Patricia Cheuk served York for 19 years

Patricia Cheuk, administrative officer in the Office of the Assistant Vice-President Student Community Development, died Sept. 3 of cancer. She was 61.

Cheuk had worked at York University since 1988. She began her career in the Faculty of Arts and over the past 19 years held a number of positions, primarily in the Student Affairs Division. From 1993 to 1995, she was executive assistant to the VP Campus Relations & Student Affairs. From 1995 to 2003, she worked in a variety of administrative roles for the assistant VP Student Affairs.

Sylvia Schippke, AVP Student Community Development, warmly recalls Cheuk as an integral part of the team who demonstrated tremendous commitment to York students. A Student Leadership Retreat (see YFile Feb. 23, 2007) held in February was dedicated in Cheuk’s honour.

Cheuk was active in her church, an avid gardener, a loyal employee and a dedicated mother to her sons Andre and Marco.