Eileen Yuk Lee

Nov 16, 1944 - Nov 1, 2020

East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA, 95841


Eileen Yuk Lee

Our loving mother and grandmother, Eileen Lee of Sacramento, California, passed away on November 1, 2020 at the age of 75.  Her story began in Canton, China where she was born on November 16, 1944.  After marrying dad, starting a family, and immigrating to Vancouver, Canada, she later moved her family to the United States in 1976 where her full and well-lived life comprise some of our most cherished memories.

Mom was never averse to hard work in that she strived to express her love and dedication to her family in ways she was confident.  She loved preparing and sharing food, resources, and the offering of unfiltered, candid honesty.  These expressions were the true prose to her love-language, and were shared with the best of intentions to be a blessing or to encourage only the very best of outcomes.  Her ever-present consideration of, and generosity towards others (especially to her children and grandchildren) is her legacy to be remembered and passed on.  We are eternally grateful for her resilience, commitment and the impact she has had on our lives.  Though our hearts are broken now, it is with that gratitude that we ask God for His peace and healing to all who love and will miss her.  

Eileen was preceded in death by her husband and our father, Sunny Lee.  She is survived by daughter Sandra Seid, son-in-law, Daniel and grandsons, Jaron and Riley; son Jimmy Lee, daughter-in-law Sue Ann and grandson, Derek; daughter Brenda Lee; and daughter Karen Borja, son-in-law Nick and grandson, Dylan; sister Linda Lee, brothers Yat Tin Lui and David Lui, and many nieces and nephews.

Burial service will be private and held at East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park.   


  • Kathryn says:

    To Sandra, Jimmy, Brenda and Karen and families: Your Mom was a wonderful aunt and friend. We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We have fond memories of our visits with your family including our visit to your home in 1983. Each time your Mom was in Vancouver, she reached out to us and for that we are grateful. Our sincere condolences to your families during this difficult time. Mom was happy to have connected with your Mom a few months ago which was really special. With love from the Jungs- Betty and Ed, son Mike with Lynett (Alex and Naomi), son Jeff with Eilan (Kaitlyn, Lucas and Kyle), and Kathy.

  • David Lui says:

    The last time I (brother David) talked to Eileen was Oct. 16, 2020. I was always very close to her since she was young. She was my favourite sibling in Hong Kong even though we argued a lot. We went to the same elementary school in Hong Kong. She always tutored me in math. After she got married to Sunny she moved to Montreal. She was in the hospital for one year. I wrote letters to her all the time while she was ill. I told her to get well soon. I prayed for her everyday. Eventually she got well and was discharged. She and Sunny immigrated to Sacramento afterwards. She and Sunny often visited me (every year) and my family in Vancouver and stayed in my house. As well I and my family visited her and Sunny at their home in Sacramento on our trip to Disneyland and Universal Studios. I have never forgotten those happy times we spent together. Me and my family share deep condolences to my Sister Eileen and brother in law Sunny(Nephews Alex and Chris, and Karlin) . RIP.

  • Johnpaul F Lapid says:

    Karen, Nick and Dylan– Sending my love and thoughts during this challenging time. Keep the memories of your momma in your heart, mind and soul.

    With much admiration,


  • Mary Lee says:

    To Sandra, Jimmy, Brenda, Karen and Families,

    Our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your dear mother. We will hold onto the fond memories of her and will forever cherish the happy times that we have had with her. When she lived in Vancouver, we had many family get-togethers that consisted of loud conversations, laughter and delicious home-cooked Chinese meals. Your mother loved to socialize. She would converse for hours and hours with our mom. She was skillful not only in talking but also for singing. During the breaks in her conversations, she can be heard humming. What a natural talent!

    Your mother was a very caring and thoughtful person. After she moved to Sacramento, she kept in contact regularly and checked to see how her family members were doing in Canada. She would also travel to Vancouver to visit and sometimes your father, Sunny, would also accompany her. When they were together, it was a joy to be around them both. When your father criticized her in a jokingly way, your mother was quick to fire a response back to him. They sure made us laugh!

    We are ever so grateful to have had your mother in our family. She was a loving sister to our mom and a wonderful aunt to us. We all miss her immensely! We will always treasure the joyful memories of her in our hearts. As in the quote: “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” As for your beloved mother, Eileen…she is definitely our treasure!

    Love always,
    Linda, Mary, Henry, Jeanne & Family

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