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Date of Passing: Jan 16, 2021

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Suzanna "Lai Goon" Dong, peacefully passed away on January 16, 2021, at the age of 81. She had been a long-time resident at the Bethania Personal Care Home.
Suzanna is survived by her children, Erasmus in Squamish, BC, Himalaya (Doris), and Melinda (Jonathan); and granddaughters, Carrington, Callista and Chloe Moon of Winnipeg. Her husband Bill had predeceased her in 2018. She is also survived by numerous siblings and family.
Suzanna was born in Canton, China and spent her early years in Hong Kong. When she was a teenager, she made her way to Canada following the immigrant path of her grandfather and father before her. She had made Winnipeg her home ever since. It was at her family restaurant, New Canton, where she met and married her future husband William lasting over 50 years.
She was very proud of her lifelong career at the Bank of Montreal. She worked at the main branch and won many service awards during her time there.
Mom loved the arts and people. She enjoyed music, piano, writing, singing, and poetry. She enjoyed meeting people, and everyone knew "Suzy". However, one of her greatest passions was her Christian faith in Jesus.
She enjoyed the church community and the wide range of activities in it. She loved choir, interacting with missionaries, attending conferences, bible reading, and prayer. She was always ready and willing to share her faith. The faith she had saw her through cancer and a severe stroke that left her physically invalid but never emotionally or spiritually weakened.
As in person gatherings are not possible in these pandemic times, the Celebration of Life service will be broadcast over the internet on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 13:00 Central time. Please visit Suzanna's obituary page at for the webcast details. In the future when it is safe to do so, there will be a banquet celebration.
We give thanks to the Bethania Care Home for caring for mother during the final years of her life. As such, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in honour of Suzanna Dong to the Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home Memorial Foundation.

Rest in the Lord and have fun dancing
with your "Honey Bill" Mom.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 23, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Got to know Susanne at bethania ,what a privilege her husband as well as her always seen the light in everything and the beauty always learnt something from her during our visits ❤ blessings rip xo deb - Posted by: Deborah siedleski (Friend ex hairdresser at bethania ) on: Feb 14, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Suzanna’s family for your loss. You were blessed to have had her in your life. I am. Suzanna will live in all the hearts of those she’s touched. Suzanna fought a courageous fight and now she joins her lifelong sweetheart, Bill, where they will dance and gaze into each other’s loving eyes. Love, Phyllis - Posted by: Phyllis Seng (Friend) on: Jan 26, 2021

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