Monday, December 21, 2015

Bobby Chew Passes On

Announcement: Got a call from Mr Anthony Lourdes, secretary of the OMA that Master Bobby Chew Yat Sun has passed on two days ago. Master Bobby was an ex-OMA committee member. Wake will be at Canning Garden Methodist Church at 8.30pm on 21 December 2015. Funeral service at the same church on 22 December 2015 at 10am, to be followed by cremation at Kek Lok Seah crematorium in Bercham. 
On behalf of the Michaelian community, we extend our deepest condolence to his son, Alvin Chew and his family.
May his soul rest in peace.
This article was written on Friday, August 24, 2007 to honour Master Chew Yat Sun.
Through The Corridor Of St Michael's Primary-Remembering Our Teachers
Picture One: "That's how you dribble a ball, boys", said Bobby Chew to his pupils. (1962)
Picture Two: Bobby with a pack of "wolf cubs" (anak serigala). The teacher Miss Lim Cheng Gaik (fourth from left) later became Mrs Bobby Chew. (1962)

Picture Three: Bobby Chew( back row, third from right) and teachers of SMI in 1962. HM that time was Mr Lim Guan Choe. 

Said Bobby Chew: My contributions to SMI Primary could go on and on, but I maintain that if more Old Michaelians lend a helping hand, the society would have a more pleasant place to live in.

I have always been inspired and guided by this saying, "I come this way but once, whatever I can do, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again". There is no more gratifying and satisfying than to see the appreciation and the faces of someone you have helped.

During his 25 years in SMI, teacher Bobby Chew had contributed some RM120,000 for SMI, through his personal efforts by going from shops to shops, neighbours, church members and people on the streets. His colleagues, parents and pupils remember his warm, pleasant and approachable personality, the traits of a worthy Michaelian. Currently, Bobby Chew is a committee member of the Old Michaelians Association.
Note: Mr Bobby Chew, 66 this year, started teaching in SMI beginning 1962 and retired in 1996, years of illustrious and dedicated service in producing and grooming thousands of pupils, who I believe, still remember this man who firmly advocates a vibrant Michaelian spirit among the fraternity. On his last day of service, on Sept 25, 1996, Brother Ultan Paul presented Mr Bobby Chew with a plaque with the inscription, " A Token Of Sincere Appreciation From The LaSalle Brothers For Excellent Service At St Michael's Institution, Ipoh."

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