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Articles and News of Class 1961


“Last Day” 2022 - Reported by Yu Fong-ying (’61)

“Last Day” is a tradition started many years ago, perhaps dating back to the formation of the school’s Students’ Union. It might have started simply, as students came back on the last day of school to get teachers and friends to write some memorial lines and to have pictures taken together. It has evolved over the years. It usually takes place in the hall balcony where the principal might give a farewell speech. There would be tea and cakes for teachers and students in the common room in the East Wing, often subsidized by the Alumni Association. In the last decade or so, the graduates formed a big circle in the car park and there would be student-led chatting, chanting and singing.  

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記念何鎮源老師逝世三週年 - 余晃英 (‘61)

記念何鎮源老師逝世三週年        余晃英 (‘61)    二〇二一年十一月四日

三載恆念稟師前
溫煦音容尚依然
如沐春風思教益
牢記秋陽伴君行(1)
星移物換鄉情怯
雲散霧消友逝先(2)
可憐陷牢申公義
世情變幻釜中煎
瘟疫猙獰如鬼魅
四苦弄人多糾纏(3)
願隨良師艱奮步
堅毅從容入暮年

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Correspondence between Jerome Shih Yen Chung 史仁仲 (‘62) and Qian Zhongshu 錢鍾書

compiled by Yu Fong Ying (‘61)

Jerome ShihOn August 5, 2021, in an email to fellow ’62 grads, Paul Lee remembered a deceased classmate Jerome Shih Yen Chung     (Feb. 28, 1944 – Jan. 22, 2005, aged 61), extolling his excellent Chinese. In this, Paul was repeating what he contributed to the memorial file on Jerome compiled by Wong Hin Shing (’61) and Yu Fong Ying (’61) in 2012:  “I also have some copies of his correspondence with Chiang Chung-Hsu (Qian Zhongshu 1910-1998). Very erudite and impressive!  I think I can say with some confidence that no other Wah Yan alumnus has mastered Chinese literature better than Jerome. (I am being conservative. The field can actually extend much beyond Wah Yan alumni.)”  (Introduction to the Series In Memoriam -- Jerome Shih Yen Chung, Feb. 13, 2012, on WYKAAO  website).  The difference is that for the first time, the correspondence was attached to the email, as follows:

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In Memoriam: Clement Lee Wen-Hao 李文浩 (1961)

Clement Lee Wen Hao

 

 

In Memoriam:
Clement Lee Wen-Hao 李文浩 (1961)

 

Compiled by Wong Hin-Shing and Yu Fong-ying (1961)

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告吾師 –寫於何鎮源老師逝世兩周年 ~ 余晃英 (’61)

WYK Chapel

 

重歲已屆心尚哀
拜告吾師意蹉跎
母校精英折幾許(1)
有知當嘆共噓唏
一年親炙景遙遠(2)
十載提筆尚依依(3)
數訪多城溫顏晤
銘記敦厚苦毅殷
世事風雲轉厲色
瘟疫人禍虐齊施
鄉關日遠冬關叩
鐵塔凌雲仍繫思(4)
半途而廢驚天變
此時彼地此模樣
自檢平生唯避席
長記青春竹馬遊
八年無猜相敬樂(5)
難抵時窮各東西
此日思君倍感慨
返尋五內証初衷
神父師長深教誨
讀書明理共扶持
華仁公義名早播
巍巍聖殿五洲崇(6)

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Tribute to James Tong ('65)

Please click here to read the tribute to James Tong from Fong-ying Yu.

懷念何師鎮源先生逝世一週年 ~ 余晃英 ('61)

Terry Fox Run 2018

Click here to read an article by 余晃英 ('61) on remembering Mr. Ho.

Remembering Fathers, Teachers & Classmates Who Have Passed Away

From Wong Hin-Shing (’61),

Oct 5 each year is designated as "World Teachers' Day" (United Nations - Unesco).

Fong-ying and I some time ago had created 2 files - a spreadsheet and a slideshow to remember the passing of the fathers, teachers and classmates during our years at Wah Yan Kowloon (1955-1963) and some other years afterwards.  The list is not 100% complete, but it is all that's available to us.

The following is a summary of those who passed away:

  1. Fathers (total = 32)
  2. Teachers (total = 33)
  3. Classmates (total = 32)

Click here to read a document with more details and click here to see a video tribute. Let us remember the dear ones and may they rest in peace.

Class of 1961 Lunch with Ms. Chan

Class of 61 Lunch

Pictorial History of '61 Grads

Notes from Wong Hin-Shing - "The photos in this file are mainly from my computers, from Fong-ying, and from a few classmates. Unfortunately, my computers crashed many times and I lost many photos and many other documents. There are many gaps where there are no photos at all in the file, notably, in the periods 1970-1986, 1988-1993 and 1994-1997. In that sense, the file is incomplete. It’s only “partial”, as Fong-ying aptly says."

Compiled by Wong Hin-Shing with the assistance of Yu Fong-ying (Oct 11, 2018), click here to read it.

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