Fresh Direct Produce co-founder passes

Kam Chiu Lee, 65, a co-founder of Fresh Direct Produce, passed away peacefully on March 24at Vancouver General Hospital after a short battle with cancer. 


He worked most of his life in the produce industry. In 2003, along with Davis Yung and Albert Lum, he established Fresh Direct Produce in Vancouver, BC.  With an incredible passion for produce and an immense work ethic, he was the first to arrive every day and often the very last to leave.


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak restrictions, the funeral service will be held with family members only on April 2, 2020. 


Source:  Fresh Direct March 30, 2020 news release


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