We Remember

HAN, Hoondong ‘Henry’

June 5, 1953 — July 20, 2021

Henry was born on June 5, 1953, in Seoul, Korea, to Myungsul Han and Jinhwan Seo.

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Henry passed peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Kelowna General Hospital, of complications following a stroke.

He is survived by his wife Jiyoung; and 2 sons, Sooyeop and Haeyeop.

Henry and Jiyoung were married on June 14, 1980, in Seoul, South Korea.

He went to University and received his Engineering Degree in Material Science in South Korea. He used that knowledge to open a factory that produced office furniture and metal structures. He built his factory up for 15 years before selling it with the dream to migrate to Canada.

The family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1997 to have a better life. They moved to Kelowna in 2006 where they bought their family home.

He was an accomplished chef, owning 3 restaurants, and later in life, he mentored young aspiring sushi chefs. His beautiful and imaginative sushi creations looked like art and tasted delicious. People from all over the Okanagan remember when they have had sushi made by Henry. People took pictures of his amazing work like it was on display at a museum.

Henry had the ability to make everyone he met feel comfortable and happy, even with just a ‘Hello!’ and a wave. Because of this, he was friends with people of all ages. His smile, laugh, and kind nature will be missed by everyone who knew him. If you’re able, have a cup of coffee and enjoy the beautiful scenery around you, and give a toast in honour of Henry and his beautiful soul.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 26, 2021, 10:00 AM PDT at Springfield Funeral Home. The family would like to invite anyone who cannot attend in person to join via Livestream on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 10:00 AM PDT (see below). A recording will be made for viewing shortly afterward.

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Monday, July 26, 2021, 10:00 AM PDT

Springfield Funeral Home

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