Obiturary - Matron V Cheung 2013

VIVIAN CHEUNG, 89, passed away peacefully on 24th July 2013 in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday 17th August 2013 at the Hong Kong Funeral Home, 679 King's Road, Hong Kong.

Ms. Cheung was born on 24th November 1923. She was the daughter of the late Mr. U Pui Cheung and a sister of the late Sir Oswald V. Cheung. 

She joined Diocesan Boys’ School, the alma mater of her father and 3 brothers, as Matron on 13th February 1981. She gained much of her nursing knowledge during the Second World War as her responsibilities involved administering medical support to the Chinese army.

As Matron, she not only took care of the medical needs of the day students, she also acted as mother or, in her own words, “housekeeper”, for all the boarders. She provided pastoral care, attended to all the needs of the boarders and taught them life skills.

She was highly respected by current and old students of the school and was terribly missed by the whole DBS community when she retired on 15th January 2000 after serving as Matron for almost 20 years. After her retirement she became a resident of the China Coast Community in Kowloon Tong.

Ms. Cheung’s wish to be received into the Catholic Church was fulfilled shortly before her passing.




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