Lum, Lotus Chin, Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved mother, grandmother and sister passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 at her home, age 86. Lotus was born on May 7, 1926 in Canton, China. She survived the effects of the Great Depression in China and the subsequent Japanese invasion into mainland China. After World War II, she married Quan Wing Lum on December 11, 1947. He predeceased her on February 9, 1987. Lotus and Quan owned and operated the Canton Café restaurant in downtown Saginaw from 1948 until its closing in 1976. Lotus was then employed as a chef at the Mackinaw Middle School and the Saginaw Country Club for many years. She converted to Catholicism in the 1960’s and was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral. Lotus enjoyed anything to do with food, including the growing, shopping, cooking and serving of it. She maintained a large garden and loved being in the sunshine. Most of all she cherished being with her family. Surviving are four sons, two daughters and their spouses, Charlie and Deborah Lum, Farmington Hills; Nancy Ann Lum, Singapore; Clarence Lum, Saginaw; Frank Lum, Saginaw; John Harry and Kay Lum, Madison, Wisconsin; Mary Lum, Evanston, Illinois; three grandchildren, Michael, Rachel and Alison Lum; also surviving are brothers and sisters, Ng Kam Fong, San Francisco, California; Ng Pong Tai and Edy, Shelby Township, Michigan; Ng Kam Ping, Hong Kong; Ng Yat On and Rebecca, Shelby Township, Michigan. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Thomas McNamara will officiate with burial at St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Friday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Mary's Cathedral. www.snowfuneralhome.net