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Legendary Vancouver Chinatown tailor dies at age 95

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WATCH: Chinatown’s last tailor died last weekend at age 95 . As Geoff Hastings reports, Bill Wong spent his final days in his father’s shop where he starting sewing and threading a needle at age 12 – Apr 17, 2017

A well-known member of Vancouver’s Chinese community has died.

Bill Wong, 95, passed away in his sleep last weekend. He and his brother Jack inherited the family business, Modernize Tailors, from their father and worked for almost 70 years in the shop on West Pender Street. Their father opened the shop in 1913.

Jack passed away four years ago.

Bill made suits for everyone, including some well-known celebrities such as Sean Connery and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

WATCH: Global News report on the Wong brothers in 2012:

 

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