Dear Old Boys and Friends of DBS,

Maurice Siu Cheuk Ming (nickname 燒雞, Class of 1989), 42, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 21, 2012, at Kwong Wah Hospital with his family present.  

Maurice had been suffering with germ cell cancer for the past three years.  He had bravely confronted and fought the disease until he succumbed to cancer and drifted off to be with the Lord last Friday.  Maurice is survived by his beloved wife, Irene Fung and his adored 2-year-old daughter Siu Chuen Yan.  He is also survived by his parents and several siblings. 

Maurice was born on October 11, 1969 and was the eighth of the ten children.  Maurice was an outstanding track athlete during his years in DBS.  He broke several records in long and short distance run, in particular, his record in Division A 1500-meter long run had not been beaten for more than two decades.  After graduation, Maurice had been actively participating in the DSOBA and was an ex-General Committee member.  Maurice received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Hong Kong and had spent over 10 years teaching math and physical education in different primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong.  Despite the fact that Maurice had been battling cancer in recent years, as a Christian, he still travelled around sharing his own experiences, hoping to enlighten others to have faith, courage and persistence in time of adversity.

The following is the arrangement of the Funeral Service for Maurice:

·         Funeral Service – a Funeral Service will be held at the All Saints’ Cathedral (address: No. 11 Pak Po Street, Mongkok) at 2:30pm on Saturday, October 20, 2012.  The Very Reverend Samson Fan will be officiating.  The family will receive relatives, friends as well as all members of the DBS family at the Service.  Kindly refrain from driving as parking space around the Cathedral is limited.

·         Cremation – the Funeral Service will be followed by cremation which will take place at Cape Collinson Crematorium.  Free shuttle bus service is available to pick up guests from the All Saints’ Cathedral to the crematorium.  A return shuttle bus will bring guests back to the Cathedral after the cremation.

·         Repast – a repast will be held at Sportful Garden Chinese Restaurant 陶源酒家 at Stanford Hotel 仕德福酒店at 5:00pm on the same day.  Stanford Hotel is situated right opposite to the Cathedral on Soy Street.  For those who are planning to attend the repast, kindly send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your attendance.

·         Sharing Contribution – in memory of Maurice, the family is initiating a call for old boys and friends to share their words of condolence, memories and thoughts about Maurice.  Please email your sharing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Monday, October 8, 2012.  The sharing received will be featured in the service booklets.

·         Donations – in lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations be made to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund (香港癌症基金會).  Envelopes for donations will also be available at the Cathedral. 

Our dear friend Farid Samy passed away at York Hospital in Toronto on April 7, 2012 at 3:30PM. As it was his wish to have a Muslim funeral, services took place the following day starting at 11:30AM with viewing/visitation at the Mosque (Islamic Foundation of Toronto), then prayers at noon, and finally burial at York Cemetery (Section 20/Plot 1392) by 1PM.

The following is an excerpt from Farouk Samy’s (his older brother) message:

“I wanted to let you know that my brother, Farid passed away peacefully last Saturday April 7. He never recovered from his coma. It would have been 2 years this month in a coma state. Our family is grateful that his suffering has now ended. Farid was buried Sunday in accordance with Islamic rites which required burial to happen within 24 hours. I miss him and I am sure you too as well. Farid hadn't really changed from the time he left DBS to the time before he had the coma. He was still the Farid you all knew him - fun, joker, life of the party. He always reminded me that there is a child within us no matter how old we are. I hope you all have fond memories of him.”


Submitted by Russell Yeh (74)

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Adam Butt Sr. (class of 1968) after a 10 month courageous fight against cancer at the age of 60. Adam was born on the 4th of May, 1950 and left us on the 11th of November, 2010 at 10:22pm.

Adam was a stellar athlete, amusing classmate and a “rascal” at DBS.  Adam had many roles in his life time. He was a good son, a caring brother, a trusted friend, a hard worker, a loving husband, a brilliant father and the undisputed gold medalist of occasional temper tantrum.

His role may have changed during the different stages of his life, but the characteristics that define who he was remained unchanged. He was a man with unquestionable work ethnics and integrity. His charisma, warmth and sense of humor have enriched the lives of those who were privileged to have known him. His determination, competitiveness, resilience, and amazing display of “balls” were clearly demonstrated in his final battle with a notorious disease. These are the characteristics that defined this special man that we all know as Adam Butt Sr.   No doubt his classmates, friends, associates, relatives and family will cherish his legacy and always remember him in his light.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, and son, Adam Jr.



It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Eric Benjamin Randall (Class of 1941) on Saturday, 9th April, 2011.

He is survived by his wife Lena, Brothers Gordon and Malcolm (Also of DBS).

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 26th April, 2011 at St. John's Cathedral, Garden Road at 2:30p.m. followed by cremation at
Cape Collinson.

A celebration of Eric's life will be heald on Wednesday, 27th April, 2011 at Kowloon Cricket Club, Cox's Road. Friends and relatives are
welcome to attend.


Mr. Donald Brittan, former teacher of DBS from 1948 to 1957, passed away on the late evening of the 28th of October, 2010. He did not suffer any long-term illness and passed away at his home, in peace and in the company of his wife.


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