngest of seven children. The family relocated to Calgary when she was 15 and started a group of small grocery stores in the city. In 1944, she married Soman and the couple moved to Red Deer where he and a partner established Sterling Cleaners.
Vivian was an enthusiastic golfer and enjoyed her days as a member of “the Sloppys” gang of golf hackers. She also curled and her skill on the ice far surpassed that exhibited on the golf course. She was an avid bridge player and fierce opponent. In her final years, her fiesty nature prevailed as she suffered a series of strokes; she remained determined and undaunted by any setbacks to the end. For Vivian, her family always came first. She was a dedicated mother to her children and to a special niece, Karina, who lived with the family for a number of years. At Vivian’s request, there will be a private family burial. Memorial contributions in Vivian’s honour can be made directly to either Stars Air Ambulance (www.Stars.ca) or Red Deer Hospice Society (www.reddeerhospice.com). Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com.
Arrangements entrusted to
EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL
4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer.
Phone (403) 347-2222