Obituary - Maurice Siu (89)

Dear Old Boys and Friends of DBS,

Maurice Siu Cheuk Ming (nickname 燒雞, Class of 1989), 42, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 21, 2012, at Kwong Wah Hospital with his family present.  

Maurice had been suffering with germ cell cancer for the past three years.  He had bravely confronted and fought the disease until he succumbed to cancer and drifted off to be with the Lord last Friday.  Maurice is survived by his beloved wife, Irene Fung and his adored 2-year-old daughter Siu Chuen Yan.  He is also survived by his parents and several siblings. 

Maurice was born on October 11, 1969 and was the eighth of the ten children.  Maurice was an outstanding track athlete during his years in DBS.  He broke several records in long and short distance run, in particular, his record in Division A 1500-meter long run had not been beaten for more than two decades.  After graduation, Maurice had been actively participating in the DSOBA and was an ex-General Committee member.  Maurice received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Hong Kong and had spent over 10 years teaching math and physical education in different primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong.  Despite the fact that Maurice had been battling cancer in recent years, as a Christian, he still travelled around sharing his own experiences, hoping to enlighten others to have faith, courage and persistence in time of adversity.

The following is the arrangement of the Funeral Service for Maurice:

·         Funeral Service – a Funeral Service will be held at the All Saints’ Cathedral (address: No. 11 Pak Po Street, Mongkok) at 2:30pm on Saturday, October 20, 2012.  The Very Reverend Samson Fan will be officiating.  The family will receive relatives, friends as well as all members of the DBS family at the Service.  Kindly refrain from driving as parking space around the Cathedral is limited.

·         Cremation – the Funeral Service will be followed by cremation which will take place at Cape Collinson Crematorium.  Free shuttle bus service is available to pick up guests from the All Saints’ Cathedral to the crematorium.  A return shuttle bus will bring guests back to the Cathedral after the cremation.

·         Repast – a repast will be held at Sportful Garden Chinese Restaurant 陶源酒家 at Stanford Hotel 仕德福酒店at 5:00pm on the same day.  Stanford Hotel is situated right opposite to the Cathedral on Soy Street.  For those who are planning to attend the repast, kindly send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your attendance.

·         Sharing Contribution – in memory of Maurice, the family is initiating a call for old boys and friends to share their words of condolence, memories and thoughts about Maurice.  Please email your sharing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Monday, October 8, 2012.  The sharing received will be featured in the service booklets.

·         Donations – in lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations be made to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund (香港癌症基金會).  Envelopes for donations will also be available at the Cathedral. 

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