WYHKPSA is sad to note the passing of Peter Tak-Leung Lau 劉德亮 (1951-2017), a WYCHK alumnus graduating in the 1960s. He passed away at his home in Springfield, New Jersey on March 14, 2017 after a brief illness.
Peter was one the chief organizers of Wah Yan International Conference 2012 in New York. He was passionate about community service, and his cheerful and energetic personality will be remembered by many Wah Yan alumni. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, to whom we send our deepest condolences.
Peter’s guestbook can be signed here.
|Wilson WONG Po Hang||黃寶鏗||
With great sadness, we mourn the passing away of Mr. Wilson WONG Po Hang 黃寶鏗先生, a 1963 Form V graduate of Wah Yan College Hong Kong and the President of Wah Yan (H.K.) Past Students Association in 1986-1987.
Wilson was an active member of the 15th HKG Scout and the Wah Yan Golf Society. Through his company, Mandarin Productions Ltd., he rendered impeccable printing services to our Alma Mater and the PSA.
Invariably courteous and soft-spoken, Wilson made good company in all occasions and through all activities. His departure will be felt by many Wahyanites for a long time to come.
May his soul rest in peace.
Our deepest condolences to his beloved wife Sylvia, his son Alvin and the rest of his family.
Peter Hall was born in Hong Kong on 6th September 1925. He was the first Chairman of the Wah Yan (Hong Kong) Past Students' Association which was established in 1969 when the original WYPSA (that had both WYCHK and WYCK alumni as its members) was divided into two, the WYHKPSA and the WYKPSA, "as each year the number of graduates increases" – The Star 1969). Uncle Peter (as he was fondly called and remembered by many) was the only Chairman and later President of WYHKPSA who had never studied in either the Robinson Road or the Queen's Road East campus. He studied in the Nelson Street campus of WYCK between 1933 and 1941, after which Hong Kong went through the difficult period of Japanese occupation. (The provision of admitting WYCK alumni who graduated before August 1968 as members is still in the Articles of Association of WYHKPSA.) Asked why the newly incorporated WYHKPSA elected him as its first Chairman in 1969, he jokingly replied that it was because he "lived on Hong Kong Island!" (interview in September 2004). The real reason might be Uncle Peter's distinguished leadership of the original WYPSA, his great spirit of service and his friendly temperament. He served as the President of the WYPSA from 1961 onwards, and as Chairman of the succeeding WYHKPSA from its incorporation in 1969 until 1971, after which he served as President again until 1976.
It was extraordinary for Uncle Peter, who had never studied in WYCHK, to contribute so much as PSA Chairman, President and later Past President, to the scholarships, campus improvement works, student activities and many other aspects of WYCHK. On top of all this, his period of service in the WYPSA and WYHKPSA overlapped much with the other areas of his distinguished record of community service, especially in the Rotary Club (in which he served for over 55 years including as District Governor), the Scout Association of Hong Kong (for over two decades including as Chairman of HK Island Region) and the Hong Kong Juvenile Care Centre (which was founded to educate prisoners under 18, served as President and remained on its board until his death), but also in the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Po Leung Kuk, Pok Oi Hospital, etc.. Uncle Peter was also a successful entrepreneur in the restaurant industry, and he practised his Catholic faith devoutly. This lifelong passion for food and devotion to a Catholic life might already be there during his adolescence, as he recalled the following when asked what he remembered most about the Nelson Street campus of WYCK:
"Red bean soup was sold at one cent a bowl, ice cream one cent a cup, five cents would allow you enjoy a really big lunch! Every Friday was fasting day, and a fish-shape notice board carrying the words ‘Fish Day' would appear in the tuck-shop!" (interview in September 2004)
Uncle Peter passed away on 5 February 2016. His memorial booklet carried the following testimony that reflected he was truly a "Man for and with Others", long before the coining of the term:
"Once, when asked how he managed to lead and manage so many organizations and projects, Peter said simply that he did the jobs no one else wanted to do. This attitude and his profound humility were consistent with the kind of man Peter was, one who put in countless hours of hard work without complaint or need for recognition … Peter Hall was loved, admired, and deeply respected by all who were fortunate to be touched and blessed by his kind heart. He did so much to change so many lives for the better, and his profound legacy will live forever."
Uncle Peter will be best remembered by Wah Yan alumni by following his generous spirit of dedicated service. May he rest in peace.
|Fr. Anthony Farren, S.J.||范育倫神父||
Fr. Farren entered the Jesuits in 1942, came to Hong Kong in 1950 and was ordained a priest in 1956. He was principal of Wah Yan College Kowloon (WYCK) during 1960-66 and then moved to Wah Yan College, Hong Kong (WYCHK) until 1978. During these twelve years, apart from teaching he also looked after the Jesuit Community as Minister, the Catholic student groups, especially the Altar Society and the Christian Life Community. He returned to WYCK in 1978 and was its Supervisor between 1986 and 1997. He then returned to the Hong Kong side and taught as a voluntary teacher until 2000. He began his parish work in Galway after his operation in Ireland in 2001, and was last visited by a Wah Yan delegation in April 2014 when the WYK Senior Choir sang in front of him at the Cherryfield Jesuit nursing home in Dublin.
Fr. Farren was buried in his home town Carndonagh on 29 Dec 2015 and a Memorial Mass was offered for him at WYCK on 13 Jan 2016. May he rest in peace.
|Dr. Hui Zan Lam, Alphonsus||許穗林||
Dr. Hui Zan Lam Alphonsus, passed away in a car accident in Vancouver on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the age of 68. Alphonsus graduated from Wah Yan College Hong Kong in 1965 and obtained the medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1973.
Dr. Hui was a kind-hearted and renowned doctor who had great contribution towards the public health of the Chinese community in Vancouver. He insisted not to retire and continue to serve the public.
Alphonsus was the chairman of New Life Stem Cell who co-organizes annual Stem Cell Health Seminar with Vancouver Chinatown New Century Lions Club. He was also a frequent speaker of the medical seminars organized by the Vancouver Cathay Lions Club and the Vancouver Chinatown New Century Lions Club.
Alphonsus will be missed and remembered by all his patients, family and friends in both Hong Kong and Vancouver, and by Wah Yan College Hong Kong and Wah Yan (Hong Kong) Past Students Association.
Mr. Stephen Yow passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Pamela, and loving father of Vivian, Wayne, Winthrop, William & Grace.
Stephen was a well-respected businessman & philanthropist. He graduated from Wah Yan College, Hong Kong in 1960 and served as President of the Past Students Association in 1985-86. Other than being a long-term major supporter of the development of Wah Yan, Stephen has also been actively engaged in a wide range of public services for the betterment of the local community. Served as Honorary Advisor of Women's Welfare Club Western District, Executive Committee Member of the Brighter Future Foundation, Vice-President of Hong Kong Island Region of Scout Association, Vice-Chairman of the Yan Chai Hospital, Chairman of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, just to name a few.
After funeral service on Friday, August, 21, 2015 in Hong Kong, Stephen's body will return to Toronto for burial. Stephen will be missed and remembered by all his family and friends in both Hong Kong & Toronto. And especially by the School & Past Students Association.
Vincent passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 19, 2013 at his home in Richmond BC. Vincent was the oldest member of our Wah Yan College Vancouver Chapter. A celebration of life service was held at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 30 at Vancouver Crematorium Fraser Street, Vancouver. BC. (Grad 1941)
(Johnnie Lo Vancouver BC)
|Fr Ciaran Kane, S.J.||冀世安神父||Dear Fellow Alumni of WYHK and WYK,
In gratitude for a dedicated life, I take the pain to inform you the passing of Fr. Ciaran Kane, S.J. 冀世安神父.
Fr. Kane returned to God at 4:05 p.m. in Eastern Hospital today. Please pray for the repose of soul of our beloved Fr. Kane and the solace of his sister who was with him till he left us.
Feb 13 (Wed): Vigil Mass at St. Margaret's Church, Happy Valley, at 8pm
Feb 14 (Thu): Funeral Mass at St. Margaret's Church at 10am and immediately followed by burial liturgy in the Catholic Cemetery in Happy Valley
(- 2013.02.05 - Fr. Stephen Chow, S.J.)
|Mr. Ng Yue Chow||吳汝洲老師||
The College is sad to announce that Mr. Ng Yue Chow（吳汝洲老師）, who suffered from cancer, passed away peacefully this morning due to complications casued by pneumonia at Princess Margaret Hospital. Mr. Ng had served in Wah Yan for 15 years. His dedication to the promotion of Chinese music in the College and the setting up of the Chinese Orchestra of Wah Yan, and his popularity among students are without question.
The vigil will be held at the Hong Kong Funeral Home, North Point (香港殯儀館) on 7 September 2012 (Fri), starting from 5 p.m. The funeral ritual will be held on 8 September 2012 (Sat) at 9:00 a.m. at the Hong Kong Funeral Home followed by cremation.
|Sammy Chiu Shuk-Ming ('38)||趙叔明||It is to our great sadness that our eldest member in Ontario, Canada, Sammy Chiu Shuk-Ming (趙叔明 WYCHK '38) passed away early this month at the age of 92. He was the Scoutmaster of the 1st Hong Kong Sea Scout Group before WWII. After Scout activities were stopped during the War, Sammy helped in resuming the Group's normal operations. As for those who known him through the Ontario Alumni Association, many will remember his support to the Association till his late-80s and his stunning singing performance at our gatherings.
(- Sunny So '95, Wah Yan College (HK) Ontario Alumni Association)
|Mr. Wong Chung Tai||王寵帶老師||
Mr. Wong Chung Tai 王寵帶先生, our retired teacher, passed away peacefully on 30 January 2012 at the age of 92.
|Wong Chung Ming||黃仲明||
We are sad to announce that Wong Chung Ming (黃仲明) of Class 1981 passed
|Fr. Frank Doyle, S.J.||The funeral of Fr. Francis Doyle, S.J. has been set for Tuesday, 22 March 2011. The funeral mass is at 8:30 am at the Oratory of the Loyola House of Studies, Ateneo de Manila University Campus. Fr. Mark Raper, S.J., President of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) will preside over and give the homily. Interment will follow at the Jesuit cemetery of Sacred Heart Novitiate, Novaliches, Quezon City....more|
|Bro. Lawrence Thoo, S.J.||杜管福修士||Bro. Thoo was the Sportsmaster of WYHK from 1967 until 1971 when he left for the U.S.A. in January. He started the Judo Club on 17th February 1968 and set up Junior Red Cross Cadet Unit-34 with Mr. A. Lee. He was our B-grade football coach and spent much effort promoting badmington in our school. Bro. Thoo was also the spiritual director of the Altar Society.....more|
|Mr. John Yeung ('93)||楊顯瑜老師||Our Wah Yan brother Mr. John Yeung (‘93) after struggling with his cancer for few weeks passed away peacefully on 13th January 2011, with his wife and parents and good friends around.....more|
|Mr. Paul Wong ('64)||黃浩懷||It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Wong 黃浩懷, (class of 64) on Saturday July, 24, 2010. Paul was very active supporting the Ontario Chapter of the Alumni Association. He served on the Executive Committee for many years and was instrumental in organizing Alumni activities. Funeral Service and visitation will be held at R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada).
Visitation: Friday, August 6, 2010 between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm.
Funeral Service : Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 11:00am Committal will be at York Cemetery following the service.
|Dr. Yau Chi Hi||游賜禧醫生||Passed away on January 18, 2010 in Toronto.
Chi Hi Yau was a 1968 Form 5 graduate from Wah Yan College, H. K, S. J. During secondary school he represented Wah Yan to compete at the Hong Kong Music Festival in "poetry recitation" and won several honors for our Alma Mater. He finished Upper 6 Science in 1970, also at Wah Yan, before moving to the United States to start college. He graduated from Princeton University with a baccalaureate degree in 1974 and went on to study medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, graduating with an M.D. degree in 1977....more
|Mr. Robert Chung Chan Fan||鐘燦鈖老師||(The Star 2008-09 - written by Vincent Lam Sie Yue '88)|
|Matthew Tsui Man Cheung||徐萬祥||Mr. Matthew Tsui Man Cheung, devoted father of Bartholomew, John, Beatrice, Bernadette, Elizabeth, Gregory, James and Ambrose, Father-in-law of Louise, Mimi, Edmund, Edward, Christina, Rosa and Zhengwei, grandfater of Priscilla, Irene, Winnie, Benjamin, Kathy, Ernest, Martin, Stefanie and Sean, passed away peacefully on 22nd February 2009 at Canossa Hospital. Matthew, 7th son of Mr. Peter Tsui, the founder of Wah Yan College, was admitted to Wah Yan in 1934. Vigil will begin at 5:00 pm at the Hong Kong Funeral Home, North Point, on 6th March (Friday). Rev. Fr. Baptista S.J. will officiate at the funeral service to be held at 8:00 am on 7th March (Saturday). The hearse will depart Hong Kong Funeral Home at 9:00 am for Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Cemetery.|
|Mr. Leung Kai Wing||梁啓榮老師||
Funeral service arrangements:
|Dr. Raymond C. W. Wong||黃志偉||We mourn the passing away of Dr. Raymond C. W. Wong on 4th December 2008 (Thursday). During his days in Wah Yan, Raymond managed to remain both as an A-student and a member of the school's football team. He graduated from Form 5A in 1960 and stayed on for Lower and Upper 6. For many years, Raymond maintained a keen interest in past students activities and was the President of our PSA in 1994-95.
Fr. Deignan will officiate at Raymond's funeral service to be held in the Hong Kong Funeral Home, North Point, at 9:30 am on 20th December (Saturday) and at the cremation service that will follow.
|Augustine Cheung Chi Kwong||章志光||Matriculated in 1938|
|Mr. Lawrence O'Hoy||雷振武||Admitted to WYHK in 1938|
|Stephen Leung Cheung Hung||梁祥鴻||Class of 1967|
|Andy Hung Chi Yin||洪志賢||Class of 1996|
|Rev. Fr. P. Brady S.J.|
|Christopher Lau Wai Ip||劉偉業||Class of 1988|
|Mr. Adrian C.H. Lee||Teacher|
|Rev. Fr. Donal Tayloar S.J.|
|Mr. Ambrose Wong Wing Hong||黃永康||Class of 1966|
|Rev. Fr. Joe Foley S.J.||霍理義神父|
|Mr. Dominic Lam Puy-Chung||林培中||Class of 1975|
|Mr. Francis Kong||江之鈞||Class of 1953|
|Mr. Luk Ka Shiu||陸家韶||Class of 1952|
|Rev. Fr. Albert Chan, S.J.||陳綸緒神父||Class of 1934|
|Mr. Lo Ka Hing
(also known as Lo Kai Chiu)
|Admitted to Wah Yan in 1934|
|Rev. Fr. Joseph Tai, S.J.||戴雨谷神父|
|Kenneth Suen||Class 1971. President of Vancouver Chapter from 1990-91.|
|Mr. Alan Li Fook Sum||李福深||Admitted to Wah Yan in 1952|
|Rev. Fr. Patrick O'Rourke, S.J||Details here and Funeral Service here|
|Rev. Fr. Edward Collins, S.J.||Rev. Fr. Edward Collins, S.J., beloved brother of the late Rev. Fr. John Collins, S.J., passed away on Thursday 27 Feb 2003 at the age of 87. Requim Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday 4 Mar, in the Christ the King Chapel, St. Paul's, Causeway Bay, followed by burial in the Happy Valley Catholic Cemetery.|
|LEUNG Chi Hung Joseph||梁志鴻||Class of 1978. Passed away February 2003.|
|Mr. Jeffrey S.W. Chow||周誠蔚||Admitted to Wah Yan in 1954 passed away in his sleep on 11th January 2003....|
|Mr. So Shiu Kwan||蘇兆焜||Admitted to Wah Yan in 1933. One of the Founding Members of the Wah Yan Past Students Association.|
|Mr. Tang Man Chan||鄧文燦||Old Boy of early 50's|
|Mr. Michael Cheng Po Hong||Teacher|
|Dr. Gerald Hugh Choa||蔡永業||1938 (Class 1)|
|Mr. Yung Ming Kin||Teacher|
|Mr. Lo Kwok Yuen||Teacher|
|Mr. Andrew Li Cheong Wai||李昌偉||Class of 1972|
|Fr. Francis McGaley, S.J.|
|Mr. Mak Hing Cheung||麥 慶 彰|
|Mr. William Chin Chin Wai||Teacher|
|Mr Chan Shek Seun||陳石蓀老師||Teacher|
|Brian Wong||黃志堅||Class of 1967|