Age 42, Halifax, passed away peacefully on December 28th, 2017 at home. Born in Hunan Province, China on December 16th, 1975, he was a son of Xin Hua Tang and Yi Ming Yang of China. Hong is survived by his wife of 14 years, Yue Liu, daughter, Mandy (8); sons, Lucas (6) and Derek (4), all of Halifax, his parents, and his brother Wei Tang (wife Chun Chan Jiang and daughter Wen Qian Tang), Zhengzhou, China.
Hong graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a Bachelor of Polymer Material and Science in 1998. He then worked in China for BASF and for HK Barrington Chemicals. He and Yue moved to Halifax and were married in 2003. Hong graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master of Science degree in Chemistry in 2008. After his graduation he worked for Bebbington Industries in Dartmouth, then became a real estate agent, working with Royal LePage Atlantic at the time of his death. At Royal LePage Atlantic Hong was a Diamond Award Winner, putting him in the top 3% of the marketplace. He was very active in the Chinese Society of Nova Scotia, including as Chair and Board Member. Hong was also very involved in the Halifax Chinese Christian Church. Most of all, Hong loved God, his family and friends, and they loved him. The family extends sincere thanks to all who helped Hong during the two years since his diagnosis with cancer.
Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd., 149 Herring Cove Rd, where there will be an open-casket visitation from 4 - 8 p.m., Thursday January 4th. Remembrance & Celebration of Life will be at 10:00 am Saturday January 6th, at the Halifax Chinese Christian Church, 958 Barrington Street, Pastor Allan Mao officiating. Reception to follow. Additional visitations will be at the Church from 2:00 to 5:00 pm Saturday January 6th. Condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and left at www.walkerfh.com.