Life is a long journey but what is inevitable, is death. What lies beyond – That’s for you to find out. Death comes for us all, the only difference is how you leave.
For Mr. Chow De Sheng (邹德盛), father of local singer-songwriter Yu Heng (宇珩) and DAP’s Tras assemblyperson Chow Yu Hui (邹宇晖), he passed peacefully yesterday morning (22nd April).
His two children wrote fond farewells to him on their Facebook pages. Local singer-songwriter Yu Heng penned a message addressed to her father. “You are now free from pain and you don’t have to suffer anymore,” she wrote. “You held my hand hard, and although you couldn’t say it, we understood. You don’t have to stay in the hospital anymore, you have to go home.”
She disclosed that her father had suffered from a stroke and was unable to eat and speak well after it. They gave him a whiteboard for him to write out his words and he wrote the name of their hometown, Bentong. She reassured her father that they were home and wished him well for his journey ahead. “We’ll take good care of ourselves, you don’t have to worry about us,” she promised. “Remember to follow the light, and keep walking to that paradise world.”
“I’ll take care of mom and (my) siblings,” she said. “Don’t worry about it.” Yu Heng also thanked her father for his upbringing and his contribution towards his education. “Daddy, we love you so much!” she said. “My favourite dad, if we are destined in the next life, I will be your daughter again.”
Her brother, DAP’s Tras assemblyperson Chow Yu Hui spoke fondly of his father’s life work. “My father has devoted his life to education,” Yu Hui wrote. “Now that he has completed his merits, I hope he rests in peace and goes well.” He then publicly announced that his father’s funeral would be on 25th April at 12pm.
Those who knew him wrote their condolences on his children’s Facebook posts. There were several from his students, who fondly recalled being taught by him. Those who knew him personally also left messages, remembering him for the man he was. “Your father is a very nice and responsible friend. My deepest condolences to you and family,” someone commented.
May you rest in peace Mr. Chow De Sheng.