Friday, June 13, 2008

REQUISCAT IN PACE AUNTY KUAN.

I am in Kota Kinabalu and this morning Irene Kuan informed me that Aunty Kuan her mother passed away. I have known Aunty Kuan since the late 70s. She came into Karen's and my life when I was in Goodyear where I met the indefatigable Amy Kuan, her eldest daughter.

I would like to remember Aunty Kuan as the dutiful wife of Uncle 'Bulldog' Kuan of St. Paul's Institution (Seramban) fame. Aside: I suppose Discipline Masters gravitate to each other.

I also like to remember her as the caring mother of Amy, Irene, Eddie and Shirley.

I have to remember the times when she and I knocked down glasses after a hearty salutation like "Down the hatch."....which always accompanies a "dirty look" if the receptacle is not drained.

I need to remember her at auspicious occasions, alway decked in red cheong-sams and always smiling.....always concerned about almost everyone.

For my own good, I will have to remember how she carried herself throughout these few trying years fighting cancer. I hope I can learn from her, fortitude.


Finally, I will remember her as a hard-core MU fan. She never failed to wait up to catch an MU game. I have this needly feeling that after the recent double, she decided...."This is as good a time any any....it has been a good run, let's pack up and meet up with Uncle Kuan for a new round." That would be vintage Aunty Kuan.

I like to dedicate this posting to her memory and to Amy's tireless and selfless ministration during these trying years. I certainly will not forget the numerous visits made by Shirley, Irene and Eddie from London.

WE WILL ALL MISS AUNTY KUAN
(THIS BLOG WILL REMAIN SILENT FOR A FEW DAYS AS A MARK OF RESPECT FOR AUNTY KUAN)


REQUISCAT IN PACE





9 comments:

Ang Gu Gu said...

My condolence to you for your aunty kuan.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pa
Great entry on Aunty Kuan. I got Mum's sms this morning and had to sit down. I'm going to miss her alot. Your blog says it all, I'm happy that she's with Uncle Kuan for the never ending party with no pain and lots of love
Love
Trina

svllee said...

Uncle Zorro, you write with such feelings, pls accept my condolence to you and Aunty Kuan's family. Will say a prayer for her this Sunday mass.

mindful mariner said...

Hi Zorro,

What a great, heartfelt, tribute to a wonderful lady.

May she rest in peace.

Crankshaft said...

My deepest condolences.

Surind said...
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Tom. said...

RIP Aunty Kuan.

zorro said...

I deleted a comment above as it had no bearing with the blog-subject.

Anonymous said...

Man U... is the best!

Weldone!