Dr. George Ng, a beloved man and a treasure to his family and his community, passed away suddenly on July 13, 2008 in Vancouver, Canada.
Born in Hong Kong in 1937, he immigrated to Canada in 1965. He obtained his DDS (1969), Dip. Pedo. (1967), and MScD (1972) from the University of Toronto. He was famous for giving back to his profession. For his contributions, he received many professional honours including a Fellowship in the American College of Dentists and the Certificate of Merit from the College of Dental Surgeons of BC.
He pioneered the promotion of dental health education to the Chinese community and was a regular speaker in the local media. He enjoyed research and publishing articles for dental journals, especially on the prevention of Early Childhood Caries, a topic that he was passionate about.
Dr. Ng was the founding president of the Chinese Canadian Dental Society of BC and was also a past president of the BC Society of Pediatric Dentists. Dr. Ng was most noted for his volunteerism in the community. He was twice the chairperson of the Board of Directors of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and was a Director of the Chinese Cultural Centre. He was also a board member of the Heart & Stroke Foundation (BC/Yukon). In 1992, he received the Canada Volunteer Award Certificate of Merit. Above all, George was a family man. George was a devoted husband to his wife, Karen, of 39 years.
We wish him a fond adieu and a well deserved rest. Well done, good and faithful servant, you are now sitting at the right hand of God. A celebration of his life will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Noon followed immediately by the interment. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Dr. George C. Ng Endowment Fund c/o UBC Faculty of Dentistry, Development Office 204-2199 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3.