Dr. Chung Won Cho
February 7, 1931 to February 1, 2022
Cho (to his friends) passed away peacefully at Tiffany Village with family by his side on February 1st, 2022, age 90 years. Predeceased by son, Arnold, brother, CW, brother-in-law, Frank and sister-in-law, Isabel. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce; children and grandson, Carolyn (Craig), Rosalyne (Joost), and Lucas; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Tom, Sook Hi and Jean; nieces and nephews and their children, Yoon Hi (Alan; Jennifer, Nathan (Lydia), Jillian), John (Mary Ann; Albert), Beata, Bob (daughter Melissa), David (Cheryl; Ben, Alex), Anne (Erik; Anika), Matthew, and Jeffrey (Christine; Juliana, Makayla).
Born in Seoul, Korea, Cho was one of the first Korean graduate students to choose to study in Canada, immigrating in 1953 to study physics at the University of Toronto. He and Joyce arrived in St. John’s in 1958 to begin a long service to Memorial University – one of the Parade Street Veterans – where he touched the lives of many students. He served as physics department head, and cultural liaison on a Newfoundland-Asian trade delegation with Premier Clyde Wells. He was appointed Professor Emeritus in 1997, remaining active with the Canadian Ethnocultural Council and president of the Canadian Korean association. Thank you to the Tiffany Village staff for all they do.