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Item EMA_Vertical File 'T'|Jack Tang - Uncle Jack Touched Many Lives

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Uncle Jack Touched Many Lives

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Newspaper clipping from Times Colonist dated December 28, 2011. The article fives a brief account of Jack Tang's life. Jack Tang was also known as Uncle Jack. His father, Tang Yip, was a Chinese launder in Esquimalt. Tang Yip sponsored Soue Kee (Tang Kam Chew) to come to Canada. Tang Yip was from the same village as Soue Kee. Jack Tang married Bessie Hope (daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hope). The couple became successful business people and cultural icons in Victoria. Jack and Bessie Tang promoted Chinese arts and culture. They were known for their kindness in helping Chinese newcomers overcome the challenges of living in a new land. In 1947, Jack and Bessie opened Tang's Pagoda Clothing Store on Douglas Street and ran the business for over 50 years. In 1968, Jack was made an honourary citizen of Victoria and became an honourary Chief of an Alert Bay band. Jack Tang died at age 92, December 21, 2011. Bessie passed away in 2005.

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June 26, 2016 11:34 PM

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