Lam Jung came to Canada in 1879 as a railroad worker. His son
Fook Wing Jung came to join him in 1905. In 1912 Fook Wing Jung
went back to China and married Law Shue Gui Chen. In 1913 Jack
Jung was born in Vancouver. When WWI broke out Fook Wing Jung
sent his wife and son back to China. They stayed in China until
1921 before moving back to Canada. The Jung family lived in
Vancouver until 1922 and then moved east to Toronto when Beatrice
was born in 1923 and Irwin was born in 1924. Around 1930 Fook
Wing Jung moved to Waterloo and opened a restaurant on King
Street. At the time they were the only Chinese in Waterloo.
Law Shue Gui Chen passed away in 1933 and the family eventually
moved in different directions. Jack Jung moved to Timmins
where he met Teddy Dougherty and they moved to Windsor. Beatrice
Jung moved to British Columbia where she graduated as a nurse
in Kamloops. Irwin Jung joined the air force serving Canada
overseas in WWII.
1948 Beatrice moved to Windsor and worked as a
surgical nurse in the O.R. at Metropolitan
Hospital until 1955 . She was the first Chinese nurse in Windsor.
In 1952 she
married Daniel Yee and moved to Michigan where she continued
her nursing career as a labor delivery nurse. Jack Jung had worked
in various restaurants in Windsor including the famous Commodore
Grill at Pitt Street. He and Teddy had two children. Gloria became a
teacher in Windsor and John a businessman in Toronto. Gloria and
John attended Dougall Avenue Public School, which is the
oldest operating elementary school in Windsor and the most
multicultural school in the district. Many Chinese children went
to Dougall School. After high school, Gloria entered teacher’s
college and in 1966 was hired by the Windsor School Board. Mr.
Orville Mills, the principal of Dougall School at the time, was
instrumental in starting Gloria’s teaching career at Dougall
School to provide a Chinese presence at the school for the benefit
of the many Chinese students there. She taught there for 18
years until she was transferred to F. W. Begley Elementary School
finally to Eastwood Elementary School where she retired in 1998.