Friday 18 October 2019

David Chan was a talented man whose loss will be sorely missed

The late David Chan.
The late David Chan.

The Wexford community were deeply saddened to hear of the death of well-known chef David Chan.

Following a decade-long battle with a serious illness, David passed away peacefully at his home in Crossabeg on October 12. David's friends and family members gathered at Rowe Street Church on Wednesday October 14 to pay their respects to the popular man. The funeral Mass was said by Fr. Michael O'Shea, who also baptised David and three members of his family in the same church in 2013.

David was known across the county for his involvement in the restaurant industry. In 1990, he founded Emerald Gardens of Wexford together with his wife Laura. Along with David's brother Raymond and sister-in-law Rose, the pair also opened Lotus restaurant on South Main Street, which has since expanded throughout Wexford, Dublin and Kilkenny.

On the day of his passing, loved ones paid tribute to David on the Facebook page for Lotus Wexford. The post read: 'David Chan, our beloved leader and founder passed away early this morning after a brave, decade-long battle with a serious illness. As we are a family-business, his loss will be sorely felt forever and his memory will live on through Lotus. David was an extremely talented man, master chef, and beloved husband and father. Lotus will be closed in respect of his passing.'

David was the loving husband of Laura and father of Andrew, Jasmine, Patricia, Jennifer, Stephen, Chloe and Kelly. He will be sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughters, brother Raymond and James, sister Kwan, sisters-in-law Grace and Rose, grandchildren, extended family and friends.

David's funeral Mass took place on October 14 in Rowe Street Church followed by burial in Crosstown Cemetery.

Wexford People