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Chin Fah Yap MB BCh BAO, 1977 (died 26 February 11)

(obituary by Che Cheung, Melanie Yap)

Born in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia on 16th March, 1951 Dr. Yap passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer in Canton, China, on Saturday 26th February 2011.
Dr. Yap touched many lives with his kindness, generosity of spirit and all-round decency. He was the consummate gentlemen – tolerant, commanding but without conceit.  The youngest son of a family of thirteen, Chin Fah Yap attended St. Michael’s Institution in Ipoh, a La Sallian Community school. From 1968 – 1971 he completed his GCE Ordinary and Advanced Levels in the Coleraine Academical Institution. In 1971 he was admitted into Queens University Belfast medical school, graduating in the summer of 1977.
After his houseman’s year in Manchester, England, he returned to serve in the Malaysian Army as a medical officer. On leaving the Army he entered private practice in Ipoh, where he worked for several years before eventually settling in Perth, Australia in 1989 as a general practitioner. Sadly, Dr. Yap lost his dear wife, Fee Sim Leong to cancer in 2002. Fee Sim was also a Queens University Belfast graduate.
Dr. Yap is survived by his son Ben (31) and daughter Melanie (29), his elderly mother (89) and ten siblings.
“Sovereign Ruler of the skies,
Ever gracious, ever wise,
All my times are in Your hand,
All events at Your command,
And all our souls in Your keeping.” David H. Roper.
There never was a finer man; there is a new star in the firmament.


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