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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EHwmG3xBus
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: https://forms.gle/dHSNt1vDfbmSMuuV9
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: https://youtu.be/auuzz8jEzkI
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.