Tuesday, March 18, 2014

R.I.P Mr Laurence How, former Hon. Secretary of CAS

Mr. Laurence How (23rd Oct 1947 - 15th Mar 2014) was one of the founders of Chess Association of Selangor backed in 1974. He held the position as Hon. Secretary from day 1 of the Association until 1984 when he passed the baton to the late Mrs. Jackie Wong. Then, he moves on to become the Hon. Secretary of MCF before he quits chess to set up MUFC in 1992.

Without his 10 years of contributions in CAS and able to identify Mrs. Jackie Wong as his successor to replace him in the Hon. Secretary post who in turn have contributed 16 years of her life to the post. In 1996, Mrs. Wong too had identified Mr. Lim Tse Pin as her successor and passed over the baton to him in 2000. Mr. Lim too has served at the post for 14 years since then. Without the dedication from three of them, CAS may not have lasted until today.

Today, Mr. Lim on behalf of CAS and MCF, had attended his funeral that took placed at Nirwana Shah Alam. Mr. Lim alongside with Mr. Peter Long (life member of CAS) and Mr. Hamid Majid (former Hon. Secretary of MCF who happened to be the successor to Laurence in MCF when he quits chess) had met up at Laurence's House at 9.15am this morning to pay their last respect to him. His coffin departed from his house in Taman Megah, PJ at 10.15am. Both Mr. Lim and Peter had joined the group of Lawrence's relatives and MUFC members to the cremation site @ Nirwana Shah Alam.

Below are the photos at the cremation site:-

The final ritual
Relatives paying their last respect before cremation
Goodbye, Laurence.
Last but not least, we @ CAS expresses our sincere gratitude for your contribution to CAS and Malaysian Chess Community at large.