Dear Nakkertok Members,

We are writing to share with you the tragic news that long-time Nakkertok Member Cheemun Lum passed away suddenly this weekend while participating in the Canadian Ski Marathon. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Cheemun’s family and we wish Nancy, Nicolas and Emilie strength during this difficult time.

Cheemun was a kind, talented and well respected individual who many of us were fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know through Nakkertok. His work as a physician had a huge impact on many lives in Ottawa ( He was also a tremendous contributor to Nakkertok, supporting the Club in many ways and, as a physician, often offering his services to Nakkertok trips and programs. Cheemun was a positive and committed person – always willing to help and always doing so with a smile. His passing is a significant loss for our community and he will be greatly missed.

The following information is posted at Family and friends are invited to visit at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue (East of Vanier Parkway), Friday February 17, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Sacred Space of Beechwood on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Tributes may be sent at

The Nakkertok Board of Directors