Articles and News of Class 1961
--- 今年3月27日, 參加曾登保學長喪禮 (喇沙中學, 1958年入讀港大中文系), 歸而作.
六十年前舊事, 我就史實請教過兩位朋友, 但如有記憶錯誤或用詞不當, 責當在我.
~ 余晃英 (‘61). 溫哥華2023年4月16日定稿
“Last Day” is a tradition started many years ago, perhaps dating back to the formation of the school’s Students’ Union. It might have started simply, as students came back on the last day of school to get teachers and friends to write some memorial lines and to have pictures taken together. It has evolved over the years. It usually takes place in the hall balcony where the principal might give a farewell speech. There would be tea and cakes for teachers and students in the common room in the East Wing, often subsidized by the Alumni Association. In the last decade or so, the graduates formed a big circle in the car park and there would be student-led chatting, chanting and singing.
記念何鎮源老師逝世三週年 余晃英 (‘61) 二〇二一年十一月四日
compiled by Yu Fong Ying (‘61)
On August 5, 2021, in an email to fellow ’62 grads, Paul Lee remembered a deceased classmate Jerome Shih Yen Chung (Feb. 28, 1944 – Jan. 22, 2005, aged 61), extolling his excellent Chinese. In this, Paul was repeating what he contributed to the memorial file on Jerome compiled by Wong Hin Shing (’61) and Yu Fong Ying (’61) in 2012: “I also have some copies of his correspondence with Chiang Chung-Hsu (Qian Zhongshu 1910-1998). Very erudite and impressive! I think I can say with some confidence that no other Wah Yan alumnus has mastered Chinese literature better than Jerome. (I am being conservative. The field can actually extend much beyond Wah Yan alumni.)” (Introduction to the Series In Memoriam -- Jerome Shih Yen Chung, Feb. 13, 2012, on WYKAAO website). The difference is that for the first time, the correspondence was attached to the email, as follows:
Clement Lee Wen-Hao 李文浩 (1961)
Compiled by Wong Hin-Shing and Yu Fong-ying (1961)
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Please click here to read the tribute to James Tong from Fong-ying Yu.
Click here to read an article by 余晃英 ('61) on remembering Mr. Ho.
From Wong Hin-Shing (’61),
Oct 5 each year is designated as "World Teachers' Day" (United Nations - Unesco).
Fong-ying and I some time ago had created 2 files - a spreadsheet and a slideshow to remember the passing of the fathers, teachers and classmates during our years at Wah Yan Kowloon (1955-1963) and some other years afterwards. The list is not 100% complete, but it is all that's available to us.
The following is a summary of those who passed away:
- Fathers (total = 32)
- Teachers (total = 33)
- Classmates (total = 32)
Click here to read a document with more details and click here to see a video tribute. Let us remember the dear ones and may they rest in peace.