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Thomas Wie Po

November 18, 2023

Our beloved Papa, Thomas Wie Po, died of congestive heart failure on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. He sailed on his last cruise from the North Shore Hospice in North Vancouver, Canada. He was 86 years old, roughly a month short of his 87th birthday on December 28, 1936.

He likely stopped at Hawaii and visited Australia and New Zealand before he reached heaven. He talked often about going on a last cruise as a family, but specifically not to Alaska since he had already been four times.

Unfortunately, he left his family behind this time. They are three living siblings out of seven – Ah-tiak, Ah-keng and Bia, and his rather large immediate family: devoted wife Bia; children Mimi, Mary Ann, Jo and Tom; grandchildren Jessy, Tifanee, Teagan, Dominic, Isabella (AKA Elizbeth) and Monika (AKA Veronica), and the latest love of his life, Kenny (AKA Guppy). He never forgot that he was a proud and delighted Tai Kong (great grandpa). He even asked to wear a bracelet made by his grandchildren that said “Tai Kong” in his last few days at the hospice – he got his wish.

His kindness, generosity, impishness, love language of food (especially sweets), and his love of nature and travel, now live on with his grandchildren, and hopefully his great grandson Kendrick Thomas Brown, who was born just in time to meet his Tai Kong.

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