September 4, 2023

Passing of our friend and author, Larry Wong

Larry enjoying dimsum with ACWW friends and writers

ACWW lost a wonderful friend. Larry Yung Wong passed away peacefully at age 85. In his retirement years, Larry was active in sharing his memories of Vancouver's Chinatown.  Larry was one of the founding board members of ACWW and was an editor for Ricepaper Magazine when it started off as a newsletter in 1996.  In 2011, at 73 years of age, he published his first book, Dim Sum Stories: A Chinatown Childhood which he writes about growing up in Vancouver's Chinatown in the 1940s and 1950s. In 2012, Larry Wong’s play, Empress of Asia, based on his original one-act play: Siu Yeh – A Midnight Snack was performed at the Firehall Arts Centre. Larry was featured as an author at LiterASIAN Festival 2016. Thank you, Larry, for sharing your friendship, mentorship, and love of stories with our community. We will miss you dearly.