20180613 Obituary – Mr YU Pui Lam (余沛霖先生)

Mr. Raymond Yu passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Vancouver General Hospital, at the age of 86. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Cecilia. He is survived and will be lovingly remembered by his soul mate whom he was blessed with during the autumn of his life, Ms. Mrilyn Wai; by his children, Vincent (Sheryn), Angelina, Edmund, Christine, Brenda (Ernest) & Belinda; by his grandchildren, Adrian, Kevin, Natalie & Ethan.

Mr. Yu was a graduate of Wah Yan College Hong Kong Class of 52. After graduating from WYCHK, he went on to study at the University of Hong Kong Arts Faculty. Upon graduation from university, Fr. Cyril J. Barrett S.J. recruited Mr. Yu back to WYCHK to join the teaching staff. During his teaching years, he has taught English, Chinese & Mathematics. He also coached the school football team and attained for the school two championships. In 1968, Mr. Yu was appointed the first ever Assistant Principal position at Wah Yan College Hong Kong. And he remained at this post until his early retirement to immigrate to Canada in 1986.

Outside of Wah Yan, Mr. Yu’s community service includes the Civil Aid Service 民眾安全服務隊(民安隊)whom honour him with an M.B.E. while serving as Deputy Cadet Commandant.

While teaching at Wah Yan as well as in his retirement, Mr. Yu has always been a pillar of our alumni community. He was a President of the Wah Yan (HK) Past Students Association. And since moving to Vancouver, he has been an advisor to the local Chapter there. He is also a regular at various classes’ gathering, many times he flew back to Hong Kong just because his students asked him to attend their class reunion.

In his personal life, Mr. Yu enjoyed singing, ballroom dancing, badminton as well as mahjong. Mr. Yu would be sorely missed & remembered by his family, friends, colleagues & students. And especially by the School and the Past Students Association. May he rest in peace.

Mr. Yu’s funeral arrangement is below:

A Memorial Mass will take place on Saturday, July 28 at Wah Yan College Hong Kong to remember the life of our beloved Mr. Raymond Yu.