Brother Casimir L’Angellier was born in Singapore, 5 May 1900. He belonged to a highly respected, staunch, long-standing Catholic family. After receiving his early education in St. Joseph’s Institution, Singapore, he was among the first novices to join the Da La Salle Brothers at the newly opened Novitiate in Kuala Lumpur, 1916.
After his religious and pedagogical training, he taught with success in Singapore and Malaysia. He held the post of Principal for more than 20 years. In 1970, he came to Hong Kong to help Brother Paul Sun in St. Joseph’s Anglo-Chinese School. When his health deteriorated slightly he returned to help in La Salle Primary School.
He suffered a stroke in 1971 and was confined to St. Teresa’s Hospital where he remained an example of calm, patience and resignation to God’s will until his death on 18 December  – exactly one week short of his Golden Jubilee of Perpetual Profession as a Brother. He made his profession in the Order of the Brothers on Christmas Day, 1925.
The Brothers wish to record their sincere thanks to the Sisters and Nursing Staff of St. Teresa’s Hospital who over the past years rendered Brother Casimir such persevering, loving and devoted care.
Dr. Chan completed his primary and secondary education at La Salle College, Hong Kong. He thereafter graduated from University of Hong Kong and received his first medical degrees. He further obtained professional qualifications from the United Kingdom. He was awarded Fellowships by a number of Medical Professional Institutions and qualified as a specialist in Cardiology, Hong Kong Medical Council in 1999. Since graduation, Dr. Chan served as a medical doctor at Queen Mary Hospital, Grantham Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital until he started his private practice in 1985. Throughout his professional life, Dr. Chan had also provided medical care to low-income households at Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions Workers Medical Clinics. He was well praised by his patients for his devotion and selflessness. He was survived by his wife Teresa, daughter Dawn and son Leo.
Date of Birth:Mid 1920shomeYears of service in LS:20 yearsworkfaxEmail Address:please contact Tommy Chiu (65) for more inform.homefaxUsual Classes Taught:All formsPeriod of Service:1970 – 1990cellSubjects taught / role:Chinesework
As posted by Edward ‘BB’ Ko (1980) on June 27, 2008. (Please view with Chinese Big 5 software) Unquote I am saddened to report the passing away of fellow classmate, 陳德堅 Kenneth Chan Tak Kin earlier this month. He is survived by his wife Gloria. Kenneth will always be remembered as an extremely talented musician, having written numerous songs recorded by major artists (who can forget 幾分鐘的約會 sung by Danny Chan” ) and a big time prankster, but above all, a most caring friend. He will be missed dearly. Unquote Kenneth’s biography as found in Tom Lee Music Foundation, where Kenneth worked, is as follows: 陳德堅 自幼在家庭的薰陶下接觸音樂，更愛上音樂創作；於喇沙書院畢業後便從事音樂工作，曾創作了不少膾炙人口的流行歌曲。陳氏自一九八零年起成為C.A.S.H.協會的會員並於同年加入通利音樂基金會任職電子琴導師。翼年，陳氏勇奪YAMAHA電子琴大賽的傑出阜峌獎，更連續三年奪得該浦猗。 非常享受教學生活的陳氏往後更專注於兒童音樂教育工作，並於一九八五年起出任YAMAHA兒童音樂課程之首席導師達十多年之久。陳氏於一九九五年考獲YAMAHA電子琴及Fundamental三級考試，即達 國際 認可 之 導師級 水平 。陳氏自一九九八年起即出任 YAMAHA 兒童音樂課程總監一職。Kenneth自言最大的得著便是看見學生們一天一天的進步，那種內心喜悅及滿足感確是非筆墨所能形容。這亦是他鞭策自己的一大推動力! Kenneth’s biography as posted on the Tom Lee Music Foundation as the Director of YAMAHA Courses: Kenneth Chan started his piano lessons under the influence of his parents and fell for music composition since then. He started his career as a composer after graduating from La Salle College and composed lots of classic songs which captured audiences’ heart. He became a member of the Composer and Author Society of H.K.(C.A.S.H.) since 1980 and joined Tom Lee Music Foundation as an Electone Teacher at the same time. Kenneth won the Outstanding Performance Award of the Yamaha Electone Festival for 3 consecutive years since 1981. Kenneth had fully devoted his time & energy in Yamaha music education system and became the Head Teacher of Yamaha Children Music Course since 1985. He obtained the Yamaha Electone & Fundamental Grade 3 in 1995 and became the Music Director of the Yamaha Children Music Course since 1998. His pleasure in teaching is the fulfillment and happiness brought from his students. His enthusiasm urges him to make steady progress everyday!
The following was shared by Clarence Ng (1969) in January 2007″ Mr. Daniel Chan graduated from Diocesan Boys’ School in Hong Kong, and then initially pursued an Engineering major at Saint John’s University in Shanghai; later he switched to Political Science and Foreign Affairs. At Saint John’s University, he met his professor’s daughter; when he was at age 30, they married and had three boys and one girl. Mr. Daniel Chan taught Mathematics and English at La Salle College for almost 30 years. It was a big misfortune that during his early teaching years at La Salle College, he suffered from a severe ear infection and finally led to a profound hearing loss. Thereafter, he had to use a hearing aid. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, a hearing aid was a fairly large electronic gadget. Most mischievous students referred him by his hearing stigma. It was in my Form 3 year, he taught me geometry. During the class, he mentioned that he was looking for the smallest size battery for his hearing aid, but he could not find them anywhere in the market. I was the electronic hobbyist student in the class, and was able to purchase the exact battery for him. He was very amazed. Mr. Daniel Chan was such a well-known lower form mathematics teacher at La Salle College; yet, he was even a better English teacher. He taught me years of mathematics, from which I did not realize he was extraordinary. It was until my Form 4 year when he suddenly taught me English; he demanded every student to memorize one complete English sentence from the text book per lesson; that was the way he helped a routinely failing student, me, from deep trouble into competence, passing and self-confidence. He was head and shoulders above all other English teachers I had ever had in Hong Kong. He induced me the solid foundation in English structure and enabled me to write English accordingly. Emphatic grammar requirement is the stereotyped training methodology for teaching English as a foreign language, widely and successfully implementing, particularly in Asian counties. Subsequence to his intuitive instructions, I passed all the English examinations with good grammar in Hong Kong and then started my college studies in Canada and the United States. Since La Salle College is an elite school in Hong Kong, most of my Hong Kong compatriots would say that I was well trained at La Salle. If such hypothesis is true, I glorify all the credits to my respectful English teacher, Mr. Daniel Chan of La Salle College. During my 1994 Hong Kong visit, our fellow old boys told me that Mr. Daniel Chan passed away ten years ago, while teaching at our brother school CSK; so, this paragraph serves as an epitaph in memoriam to my greatest high school English teacher.
c h pang 2007-11-03 02:07:33
After so many years of his passing, I have this fond memory of Mr. Daniel Chan… Oh, he was just HANDSOME, HANDSOME, HANDSOME!! …and more, he could relate to students well. He was very approachable at all times. He would give you a soft smile when you were good, …but his eyes would look like a tiger when you were not behaving, especially no homework! When explaining a complicated math theorem, “…can you follow?” said Mr. Chan to the class. He always made sure we understood the problem. Also, he taught my English class. He always graded my compositions A, B… never C. Thank you!! He had a good voice for a teacher… loud enough for boys in the back… and his ever stern voice kept us awake in those hot lazy summer days. …more, when Mr. Chan got angry, his voice was like a thunder … “STOP TALKING!” he yelled, …then the whole class fell dead silent. It was the same year I left for college in the States that Mr. Chan joined a new faculty at another new school. I was well finished my Master’s when I heard of his passing. It just broke my heart!… it still does. I wish I could now sit down with him to have a beer and thank him face to face. “…let me light up a Salem for you, Mr. Chan… want another round of San Miguel?… here, let me pour it for you… cheer, bottom-up!!” …and that’s my tribute to my favorite teacher of my La Salle experience. Thank you, c h pang California, US
Posted on the OBA Chatboard by Dr. Robert Yuen Kar Ngai (71) on 29 July 2005
Quote: It was with regret that we heard of the news that Dr. CHAN Wai Kai, a prominent Catholic ophthamologist in private practice in Central and old boy of LSC in its early days had passed away recently. He had been, among other things, Honorary Lecturer in Ophthamologist of HKU, teaching generations of medical students the clinical science of eye diseases and Master of the Guild of St. Luke (Hong Kong Catholic Doctors’ Association). He would be long remembered as a gentle and generous doctor with deep empathy for his patients and their families. Unquote
Dr Chan was also the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society between 1969 and 1971.
The following is contributed by Clarence Ng (1969) in April 2010.
Mr. George Felix Chanduloy’s Chinese name was 陳炳江; and Chanduloy was evolved from his father’s name Chan Du Loy, earmarked by the old era of colonial Hong Kong.
He was a young Master degree graduate from The University of Hong Kong, with a major in English and a minor in French. Mr. Chanduloy taught upper level class English at La Salle College. One of his main obnoxious attributes was holding a stick in the classroom, and he swung it dangerously like a sword. It could be his fever in the sport of fencing, or his blind belief in an outdated education philosophy, “spare the rod, spoil the child.” I was always behaving in his class, and he never beat me.
In addition to his hectic teaching schedule at La Salle College, Mr. Chanduloy led the LSC fencing team members to HK-TVB Enjoy Yourself Tonight Show. This was the first time that LSC fencing team had a chance to demonstrate their sport to the public of Hong Kong. He was also the playwright and director of a Christmas drama at LSC, adding performance arts and entertainment to our school.
While he was teaching at La Salle College, his younger brother was a LSC student, a fellow classmate of some of my good friends. That was how Mr. Chanduloy and his brother were well mixed with students. We all considered Mr. Chanduloy as our big brother too. He was in love with electronic Hi Fi and all types of music. He was generously sharing his huge music collections (in black vinyl albums and open-reel-to-reel tapes) with students.
After LSC, Mr. Chanduloy taught at Ng Wah College.
Mr Chanduloy returns to HK occasionally and he has very fond memories of his LSC days both as a student and a teaching staff.
Vincent Fung (class of 68) 2011-10-05 16:00:47
My best memory of Mr. Chanduloy is his involvement in the lifes of the students around him. Being an introvert, he “pushed” me, without success, to have a part in one of the first plays he wrote and directed at LSC. He was also kind enough to include me in the summer swimming outings and even invite me to the Christmas party. Underneath some of his unconevntional teaching style, he was actually a very kind and caring person. Even with the passage of time, such experiences are still on my mind. I have not heard about him since I left HK in 1969–until I came upon this posting. I do wish him well in all his endevours.
Brother Alphonsus Chee was born in Ipoh, Malaysia in 1928, a famous tin-mining city and was once the richest city in the area. He was the sixth child in family of 5 boys and 5 girls. He started his studies in the prestigious. St. Michael’s Institution (SMI) run by the Christian Brothers. During the War, Brother Alphonsus stayed in the farm of his brother in Ipoh. He spent his time planting potatoes and vegetables. After the War, he resumed his studies in SMI. He became a teacher of SMI in 1950. In 1954, he joined the Order. Then Brother Alphonsus was transferred to Penang for further training. He served in Penang for many years. Later on, he went to the University of New South Wales, Australia for further education. After serving for 2 years in Malaysia, he came to Hong Kong.
In 1968, Brother Alphonsus started teaching in La Salle College. He became the Principal of De La Salle Secondary School, Fanling in 1971-72. Then he returned to La Salle College. Besides teaching, he was the Tennis Master. Lester Huang, one of the Past Presidents of the LSCOBA, belonged to his team. Under his guidance, La Salle College shone in the Interschool Tennis Competitions.
After serving for about 10 years in La Salle College, he was appointed the Deputy Head of the school in 1978. In September 1984, he became the Principal of La Salle College. He upheld discipline and order in the coming six years, Under his tutelage, the fame of La Salle College reached a new horizon. La Salle College captured the Overall Championship in the Interschool Athletics Meet for 5 consecutive years. The soccer team, volleyball team, squash team, fencing team and the swimming team dominated the interschool competitions. The Omega Rose Bowl – the Grand Championship in all interschool sports was always kept in our office. Acadmic results were superb. Take an example. In 1986, Kam Chi Kong scored straight A’s in the HKCEE and won the Charles Frankland Moore Award of the Sino British Fellowship Trust Scholars Association. Other students won numerous local and overseas scholarships. The Chinese Debating Team won several championships during these years.
As mentioned, Brother Alphonsus believes in order and discipline. Routine must be adhered. He accepted no excuses. However, these were superficial findings only. Deep in his heart he cared about everyone. He cared about the welfare of the minor staff. He was ready to approve student activities as long as they were reasonable. Michael Lee (1987) and Constantine Au (1987) had this experience:
‘1988, Samson Cheung of F.7C left for the USA. His departure time was in the afternoon on a school day. Many of us would like to wish him farewell. We were “selected” by our schoolmates to speak to Brother Alphonsus. We went to the Principal’s Office early in the morning, with our hands and feet trembling. What we had in mind were: “Why the two of us?” Brother Alphonsus asked why we wanted to speak to him. I answered, “Samson Cheung of F.7C is leaving today and …” Well, I dared not to continue. Michael Lee finished my sentence by saying, “and we want to wish him farewell in the airport.” We waited quietly for his answer. After one or two seconds Brother Alphonsus asked quietly, “What is his departure time?” About 3 o’clock and we want to skip the last lesson.” We stood there for another 5 seconds. “Boys of F.7C can go. Give me the names of the other students who wish to go. You can leave after lunch time.” Well, now I know what the Bible means by “Ask and you will receive.’
In 1990, Brother Alphonsus retired. He is now enjoyed his time in the Brothers’ Residence on the fifth floor reading books and browsing the Internet.
Bro Alphonsus was my head master in the early 70’s. After leaving for US in ’74, he remembered my name when I returned for the first time to visit him after he retired. we continued to send Christmas greetings until last year. He was so happy to see me when I last visited him again when his health began to grow weak. He will be missed as a teacher, mentor, and a friend.
Brother Anthony Cheung, La Salle Brother, passed away, in Assunta Hospital in the early hours of 25 May 1999 after a long illness. Soon after retirement in 1997 he was not in the best of health but remained reasonably active till his admission to Assunta Hospital on 5 April. Brother Anthony Cheung, though born in Hong Kong, chose to remain in Malaysia to exercise his ministry in five La Sallian establishments. Wherever he was, be it in Penang, Taiping, Kowloon, lpoh or Petaling Jaya, he was noted as a man of many talents which he put to use for the good of his students, readers and subjects in training. He is better known as the editor of the popular students’ magazine “Crusader” which was always looked forward to by the students in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Through this ministry he built a wide network of friends and well-wishers who donated generously to his charitable works for the orphans and poor of India. Over and above his main interest in publishing the “Crusader”, later renamed “The Young Lasallian”, he was the indefatigable secretary and confidante to five Provincials that spanned a record-breaking 30 years. Information obtained from http://archives.catholic.org.hk/memory/A-Cheung.htm According to a Br. Felix in Malaysia advised that Br. Anthony Cheung is buried in Cheras Christian Cemetery in Kuala Lumpur. When in KL, visitors can take a taxi to the cemetery. One should follow the road to the top of hill to his left where there is a small unused reception chapel. The Brothers are buried in a straight row to the right of the chapel as one approaches it. Br. Felix (residing in Petaling Jaya, a suburb of KL) says he is willing to assist with a visit help if necessary or the Brothers at St John’s Institution could also help. If any Old Boy visits the cemetery, please take photos of the graves and send them to the email@example.com, as there may be other Brothers who worked in HK (not only LSC) who are buried there, and the OBA would like to help the Brothers in Hong Kong with such findings. Thank you.
TC 2012-05-21 18:46:01
I was one of those who lived with Br Anthony Cheung in Petaling Jaya. I was under his tutelage; there were more than 15 at one stage. He was the Director of the Scholasticate programme. He taught cathecism in La Salle Primary School (Br. Leo was Headmaster). He was an inspiration to all the young Lasallians through his publication which was very popular. He also used to collect and re-sell used stamps and the money was sent to India. Many well-wishers used to collect used stamps and they would arrive; a great place for teenage schoolboys to spend hours looking through and selecting the used stamps. What strikes me most was he was a Brother that gave out red packets during Chinese New Year and we all looked forward to that; especially those who did not go back home. He was a Brother. And he was family.
Chu T C’71 2004-08-24 19:50:10
As far as I know, he never taught at LSPS but only at LSC. Aside from the above contributions, Bro. Anthony-Philip was well known for his work in setting up and was the conductor/music director of the LSC orchestra. During the summer holidays, he and the late Bro. Henry organised boating and swimming outings for the orchestral members and families. Another area he was actively involved in was in “training and recruiting” (I do not know the religious term)young men as future Brothers. He had four under his “tutelage” at one time but unfortunately, the program did not achieve the successes that we all hoped for.
The following was posted on the OBA Chatboard (modified) on David Cheung’s passing.
RIP David Cheung (63) Dear All
I am very saddened to share with you that David Cheung (63), a former loyal Committee Member of the LSCOBA for many years, passed away early Wednesday morning, 20th January 2010. David suffered from cancer, which was discovered middle of 2009.
David was extremely proud to be a Lasallian, and he had been a loyal supporter of Lasallian affairs for many years.
At 11 years old, David left Pooi To (培道) Primary School and entered LSC’s P5 in January 1956 (at that time LSPS was not yet open). The school was then located on Perth Street. In Sept 1956, he repeated P5 as the academic standard of his former school was different from La Salle’s. In September 1957, David entered the new LSPS grounds on La Salle Road as a P6 boy. David entered LSC F1 in 1959, which was still occupying the Perth Street Campus, so he had to move from LSPS La Salle Road to Perth Street. In F2, he returned to La Salle Road campus as the school moved back to La Salle Road after the British Army released the building back to the Brothers.
So he used to tell me that, as a kid, he had a very confused childhood, as he didn’t understand why he had to move school (campus) all the time!! David offered me much help with my research into Perth Street, through his many stories and personal memories, like opening an umbrella in a leaking classroom during heavy rain, folding paper boats and setting them off in a flooded classroom, burning the grass of the hill behind the school etc.
David studied all the way to F7 in LSC, and then left HK for studies in N. America.
David was a faithful supporter of many school events and sports competitions. When I played soccer for La Salle in the early 1980s, David was already watching interschool games. Besides, David was always full of life. He was a globe-trotter and visited dozens of countries worldwide in all continents, including many very exotic destinations. He once told me he had visited all provinces of China, including the origins of Huang Ho in Qinghai Province, and I think he had to engage a jeep and a driver and it took days of poor roads to get there. David had been a travel columnist for a magazine, sharing his travel tales.
Besides his travel, David had achieved some outstanding episodes in life that few could match. He had completed many 100Km Oxfam HK Trailwalkers and half marathrons through the years, and also completed many Sower Action walks to Guangzhou from HK, fund raising for the charity. However, those achievements were only warm-ups for this man’s ultimate challenge of his life, a 2,800 kilometres walk from HK to Beijing, also for Sower’s Action to raise funds for China’s needy school children. While participants could take part by picking different stages of the walk to Beijing, David is said to be the only participant to walk every day of the 120 day walk, two others who walked the full journey were taken ill on some of the days in between. The group walked 6 days a week, and on the rest day, David still had energy to go to the local Chinese discos for some dancing and fun, he recalled. On the journey, David he wore out three pairs of shoes and shed quite a few pounds on the way, and he was very happy all through the journey.
David was still serving in the OBA Committee up to the term 2008-09. In June 2009, at an OBA Committee dinner gathering, the committee gave David a surprise birthday celebration, and he could not stop smiling that evening. Unfortunately, soon after, David learnt that he had cancer in the throat.
I visited David just before Christmas in his office, and although he was considerably thinner, he was still relatively bright. As an insurance agent, he was still eagerly “running numbers”, and was proud to show me he was still one the top of top agents in his team, and was due to win another trip! As we departed at our last encounter, he still offered me a firm handshake, and I told him to keep fighting and he gave me a nod. A few weeks ago, the man happily went on the last earthly trip, to Vietnam. Good for him! He returned to HK on the 16th January, and recommenced work on 18th January. He was still working on 19th January, and he passed away on the 20th January. This guy truly lives life to its full, and with no regrets.
Many of us in La Salle will remember David in our own fond way. At the Committee meeting of the OBA later that January, the Committee observed a minute’s silence for David.
From being much a senior to me, seeing me play football for LSC when I was in my early teens in the early 1980s, David became a life long friend of mine, enjoying hikes, jokes, the Trailwalker, hearty meals, stories and pranks, and also serving the interests for old boys in the OBA in the committee. Please pray for the soul of David, and we will see him in heaven later.
David, who turned closer to God in his final days, was a bachelor and lived with his father, stepmother and one of his younger sisters in Kowloon City, the same place he called home since at least his 1950s La Salle Perth Street days.
With a heavy heart,
Mark Huang (85)
Photos of David on his 2,800Km walk to Beijing. David is wearing shorts in the center in the first photo, and the only one wearing shorts in the second.
“Cheung Sir” did give good memories to every Lasallian as an excellent teacher and coach! we will miss you always!
Bill Foo (71) 2005-11-17 01:37:42
I left LSC during form 2 in 1968 for the United States. I have very fond memories of T.P. Cheung, not only as an outstanding coach of sports teams, but also as a mentor of social skills. Oddly enough, I returned to LSC in 1989 to visit Brother Henry and also ran into T.P. I was delighted that without hesitation he remembered my name after 21 years!
Edward Yan 2005-09-30 13:42:45
Hats off to Mr TP Cheung. His contributions to the School was undeniably significant for decades; his experience, skills, wit … all unique yet somewhat unorthodox in style. I was fortunate to receive the guidance from Mr. Cheung and Rev. Bro. Thomas during my years, and grateful to able to service my Mother School a little. It was a fond memory.
Lee Fong 2004-11-27 16:59:45
I heard that TP Cheung used to teach at a Yuen Long school (for 1 year) after graduated from “Law Fu Kwok” academy before joining LS. Even though he was very young, he was credited A Team commander-in-Chief for the A team, thus embarking his life-long battle with DBS. Before Day 3, he would summon and brief all his soliders at the lecture theatre hall. After giving instructions and preparatory information for the battle next day, he would give $10 “car-horse-fee” to them, and warned them that shouldn’t take bus cos would meet traffic jam. SHould take ferry or MTR (2nd best) to travel to the battlefield. His son used to be a top student at LSC but left for overseas school after F.4. He didn’t seem to inherit his dad’s sports talent and thus didn’t join any sports team. What a pity!
Tony Gomes (1974) 2004-11-11 20:54:41
I’m sure T.P. Cheung is all that everyone says he is for La Salle but when I think of him, I think of all the boys on the sports teams that he helped mould. His style may not have ‘by the book’ but I feel the lessons I learned about hard work resulting in good results has helped immensely. Another thing I learned from him is that you have to accept the bad (results) with the good and just move on and stop complaining. When I think of my years at La Salle, T.P. Cheung is the first name to come to mind.
Clement Chan (87) 2004-09-14 18:50:29
Mr. T.P.Cheung is the TRUE defender of La Salle Spirit. Nobody does it better than him. His service at LSC should be 1965-1997. He became Sports Master in 1982-83, the year I started to enrol at LSC.
David Hsu (1973) 2004-06-29 12:59:03
TP Cheung taught F1A in the 67-68 of General Science which the class had to go to the science lab. In those days, English was the teaching medium and Mr Cheung although speaking in English tended to be uptight and “hotted’ his finger while telling us the ins and outs of a “Bunsen Burner”.
Mark Huang (85) 2004-06-29 00:05:06
A man of total devotion to La Salle. He has helped make La Salle into what it is today. Period.
The following is contributed by Clarence Ng (1969) in April 2010.
In a cold winter day, a young man with tall and skinny figure, greased short hair, wearing a pair of golden metal frame eye-glasses, an old fashion blue cotton long sleeve cheong-sam (長衫robe), and shinny shoes, carrying a small suitcase, with his head tilted a little high and looking far away, with his silent steps, he was roaming across a Roman medieval style architecture …
It sounded picture perfect, like reading a novel! It was not fiction but a fact. Those were the days, when Mr. John Cheung was teaching at our Majestic Dome campus. Mr. John Cheung, with a Master degree from The University of Hong Kong, taught only upper classes F.5 to F.7 at La Salle College. The subjects he was teaching would include pure mathematics, applied mathematics, physics, chemistry, and additional mathematics. He trained the students for the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination and the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination.
He was the well known mastermind driving the La Salle boys to excellence. He aimed ambitiously high and always tried to set a better academic achievement record for LSC. That meant more Distinctions and more awards each year. I was lucky to have Mr. John Cheung teach me chemistry. We had a lot of Distinctions and Credits in our class. During his lecture time, he never told any jokes, never wasted any time in class. He kept teaching, reinforcing, and making sure every student remembered his lecture. He upgraded LSC lecture to university level, and he demanded high academic performance from the students. He propelled LSC to become one of the most renowned schools in Hong Kong.
In 1969, Mr. John Cheung left LSC and went to teach at Saint Mary’s Canossian College. After all these years, I still remember our conversation, as I was talking to him on his final days at LSC. The La Salle boys had not thwarted his epic ego as a super teacher; he just simply wanted to teach girls.
The following was the announcement for a Birthday Banquet for Mr. Chiu Siu Lai in Toronto, posted by Alexander Cheung(82) on 15-Sep-01
Dear All, The birthday party for Mr. Chiu is just around the corner. I urge you to come out to join us at this rather special occasion.I hardly know any OB who spent close to half a century of his life in La Salle College. For Mr. Chiu, 6 years as a student and then 40 as a teacher. As of yesterday we had received reservations from about 60 OB’s from a broad array of Classes from the 40’s to the 90’s. Gifts from other LSCOBA Chapters will also be presented to Mr. Chiu that night. The newly founded California Chapter will have their birthday present brought up personally this weekend by one of their directors, amazing eh? If you are interested and would like to find out more in details, then please click onto our Toronto Chapter page under the Overseas Chapters link. You can also register on line too, and your registration will be confirmed by myself as soon as I receive it. We look forward to seeing you there next Friday! Yours in the Bond, Alexander
The following was shared by Mike Kwong (67) on 30 Sep 2003: Dear all: Mr. Chu, our LS teacher who used to teach our Chinese was passed away on Sept 23 , in Hong Kong from massive heart attack. Let us pray for our respected teacher and let our prayers and sympathy be passed on to his family & friends. His picture, during his visit to Edmonton a while back, could be seen in our chapter’s photo album. Regards, Mike Kwong The following was a sharing from Chris Leung, a former student, on the passing of Mr Chu: Chris Leung on Mr Chu while he was a student in LSC: “Mr. Chu taught us Chinese Literature and Chinese History for many years (from F1 – F.5). If I am not mistaken, I also had him for Matric. We called him “CHU LO” who took over the Chinese subjects from Mr. Yip Wing Lam. Despite his boring teaching style, he was a great teacher who always prepared for his lessons. He was a gentleman who took his responsibilities seriously. He also made life easier for us with his notes. We took advantage of his “softness” by calling him names all the time, but he was not offended because he loved his students. It was sad to hear he passed away after his two visits to Edmonton. Chris” (end of quote) The photo attached shows a visit of Mr Chu to Edmonton in the early 1990s. Left to right are: Mike Kwong, Edmund Tse, Mr Chu Yum Kwan, Chris Leung and Dr. Louis Chan.
Brother Basilien Coin was born on 9th June 1873 in France. The date of his arrival to Hong Kong was on 22nd August while the year could not be traced. He was the Prefect of Boarders. He died in Indo-China (today’s Vietnam) in 1944.