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Father Finneran Memorial Fund

Of your charity pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Patrick J. Finneran, S.J.
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This Memorial Fund was set up as a tribute to Rev Father Patrick J Finneran, S.J. who had devoted his life to nurturing generations of Wah Yan College Kowloon students in their formative years. Father Patrick J Finneran was born on 23 January 1915 in Roscommon in Ireland and died on 1 October 1989 in Hong Kong. Fr. Finneran served the Wah Yan College Kowloon community with pride and dignity for over three decades before God took him away from us to a better place. He was buried at the St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Happy Valley, Hong Kong.

Why did we launch the fund nearly 17 years after Fr Finneran passed away?

The late Mr. Francis Kong was sponsoring sporting activities and looking after the Tennis Team after Fr Finneran's death. Mr. Kong was a staunch supporter of extra-curricular activities in WYK before his tragic death last year. Many of us benefited from Mr. Kong¡¦s generosity of treating us to a lunch buffet when we performed well in interschool sports competitions.

Now that Mr. Kong passed away, it was felt appropriate to set up a designated fund as a living memorial for05/28/2013ibutions in WYK. In the summer of 2006, Mr. William Lee (1972 WYK Tennis Team Captain) organized a group of WYK ex-students - Wahyanites to set up a memorial fund to commemorate and support in perpetuity the kind of commitment Fr Finneran had shown for WYK students.

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Last modified at 11/08/2010