Sad News

1 Mar 2010 – More deaths

What’s with Feb… tremors, storms & deaths! Exactly a year ago, I was the mistress of ceremony for Shakib’s memorial service. At a wake last week for Violet’s, (walker buddy) mother who died at age 81. Then I received this shocking news-a friend of a friend’s kid died in his sleep last week, Auckland/NZ. He was age 15. A day after the funeral, they got burgled and lost the computer with all the photos too. In the newspaper article, the owners begged the thief to keep everything but to mail them back the photos. This is so sad.

Early yesterday morning I heard from a friend in Kuching, Sarawak/Malaysia that his daughter was in coma. Was thinking of her all day as I was hoping to see her end of the month; later in the evening, she died. My deepest condolences to Siaw Chuan & Ann Chee for the loss of Kelly Jia Xuan who was only 5years young. The dead do not feel but we who are left behind will feel the loss and will miss them. As Chuan said, they will be holding mass on CELEBRATION of her life and that is the best way to remember her and to deal with her passing.

Mar Family Dates

9 Mar – Happy Bday LEONG Sue Lynn

11 Mar – Happy Bday Ken TAN

14 Mar – Happy Bday Ellie HALL

17 Mar – Happy Bday LEONG Pat Lynn and Happy St Patrick’s Day

18 Mar – Happy Bdays Linn HALL & LAM Yi Sun

21 Mar – Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary to Ivy & Leslie LAM

31 Mar – Happy Bday Josephine LAM

Happy Mar Bdays to: Anthony CHAO, John LIM, Gel YEO & Natty TAY (SIN); Amelia POWER, Paul DRUMM & Steven KAO (Dublin/Eire); Alexander CHUA (Bangkok/Thailand); Thomas HEGGELUND & Hannah LEONG (Norway); Al SOSA, Cee WOREL & Janice TUBBS (USA). Amazing to know 20 people with bdays in Mar!

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness – Carl Jung