In Memoriam

Last week Aric’s father passed away after a prolonged fight against cancer. He was not yet seventy years old.

He was a good man and will be dearly missed by his wife and children. I liked him, he always had a big smile for me, it was a pity that his knowledge of English was about as bad as my knowledge of Chinese, so our communication was mainly nonverbal.

It was only two months ago that we had a family gathering in Parit Baru, where Aric took this impressive picture.

The funeral rituals have taken place, following the Taoist tradition

At the cemetery


4 thoughts on “In Memoriam

  1. Dear Jan,
    It is typically lovely of you to post a memory of Arics father.
    I am sure he would be pleased to know how much you thought of him and that you are there with Aric to share his passing.
    Our best wishes to you both at this sad time.
    Your good friends Pat and Roger.

  2. Dear Aric and Jan, my sincere condolences. I didn’t know him, of course, but the few glimpses I got through Jan’s e-mails and blogs always conveyed warmth, as does the open kindness I see in the above portrait. I’m sure he will live on in your fond memories.

  3. Dear Jan and Aric, our sincere condolences . I am sure Aric’s father will live on in your memories . As long as someone thinks about him and talk about him , he lives on. Nellie

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