It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Dr. Winston Chow who died peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 3, 2020 and we celebrate his life and legacy.

Born in Guangzhou, China on December 30, 1934, Winston was the second child of Chow Kwan and Chan Fung Ying. Winston had a thirst for knowledge, a generous spirit and lived life to the fullest.

In 1964, Dr. Chow graduated from the National Taiwan University and married May (Sun) in Hong Kong. Over the next few years Winston trained in surgery and internal medicine in Halifax, Ottawa and Detroit, and after moving to Toronto he worked to become a hematologist and oncologist at both Toronto General and Sunnybrook Hospital. In 1969, Winston moved to Richmond Hill, opening up his private clinic. In the early 1990s, Winston founded a much needed cancer clinic in Newmarket, Ontario and moved his practice further north to Southlake Regional Health Centre, formerly York County Hospital. He touched many people’s lives with his care and dedication in the field of medicine.

Dr. Chow was the EMAS Canada Guangdong team co-founder, leader and volunteer for many years, serving those in need with his skills, kindness and generosity of spirit. The Guangdong team remember him with respect and fondness for his humble, dedicated commitment.

His organizational and motivational skills were appreciated, as well as his mentorship of team leaders for EMAS Canada, and his participation with The China East team.

Dr. Chow will be greatly missed.

We extend our condolences to May and family at this difficult time.

To make a donation to the EMAS CANADA General Fund in Dr. Chow’s honor, donate here or hit the red button below.

On behalf of EMAS Canada and the family, we thank you for honoring the life of Dr. Chow with your donation.