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Subject: [ORLINCOL] Wai Tak Cheung --Obituary
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:25:54 -0000
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The News Times, Newport, OR 97365
Posted: Wednesday, Mar 30th, 2011
Wai Tak Cheung
Wai Tak Cheung, 77, of Sherwood, Ore., died from pneumonia and kidney failure on March 16, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was born Dec. 23, 1933 in Canton, China. He was revered by his patients and colleagues as one of the nation's finest acupuncturists and herbal doctors. Many referred to him as the "father of acupuncture" in Oregon. Through his tireless efforts and personal contributions, he paved the way for the young generations of acupuncturists today.
Aside from healing and curing so many patients of their ailments, one of Dr. Cheung's major career accomplishments was changing the laws and legislation for the fair and equal treatment of acupuncturists and the reimbursement of insurance companies for acupuncture treatments.
His contributions were recognized by many organizations. His most recent was in 2010, when he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the OAAOM (Oregon Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine).
He opened his first practice in Lincoln City in 1974, relocating from Vancouver, Canada. For more than 36 years, he has helped patients with chronic conditions such as MS, cancer, diabetes and pain conditions. He also had offices in Pendleton and two locations in Portland, where he traveled to see patients personally. His wife ran the herbal shop, Far East Trading Co., in Portland's Chinatown for decades, as well.
He was always a willing mentor to younger and new acupuncturists entering the profession.
His son, David Cheung, licensed acupuncturist, continues on with his legacy and practice with offices in Portland, Pendleton, Lincoln City and Hermiston.
He is survived by his spouse, Suk Mun (Linda) Cheung; his children, Shirley Yip, Arthur Cheung, Evelyn Rosling and David Cheung; and grandchildren, Kristen Yip and Edwin Yip, Amanda, Victor and Britney Cheung, Hunter Rosling, Cameron, Ethan an Brandon Cheung.
A memorial service will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in Portland. The location is still being determined. For location information, contact Evelyn Rosling at
Affordable Burial and Cremation and Far East Acupuncture Center handled arrangements.
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