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On January 24, 2016, York Ping Mah (Ping) passed away peacefully at the Kelowna General Hospital.  Ping was born in Han Sim, Quang Tung, China on November 10, 1933 and in 1958 he immigrated to Nelson, B.C. with his bride Mei Soo. He worked as a cook with his father at the Diamond Cafe.  In 1970 he moved with his family to Kelowna and he continued in the same profession which he was stellar at.  He was known for his incredible cherry and apple pies, homemade doughnuts, his 100MPH energy level, his stories and his infectious smile.  Ping was an

extremely hard worker all his life and was a great husband, father and grandfather who always strived to make a better life for his family and gave of himself unselfishly.  He was also a loyal and good friend to those who knew him. He is survived by his wife Mei Soo with whom he just celebrated his 58th Wedding Anniversary on January 20, 2016.

His children, Bill, Bryan, Jenny (Robert Thomson) and Kelly. His grandchildren, whom he doated on and loved so dearly, Glenn, Rachel, Heather and Evan. He has left behind a hole in our hearts that can never be filled and a longing for his presence.  He will not be forgotten.

A private family service will be held January 30, at First Memorial Funeral Services to celebrate his life.  Please think of a happy memory if you knew him.

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