The contributions of the hard working Chinese pioneers must not be overlooked. It is important that their lives are chronicled.
came to Canada in 1903. Their eldest son Lim King Wong Lock, known as Frank Lock Lam, was born in Kelowna in 1909.
The best known member of the Chinese community in Kelowna passed Omega Speedmaster Day Date Discontinued away in the Kelowna Hospital on Thursday after a brief but severe illness from double pneumonia, in the person of Lum Lock, a resident of the district for some 21 years. Of unusual height and girth he was a familiar figure about the streets with his inseparable pipe of proportionately large dimension, and as he was of amiable disposition, he had many friends amongst the white people.Born in Canton, China, he was 54 years of age, and is survived by a young widow and three small sons. Although possessed of considerable real estate, Lum died poor in cash and some of the kind hearted ladies are doing what lies in their power to assist the bereaved wife.
The 1911 Canadian Census listed the residents in Kelowna's Chinatown, including Lum Lock, his wife, and young son. This record indicates that Lum Lock was born in China in 1861 and he came to Canada in 1877.His wife was born in China in 1892 and Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Quartz
Lum Lock did not live to a great age. The Thursday, Dec. 24, 1914 edition of The Kelowna Courier and Okanagan Orchardist informed local residents of Lum Lock's passing:
on the road behind the hearse were observed.
After her husband's death, Quon Ho and their three young sons remained in Kelowna for a few years. She worked for several local families, doing laundry and housework. Because of her small stature, she was often mistaken for a child and asked to come out and play with the neighbourhood children.
Anyone wanting to locate Lum Lock's grave in the Kelowna Pioneer Cemetery will be disappointed. Following the Chinese custom, his remains were exhumed from his burial plot. On Aug. 16, 1927, the remains of no less than 17 local Chinese residents were removed from the Kelowna Cemetery and returned to China for reburial.
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The funeral took place at the cemetery on Saturday from the undertaking establishment of R. Minns Co., and was attended by a very large percentage of the Chinese population of the district, every horse and conveyance in Max Jenkins Co.'s livery being employed in conveying the mourners. The usual ceremonies, such as strewing coloured paper Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m Price
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Lum Lock's probate file, recently obtained from the British Columbia Provincial Archives, gives a snapshot of his financial situation. He owned considerable property in Kelowna's Chinatown, no less than 34 lots, including the one where he and his family lived. Total value of his real estate holdings was $2,650, a considerable amount of money in those days. As well, Lum Lock carried a $1,000 life insurance policy with the Prudential Life Insurance Company, making his estate worth in excess of $3,500, when various liabilities were deducted.
Quon Ho Chin died in Vancouver on July 21, 1975 at the age of 84 years. According to her British Columbia Death Registration she was born in China on Feb. 4, 1891, and her father's surname was Wong. Her son, George Lum, was the informant of her death. Burial was in the Mount View Cemetery in Vancouver.
Ho and her three sons moved to Victoria, where they opened a candy shop. They later relocated to Vancouver. She married Hung Hin Chin and they had five children, sons: Dick and John, daughter Jenny, and two daughters who died in infancy.
Lum Lock did not leave a will, and so Letters of Administration were granted. His estate was left to "Kong Quan Hoo Lock, widow, Lum Fling Lock, son, Hang Sing Lock, son, and Christmas Day Lock. son."Lum Lock's widow received one third of the estate, while his three sons each received two ninths.
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