Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I mourned 我哀悼

Today, we lost a good friend, a comrade, a benefactor and a faithful servant of God.

Christopher Lim Beng (57) was called home by the Lord this morning at about 4:30 am. He left behind wife Rosalind and five children (3 girls and 2 boys).

Christopher suffered nose cancer about 12 years ago but recovered fully after treatments. He enjoyed clean bill of health although the treatment has impaired his hearing.

Three weeks ago, after making the pilgrimage to St. Paul's Church at Kuala Kubu Baru with his family and fellow legionaries, he felt ill the next day and was rushed to the hospital.

Unfortunately and unknowingly, cancer has attacked his lung - 80 % of his lung has been collapsed. He needed ventilator to breath.

The doctor has informed his family to prepare for the worse. Prayer request was sent through out the country and overseas also.

He recovered miraculously after two weeks in ICU. He was transferred to ordinary ward and able to breath by himself.

With myself recovered from the "thunder flu", my wife and I visited him last Thursday evening. He was in good spirit but not able to talk due to throat injury sustained during the emergency treatment ....insertion of many tubes.

We wished him well and bid him goodbye. I thought he may go home in a few days time to rest in homely environment.

This morning, I looked at my phone, many friends sent me the same message: " Our beloved brother Lim Beng was called home to the lord this morning........."

He was a humble, simple and generous man. He has contributed tremendously towards the development of the Chinese speaking youth movement and many other lay organisations. We will always remember him.

Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Brickfields on Friday at 10:00 am.

May his soul rest in peace of the Lord.





不幸及不察觉之下,原来癌细胞已经攻击了他的肺脏 - 几乎八十巴先损坏了。他需要机器来帮助呼吸。






林明兄弟是位谦虚 、朴素及慷慨的人。他对本地的华文青年运动及教会的许多组织,作出了许多贡献。我们都不会忘记他。



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