With great sorrow, we mourn the passing of our dear alumnus and friend, Wallace YIU Hi Cheong. After combating cancer for some months, he passed away peacefully on 19 March 2019 in Canossa Hospital, Hong Kong. He is survived and will be dearly remembered by his wife, Catherine, and sons Chester and Josh. A graduate of Wah Yan College Hong Kong Class of 1975, Wallace furthered his study at the Hong Kong Polytechnic and had a distinguished career in accounting and financial fields, before retiring in 2017.
Wallace has been a long-time member and fervent supporter of the Wah Yan community. His incessant love for and dedication to his alma mater led him to serve as Council Member, Chairman, and President of the Wah Yan College Past Students Association in the 2000s. He also actively supported the work of Wah Yan One Family Foundation and Hong Kong International Institute of Educational Leadership founded by the late Fr. Alfred Deignan, and went to great lengths to care for the well-being of the Jesuit fathers in Hong Kong and the bonding of the alumni of the two Wah Yan colleges. He will be remembered truly as “a man for and with others”.
Funeral arrangements have been made as follows:
Vigil: 20:00, 9 April 2019 at Hong Kong Funeral Home, North Point
Final tribute: 10:00, 10 April 2019 at Hong Kong Funeral Home, North Point
Cremation: 11:30, 10 April 2019 at Cape Colinson Crematorium
Memorial Mass: 16:00, 28 April 2019 Sunday at Wah Yan College Hong Kong presided by Rev. Fr. Stephen Chow