Philip Tsang-Tak Tsui

April 1st, 2023

Philip Tsang-Tak Tsui

September 5, 1931-April 1, 2023

Philip was born in Hong Kong and moved to Canada with his family in 1974. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, daughters Karen (Jeff), Sharon (Iain), brother Gilbert (Betty), grandsons James and Ewan and many relatives in his extensive family all over the world.

Philip met Ruth, his wife of 57 years, when he was a Purser, and she was a Flight Attendant for Cathay Pacific. When they moved to Canada, they bought a home in Richmond and a fast-food franchise. After they retired, Philip went into the movie world and became an actor.

Everyone who met Philip loved him for his kind and thoughtful nature, his sense of humour and laughter and his classic one-off quips. He always thought about the safety, well-being, and comfort of his family and those he loved.

Philip will be dearly missed by his family and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Philip’s Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kidney Care Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver or any other health organization of your choice.


We really got to know Philip when he became an actor, our Asian actors group shared many experiences and Philip being such a nice guy, was easy to talk to. When we got together socially, his witty humour was a joy...Rest in peace Philip, you will be missed, sincerest condolences to Ruth and his family

The reason why I love Phil and why he is an outstanding friend is you will never hear from Phil anything bad or ill about anyone. He has an excellent sense of humour and makes you laugh about his experiences as an actor. He has wonderful stories of being in Las Vegas shooting a movie, being shot where he played the part of a Poker player and being featured in many television commercials. Phil loved being in the Movie and television business. I met Phil in 1995 where we appeared in a movie together for the first time and since then we have been featured in several movies together throughout our acting careers. We are also members of an Asian Actors Association formulated in the year 2023 There were thirteen of us and sometimes members leave but we have remain members having a dinner gathering monthly until Corvid 19 . put a stop to that event. I would like to say to a friend in a million a toast "Adios" rather than goodbye

Ruth and family, We are all so sorry about Phil’s passing. We have to thank the good Lord for taking him into heaven and releasing Phil from all further pain and suffering. Please keep well, love, cherish, comfort and support each other. Love and prayers. ❤️ Lynda and sons

We were blessed to have the Tsui's move next door to us in 1975. Our families connected and formed an amazing bond and the girls grew up together. We share 48 years of wonderful memories. To this day Shiraine, Lori and Theresa (all in their 50's) and their children call them Auntie Ruth and Uncle Phil. We are more than neighbours...we are like family. We share in Ruth, Karen, Sharon and their family's grief in the passing of Uncle Phil. He will always be remembered as a handsome, friendly, well-groomed, observant, smart, funny, determined man who expressed his gratitude and appreciation often. We miss him; but we know we will see him again with Jesus in Heaven and the loved ones that have gone on before us. We love you Uncle Phil! Until we meet again, God Bless You!

Phil was one of my dearest friends. He was kind and had a great sense of humour. When Ruthie first went to Hong Kong from Malaysia to take up a job with Cathay Pacific Airways, she didn't know anybody there. So I asked Phil to take care of Ruthie. He took my request literally and married her! Phil, I will miss your friendship forever. You are now home with Jesus with no more pain and suffering.

I had the privilege of knowing Phil when he joined our stroke recovery back in 2019. He was always such a cheerful, courteous gentleman with a contagious laugh!! I wish I could have gotten to know him earlier as he and Ruth just lived behind our house. It is a huge loss to all of us, esp Ruth & her daughters. May God's presence carry them through this very difficult time. But I know that he is well, resting in the arms of Jesus and we will see him again in the future!!

So very sorry Phil has passed away. He was so hospitable & kind to Liz & I when we 86, way back in 1998. My condolences to you Ruth & your family. May your prayers, family & friends help you through your grief. Eng X

Dear Ruth and family, my condolences for a very sad loss. May his soul rest in peace.

Dearest Ruth Sharon and Karen, My deepest condolences on the passing of your much loved husband and dad Philip. Wish I could be there in person to comfort you all. Much love and big hugs. May he Rest in Peace.

Dear Ruth and Family We are saddened for the loss of your beloved Phillip Our hearts go out to you in this time of great sorrow Know that we will keep Phillip and your family in our prayers Much Love Betsy n family

My sincerest condolences to Ruth, Sharon and Caron and all of the family. Phil was from the Old School of gentlemanly conduct. Angie and I appreciated his humour. We know he loved his acting career, he was a natural. With grief and grace we salute his passing.

Ruth and family, We are all so sorry about Phil’s passing. We have to thank the good Lord for taking him into heaven and releasing Phil from all further pain and suffering. Please keep well, love, cherish, comfort and support each other. Love and prayers. ❤️ Lynda and sons

Our deepest sympathy to Ruth, Karen and Sharon and all the family at this time of loss and sadness. May his soul rest in peace.

Philip will be in our hearts and memories forever.

I have very fond memories of my Uncle Philip, and our time growing-up in Richmond. He was always a wonderful and generous man to our family. His memory will be cherished, and he will be missed.

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