Chinese Woman Searching for Lost Fil-Chinese Relative

by Joseph Pimentel/

LOS ANGELES – A 59-year-old Chinese-Australian woman is searching for her long lost niece and former sister-in-law, who she believes may still be living in the Los Angeles/ Orange County area.

Winnie Tsui, a Chinese woman who has resided in Australia for more than 30 years, arrived in Los Angeles last June 2007 hoping to find her deceased older brother’s wife and daughter.

Her brother, Peter Tsui passed away at the age of 51 due to Cancer in Los Angeles in 1994.

Winnie said that her age and unsettling dreams prompted her to leave her home in Perth, Australia to Los Angeles.

“I was hearing Church bells in my dreams,” said Winnie to the Asian Journal last year. “My brother was a very spiritual Christian man. I knew it was a sign for me to look for my niece and sister-in-law.”

“I’m getting older,” she said. “I want to find them before it’s too late.”

Since her brother’s passing, Winnie had lost touch with his former wife and niece. Winnie said that her sister-in-law is a Chinese-Filipino Doctor or Nurse in Los Angeles. Her Chinese name is Youn Fun Fun. Peter and Youn had a daughter born either in December of 1987 or 1988. Her Chinese name is Yui Tung Tsui. She should be 20 or 21-years-old.

Peter Tsui was an Acupuncture doctor. His offices were on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, according to Winnie.

Peter was Winnie’s only brother. They also had an oldest sister but she passed away in Hong Kong.

The last time, Winnie saw her brother was in 1994 before he passed away. Peter invited Winnie to Shanghai for a vacation. They spent three weeks together. He never told her about his illness, said Winnie.

“I love my brother,” she said. “I feel sorry that he died so young. When he died I have nobody.”

Winnie said that it was partly her fault for not staying in touch with her brother’s wife and niece all these years. But she wants them to know that they are always on her mind. Winnie hopes that someone could help her locate her long lost family members.

“I just want them to know that they have good family in Australia,” said Winnie. “I only want to see her and tell her that we love her. She’s always welcome to stay with us during holidays. I’ll even buy the ticket. We’re always here for both of them.”

Anybody that knows the whereabouts or possible leads please contact the Joseph Pimentel at the Asian Journal (213) 250-9797.


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