Tsung Tsin Association
George Phang-Lyn 彭道仁
August 10, 1937 - July 24, 2022
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of George Phang-Lyn (彭道仁). He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Guangdong, China, George immigrated to Jamaica as a child, building many successful businesses despite having no formal education.
In Jamaica he met the love of his life, Sophina. They had four children together, and the family immigrated to Canada in 1976. They opened George's Tastee Foods, a thriving family-run bakery, restaurant, and wholesaler to this day.
Toronto Game Changers
Congratulations Jamaica 60 Toronto Game Changers. Recently announced were 35 of the most influential and impactful next-generation and senior leaders of Jamaican heritage in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.
Our very own president - Jennifer Chin made the exclusive list!
News from the TTA
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TTA Book Club
Letters to My Grandchildren : Memoirs of a Dragon Lady Vol.I
- by Carol Wong
Carol draws on her memory to recall her happy and carefree life growing up in Jamaica, studying and getting married in Canada and returning to Jamaica only to follow her destiny to become a Hakka Chinese Dragon Lady in Toronto.
Jamaica My 50 Years in Photographs - by Ray Chen
The book is filled with beautiful images of Jamaican culture and shows the growth of the country. This is a final passion project for Ray, as he moved from Canada and relinquished his career as a successful commercial photographer, publishing over 10 books about Jamaica throughout the years.
Canadian Jamaican Chinese & Jamaican Chinese Worldwide, One Family
- by Patrick Lee
A wonderful reference book detailing the history of the Chinese migration to Jamaica between 1854 and 1884 and the lives lived on the island nation between the 1950s to the 1970s .
Son of Two Mothers
- by Sherwin Tony Chong
Son of Two Mothers has a sweeping historical backdrop that spans WW II,
The Sino-Japanese War, and countries that include Jamaica, China and Canada. But above all, it remains an intensely personal book. Sherwin Tony Chong was borne of two mothers and two lands, never quite belonging in any one place.
Finding Samuel Lowe Book & DVD - by Paula Madison
Spanning 4 generations and moving between New York, Jamaica, and China, a powerful memoir that is a universal story of one woman’s search for her maternal grandfather and the key to her self-identity.
Chiney Shop and Half DVD's
- by Jeanette Kong
This documentary explores the complex relationship and social interaction between the chinese shopkeepers and their Jamaican customers.
Letters to My Grandchildren : Memoirs of a Dragon Lady Vol.II
- by Carol Wong
Jamaican-Chinese Carol continues to
relate her memoirs during the next
Chinese Zodiac Cycle of her colourful
life migrating from Jamaica and arriving
for a second time in her new homeland
of choice - Ontario, Canada. Proceeds from book sales go towards the TTA relocation fund.