Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Brother Lawrence Spitzig Passes On

The late Brother Lawrence, pix courtesy of The Star

Got An SMS from Mr Adrian Tsen. OMA president
"Brother Lawrence Spitzig passed away at 4.45pm today, Aug 18. Body will be at St John's Inst. tomorrow from 9.30am onwards. Funeral service at St. John's Cathedral at 10am on Aug 20 tentatively.".

To Spitzig, the perils in life are but challenges. To overcome difficulties is to make a mark on the lives of others.
Perhaps Spitzig's achievements can be encapsulated in the following lines:

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing leave behind us
Footsteps on the sands of time;-

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Rest In Peace, Brother Lawrence.

2 comments:

Henry Yew said...

I do not know Brother Lawrence personally, but his account by the NST moved me very much, and not only did he "desire a better country", he certainly deserved one, too.

His dedication and sacrifice for the academic community are beyond commendable.

The same goes for the rest of the La Sallian brothers. I salute them with great reverence.

Rest in peace, Brother Lawrence.

Sincerely,
Yew Guo Zheng
(Form 5Sc1 Year 2005)
Trainee
PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd.
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Manmathan said...

May the soul of Rev. Bro. Lawrence rest in peace....