Our father, as a child, witnessed the cruelty of war. We know you valued peace. From 1970s to 1980s, you worked as Director of Human Resources at a garment factory in China. In the early 1980s, you and our mother decided to immigrate to the United States to pursue the American Dream. You sacrificed your good life to begin a new life in a new country. Language barrier and culture differences did not stop you from providing for us. You taught us the value of hard work, determination and education. You loved and enjoyed cooking so much that you later became a chef. We were proud of you as you were able to turn your passion into your career for many years. You were a happy man.
Even in retirement, you still lent your helping hands by taking care of your grandchildren. We were so glad to see you going to your favorite restaurant for Chinese dim sum every morning rain or shine.
We still cannot believe you left us so suddenly – we will always remember and love you. You have left a big void in our lives and life will never be the same again. You will always be in our hearts. We wish that we had expressed how much we loved you when you were here with us. We wish we could turn back time. We will never forget you and you will always remain our dear father.