December 15, 2011
Calvin Chong
Calvin Chong
Dr. Calvin Chong passed away Nov. 26, after a battle with lymphoma. Dr. Chong was a long-time supporter and contributor to the horticulture industry.  His research work at Vineland Station and the University of Guelph, along with his passion for horticulture was unmatched. His research work enhanced many of the industry’s practices, especially with respect to container growing. Most recently, he worked on recycling materials from the waste stream into growing substrates.

Among several awards, Dr. Chong was elected as a Fellow of the International Plant Propagators Society (1999) for his many contributions in the area of plant propagation. He was a great communicator and cared a great deal about the people with whom he worked.  His work made a very positive difference in the horticultural community.

 Dr. Chong leaves behind his wife, Dorothy, son Oliver and his wife Naoko, Glenn and his wife Anne, daughter Joanne Gonsalves and her husband Trevo, and grandchildren, Taiyo, Hiromi, Samantha, Phillip, Cadence and Kalista.

 A funeral service was held on Sat., Dec. 3, at Highland Funeral Home in Markham. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.