Chui, Rita Lee

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Chui, Rita Lee

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1914(?) - 2016


Rita Lee Chui was born around 1914 (?) in Hong Kong. She is the younger sister of the Reverend Florence Li Tim-Oi. She spent much of her life in Europe, where she worked as an analyst for the United Nations International Labour Organization, Lee says. She came to Canada in the 1980s, and helped her sister emigrate from China. She was married twice, and predeceased by both husbands. She had no children. She an her second husband (?) Siu Ting Chui formed a scholarship called the "Florence Li Tim-Oi Memorial Award for Renison College and in 1994 she formed the Li Tim-Oi foundation sponsoring the education and training of women in developing countries in the ministry. She died on March 23rd 2016. Her funeral was held at St. John's Anglican Church in Willowdale Ontario, which is the same parish where her sister served as a Priest.


Hong Kong
Toronto, Ontario

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Rita Lee Chui is the younger sister of the Reverend Florence Li Tim-Oi

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Rita Lee Chui was born around 1914(?), during the time of the Republic of China. This was a time of turmoil in China including the Chinese Civil War (starting around 1919) and the first and second Sino-Japanese war. (1931-1945) Because of the turmoil, this was an era of immigration to the western world for many Chinese, especially between the end of the Sino-Japanese was and the beginning of the People's Republic of China in 1949. After Mao Zedong formed the People's Republic of China in 1949, emigration to the west slowed considerably largely due to travel restrictions between Communist China and the West. These were somewhat eased after US President Richard Nixon met with Mao Zedong in 1972 in Bejing to start discussions regarding relations between the United States and the People's Republic. It is most likely that Mrs. Chui was able to emigrate to Europe between 1945 and 1949 or after 1972, though some emigration from China did take place between those dates. Mrs. Chua immigrated to Canada (From Europe?) in the 1980's and was able to bring her sister Florence to join her in Toronto. Florence Li Tim-Oi lived in the People's Republic until she immigrated to Canada.

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Li, Florence Tim-Oi (1907-1992)

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Li, Florence Tim-Oi

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Chui, Rita Lee

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1914(?) - 1992

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Rita Lee Chui is the younger sister of Reverend Florence Li Tim-Oi.

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Renison University College

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ISAAR (CPF) - International Standard Archival Authority Record For Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, 2nd ed., Canberra: International Council on Archives, 2004



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Created: 09.20.2016




Chinese emigration. (2 September 2016). Retrieved from

Folkins, T. (2016). Rita lee chui, sister of first female anglican priest, mourned. Anglican Journal, , September 20,2016.

History of china. (20 September 2016). Retrieved from

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