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HONG KONG (SE): Columban Sister Barbara O’Sullivan died peacefully at the nursing home of the society at Magheramore in Wicklow, Ireland, on September 19.

A veteran of Hong Kong for 51 years, she began work as a nurse on the staff of the Ruttonjee Sanatorium in Wan Chai the day after she got off the boat, an experience that left her with an in-depth understanding of the desperate health situation in the colony at the time.

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Fanfare for the common man

A veteran of many years in Hong Kong, Maryknoll Father Ron Saucci died at the society’s home in New York, the United States of America (US), on September 2.

He had been told more than nine years ago that he had only months to live, but as the hymn says, “Lord, I keep so busy workin’ for the kingdom... Ain’t got time to die.”

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Death notice - Father Thomas McIntyre SJ

 

Father Thomas McIntyre SJ died peacefully on August 4 at Ricci Hall, Hong Kong, at 2:30pm.

Born in Knocksaxon, Balla, County Mayo, Ireland, on 6 February 1926, Father McIntyre entered the Society Jesus at Emo Park, Portlaoise, Laoise, on 7 September 1948

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HONG KONG (SE): Franciscan Father Howard Stunek passed away in Wisconsin, the United States of America (US), on April 5 at the age of 91.

Father Stunek was a co-founder of St. Bonaventure College and High School in Wong Tai Sin. Born in the US in 1925, he joined the Franciscans in 1951. He was ordained a priest in 1957 and came to Hong Kong in 1968.

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Pragmatic good shepherd of Anyang dead at 91

Anyang (SE): The diocese of Anyang, Weihui, Henan province, announced the death of Bishop Thomas Zhang Huaixin on May 8, according to a report on AsiaNews on May 9. He was 91-years-old. 

His coadjutor, Bishop Joseph Zhang Yinlin, who was ordained on 4 August 2015 and who is also the first Chinese bishop since 2012 to have the nod from both the Vatican and China, succeeds Bishop Zhang.

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Final rest for priest of many missions

Hong Kong (SE): Maryknoll Father William Galvin died at Mission St. Teresa’s, Ossining, New York, the United States of America (US) on April 21.  He was 86-years-old and would have celebrated his 60th in the priesthood in June.

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RIP: Deacon Karl Tsang

Hong Kong (SE): Deacon Karl Tsang, of the permanent diaconate of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, died of cancer at Tuen Mun Hospital on April 21 (Thursday) at 8:00pm. He was 72-years-old.

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