Obituary for Chao-Chau Charles Beh
Tribute to Charlie, my 哥哥,
Charles Beh was born in Taipei, Taiwan on Feb 16, 1958. A time when Taiwan was establishing itself as a democratic society post 1949 Communist Revolution victory over China. He was the second child and only son of Shirley Beh (nee Lin) and the late Frank Beh. Charles had 3 sisters, the oldest Taian(Eddie Chang), younger sisters Betty(Francis Choi) and Mei. His nieces and nephews are Christine, Nicholas, Christopher, Ibri and Ekavi. His family will dearly miss him.
Charles emigrated with his parents and sisters from Taiwan to Toronto, Canada in the early 1970’s. He was only a young teenager then. He quickly assimilated into the Canadian culture. He graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a degree from Computer Mathematics and worked as a system administrator and support engineer for several tech companies. Later he dedicated his time trading stocks online to grow his own investments.
In his younger days, he enjoyed jazz dancing, fine arts, and music; and later in life he enjoyed driving his red Nissan truck to go fishing at the lakes in the southern Ontario area. Charles loved nature and being in the great outdoors. He attended the Milliken Chinese Community Church and served as an usher.
Charles can be loud sometimes, but his intentions were always good and his gentle soul and tender heart was not evident to most people. He is able to strike up a conversation on just about any topic. He loved history and learning the facts. He is great in researching on the Internet and even found a picture of dad at the 1943 Cairo Conference.
Charles loved children. When I brought my kids to mom’s he always gave them great big hugs. I have so many pictures of him holding my kids. Even Christopher learned how to say “uncle Charlie” before any other words.
Charles, I’m sorry we didn’t get to say goodbye. God took you away from us so suddenly on Oct 26, 2017. I look forward to the day I will see you again in heaven. I’m so glad you bought a Bible for mom, she can find comfort in God’s words in her time of grief. She misses you so much.