Vancouver city councillor
"I read his magazines when I was younger. I think his contribution to the community is that he spearheaded the English press in the Chinese community and inspired Chinese Canadians who took up writing or arts."
Creator of the Gung Haggis Fat Choy intercultural celebration
"He wanted the best for everybody. You never heard him whine or say bad things about people. He just worked quietly and created the kind of world that he wanted to live in and for other people to enjoy."
Vancouver school board trustee
"He's kind of an activist advocating for equality. I learned from him. He once encouraged me to submit an article to his Chinatown News to highlight the virtue 'earning your respect rather than demanding your respect'."
Film producer and director
"He helped pave the way for a multicultural Canada. You and I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for that. He was very proud of his role in helping change the racist policies of Canada."
CEO, United Chinese Community Enrichment Services Society
"He was very inspirational and willing to help young people succeed. The publication that he was head of did a lot of work in bridging the gap between the non-Chinese community and the Chinese community."