1924 – 2014
Wah Hon (Tony) Yee of Red Deer, beloved father, passed away peacefully in Red Deer on June 3, 2014. Born June 23, 1924 in the Taishan district of Canton, China; Tony came from a family of 4 boys and 2 girls. In 1953, Tony took on the challenge and immigrated to Canada. In 1956, he married Big Har (May) Yee in Calgary. Two weeks after the marriage, May and Tony moved to Red Deer where they permanently resided and raised their family. In 1973, May and Tony started a family restaurant, The Valley Hotel Restaurant, and successfully operated the family business and established many special friendships for twenty years before retiring in November 1993. Tony was always recognizable at the restaurant with an apron around his waist and a warm smile for his customers. Tony was pre-deceased by his wife in 1998. Tony continued to be the loving father to three daughters:Mary Jo and Tim Blakely of Calmar, Lois and Gene Andersen of Red Deer; Sharon and Ross Sisson of Calgary; and two sons, Ken Yee of Calgary and Harold Yee of Seattle. Not only a proud father, Tony was a special loving grandfather to seven grandchildren; T.J., Zachary, Noah, Trevor, Jesse, Desmond and Myah. Tony is also survived by one brother, Paul Yee of Calgary and a sister, Penny Mark of Mississauga. Funeral Services will be held at the Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm with Leanne V. Hall and Mr. Ling Fung officiating. Interment will follow in the Alto Reste Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations can be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Society or to a charity of their choice. The Yee Family wishes to express our sincere gratitude to the doctors and all the care givers in Unit 22, at Red Deer Regional Hospital, for the excellent care and compassion given to Tony during his illness.
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PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM,
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040 or 800.481.7421.