Vincent Wing-Sum Leung, 87, of North Grand Pré passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024 in the Valley Regional Hospital Kentville, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Moore) Leung; three daughters, Janesse Leung, North Grand Pré; Jennifer Leung, Ottawa; Susan Leung (Glenn Uy), Toronto; and four grandsons: Theodore, Felix, Calisto and Essix.
Vincent was born in Hong Kong and graduated from Acadia University in 1964. He was a professor of mathematics at Acadia for 36 years and received the Award for Excellence in University Service in 1997.
Vincent dedicated his life to serving others through teaching and leadership. He voluntarily taught hundreds of people to canoe and led trips as the founder of ‘Canoeing-Out’. He taught dozens to play squash and coached youth soccer. In his 87th year, Vincent continued to tutor math and taught ESL classes. Even in his last weeks of his life, Vincent played squash twice per week, sang in the church choir, was a deacon, and was a proud member of the Kings County Squash Club.
Vincent worked tirelessly as the Board Chair of Kingswood Camp. He wanted the families and children of Nova Scotia to enjoy and experience summer camp. He was the Director of the Shad Valley Program for gifted youth and founder/director of International Christmas, a Christmas camp for international students who could not go home and would otherwise have been alone over the holidays. Vincent also served as the President of the Acadia University Alumni Association in his retirement.
Vincent will be remembered as a man of great integrity who found true joy in serving God and others. He had a relentless pursuit of excellence and a prowess on the squash court that was hard to beat. Vincent was a generous and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be remembered as
a loving father figure to the many people in his community whose lives he touched.
A celebration of life, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m. AST on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in the Wolfville Baptist Church. Reverend Doctor Scott Kindred-Barnes will be officiating. A video webcast will be available by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TuuFGTO1dk or www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.
Donations in memory of Vincent may be made to any of the following: 1. Repairs of the North Grand Pré Community Church, 2. The Wolfville Baptist Church or 3. Kingswood Camp. All donations can be directed and designated through the website of Wolfville Baptist Church at https://www.wolfvillebaptist.ca/. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.