YAO, Dr. James K.Y. - Dr. James K.Y. Yao, renowned cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Toronto, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
He will be dearly missed by his friend and partner Wanda, and by his ten children: Andrew (Elena); Jennifer (Byron); Emily (Roger); Christopher; Sean (Hui Ling); Sarah (Evan); Gregory; Timothy (Alexandra); Matthew (Meghan), and Courtney.
Survived by his sisters Sue and Connie, his fourteen grandchildren, ten nieces and nephews, and countless friends and colleagues. Predeceased by Candace Yao, mother of his children. Dr. Yao's courageous commitment to life continued to the end, in spite of many health challenges in recent years. He is smiling now, enjoying a well-earned cigar.
The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17th. Funeral service will be held in Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East, on Wednesday, July 18th at 11:00 a.m. with private interment to follow.
If desired, donations to the Hemodialysis Unit or Heart and Vascular Program at St. Michael's Hospital are appreciated.