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Memorable Manitobans: Fong Kwong “George” Lee (1906-1992)

Restaurateur.

Born in Toisan, China, he joined his father in Winnipeg in 1920. He established George’s Taxi in 1936 and then joined his family in the Nanking Restaurant in 1940. He was known as the host of Chinatown and was active in Chinese causes. He was one of the first Chinese Canadians in Winnipeg to receive a community service award.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 24 March 2008

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