George Hong Mah was born in February of 1937 to parents, Charile (Kam) Hong Mah and Leong Shee Mah, in Baisan, Taishan, Guangdong, China. After a sudden, short stay in the hospital, he passed on June 20, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 83 years after living a strong, healthy life.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; three children, Harry (Sherri), Danny (Lisa), and Serina (George); and grandchildren, Harmony and Emmett; as well as, no longer with us but not forgotten, his first grandchild, Christopher.
George lived most his adulthood in Edmonton, but was raised in the small town of Neilburg, Saskatchewan (near Lloydminster), after moving with his mother to join his father, at 8 years of age. He grew up in rural Saskatchewan and did his best to survive the winters. As a teenager, he completed school and started to work in his father’s restaurant, the Star Cafe. In 1957, he met his wife, Nancy and they married in China. He immediately brought her back to Saskatchewan to be with his parents, until his father passed too early. This started another adventure in life and he moved his family to New York before eventually, coming back to Edmonton.
George was a businessman. He owned several restaurants including, College Grill on Whyte Ave and the Purple Cow near a high school as well as multiple housing properties, which provided for his family throughout the years. He loved to travel the world, when time allowed, visiting his home country several times, many places in the US and he took several cruises to tropical destinations.
George lived a full life dedicated to his family. He was loved and will be dearly missed by close family and friends.
A Celebration of George’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 – 114 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions in place on public gatherings, those who are unable to attend, may view the Service online by clicking here.
An Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m., on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Glenwood Cemetery, 52356 Range Rd 232, Sherwood Park, Alberta.