††††††††††† 1.†††††††† Message from Jude Lai Kok Chye, Husband of Grace Chia Soo Itt, received 7 September 2014:
††††††††††† Dear Friends,
††††††††††† Very sad to announce to you that my dear wife Grace Chia Soo Itt has passed away peacefully on 5th September
††††††††††† 2014 after a short period of illness. All the children and grandchildren are back with her. She was hospitalized since 13th August 2014 ††††† in Assunta Hospital. Petaling Jaya. Selangor.
††††††††††† We have brought her home to No 6 Jalan SS 2/4A Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
††††††††††† The house she has always been so proud of and kept it so well.
††††††††††† The Church funeral Mass will be held at Saint Ignatius Church Petaling Jaya on 9th September 2014 at 10.30am
††††††††††† and there after cortege will leave for cremation at Nirvana Shah Alam Crematorium. We will be conducting the seven days, night prayers †††††††† in the house at 8.30 pm..
††††††††††† Please pray for her Soul, which is now with the Lord.
††††††††††† Jude Lai Kok Chye
††††††††††† 2.†††††††† Remembering Soo Itt: A tribute to Soo It- singing beautifully. (please click for a musical tribute)
††††††††††† 3.†††††††† E-mail from Angeline Ong received 7 September 2014
††††††††† Hi Sau San,
††††††††† I just opened my email and received shocking news from Kok Chye,† Soo Itt's husband. She passed away yesterday in †††††††† Assunta Hospital. Her body is now at home. Her funeral is on 9th Sept. All her children are at home with her. I last †† saw her at her son's Art Exhibition in S'pore in May. I can't believe she's gone. Now we won't have our nightingale at ††††††††† our reunions. May her soul rest in peace.
††††††††† I'll be in Melbourne tomorrow.
††††††††††† 4. Messages received from Mimi and Jim
††††††††††† Dear fellow Kirkbyites,
††††††††††† We were shocked and saddened by the unexpected demise of Chia Soo Itt (1959 Ė 1960). We didnít know that she was ill ††††††††††† because we met her at the Penang Kirkby reunion in June and she was perfectly alright then. The same cheerful and sweet Soo ††††††††††† Itt, always volunteering to go on stage to sing during the reunions. She will be greatly missed.
††††††††††† In sadness,
††††††††††† Mimi & Jim
††††††††††† Dear Kok Chye and family,
†††††††††† It is indeed with sadness we learn of the demise of Soo Itt and we offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to you all.
†††††††††† With fond memories we recall our endearing friendship with her from our College to recent days. Since her stay with us in †† April/May 2002 we have met up each year either at all our Kirkby Reunions, in Genting Highlands and even in Singapore. We ††††††† shared many a happy meal together with laughter and merriment. We remember her phone calls to us in Singapore and Ipoh. ††††††††††† She made it a point to keep track of our travels and contacting us.
†††††††††† She is sweet of nature and gentle in friendship. To this end we will remember and miss her.
†††††††††† May her soul repose in peace.
†††††††††† Chong Lay and Mimi