The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001160830-01
Funeral Notices


Helen H.L.Y. Lau, loving wife and mother of four children, passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on November 27, 2018. She was born on April 7, 1936 in Canton, China. The fourth child of Yeung Cheung Man and Lee Shun Yung, she had 5 siblings.
Daniel Q.H. Lau, devoted husband and father, was born in Canton, China on April 17, 1933. He passed quietly at 85 on December 6, 2018. Daniel was one of seven siblings of Lau Tin Hoo and Siu But Moi. After marrying Helen in 1957, Daniel, his mother and youngest surviving brother journeyed to Honolulu, Hawaii to join Lau Tin Hoo and begin their quest for a better life for their family. Helen joined 18 months later and together they raised a family. Daniel and Helen owned and operated restaurants in Honolulu for decades, beginning with Liberty Chop Suey in 1979 to Hong Nien Chinese Restaurant in Kalihi and finally Helen’s Chinese Food.
Helen Lau, with her big engaging smile, will be remembered for her generosity, charming humor and motherly demeanor. Daniel Lau, quiet and thoughtful, was like the distinct, delectable dishes he created: one of a kind, unique and inimitable. Daniel and Helen are survived by 4 children—Emily Lau, Stephen (Lop) Lau, Alvin (Calisa) Lau, and Juliana (Karl) Kasberg, 8 grandchildren, Daniel’s brother Lionel Lau, and Helen’s brother Ken Po Yeung.
Services for Daniel and Helen will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Diamond Head Mortuary. Visitation 10:00am; Services 11:00am; Burial 2:00pm at Valley of the Temples.