Losing Ching

Ching Wong, Nurs '13, wanted to join Doctors Without Borders after graduating.
Ching Wong, Nurs '13, wanted to join Doctors Without Borders after graduating.
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Ching Wong, Nurs ’13, will be remembered as a determined, intelligent and generous person.

Ching died in a car accident on June 14 in Huntsville, ON at the age of 20.

Close friend Natalie Chan said it was a privilege to know Ching. She always strived for the best.

“Whenever she made a mistake, she would replay it over and over—and I got to hear her rant about them over and over—but then she would never make them again,” Chan told the Journal via email.

Ching wanted to work towards becoming a doctor after graduating from Queen’s. Her dream was to work with Doctors Without Borders.

Chan said her friend was a fun person to be around and someone who found the best in others.

“Selflessness, generosity, genuine kindness, innocence, and plain old silliness flowed within her veins,” Chan told the Journal via email.

Ching was always one of the first students to arrive to class, usually wearing her favorite Alice in Wonderland hoodie, Chan said.

“This coming Fall … buildings, paths, making [Kraft Dinner], Grey’s Anatomy and an empty seat will be a few of the many things that will serve as reminders of her,” Chan said. A memorial service for Ching was held on Saturday in her hometown of Markham, Ontario.

—Katherine Fernandez-Blance

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