Nov. 25, 2019

IN MEMORIAM: Riccardo Hon To Wong, Faculty of Science

Campus flag lowered on November 25, 2019

The University of Calgary community is mourning the loss of Riccardo (Ric) Hon To Wong, who passed away suddenly at the age of 19 in Calgary, Alberta.

Ric was a first-year UCalgary student in the Faculty of Science. Born in Hong Kong to Chaucer K.C. Wong and Sharon Hung Ping Tso, he moved to Canada in 2015 and to Calgary in 2016, where he graduated from Sir Winston Churchill High School. 

Ric was interested in all things electronic, especially gaming, and was fascinated with creating items with 3D printing. He delighted in learning woodwork and metalwork at high school and continued this interest at home with handmade art projects. Ric also loved watching Japanese anime and shared this interest with other enthusiasts at school and with his cousins. Ric was known for his enthusiasm for computers, his quiet humour, and his kindness to younger relatives.

Riccardo Hon To Wong

Riccardo Hon To Wong

He is survived by his parents, brother Leonardo, paternal grandfather, and many uncles, aunts, and cousins across Canada and in Hong Kong. Ric was preceded by his maternal grandmother, maternal grandfather, and paternal grandmother.

A visitation will be held at Foster’s Garden Chapel, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary, Alberta (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.
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