Evangeline Hung’s Biography
Evangeline Hung’s birth name was Chow May Ming. She was born on Nov 25, 1949 in Hong Kong. She grew up in a Christian family and accepted the Lord in her childhood. She had two elder brothers and two elder sisters who are all committed Christians.
Evangeline studied at Pui Ching Primary School and Pui Ching Middle School. After high school, she studied music education at Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971. She taught music at Ying Wah Girls’ College. As the conductor of their choir, she led them to win trophies in music competitions.
She married Kwing Hung in 1973. They immigrated to Canada in 1974. She subsequently obtained a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Regina in 1976 and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1978.
Since coming to Ottawa in 1978, she has taught piano and music theory. Her students have received numerous honours throughout the years. Some have been successful in national piano competitions.
As a teacher, she was energetic, optimistic, and serious. She always demanded students to pursue perfection in music. Besides encouraging them to achieve excellence, she also built warm personal relationships with all her students.
Evangeline conducted many church choirs and directed the Ottawa Christian Chorale. She contributed to the worship of God at different churches through sacred music. She imparted some of her wisdom to other Christian parents through parenting courses.
Evangeline and Kwing have a daughter Melody and a son Stephen. She was a dedicated mother, raising both of them to be competent musicians as they continue to play in many churches and community events. Both of them are devoted Christians. Melody married Raymond Wong in 2006 and they have a daughter Ruth.
In the last 18 months, Evangeline underwent many medical treatments because of lymphoma. On Nov 23, 2009, she was suddenly called home by her Lord. She will be remembered as a wonderful teacher who brought joy to those around her.