FMF worker succumbs to cancer

Jeremy Chow August 12, 1977 to May 30, 2020

Jeremy Chow
August 12, 1977 to May 30, 2020

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~

A dockyard worker and father of two lost his battle with leukemia last week.

Jeremy Chow, a 42-year-old shipwright joiner from Fleet Maintenance Facility (FMF) Cape Breton was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in November 2018. On May 30, with his wife Evelyn Chow by his side, Jeremy lost his battle to the disease.

Chow leaves behind his wife and two children, Jayla, 9, and Maile, 11.

A GoFundMe campaign has been established to raise funds for Chow’s daughters with 100 percent of the donations being set aside for their education and well-being. The campaign is being run through a Match4Jeremy Facebook Page.

“Jeremy will be missed dearly,” says a recent post. “He has touched the lives of so many people. He was often a source of strength and inspiration for those around him. Blessed with a quick wit and infectious laugh, he was easy-going, stoic, fair and selfless.”

His more than 17-month-long battle to find a potentially life-saving stem cell donation was unsuccessful and complicated by the fact he was of mixed race. He was not able to find a donor match through national and world-wide registries. Positive stem cell matches are determined through inherited ancestral issue types and other genetic markers.

The Chow family encourages those unable to make a donation to consider registering to become a stem cell donor at a local blood bank. Those wishing to contribute financial support to the family are asked to visit the GoFundMe account:


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