Hon Kam
Saturday
30
January

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home
43 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
781-272-0050
Saturday
30
January

Private Funeral Services

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home
43 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
781-272-0050
Funeral Services at the Funeral Home will be private for family but they encourage you to participate and watch the service. Two options are available.

Obituary of Hon Kwong Kam

Burial will be held at Pine Haven Cemetery, Bedford St., Burlington, on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at Noon.

 

The Funeral Services for Hon Kwong Kam at the Funeral Home will be private on Saturday, January 30th at 1 p.m.   The family invites you to watch the services through the following two options:

 

You are welcomed participate in the Private Funeral Service for Hon Kwong Kam via Zoom.

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84289884092?pwd=NVFGVjJqdFdKbk1OV2tXOGVzSFVZdz09

 

There is a 100 person limit to the zoom link.  If you can't get in, please go to the facebook live link below.

 

You are welcomed to watch the Private Funeral Service by clicking on this LINK

 

Clicking on the link (above) will bring you to the Sullivan Funeral Home Facebook Page (sign-in is NOT required).

 

Hon Kwong Kam (甘漢光) was born and grew up in Hong Kong, the second of five children, the son of his father, Kam Lam (甘林), and his mother, Li Shui Ying (李瑞英). Though he came from a very modest background, he gained entrance to Hong Kong Polytechnic University, working to pay his own way. By his mid-20’s he had already become the purchasing manager at one of Hong Kong’s largest construction companies, a valued and trusted employee given great discretion by his superiors. In 1967 he married Shuet Fong Wong (黃雪芳), and emigrated to Vancouver, Canada later that year with little more than an idealistic desire to further his education and become an engineer, an option not available to him in Hong Kong.

 

Ever-willing to endure whatever his new circumstances required, he worked that first year in Vancouver on the line at a sausage factory, as a gift store attendant, and driving a laundry service van—a big change from the prestigious job he left in Hong Kong. In 1970, he emigrated with his wife and two young sons Paul and Ray to Boston, where they had their daughter Ruby.  He worked days and weekends and took engineering classes at night and ultimately earned a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.  He became a Senior Engineer at Stone & Webster, a prominent engineering consulting company in downtown Boston. During his career, while also working at another engineering firm and a major local power plant, he helped design everything from hydraulic power plants around the world to calculating the heat-transfer dynamics within nuclear reactors.

 

Hon Kwong leaves behind his wife with whom he has traveled much of the world, his three children and nine grandchildren. Along the way he has made many a barbecue more joyful with his sticky rice and spicy noodles and touched many people with his kindness, generosity and great sense of humor. 

 

Hon was the beloved husband of Shuet Fong (Wong) Kam.  Loving father of Paul & his wife Debra of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, Raymond & his wife Janice of Lexington and Ruby of Lexington.    Proud grandfather of Alexander, Erica, Rachael, Jeremy, Rebecca, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Everett & Melanie.  Brother of Hon Cheung Kam (Steven) of Toronto, Hon Ki Kam (Luby) of Toronto and the late Hon Chi Kam and Kin Wah (Kam) Wong.  Funeral Services will be private by can be viewed by following the detailed instructions above.  Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects at the Funeral Home between 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan 30th.

 

Thank you all for the numerous inquiries regarding donations and how to honor our father.  In lieu of flowers, for those interested in donating we have 2 places to choose from that have deep meaning to us.

 

Our father came to faith through Methodist missionaries in Hong Kong as a young man and ultimately helped bring his own mother and siblings to faith. In honor of this, you may send donations to Park Street Church (https://onrealm.org/ParkStreetChurc/-/give/now [onrealm.org]), which has sent missionaries to all parts of the world since 1809, and is where his son Ray works as a minister in the Missions department.

 

We also wanted to express our sincere gratitude for Yale New Haven Hospital for their willingness to help our father and mother with their COVID journeys, for their advice and compassion during our father’s hospitalization, and for their commitment to COVID research. In honor of this, gifts can be made to the Yale New Haven Hospital Covid Support Fund  at YNHH Covid Support Fund.

 

Thank you from all of us for your thoughts, support and generosity. 

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