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Passing of Mr. Gan Cheong Chiah

gan_s.jpgMr. James Lim informs that Mr. Gan passed away today after a short illness. He had been comatose towards the end.

I had the privilege of having Mr. Gan as my headmaster in Methodist Boys’ Primary School and remember him as a kind mentor, rare to have a temper with his charges and patient with his guidance.

He is the one who taught many of us the school song, replete with the timing “filled with courage fine …. (two, three, four)”.

We extend our sincere condolences to his family including his daughter, Mrs. Chin Kwee Sum who taught many of us geography.

This picture of Mr. Gan is taken from Mr. Mori’s album and would be in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

A wake will be held at his home at 5 Jalan Pimping, Off Jalan Ulu Klang, Ukay Heights today (Wednesday, 26th September 2007) at 8.30 p.m.

Another wake will be held on Thursday 27th September 2007 at 8.30 p.m. at the same place.

Do extend your condolences to the family by leaving a comment.

Location of Mr. Gan’s home. (click on thumbnail to enlarge)

A few of us met up on Thursday 27th September at the second wake to extend our condolences to the Gan family, meeting up with Mrs. Chin Sum Kwee and her sister.gan2.jpg
Jayanath, Commander Ku Yuen Mun, Dato’ Davy Woo, Eddie Chung, Liu Kwai Choong, Siew Teck Cheong.

Hanifah was there too but left early to meet up with Leonard Khong.

References to Mr. Gan on the MBSLoop

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September 25, 2007 Posted by | Teachers | 7 Comments

Visit Mrs. T. Mori, 15 September 2007

Hanifah Reports

A small group of old boys of MBSKL who are the MBS eLoop members, led by Mr. Yong Chee Seng comprising Liew Yow Keong, Wan Heng Yuen, Jonson Chong, Yoon Fook Sang and Hanifah Yoong Yin Fah arrived at her home at No. 220, 4th mile, Jalan Klang Lama, Kuala Lumpur at 11.30 a.m. sharp and were warmly welcomed by Katsunori Mori, third born and second son of Mr. & Mrs. T. Mori and Katsonori’s wife Kim Mori. Mrs. T. Mori was waiting for us and was seated on a chair in her living room when we each shook her hands and bade her our wishes.

Hanifah and Mrs. T. Mori

The next one and a half hours were spent speaking to Mrs. T. Mori and she participated in very animated conversations with us all giving us her own personal accounts of the great man and friend of all MBS boys who had the pleasure to have known him or touched by him. At 91 years of age, Mrs. T. Mori was really sharp mentally and could recall so many past events. She said she cannot hear very well but she understood everything we spoke or asked of her immediately without any of us needing to repeat ourselves.
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September 15, 2007 Posted by | Alumni, Teachers | 3 Comments

Mrs. Sally Ti

All that talk of Mrs. Sally Ti on the MBSLoop.

When I last met Mrs. Ti during the Centenary Building opening on 25th March 2006, I just had to have a picture taken with me teacher whom I have not met since I left school more than 30 years ago. This picture was retrieved from my archives.

Mrs Ti looks not a day older since she taught me in school.

September 15, 2007 Posted by | Teachers | 3 Comments