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Chan Fong Lam

Obituary for Chan Fong Lam

September 26, 1934 - November 7, 2016
Dallas, Georgia | Age 82


Chan Lam

September 26, 1934- November 07, 2016

Chan Lam, 82 of Dallas, Georgia, passed away on November 7, 2016 after a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. He was continually surrounded by family members right up until the day that he passed.

Celebration of his life will be held on November 12, 2016 with visitation from 10:30am-12:30 (service at 12:30), at Southern Cremations and Funerals at Cheatham Hill, 1861 Dallas Highway SW, Marietta, GA.

Chan was born in China and emigrated to England where he studied for work in the medical profession. He then moved to the United States where he became one of the first licensed nurse practitioners in the city of New York. He was beloved by his patients for his kindly bedside manner and respected by his colleagues for his exceptional knowledge and medical skills.

Chan is survived by his loving wife, Monica Lam, his devoted daughter, Ling Lam Bologna, and her husband, Joseph Bologna, of Acworth, Georgia, and his 3 grandchildren, Jillian, Anthony and Vincent.

Chan is also survived by his dedicated siblings, Chan Sing Lim of Marietta, Georgia, Yin Lam Ingram of Birmingham, Alabama and Chook Hong Lam of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chan was blessed with a multitude of caring nieces, his nephew and all of their children, whose love and support helped him through his prolonged illness.

Chan made lifelong friends wherever he lived and he will be lovingly remembered by those friends and his work colleagues.
Chan worked very hard throughout his life to give his family opportunities he never had as a young child or young man. He loved to travel the world with his family and friends, especially on cruises.

Chan enjoyed growing orchids, collecting antiques and art, cooking and trying out all sorts of restaurants in search of authentic Chinese dishes. In his later years, he discovered a love for the sport of pickleball and as of June of this year, won the senior silver medal in the 2016 Georgia State Games Tournament!
In lieu of flowers in memorial, please consider making donations to Wellstar Community Hospice designated for Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, in memory of Chan Lam. Address: 475 Dickson Avenue Marietta, GA 30064 or donate online using the following link:

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Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park

1861 Dallas Highway SW
Marietta, GA 30064
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