In Memory of




Obituary for Steven Hua-Tien Cheng

Steven Cheng Hua-Tien
September 6, 1952 – January 25, 2023
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

It is with great sadness for the family of Steven Cheng Hua Tien to announce his untimely passing on Wednesday, 25th of January 2023.

Beloved husband of Fronia (née Hung), proud father of David and Jonathan, step-dad to Fiona, eldest brother to Grace, Elsie (Kenneth Paul), Patrick (Kemi Kao) and uncle to nephews Darren and Ryan, Steven was predeceased by his first wife Lucy (née Chia, mother of David and Jonathan) and his parents, Cheng Kuo-Tung and Diana Lau Suoi-Hoong.

Born and raised in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (formally Jesselton), Steven came to Canada as a student at Kingston, Ontario in 1969 and moved to Toronto in 1970. He earned a Bachelor of Chemistry in 1973 from University of Toronto and continued his Graduate study in Commerce at the University of Windsor, Ontario.

He returned to Toronto and worked at the headquarters of National Trust, Royal Trust and then at the Royal Bank of Canada until 2006.

Steven had many interests outside of work and family. He excelled and played several sports as well as a mean game of chess. He loved his Kung Fu novels and sci-fi movies especially Star trek. He had an eclectic taste in music and also played several musical instruments. He had a great sense of humour and was a great cook. He was caring, sociable, outgoing and stayed in touch with many friends and relatives around the world. He will be dearly missed by his family, his friends, classmates and extended relatives in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada.

Families and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of life on Thursday Feb 9th, 1-3pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to local charities of choice or plant a tree are appreciated.