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Kyong Hee Song

April 6, 1957 — January 20, 2024

Kyong Hee (Karen) Song passed away during the early morning hours on January 20, 2024 at Credit Valley Hospital at the age of 66. 

Loving mother to son (William), and daughter (Emily), she is survived by her husband (Ho Won), younger brother as well as her niece and nephew. 

Born in South Korea on April 6, 1957, Kyong Hee’s passion for learning and education was boundless, and many would describe her as a true academic. Graduating from Sungshin Women’s University in English Literature, followed by graduation from Yonsei University for her Master’s degree in the same field, she ventured on to teach and lecture at prestigious private language academies in Gangnam, Seoul, where she was the only person born and raised in South Korea to attain such a position, which garnered pride and admiration amongst friends and family. She was always attending lectures and seminars to further her knowledge. Her ultimate dream was to become a professor in her field. 

A couple years after the birth of her children, she immigrated to Canada with her family in 1996, settling in Mississauga where she lived for the majority of her years. 

Kyong Hee was truly selfless, always putting her family first before her, even if that meant she had to make sacrifices. 

She was our source of strength, unwavering in the face of adversity and any challenges that came our way. 

She will be remembered for her hard work, warmth, kindness, caring nature and wisdom. 

In her later years, she was very interested in plants, herbal medicine, travel, literature/poetry, music, gem/seashell collecting, and Native cultures.

She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all the lives she touched. 

Forever in our hearts and memories

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