Obituary News: Ms. Loke Lan KENG

A mother figure to the Singapore magic community, she has departed to heaven. There is no denying that her passing is a great loss to our FISM member club, GWR (The Great Wong Ring). However, we hope that GWR’s juniors will follow in her footsteps, wish her all the best.

On behalf of FISM ASIA
Sats YAMAMOTO

 

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing away of the wife of our late “The Great Wong” – our Ring 115 is named after him: “The Great Wong Ring”. She passed away peacefully this afternoon while listening to Christian worship songs at home. She has lived to a ripe old age of 98.

 

President of The Great Wong

John TEO

 

*This video is created by her son Mr. Victor NG

Obituary News: Mr. Santa Jim CHAN

JIM, a key member of MAHK, one of the FISM member clubs in Asia, passed away on August 13. We are pleased to report here that the funeral service was completed today (see the letter from Kenneth Chan, MAHK President, below for details).

For many years, he was an invaluable part of the Hong Kong and Asian magic community. Especially for the performers and staff at the shows who felt comfortable just having him backstage. I’ll miss him very much and don’t want to imagine that we won’t be able to see his face anymore as I can only remember his smile, but I want to pray for his soul and praise him for all he has done. I hope he will entertain many people in heaven.

On behalf of FISM ASIA
Sats YAMAMOTO

 

 

THE DEATH OF MR. SANTA JIM CHAN

Magicians’ Association of Hong Kong (“MAHK”) announces with great sadness that Mr. Jim Chan (a.k.a. Santa Jim), the Programme Secretary of MAHK Executive Committee, passed away in Hong Kong on 13 August, 2020.

 

Apart from being a professional actor, magician, balloonist, Santa Jim was also a renowned mascot actor and creator, and the only “mascot magician” in Hong Kong. In 2009, Santa Jim won the “2009 Olympic Santa Claus” title in the annual “Santa Claus Winter Games” in Sweden. In 2013, he founded the Santa School Hong Kong.

 

In the world of magic, Santa Jim was an Inner Circle Member of MAHK, and an active member of International Brotherhood of Magicians (Order of Merlin). He took active part in all MAHK theatre productions, both on stage and at backstage. He became the team leader of MAHK Voluntary Service Team in 1997, and managed our voluntary performances. In 2002, Santa Jim was elected to be a member of the MAHK Executive Committee, and had served as the Committee’s Programme Secretary until his sad departure yesterday.

 

Santa Jim made invaluable contributions and provided tremendous leadership and guidance to the establishment and development of MAHK. The MAHK Executive Committee expresses its deepest sorrow for his departure and conveys its deepest condolences to Santa Jim’s family.

 

On behalf of MAHK Executive Committee
Kenneth Chan

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