Bak Foong (Fred) LEE

Lee, Bak Foong (Fred) June 28, 1923 – August 2, 2015

Passed away peacefully at his home with his daughter Diana and son-in-law Jim beside him. Worked 45 years at APD sawmill, strong union activist who would go on strike for months while raising 7 kids in order to achieve better conditions. For a man with grade 3 education he managed to work himself up from general labourer to foreman supervisor. Dad was a member of the Legion both in Port Alberni and in Bowser. His name is etched in the Sun Yat Sun Memorium Garden in Vancouver as an original member of the Chinese Battalion. He was an avid salt water fisherman with his boats the Dragon King (1-4) who continued to fish until he was 91. Dad lived a full life and visited his daughter Lorinne in Australia many memorable times, the Hong family in New Zealand in recent years and many friends all over the world. He was predeceased by his wife Helen in 1993 and a son Wesley in 1954 and leaves behind his seven children: Terry, Bonita, Diana (Jim), Tony, Corey, Lorinne and Jeffrey, 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. We appreciate the outstanding care, support and compassion shown by Valleycare Clinic, especially Dr. Dana Burry and Cathy for the treatment Dad received over the years. Viewing is at the Chapel of Memories 4005 6th Ave. on Friday August 14th from 10:00 – 12:00 with a Celebration of Life following at 2:00 PM at the Bavarian Centre, 3031 – 4th Avenue, Port Alberni.