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George Chin

Mr. George Shark Chou Chin, of Davis, California, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the age of 80.

George was born to parents Chin Lin Ngoon and Chow Toy King on March 11, 1940 in Burma. He was the 5th eldest son out of 16 children. In 1958, he married his sweetheart, Nelly Chin and they had four children together.

George is survived by his wife Nelly of 61 years; his son, Simon Chin; his daughters Catherine Cheah and Grace Osborne; his brother Steven Chin; and seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son Richard Chin, his third child.

George was a loving husband, father and grandfather. George was also a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend. He went above and beyond to take care of everyone: his parents, family, friends and all those around him.

He immigrated to the US from Burma and lived in several cities, including San Francisco, Union City, Woodland and Davis. He made many sacrifices so his family could have a better life. He worked for General Motors for over 15 years and retired early, at the age of 56.

He loved to travel, eat good food and socialize. He especially enjoyed camping with his family at Yosemite National Park. He had a great sense of humor and loved to joke with and tease people.

His family was able to say goodbye and are in peace, knowing that he is returning home to his Heavenly Father and is now with his son, Richard.

During these difficult times, there will be no viewing of the body or a funeral. Instead, a private ceremony amongst immediate family will take place at a later date.

Our family appreciates all those who have enriched George’s life and is grateful for all the condolences and prayers. If you feel inclined, in lieu of flowers, please send your sympathy and support for his surviving wife Nelly to The Chin Osborne Family, at 3038 Ponteverde Lane, Davis, CA. 95618.

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Rest in Peace Uncle George,You will be missed dearly. My dad will greet you up in heaven.

Shirley May 5 2020 12:00 AM

Our deep condolences for the Chin Osborne family for your loss. The Osborne family is dear to us, we met Grace's father Mr Chin in several occasions including Easter, Thanksgiving, etc. at the Osborne family. May Mr. Chin rest in peace. Sending our prayers for the Osborne family. Henrico and Irna.

Henrico and Irna Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

I'm very saddened to hear of George's passing. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. I always loved seeing him shopping in Safeway and at the grandkids festivities. I'm so sorry for your loss, Chin family. May he rest in peace.

Gayle Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM

My dad and I were two of a kind. We enjoy eating good food and playing Poker. I always lost because he had a Poker Face and I do not. He was always available to lend a hand to anyone who needed it.

Catherine Cheah Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

My beloved uncle , elder bother of my mom is Rest In Peace In heaven now. Heart breaking to my family and please accept my sincere condolences to especially aunt Nelly with all family member of George. Well be always remember him for his kindness and gratitude.

Kenneth Young Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

Mr. Chin was a good friend to my dear late husband Bill and myself. He was always gracious and friendly. He loved his grandchildren dearly.

Tera Kolvenbach Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

I remember seeing George pick up his grandchildren. He was always smiling and content. What lovely man and lovely life.

Dennis Spann Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

I was very fortunate to have met George. He was a very sweet man who always had a smile. My condolences to your family. May god surround him with open arms. Prayers for the family.

Connie Berriman Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies for your family. Mr Chin was a deeply spiritual person who searched and found God. Very grateful to have met and shared a meal with him.

Simone Apr 26 2020 12:00 AM

To Auntie Nelly and the Chin Family,Our heartfelt sympathy to you. We will always remember Uncle George and his kindness.The Chan Family

The Chan Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM