In Celebration of

Suet May Tenn-Yuk

October 21, 1933 -  August 28, 2021

Our world has dimmed with the loss of our beloved matriarch, Suet May, who was lovingly known as Popo. There aren’t enough words to sum up our love for her, the 87 years of life she lived and the countless people she touched.

Everyone was drawn to Popo. She wasn’t the loudest in the room, but she had a quiet strength, love and selflessness that radiated from her. From a sweet smile and warm hug to being showered with food, everyone was welcome at Popo’s table. And bwoy, was she the best cook! Each Sunday, Popo cooked a feast for our large Chinese Jamaican family and friends where patois and reggae filled the house. No one left Popo’s kitchen without food to take home.

Popo loved our family deeply and dedicated her life to taking care of us. She was the happiest when we were home, sharing a meal and laughing together. She left us with many jokes and we carry the sounds of her deep belly laughs. We’ll miss her stories about Hong Kong and Jamaica, and we’re grateful for everything she has taught us. Her resiliency will continue to inspire us.

Popo leaves behind a legacy of five children: Michael (Audrey), Joseph (Rita), Robert (Arlene), Angela (Brent) and Lisa (Scott); 14 grandchildren: Allison (Mike), Joshua (Riley), Jonathan (Adrienne), Joel, Jenna (Ellie), Jade (Rich), Amy (Darby), Jordan (Monica), Ben (Fatima), Jacob (Rebeca), Tyler, Jackson, Alexander and Ashton; three great-grandchildren: Zachary, Isaiah and Kelsey; and six grandpuppies: Bella, Daisy, Coco, Leo, Jack and Butters.

We’re comforted to know she’s reunited with her husband, Amos, after 30 years apart. For a glimpse of Popo and who she meant to our family, please watch this video made by one of her grandchildren:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, family and friends will have to pre-register to attend the visitation on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 3-7 p.m. For those that would like to attend the visitation, please use the following link to register for your attendance:

The funeral is limited to family only, but will be live streamed on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 11 am. The link will be available on Thursday morning. Livestream link:

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.


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Chris Strybos (Friend)

Entered September 2, 2021 from Mississauga

Go in peace Aunt May.

Cheryl allen (Friend)

Entered September 2, 2021 from Brampton

Sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with the family

Kim DeMattos (Friend of Angela and Brent.)

Entered September 2, 2021 from Cobourg

Our sincere condolences to Angela and Brent and all of the family.

Carol and Victor Fung (Friends of Joe and Rita)

Entered September 3, 2021 from Mississauga, Ontario

Our deepest condolences to you and family. She was blessed with a long life, cherish the good memories, she will always be with you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you for peace and strength as you mourn the loss of your mother.

Lurline Hoo (Niece)

Entered September 3, 2021 from Oakville, ON

Aunt May, with her shy and sometimes mischievous smile, will always be remembered for her love of family and her epic meals at the holidays, especially Christmas. She would cook up a storm from early morning till dinner time and the table would be spread with so many dishes you couldn’t imagine how one person could coordinate and put out so many different dishes with one oven and four burners. When asked why she would cook so many different dishes she would explain that not everybody eat or like the same thing so she wanted the table filled with something special for everyone. You could see her eyes light up when she would watch everyone eat and see them enjoying the meal she had prepared.

Never mind the holidays, If you walked in the front door of her house and she had a pot going, you were always invited to pull up a chair and eat. And sometimes she would say, I didn’t cook today but wait let me put on a little something for you, you must be hungry.

Aunt May was unassuming and down-to-earth and memories of her at the casino come to mind as that was her most preferred way of relaxing - running from machine to machine and then we all catching up with each other later at night (or early morning) to lament our misfortunes and all the crassis following us! “Casino is a devil, but I love it”, she would say.

Aunt May in her serious moments would sit and reminisce about Uncle Alloy (Shuk as she would call him). And you could see the love and yearning in her eyes when she would say “I just want to go now, to just leave this place and go and see Shuk”. God has finally answered your prayers Aunt May, and even though we are so sad that you had to go, we are so happy that your wish for so many years has finally come true and you are now together with Shuk. Rest in Peace. We Love you.

Lurline, Blossom & Greg, Jennie & Toby, Joan & Lauren, Jimmy & Helen, Paul, Ann & Belinda, Chris & Penny


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