Tuesday, December 13, 2011



Mr. Fuen Key Leong, one of the most progressive and active members of the Chinese community, died at his home in Levin recently. Born in Canton in 1878, Mr. Leong came to New Zealand at the age of 17, and in 1915 returned to China, where he remained for 20 years, in a varied business career, which he combined with much activity in public welfare and church interests. Since his return to New Zealand in 1935, he frequently assisted in the collection of funds for the relief of Chinese refugees. He was on the committee of the Wellington Chinese Church and the Wellington Baptist Church. Member of the Levin standing committee of the Chinese Association, and delegate to the all-New Zealand annual conference, he was also a member of the Tung Jung Association. As a bowler he played for the Levin Central Club. The late Mr. Leong was held in the highest esteem by Chinese and European alike. He is survived by his widow, three sons, five daughters, and fifteen grandchildren, all of whom reside in New Zealand, except the eldest daughter and her family, who are in Australia. Evening Post, Volume CXL, Issue 13, 16 July 1945, Page 7

LEONG. —On July 5, 1945, at his residence, Oxford St. Levin, Fuen Key Leong, beloved husband of Wong Fong Ling. Leong;: aged 67 years. Evening Post, Volume CXL, Issue 5, 6 July 1945, Page 1

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