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Choon Law
Choon Law
Choon Law at age 105.
Birth: 6 March 1915
Salak South, British Malaya (now Malaysia)
Death: 4 September 2020
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Age: 105 years, 181 days
Country: MalaysiaMYSCanadaCAN

Dr. Choon Ling Law (6 March 1915 – 4 September 2020) was a Malaysian-born Canadian centenarian who was the oldest known living man born in Malaysia at time of his death.


Choon Law was born in Salak South, British Malaya (now Malaysia) on 6 March 1915 (3 June according to his obituary), the ninth of 16 children. His father had a rubber plantation.

He graduated in 1934, then attended university and medical school in Canton, China. He completed his MD in 1941. As he was completing his degree Japan attacked China. This resulted in a transfer to an Airforce Hospital supported jointly by China and the USA. At the end of World War II, he returned to Canton and the University Hospital. In 1947, he moved to Memphis.

He moved to Canada in the 1950s and worked at Coqualeetza Indian Hospital starting around 1953. He later worked at a clinic in Nanaimo and an Indigenous hospital in Prince Rupert.

He married Hylda Walker in 1953. The couple did not have any children. Hylda died in October 2019 at the age of 98 years, after 66 years of marriage.

Choon Law died in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada on 4 September 2020 at the age of 105 years, 181 days (105 years, 92 days according to his obituary). He was survived by many nieces and nephews.