She was born in Hong Kong, a British Colony, the 3rd child of 6 children.
She survived the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during WW II with her family and attended the Italian Convent School now known as the Sacred Hearts Canossian College of Hong Kong. While in school she was baptized into the Catholic faith and began her journey of deep faith in God.
She fell in love with Wah Toy Seto of Paukukalo, Maui. Their courtship through letter writing led to their meeting and marrying in Hong Kong at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. Immediately after their wedding they left for Honolulu to start a family. They lived in Aina Haina then to Kalihi and finally settling in their own home in Alewa Heights.
She will be remembered for her love of family, her devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary and praying the Rosary daily. Many will also remember her gift for gab and laughter when frequenting her favorite Chinese restaurants and checking in with friends.
She thrived on the presence and laughter of her grandchildren and cherished every small and many acts of love she received from them.
Her joy was to cook. No recipe, just experimentation, exquisite taste buds, impeccable memory, hand-picked ingredients and tincture of time and love. Who could ever forget her New Year's jai, hand wrapped joong, all her labor and love intensive inimitable toong mai - all of which she would share with relatives and friends.
She is survived by her children: Marcella (Dr. Galen Chock), Alexander Seto, Benjamin Seto of Oakland CA, Colbert (Lori) Seto, Nanette (Jon Hale) of Portland OR and grandchildren: Christopher and Margot Chock, Madison and Connor Seto, Mirabelle and Olivia Hale; and brother Leung Po Ip of Hong Kong.
Predeceased by her husband: Wah Toy Seto; brothers Po Chi, Po Tsuen, Victor Leung; and sister Judy Kwan.
Due to COVID19 restrictions and safety considerations, her private mass and burial were held with immediate family on March 6, 2021.
Arrangements Provided By: Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary LLC