Chi-Ung “Charlie” Hou

Chi-Ung (Charlie) Hou of Chatham, formerly Dresden and Kitchener Waterloo passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the age of 78. 

Chi-Ung was married to his beloved wife Yea-Ok (Wendy) for 53 years. He was the proud father of Jae Hou (Lisa) and Yun Bowerbank (Andrew). He will be missed by his grandchildren, Eric, Ryan, Taylor, Jen and Alexa.  He is survived by his brother Yong Soo,  nephews Yung Suk and Yung Jin and nieces Yung Ha and Yuni. He is predeceased by his parents and sister-in-law Mak Soon Hou.

As a successful entrepreneur, Chi-Ung believed in hard work and determination. He provided and sacrificed for his family. An intelligent man, Chi-Ung read often and was very knowledgeable about many different things. He had a knack for fixing things, loved his wife’s cooking, and had a unique sense of humour. His hobbies included fishing, wood working, gardening and he loved watching soccer. 

Chi-Ung’s family will hold a private ceremony on Friday, November 22, 2019. Online condolences may be left at

21 Comments on “Chi-Ung “Charlie” Hou”

  1. This is a beautiful tribute to a great man who clearly loved his family and wanted the best for them! He passed surrounded by love—how touching. I have been praying for all. May you find peace in the memories you are sharing with each other.

  2. Jae, I’m thinking of you and your family at this time. I hope you are able to take some time to share lots of wonderful memories of father with your family and friends. Big hugs!

  3. May you have strength in the love you share and honour with your family. Our prayers and condolences are with you.

  4. Jae & Lisa, always thinking of you and your family. Take the time you need to follow your heart, relive the memories, be with your family, and get some rest. XOXO

  5. What a wonderful commemoration to Charlie’s life and beautiful family. Sending all our love and support, Hilarie, Michael & the boys. ❤️

  6. We are very sorry to hear about your Dad Yun. Doug and I are thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

  7. Yun, thinking of you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt condolences.

  8. My deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort in memories and experiences shared.

  9. What a wonderful tribute to your husband, father and grandfather. On behalf of Town Centre Private Schools Administration and Staff, please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of Chi-Ung.

  10. Saroj
    This was an amazing tribute to your father Ms. Bowerbank. May God gives you strength to go through this hard time. Our prayers and condolences with your family.

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Charlie and Wendy were a lovely couple.
    Hélène, Kory and family

  12. Charlie has left a beautiful legacy in You … Yun,Alexa and Jen. May his soul Rest In Peace. May God give your family the strength to go through this period of grief.

  13. Dear Mrs. Bowerbank,
    May the Good Lord comfort you and strengthen you and all to get through this difficult time.
    May the divine peace that surpasses all human understanding envelope you.
    “ l have fought the good fight. I have finished the race, l have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which Lord the righteous judge will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to those who have longed for his appearance “.
    Verses taken from the Bible from the book of 1 Timothy 4/7-8. May this reassuring verse give you hope and comfort.
    Upholding you in my prayers,

  14. Glenn and I were very sorry to hear about Chi-zing (Charlie). His life was too short but we are sure he will be in the families heart and memories forever.

  15. Yun,
    Thinking of you and family at this difficult time. So very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to your father. His legacy of hard work and determination lives on with you and your daughters.

  16. Dearest Yun and family, thinking of you at this sad time of your life and hoping and praying that God gives you all the strength to bear this loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences!! May Your dad’s soul Rest In Peace!!

  17. Sending lots of love and good thoughts to you. My deepest condolences to you during this time.

  18. Sorry to hear that Charlie passed away. Always enjoyed his humour and friendship at the store. Sorry for your loss.

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