It is with sad news to announce to our CSCM friends and supporters the passing away of Mr. Yip Kok Chong Asia Pacific YMCA General Secretary:
Email Announcement by Mr. Chang Beng Seng
I am sorry to bring the bad news that our dear friend Yip Kok Choong, General Secretary of the Asia Pacific Alliance of YMCAs, passed away this morning. Yip had been battling an unknown form of neuro degeneration that paralysed his right hand. He had been warded in the hospital after suffering a heart attack a few weeks ago and had another heart attack yesterday.
There will be a memorial service in Hong Kong for Yip on Thursday 6th November after which his body will be flown back to Kuala Lumpur. Memorial services will he held in Kuala Lumpur on Friday and Saturday and the cremation will take place on Sunday 8th November.
Let us continue to uphold Lucy Lim (Yip's wife) and all members of Yip's extended family in this time of grief.
Condolences may be sent to Lucy Lim at firstname.lastname@example.org Lucy can also be contacted at +60-16-2442542 (handphone) Or you can contact Irene Chan (Yip's secretary) at tel:+852-27808347 or fax:+852-23854692 and email: email@example.com
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Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 10:42 AM
Subject: The passing away of Mr. Yip Kok Choong
October 31, 2008
To: The President and Officers, National General Secretaries
Executive Committee Members, Ecumenical Partners and Other Related Persons
THE PASSING AWAY OF MR. YIP KOK CHOONG
It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing away peacefully of our General Secretary, Mr. Yip Kok Choong, at 12.25 am on Friday, October 31st 2008.
Details of his funeral and other related matters will be announced by the family later.
We hope all of you will join us in praying for his soul and to give strength to his family members during this period of their bereavement.
Dr. Park Jai Chang
Yip was a good friend of CSCM and YMCA here in Cambodia. He was dedicated to his work and worked through CSCM in the first initial stages to establish YMCA. Not only did we enjoy his enthusiasm but we also enjoyed his times with us as a friend mentor. At times he was like a father to us and shared his ideas on how SCM’s and YMCA’s could do more together to support each other. We CSCM would like to thank Yip for his support to us and his enthusiasm. Many of our senior friends remember him well and have already sent their condolences to CSCM and would like to pass on their love and thoughts to Yip’s Family, Friends and Colleagues.
Thank you Yip for your love and support. Thank you for all that you mean to us here in Cambodia. Thank you for taking us on your journey even though at times it seams that the road is rough. Thank you so much for all that you have done.
With regards, CSCM Cambodia Student Christian Mission.