Obituary of Soong Joon Kim
Soong Joon Kim, aka John Kim, age 52, passed away unexpectedly while playing hockey on Friday, July 6, 2018.
Soong was born on March 23, 1966 in S. Korea to Chung Nam Kim and the late Chi Hyon Kim. He attended Victoria Park High School in North York, Ontario and graduated in 1990 from the University of Toronto (Scarborough Campus) with a Bachelor of Commerce.
He was a hardworking individual, full of passion and an enthusiasm for life. Dedicated to Canadian Tire Corporation, for the past 14 years, Soong was an Information Technology Team Lead Specialist. He also made a name for himself as a real estate investor in the Durham region. Soong was eager to share his business experience and knowledge with others, helping to motivate and mentor other investors.
Beyond his professional endeavours and closer to his heart, however, was his family. To Soong, his family always came first. Together, with his beloved wife of 24 years, he and Deidre, lovingly raised two children, Alexander, 19, and Breanna, 17.
Soong will also be lovingly remembered by his stepmother, Gem Hwa Kim; his older brother, Kyong Tek Kim; his sister-in-law, Ju Yun Kim; his nephew, Isaac and his niece, Jeanie.
Our family will receive friends on Sunday, July 15th, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (west side of Yonge St., 2 blocks south of Steeles Ave.). We welcome you to share some of the joyous memories you have of Soong.
Soong's life will be celebrated with a final service on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 11 am.
R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (west side of Yonge St, 2 blocks south of Steeles Ave.)
Interment to follow at York Cemetery in North York.