Emma Wong_Mar
Emma Wong Mar
  • 89 years old
  • Date of birth:  September 7th, 1926
  • Date of passing:  September 16th, 2015
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Emma Wong Mar, 89, born on September 7th, 1926 and passed away on September 16th, 2015. We will remember her forever.
Candle lit by  JoAnn Mar  on September 30th, 2015

She was a generous, warm-hearted, compassionate, caring person.  As a long-time peace and social justice activist, she always took the side of the underdog.  It took real courage to fight for your beliefs, whether it was carrying signs on a union picket line or running for political office.  Above all, she was a great mother--loyalty for her family never changed in good times or bad.

Candle lit by  Keith Yarwood  on September 30th, 2015

My tribute is more of a personal one.  The moment I would see her, I could feel a smile coming to my face.  We could sit in a corner of a room at a party & just laugh, giggle, see the craziness of life together.  And her unmistakeable laugh-that was a joy.  What a great person in so many ways, as JoAnn has mentioned (as well as others)    I am going to miss truly her kindness of spirit

Candle lit by  Patricia Shepherd  on October 1st, 2015

Warmest memories of early grade school years when Aunt Emma lived with our family (dolls she sewed, games she taught, amazing smoke rings she blew, the Riesman and Veblen she read, perhaps forming backdrop of her later activism). More recently her hospitality and the too few talks we had, and the blessing of the kindred spirit my son Chris found in her.  We all miss you, Aunt Emma!

Candle lit by  Jill Stassinos  on October 14th, 2015

Emma's political activism was inspirational. I admired her running for Vice President of the United States, on the Peace & Freedom Party ticket, and I was proud to vote for Emma. Her struggle to quit smoking, despite working in a laboratory setting where she saw its horrible effects, made me realize that I should never start. Emma was a good listener & a maverick who will be greatly missed

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