He was born on May 4, 1934 in Kandal, Cambodia in the province of Kho Thom. Mr. Te was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a devout Buddhist and followed the Buddhist teachings of peace, happiness, love, and respect.
He came to the United States in 1985 as a survivor of the Khmer Rouge. He loved his new country, studied to become a U.S. citizen at 77, and worked hard to provide his family the best opportunities in life. He took great pride in everything he did, from his humble work as a machine operator at Solo Cup Company to his most important role of all – being a committed family man.
Mr. Te is survived by his wife Yon Pen; his daughter, Kolab Yim; his son, Savorn Yim and his wife, Sandra Chan; his daughter, Monique Yim and her husband, Romie R. Huot; his sons Narith Yim and Chantha Yim; his daughter, Nora Yim Stern and her husband, Daniel A. Stern; and his loving grandchildren: Julie Yim, Judy Yim, Sidney Uy, Moryna Yim, Jenny Yim, Tommy Yim, Alyda Yim, Sandy Yim, Brandon Sun, Randy “Junior” Fournier, Jordan Sun, Lillyanna Yim, Saneiya Chan; and his great granddaughter, Alaina Sila Welch.
Temple service will take place at Glory Buddhist Temple on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM. Interment will take place at Westlawn II Cemetery on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Procession to Westlawn II Cemetery will start at Glory Buddhist Temple at 8:30 AM.