Sui was a loving mother and a devoted wife. She was preceded by her husband in 1984. She was 98 years old when she passed on 7/17/2021 in her sleep peacefully with her son by her side in Overlake Hospital in Seattle.
Sui was born on 10/27/1922 in Canton, China. As a teenager, she survived the WWII along with her siblings in China. Shortly after marrying her husband, Hon Bak Woo, they moved to Hong Kong and settled there for many years. Sui was a naturalized US citizen because of her father’s US citizenship. She came to the US, Seattle, in 1972 to reunite with her husband and son whom had immigrated to US a few years prior.
Sui’s passion was cooking. Through the food that she prepared, she had made numerous friends and all her relatives had enjoyed her cooking one time or another. She had very strong work ethics, she would never take any shortcut whether in her cooking or working as a seamstress. She worked long hours and never complained of tiredness. Over the years, she also provided shelter and guidance to friends and relatives, especially to youngsters in need, or just simply because of her compassion.
Sui was a true resident of Seattle, primarily in Beacon Hill area. In July 2011, she moved into Lake Shore Assisted Living in South Seattle, then to Merrill Gardens Senior Living in University District in May 2014, and finally into Aegis Gardens Assisted Living in Newcastle in January 2018. She was one of the Ambassadors of Aegis Gardens, many of her pictures appeared on numerous advertisements and banners. Her nickname was “the happy lady”.
Sui is survived by her son, Nelson Woo and daughter-in-law, Julia. As her personal preference, she will be buried alongside by her husband at Lakeview Cemetery, in a quiet private ceremony, no visitation is planned. Please keep her bright and cheerful image in your mind. In-lieu of flowers, please plant a “fruit tree” in her memory, or donate to American Heart Association in honor of Sui Kim Woo, https://www.heart.org/?form=FUNPZBPLSRP
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