My first cousin Ambrose passed away after a short battle with throat cancer 13th August at 2:00pm. His funeral Mass will be on Tuesday 17th August at 11:00 am at Christ The King Catholic Church at Corner of Greers Road and Memorial Avenue.
There will daily Rosary Recital at their home at 375A Yaldhurst Road, Avonhead.
His widow Doreen Tiong would appreciate it in lieu of flowers, that friends and relatives would place a donation to Nurse Maude Hospice.
Friends and relatives can either go to the Hospice at Mansfield Avenue and the receptionist will be able to help you, or a collection box will be placed at the foyer of the church on funeral day.
And I hope Psalm 23 will comfort all of you who are close to him....
The Lord is My Shepherd I shall not want.....
Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil........
Our cousin Ambrose Tiong Hock Kiat was a very practical and humourous man. He was good at making friends and even better a making relatives laugh in the old fashion Foochow way. As the youngest son of my second uncle Tiong Siew King he had his share of bullies and struggles as part of growing up. But he was never demoralised. He went on to be a good Boys Scout and an adventurer crossing jungle paths and travelling up Sarawak rivers as part of his work in plantation development. Life was good and fulfilling.
This photo above is his profile photo/ face on
Happy days with family. Doreen and he spent more than 40 years together. A devout Catholic from Kuching Doreen has always been strong and charming at the same time. Both have always been generous with their time and are willing to spend quality time with family.
He was a very respectful and filial to his elders - polite to all around. Like a true Boy Scout - he was always so helpful and thoughtful. The elders loved having him around. I would always remember the days he spent with his parents in Bintang Lane in Sibu always hovering around his elderly parents and being very attentive.
I like this photo of him in his cap and his white beard...he looked so much like our great grandfather...so wise and so learned......
When we were young we had this family photo taken.........He is the tall little lithe young boy standing straight on the left of my grandfather. He had dreams too to be the best he could be....This photo was taken for my grandfather's 70th birthday in Sungei Merah.
He may be gone now but his face will always be in our minds.
Rest in peace and in the Lord my Cousin. You are just moving on ahead of us!!