PDG William Charles (Chuck) Wong
1912 - Aug 12, 2009


Chuck passed away peacefully at age 96 on August 12, 2009. Predeceased by wife Mabel and survived by daughter Lorraine (Alan), son Dennis, grandchildren Karen and Colleen, and brother John (Kate). Member of the Rotary Club of Richmond since 1962.

"It is with a heavy heart that we bring you the news of the passing of Charles (Chuck) Wong P.H.F., Past President of the Rotary Club of Richmond 1967-1968 and 1975-1976. Chuck joined Rotary in 1962, a few months after the Club was chartered in April that year and served as District Governor of District 5040 1980-1981. He was also a past Chairman of P.E.T.S.

Chuck was a regular attendee at his Club until several months ago. On Thursday August 6, 2009 he suffered a stroke and following complications he passed on today at 3.00 p.m. in his 97th year.

He was predeceased in 2005 by his dear wife Mabel after 49 years of marriage.

Our condolences go out to his children Lorraine and Dennis and their families." - PP Wilbur Walrond

Celebration of Chuck's life photo album


About PDG Chuck
Chuck is a native son, born and educated in Vancouver. He married Mabel in 1949, they are the proud parents of one son and one daughter and two grand daughters.
Among his various interests, he is an ardent boatman and an expert on celestial navigation. He is retired Commander in the Fraser Power Squadron and since 1975 a Rear Commander in the Canadian Power Squadron, retired 1979.
Chuck is President and Owner of the Fraser Box Co., Ltd., engaged for many years in the manufacture of wooden boxes. As such, he is a member of the International Order of Hoo Hoo #48.
Life with Rotary
Chuck joined the Rotary Club of Richmond in 1962, and has the distinction of serving twice as its President, in 1967-1968 and in 1975-1976. His record includes fourteen years with perfect attendance. Always a keen Rotarian, he has been a stalwart of the Richmond Club, and has served the District in a number of capacities, among them Governor's Group Representative in 1976-1978. In 1975 the Richmond Club made him a Paul Harris Fellow.
As Governor he had an outstanding year in establishing new Rotary Clubs, six being the, most for any year in our District. Since then, his activity in Community Service has been substantial, serving as British Columbia Chairman for Operation Eyesight and as Rotary / C.I.D.A. Coordinating Chairman for B.C.