The wife of the man gunned down in a sushi restaurant in Burnaby late last month didn’t know what to tell her two young children about where their father is.
“I just said daddy is going to work in a far, far away place and for a long, long, long time and when you grow up, daddy will come back,” Huong Andy Tran’s widow said at a news conference Monday.
“I just hope no other families suffer what I suffer,” she said as she wiped away her tears.
Her husband, the owner of the Royal Oak Sushi House, was the sole breadwinner in the family. He was shot and killed alongside waitress and single mother Chinh Diem Huynh, on May 27 at the sushi joint.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S has set up a trust fund for Mrs. Tran and her two young children, aged five and two.
The double homicide has been connected to Angus David Mitchell, who was killed in a shootout with Maple Ridge RCMP three days later.
“One of (Mrs. Tran’s) biggest wants is to get her mother coming here from China,” said S.U.C.C.E.S.S. CEO Thomas Tam. “We are now working with the government to get this visa application fast-tracked … so she could come to take care of the grandchildren and the family.”
Donations can be made at any TD bank or financial institution. The account has been named “S.U.C.C.E.S.S Foundation in Trust – Yuzhe Zhong.”
The account number is 004-9720-5240599 and the transit number is 9720.
Donations will also be accepted from June 11 to 22 at S.U.C.C.E.S.S offices in Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond and Coquitlam.