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Lin, Wei-Cheng ,1915-2010
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- Jack Lin
- W. C Lin
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Wei-Cheng Lin, colloquially known as Jack, was born in 1915. His father, Ming San Lin worked for the South Sea Bank in Shanghai In 1940, Wei-Chang Lin, his wife Shu-Chang Lin, and his father-in-law Liu Chang Yu, boarded the ship Empress of Russia as refugees of the Japanese bombing of the Chinese Municipality of Chongqing. The family initially arrived in Vancouver, BC, but had moved to Montreal by 1942. It was in Montreal that they befriended the Warren family.
Wei-Cheng Lin received his PhD from McGill University in 1942. He would than go on to work as a government official in Kingston. Later, Wei-Cheng Lin worked as a researcher for the Sherritt Gordon Mines, which brought him to both Ottawa, Ontario and Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. By the mid-1980s,Wei-Cheng Lin moved to Vancouver and worked at the the University of British Colombia as a Professor of Chemistry.
Wei-Cheng Lin and his wife, Shu-Chang Lin, had one daughter, Peggy, who moved to China in her adulthood.
Wei-Cheng Lin died in Vancouver in 2010.