CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 23 September 2017

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Death Notice - Brother Thomas Favier

 
Brother Thomas Favier, of the De La Salle Brothers died peacefully in Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Hong Kong on Thursday, September 7, after 62 years in the religious life.
 
Brother Favier joined the De La Salle Brothers in 1955 when he was 13-years-old. He completed his novitiate in 1959, after which he was sent to England to take his O and A Levels. He completed his teacher training at the La Salle Teacher Training College in 1964. 
 
He returned to Hong Kong and, in September of that year, began long and memorable 53-year journey at St. Joseph’s College, Kennedy Road. 
 
Brother Favier started out as a teacher and eventually became the school’s principal and supervisor in 1986. He retired as principal in 2002 but remained as supervisor until 2014 when he finally retired and enjoyed some peace. 
 
Apart from teaching and managing the school. Brother Favier was well-known for his love of football and this helped to fuel the football and sports scene at St. Joseph’s College. He is remembered as gentle but tough as well as capable and open-minded. 
 
His dedication to St. Joseph’s College over the past 53 years saw the grooming of many pillars and leaders in society. 
 
Brother Favier will be dearly remembered and missed by his confrérès, friends and students. 
 
A Requiem Mass was scheduled for Friday, September 22, at the New Hall of St. Joseph’s College, on Kennedy Road. The funeral Mass was celebrated at the same venue on Saturday, September 23, followed by interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Happy Valley.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made by way of cheques payable to Saint Joseph’s College Foundation Limited or by direct deposit into The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, bank account number 047-842653-292. 
 
Please designate the donation for the Brother Thomas Memorial Fund. Donations will be used to the promote of the St. Joseph’s College. 
 
May Brother Favier rest in peace.

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