Jean B. Lumb
(1919-2002)

woman

Died aged c. 83

Jean Bessie Lumb, CM (1919–2002) was the first Chinese Canadian woman and the first restaurateur to receive the Order of Canada for her community work. Most notably, she was recognized for her pivotal role in changing Canada’s immigration laws that separated Chinese families and for her contribution in saving Chinatowns in Toronto and other cities. Lumb, one of twelve children, was born in Nanaimo, B.C. to Fun Gee Wong and Hone Hung Mah, both of Canton, China. Her father emigrated to Canada to work as a farm labourer. Lumb left school at the age of 12 to work and support her family. In 1935, she moved to Toronto and later opened her own grocery store as a 17-year-old. In 1939, she married Doyle Jenning Lumb, her husband of 50 years. The mother of six children and grandmother of nine grandchildren, Jean Lumb was the co-owner (with husband Doyle Lumb) and Director of the Kwong Chow Restaurant in Toronto for 23 years. Her husband was born in China and remained stateless until 1947 and died in 1989. Jean Lumb was very active in community work throughout her life. She achieved many firsts in Toronto. First Chinese woman on the board of governors of the Women’s College Hospital. First Chinese woman on the board of University Settlement House. First Chinese restaurateur and first woman to receive the Fran Deck Award for outstanding achievement in Toronto’s restaurant industry. First Chinese-Canadian woman to sit on the Board of Rotary-Laughlen Centre. She served as Director and Honorary Advisor of the Yee Hong Chinese Nursing Home for Greater Toronto and the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, respectively.

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Jean Lumb (林黃彩珍) 在卑詩省出生,于1935年移到多倫多并很快成功地開了一家 [水果店。到1959年,她與她丈夫一起經營廣東酒樓。精力充 沛而且外向的她與許多政界名流建立了密切的關系。50年 代,她成功地建議政府取消了加拿大帶歧視性的移民法規。 各種社區活動讓她獲得了許多榮譽,包括擔任惠仁醫院理事 會理事及安省多元文化顧問委員會委員等職。她擔任了中國 戲劇協會婦女聯會的主席達25年之久,是著名的“Save Chinatown”運動的主要發起人。1976年,她作為第一位華裔 | 加拿大女性第一位餐館業者獲得加拿大勛章。林黃彩珍女 為社區服務達40年以上,她為后人留下了社會活動精神, 是后代的文化驕傲。安省政府代理機構:安省遺產基金會

English translation: JEAN LUMB, C.M., 1919-2002 Jean Lumb was born Jean (Toy Jin) Wong in British Columbia, and came to Toronto in 1935. She was soon operating a profitable fruit store and, by 1959, she co-owned the well-reputed Kwong Chow restaurant with her husband, Doyle Lumb. Energetic and outgoing, she established strong links with prominent politicians and, in the 1950s, lobbied successfully for the removal of discriminatory immigration regulations in Canada. Wide-ranging community work earned her numerous honours, including appointments to Women's College Hospital Board of Governors and the Ontario Advisory Council on Multiculturalism. President of the Women's Association of the Chinese Dramatic Society for 25 years, she is best remembered as the dynamic spirit behind the remarkable "Save Chinatown" campaigns. In 1976, Lumb became the first Chinese-Canadian woman and the first restaurateur appointed to the Order of Canada. Jean Lumb served as a voice for her community for over 40 years and left a legacy of social activism and cultural pride for future generations.

Downtown Diversity Garden, 89 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON, Canada where they was

JEAN LUMB, C.M., 1919-2002 Jean Lumb was born Jean (Toy Jin) Wong in British Columbia, and came to Toronto in 1935. She was soon operating a profitable fruit store and, by 1959, she co-owned the well-reputed Kwong Chow restaurant with her husband, Doyle Lumb. Energetic and outgoing, she established strong links with prominent politicians and, in the 1950s, lobbied successfully for the removal of discriminatory immigration regulations in Canada. Wide-ranging community work earned her numerous honours, including appointments to Women's College Hospital Board of Governors and the Ontario Advisory Council on Multiculturalism. President of the Women's Association of the Chinese Dramatic Society for 25 years, she is best remembered as the dynamic spirit behind the remarkable "Save Chinatown" campaigns. In 1976, Lumb became the first Chinese-Canadian woman and the first restaurateur appointed to the Order of Canada. Jean Lumb served as a voice for her community for over 40 years and left a legacy of social activism and cultural pride for future generations. JEAN LUMB, C.M., 1919-2002 De son nom de jeune fille Jean (Toy Jin) Wong, Jean Lumb est née en Colombie Britannique et arrive à Toronto en 1935. Elle tient un magasin de fruits qui remporte aussitôt un franc succès. En 1959, elle devient la copropriétaire avec son mari, Doyle Lumb, du restaurant réputé Kwong Chow. Vive et pleine d'énergie, elle noue des liens solides avec d'éminents politiciens et milite avec succès en faveur de la suppression des lois discriminatoires en matière d'immigration au Canada dans les années 1950. Son important travail communautaire lui vaut de nombreux honneurs, tels sa nomination au conseil d'administration de l'Hôpital Women's College ainsi qu'au Conseil consultatif des relations multiculturelles de l'Ontario. Présidente de la Women's Association of the Chinese Dramatic Society pendant 25 ans, on se rappelle surtout d'elle comme l'inspiratrice et l'animatrice des campagnes à succès : « Save Chinatown ». En 1976, Jean Lumb devient la première femme sino-canadienne et la première restauratrice à recevoir l'Ordre du Canada. Jean Lumb s'est imposée comme la porte-parole de sa communauté pendant plus de 40 ans. Elle laisse aux générations futures un héritage d’activisme social et de fierté culturelle.

Downtown Diversity Garden, 89 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON, Canada where they was