Cafe de Coral founder dies at 101

Central Station | 6 Jul 2016

Founder of Cafe de Coral Victor Lo Tang-seong, also known as "Uncle Eight" has passed away at the age of 101.

Chairman of Cafe de Coral Sunny Lo Hoi-kwong said his father was a kind- hearted, open-minded, persevering and humorous man of integrity who will always be their role model.

Born in a poor Hakka village in Guangdong in 1915, Lo moved to Hong Kong where he stayed with his brother and attended King's College.

During the Sino-Japanese war, Lo studied how to repair planes at an aviation school in Texas and joined the Chinese air force to fix US Flying Tigers fighters.

He joined his brother's Hong Kong Soya Bean Products Company, now Vitasoy, in the 1950s and left the company to establish Cafe de Coral in 1968.

Cafe de Coral said that as Lo grew up in tough conditions, he especially cared for the grass-roots staff and established a foundation to give their children tertiary education.

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