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He lived the teachings of Jesus

autumnDeath came for him at age fifty-seven.
A body ravaged by cancer four times .
To have fought the good fight.
His soul at peace; the crown won.

The Lord called him home.
He was once my boss, my friend.
He was kind; he was generous.
He has left a void, I mourn.

A light in his soul, I saw Christ.
His family and friends always first.
The understanding boss, one with empathy.
A humble man with a big heart.

He’d skip lunch to visit the sick.
He was generous to those in need.
Money and things were tools to help.
He trusted in God’s love and mercy.

His wife and two sons were his world.
He talked about them with love.
His voice would be filled with happiness.
He was thankful for each day with them.

He was a writer, a journalist, an Editor.
“Sunday Starters” a column he wrote.
It was about the ordinary persons – us.
Sundays will never be the same again.

Spare a thought for our less visible workmates.
Share a cup of coffee, smile and listen.
Because everyone has something to tell.
His often repeated urging to everyone.
(Borrowed verse – Soo Ewe Jin)

Bye for now Ewe Jin, rest in peace
Death is not the end; we believe this.
He is now in the house of the Lord.
He fought the good fight, the crown won.

(Soo Ewe Jin: 25 Sep 1959 – 17 Nov 2016)

By C.E. Pereira



I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. In recent years, the younger generation have added on to include spouses from the Philippines, Nigeria and Russia. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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