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Fr. Ciaran Kane, S.J., R.I.P.

Obituary

Father Ciaran F. Kane, former Director of Adam Schall Residence of United College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, passed away at the age of eighty on 5 February 2013 in Hong Kong.

Born in Durbin, Ireland in 1932, Father Ciaran F. Kane was a graduate of the University College Dublin (National University of Ireland). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1958 and was ordained as a priest in 1964. Father Kane came to Hong Kong in 1958 and was a teacher of the two Wah Yan Colleges in Hong Kong. Father Kane joined United College in 1971 as the founding Director of Adam Schall Residence until his retirement in 1994. His close ties with the College still continued though. He has also worked as an anchor of a religious music programme for RTHK Radio 4.

Throughout his distinguished affiliation with United College in the past decades, Father Kane has made invaluable advice and guidance to the development of the College. He was loved and respected by the College community; his dedication will be forever cherished. Father Kane is survived by his sister, Dr Eileen Kane, who was appointed as United College Resident Fellow in 2007. Our deepest condolences go to Father Kane’s family.

Details of the Memorial Service are as follows:
Vigil
13 FEB 2013 (WED) 8:00 pm  St. Margaret’s Church, 2A, Broadwood Road, Happy Valley, HK
Mass
14 FEB 2013 (THU) 10:00 am  St. Margaret’s Church, 2A, Broadwood Road, Happy Valley, HK
[After the Mass, Father Kane will be buried at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.]

United College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
6 February 2013

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   Fr. Kane taught at WYK in 1960-61 and at WYHK in 1967-69.

   His last post was the Superior of St. Francis Xavier Spirituality Centre in Cheung Chau
   where Wah Yan staff and students make their retreat.

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