Raphael Wan Sai Cheong died peacefully in Royal City Manor on Friday July 13, 2018 in New Westminster, British Columbia Canada at the age of 87. Raphael is survived by his wife Fung Wan Han Wan, his son William Wan, his sister Yolande Ah-Koon, his brothers Raymond, George, Maxime, Regis, Francois, Roger, and Lucien Wan Sai Cheong and predeceased by his father Michel Wan Sai Cheong, his mother Daisy Wan Sai Cheong, his sister Simone Lising, and his brothers Albert, Alfred, Henry, and Paul Wan Sai Cheong. Raphael was born on September 7, 1930 in Beau-Bassin, Mauritius to Michel Wan Sai Cheong and Daisy Li Yan Mui. He married Fung Wan Han, in 1962. And worked in the Kai Tak Airport of Hong Kong from the mid 1960’s to the late 1980’s serving Jardine Airways and Air France. He moved to Vancouver in 1992.
Prayer Vigil followed by open casket viewing will be held on Thursday August 2, 2018 starting at 7pm at Kearney Funeral Services in Vancouver (450 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E2) with light refreshments to follow until 9pm.Traditional Latin Funeral Mass (closed casket) will be celebrated at 10:30 am Friday August 3, 2018 at Holy Family Church 4851 Beatrice Street Vancouver, BC V5N 4J5, with a lunch reception to follow. Entombment will follow at 2:30pm at Ocean View Burial Park (South Mausoleum) 4000 Imperial St, Burnaby, BC V5J 1A4.
All are welcome to attend and pray for the repose of the soul of Raphael. Floral tributes will not be on display at mass. The family has requested donations to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in lieu of floral tributes.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Raphael Wan September 7 1930 July 13 2018.source