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NEWS RELEASE · 3rd January 2012
Office of Premier
Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement on the passing of Milton Wong:

"British Columbia has lost a great community and business leader with the passing of Milton Wong. His dedication to cultural harmony and education was inspiring, and his guidance and philanthropy will be sorely missed.

"A two-term chancellor of Simon Fraser University, Mr. Wong was an extraordinary businessman, whose personal success was matched only by his caring for others. His entrepreneurial spirit was an example to others throughout his career in the financial industry and his many other endeavors.

"From humble beginnings, with determination, he built a financial empire, while giving of his time to his city, his province and his country. His contribution was valued as a director of many companies and charities, and his leadership was honoured with an Order of Canada and an Order of British Columbia.

A vocal proponent of human rights, he founded the Laurier Institution to advance understanding of the economic and social implications of Canadian diversity.

"On behalf of all British Columbians, I extend condolences to his wife Fei, his daughters and their families on the loss of their husband and father, who will be truly missed."

Click Here to Read More about him from this 2002 interview