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Kenny Teoh

Dear friends and family,

I am writing to inform you my brother Kenny Teoh passed away peacefully this morning, August 13, 2020 in the arms of his beloved wife Helen with his son and daughter Drs. Raymond and Tricia Teoh nearby. Kenny was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who cared deeply about family and friends.
 
 
 
Kenny has been the ultimate consummate professional who worked as a Biomedical Engineer at the Baylor Hospital in Dallas before retiring in Austin to be close to his loved ones. Born in July 1948, Kenny attended the prestigious Methodist English High School (MEHS) and matriculated with multiple distinctions. Though accepted into the Rangoon Institute of Medicine in 1969, he chose instead to attend the University of Texas in Austin where he graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and finished with an M.S. in Engineering, specializing in Biomedical technology.

With his love of life, great sense of humor and influenced by the camaraderie of his high school days, Kenny was an early internet pioneer and in collaboration with sister Juliet pioneered the creation of the MEHS Alumni website. Since its February 1998 launch,the MEHSA.org web site has brought together the diaspora of MEHS alums across many countries, enabled countless re-connections, and facilitated Reunions of many old school friends. Kenny delighted in the many testimonials of rekindled friendships, and was in turn recognized and awarded a plaque of appreciation by the global MEHSA community for his two decades of dedication to bringing people together.

Kenny is survived by his wife Helen, son Raymond & wife Oanh, grandchild Emma, and daughter Tricia. He is also survived by his siblings Bennett, Cecil, David, Edward, Fred, George, Henry, Ivan, Lilian, Margaret, Noreen and Oscar. He will be missed by all who know and love him, and we will treasure the memory of this wonderful, delightful person who brought a smile to our lips and sunshine into our lives. Rest in Peace, brother Kenny.

Regards,
Cecil on behalf of the Teoh Siblings
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Ohn Set

Ohn Set (Class of 64), beloved wife of Lynn Zaw Win (deceased), sister-in-law of Bo Zaw Win, Aye Zaw Win (deceased), Kenneth Zaw Win, Ni Ni Zaw Win (deceased), Andrea Zaw Win (deceased) expired on July 31, 2020. May she rest in peace.
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Cecil Wagstaff

MEHSA Gathering in Australia-Sept, 2019
Pic l..to R. john Cronin (a.k.a Turner), Cecil Wagstaff (a.k.a. MEHS Bayoke or Larrikin) Edward Gonsalves (a.k.a. Turner)  & U Tin Aung Cho 


Rest In Peace
Cecil Wagstaff (Class of 1961 ) passed away on May 10th in the early hours of Sunday in Canberra.

He was such a stalwart MEHS Alumnus 👩‍🎓 and an active member.

He was one of the three founding Trustees of the M.E.H.S. Memorial Foundation, a scholarship fund organization established in U.S.A. in 2007.
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Edmund Aung Than

Edmund Aung Than (class of 66), brother of Edgar Aung Than passed away from natural death.
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Aye Zaw Win

Aye Zaw Win (class of 66), beloved husband of Sandar Win, brother of Bo Zaw Win, Lynn Zaw Win (deceased), Ni Ni Zaw Win (deceased),Andrea Zaw Win(deceased), Kenneth Zaw Win, expired on February 25, 2020.
May he rest in peace
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Trixi Limbin

Trixi Limbin age 79 years, sister of Peter Lim Bin, Augustine Lim Bin, passed away.
Funeral will be 4pm at Yay Way, on 15 October 2019.
Kyats50,000/- on behalf of YWC was contributed to the family.
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Nu Nu Khin (Nellie Pyo Nyein)

Daw Nu Nu Khin @ Nellie Pyo Nyein, age 80, passed away on 19/9/2019.
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Robert Oung Sein

U Aung Ye Htut @ Robert Oung Sein age 83 years passed away 13/9/2019 at home and cremation at Ye way cemetery at 10 :00 am 17/9/2019

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Victor

Sad to announce that Victor, husband of Htar Cho Wun (Rosalin Wun), passed away today (September 14, 2019).
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Jeanette Zaw Win

It is with a very sad heart to let all our friends know that Jeannette Zaw-Win (Jeanette Rose) passed away on September 3rd 2019 at 10:30 pm Eastern Time. She leaves behind her loving husband Bo, two sons and four grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family in this time of sorrow. May Jeannette Rest In Peace. 

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Harry Chew

Dr. Harry Chew, class of 1958, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2019, survived by his beloved wife, Gracie, his brothers and sisters.
Funeral services was held on May 4, at the Sky Rose Chapel, Rose Hills Memorial, Whittier.

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John David

John David from the Class of ’65 passed away in California on May 8, 2019

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Peggy Thain Moung (Chan)

Peggy Thain Moung (Chan)
Âge. 73
Wife of Min Thain Moung (MEHS Alumni)
Passed away peacefully on March 12, 2019. She left behind husband, daughter Marika and three grandchildren. Our heartfelt condolences to Min and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. May Peggy Rest In Peace.

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C.R Venugopal

Charles Venogopal passed away on 25th February 2019 at the age of 74 years.

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Arthur Chit ( U Aung Koe)

Arthur Chit ( U Aung Koe) younger brother of  (U Tha Noe), (Ossie Chit) , Ivy and Maisie Chit, elder brother  of Frank , Victor, and (Teddy Chit) passed away peacefully  on 30 August, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in Mingaladon Military Hospital .

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Bohmu Kyaw Lwin ( Navy 1134 Rtd)

Fraser Aung Than ( Methodist English High School ) Batch of 61.

Rtd.  Director General  (   2 Depts.   )

Age 74 years

Passed away  8/8/2018   ( Wednesday )

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Daw May Than Win (Julia Thar Win) – class of 65. Age 71 years
Passed away on July 16, 2018 at 12:07 pm (Australia time) in Olivia Newton-John Austin Health hospital, Melbourne Australia.
Funeral service was held on July 18, 2018.
 
 


 
U Tin Hlaing Hmee ( Wilfred Hmee) – class of 61. Age 73 years
Ex Chairman(MAI) ( Board of Directors of Yangon Airways ( M.H.I )
Asleep in Jesus on 24 July 2018 ( Tuesday) at 9:32 a.m at Victoria Hospital, Yangon
 
 


 
Tin Maung Khin (Roland Kin) Roland Kin (Class of 1961) passed away on June 25th, 2018 from injuries sustained from a fall. Roland Kin committed his time and energy and served as the first Chief Financial Officer of MEHS Memorial Foundation, and also was a generous contributor to the MEHS Memorial Foundation Education Fund and Health and Welfare Fund.
He had also assisted in the development of the new MEHSA website.
 
 


 
Daw Khin Htwe Thwin (Nancy Thwin) beloved wife of Johnnie Ohn Tun (Johnny Saing) passed away peacefully this afternoon (2 June 2018) at 11:13 a.m at No: 15 F Thantaman Road , Dagon Township, Yangon. Myanmar.
The funeral services for Daw Khin Htwe Thwin (Nancy Thwin) will be held at Ye Way Christian Cemetery at 10 a.m. on 4th June 2018.
 
 


 
Daw May , 89 yrs (also known as Rakhine Daw May) of MEHS/ SHS No:(1) Dagon peacefully passed away this morning (24th May 2018 ) at 4:30 a.m. at her resident No: 942, ward (1) , Anawrahtar Street. Dagon Myo Thit (North), Yangon, Myanmar.
The Funeral Service will be held on 26th May, 2018 (Saturday) at Yay Way Cemetery, Yangon , Myanmar and the time will be announced later when I get more information.
 
 


Dr.Ko Ko Maw (MEHS/1971), Dental Surgeon (Age-65) passed away at 03:00 am on 22nd May,2018 (Tuesday) morning in Nay Pyi Taw.
Cause of death: Pulmonary Embolism.
Funeral Service will be held on 24th May,2018 (Thursday) in Nay Pyi Taw Kwin Gyi Cemetery
 
 


 
U Myo Aung ( Age 78 ) Physics teacher MEHS /SHS (1) Dagon passed away on 28/9/2013
 


 
Bernie Tin, class of 68, passed away on 16/9/2013
 


 
Margaret Flynn (Margaret Khin Maung), class of ?, succumbed to cancer and passed away on March 9th, 2018.
She is survived by her husband, Errol Flynn, class of ?, who is also suffering from cancer.
 


 
U Tin Tun Thet @ Tommy Pe Thet (Age -70) , younger brother of Dr.Aung Tun Thet @ Alan Pe Thet died 12th Feb 2017 night. The Funeral Service will be held at 04:00 pm on 14th Feb at Ye Way Cemetery.

Address of U Tin Tun Thet
No.(81/Ka) Sasana Yeiktha Road, Bahan Township,Yangon.
The News published in 13th February Kyay Mone News Paper.
 


Mrs. Sheila Maung Maung, mother of Hugh ( Margaret Soe Maung) passed away in Yangon on May 8, 2017. She was 96 years old. The remains were buried at Yay Way the same day according to her wishes.


Henry Kyin Thoung (Soe Naing) 1964, one of our MEHS stalwarts, passed away on May, 25, 2017 in Yangon.


 
LYNETTE MARY ANNE MOSS (NEE) WAGSTAFF
DATE Of PASSING AWAY (26 AUG 2017) IN Noumea, NEW CALEDONIA
 
A Battler, & A True Champion

Lynette Mary Anne Moss (MARILYN) (nee) Wagstaff, was born in Rangoon, Burma and came into this world on the 18th June 1949, at The Lady Dufferin Hospital

She grew up an attended St. John’s Convent & The Methodist English High School

In 1963 Marilyn moved to India, with our parents, William & Moira and lived in New Delhi & Calcutta, working at The Bank of America and Insurance.

This intrepid battler chose to set off on her own to Australia, to make a better life for her and her Family, (Mum/Dad/Sister Beverly/Grandmother and Uncles).
Without her assistance I would not have been here, and this was achieved taking on and challenges presented by the Immigration of the day.

She loved dancing, horse racing, attending functions, and travel, and was doing this this on her way to heaven, on board a Cruise Ship the night before she left us.

Her sparkling personality, effervescent nature and is reflected in the many Messages of Condolences received from ever so-wide Circle of friends

Family was Paramount to Marilyn and her many friends, to whom she would always “be there “ offering to help.

She had a knack of making new friends, instantly
Even with with a couple who we met on board the Cruse ship for only two evenings, at Dinner and they have sent floral tributes
Need I say more ?

Farewell Little Sister, you have gone, BUT will never be Forgotten


 
Mrs. Lilian Smith, mother of Brian, Marilyn, Frederick and Hazel Smith, passed away on September 9th, 2017.
Mrs. Smith was 97.


SHEILEAGH LEEN (SARIN)
Dear Friends,

Sheilagh’s son 2 6:30 PM (Houston Central Time) called me to inform us that Sheilagh passed away 10 minutes ago. 10/12/17.
God bless her, may she rest in peace. We all miss her.

Let us be glad she is not suffering now. Amen!

Eddie Teoh
Sheileagh (Class of 1956/57), born April 1940, was a member of the MEHS hockey team.


Comments

  1. Roland Kin

    May 24, 2017

    This is to inform friends near and far that Margaret Gano (Myint Swe) passed away 5/24/2017 at 11:10 am after a long illness. She is survived by her husband Robert Gano, Mabel (Peter Zaw (deceased)), Gilbert (Beauty Swe), Naomi (Mike) and June (Soe Aung). Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family in this time of need. May Margaret (Ju Ju) Rest In Peace. ( Reposted from a posting in MEHS Alumni Group Page on FB posted by Gloria Win Thein on 5/24/17).

  2. Roland Kin

    June 14, 2017

    It is with deep regret and sorrow that I am reporting the death of Captain U Hla Myint, husband of our classmate Augustine Limbin ( Daw Tin Swe Aye) (MEHS Class of 1961)in Newark, CA on June 12,2017. He is survived by his two sons , Kyaw Thi Ha Myint and Kyaw Moe Myint ( their spouses) and their beloved granddaughter, Tammy. May Capt. U Hla Myint Rest In Peace.

  3. Roland Kin

    January 16, 2018

    It is with deep regret and sorrow that I am reporting the death of Vicky Maung ( Class of 1961) , wife of Ko Soe Kyi ( also class of 1961) on January 11th, 2018 in Yangon. The remains were cremated at Yay Way Cemetary on January 13th, 2018. May Vicky rest In Peace. Our deepest condolences to Ko Soe Kyi and family . (Reported by Daisy Yea).

  4. Roland Kin

    February 3, 2018

    It is with deep regret and sorrow that I am reporting the death of U Win Htin ( Retd. Director General – Dept of Fisheries) , husband of Betty Kyaw Gaung ( Class of 1961) on January 31st, 2018 in Yangon. The remains were were cremated at Yay Way Cemetary on February 1st. May he rest in peace. Our deepest condolences to Betty and family .(Reported by Marie Shwe Tha )

  5. Lois Jane Lee

    May 11, 2020

    Mrs. Molly Chin Lee, a Former Student of Mrs. Doreen A. Logie, Principal, at The Methodist English Girls High School (Yangon), Age 97, of Granville, OH., USA., died peacefully on Friday, May 8, 2020 at her home. She was born June 16, 1923, in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), to the late, Chin Hone Foo and Wong Pao San.

    Molly worked for The United States Information Services (USIS) Library, and, The USA State Department, USA Embassy, from 1951-1969, in Yangon, for 19 years. She then worked at the General Electric Library in Maryland, USA, from 1969-1973, for 5 years. Since November 1973, Molly became a Full Time Babysitter, for her 9 Grandchildren, and, earned her High School Diploma, from Granville Christian Academy, OH., at her Age of 94.

    She is survived by her Children, Dr. Floretta Theresa (Stephen) Chu, Miss Lois Jane Teresa Lee, Esq., and, Dr. Owen Lee; Grandchildren, Grace Chu, Dr. Eugene Chu, Michelle (Matthew) Wong, Amanda (Cederic) Wong, Vivian Chu, Vanessa (Zachariah) Lee, Jennifer (Jacob) Lee, Anthony ‘Tony’ S. Lee (Jr), and, Christopher S. Lee; Great Grandchildren, Audrey Elizabeth Lee and Haley Chu; Sister, Mrs. Selina Chin Large, several Nieces and Nephews; and numerous Relatives, from the Lee’s and Chin’s throughout the world.

    In addition to her Parents, she was preceded in death by Husband, Mr. Terence Lee (Age 45); Older Son, Anthony Lee (Sr) Age 42); Son-In-Law, John Wong (Age 33); and, Grandson, David Lee (Age 9 Months).

    A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

    To sign an online guestbook, please visit http://www.brucker-ksihlerfuneralhome.com

    Recorded By: Miss Lois Jane Lee @ Myint Myint Yee @ Aha Ngwe
    Date: 05/11/2020 @ 08:30 am (EST, USA).

  6. Lois Jane Lee

    May 12, 2020

    Mothers’ Day (Sunday, 05/10)/2020):
    In Forever Loving Memories …

    Our Mother, Mrs. Molly Chin Lee @ Chin Ngood Yin (Gentle Moon), died peacefully, on Friday, 05/08/2020, at her Age of 97. Our Father, Mr. Terence Lee @ Lee Puck Ying @ U Ba Yin, died in 1968, of an Enlarge Heart condition, at his Age of 45. Our Parents have been ‘Yangonites’.

    We Praise and Thank GOD, that, Mother Molly, has lived an Additional 52 years, more than Dad, Terence. We have been very Grateful, for The Presence of our Mother Molly, as a Widow, in the Absence of our Father, Terence. On 05/08/2020, Dad Terence & Mom Molly, are Happily United again, in The Spirit, with our Heavenly Father. They are always Loved & never Forgotten.

    Our Mother, Molly Chin Lee, attended Chinese School, in Yangon, Chinatown, so that, she could speak in 3 Chinese Languages of Mandarin, Taishan & Hong Kong, in addition, to the English & Myanmar Languages. She was Transferred to The Methodist English Girls High School (M.E.G.H.S.), when she began her High School years. Mother Molly Chin, was a Student, of Mrs. Doreen A. Logie, who has been The Founder & Principal of M.E.G.H.S., and, her Classroom Teacher. 3 months prior to her Graduation from High School, The World War II began, and, there was The Japanese Invasion, in Myanmar, which interrupted her Education. Molly’s Family, evacuated, from their Chinatown Home, and, escaped to a Palaung (Long Neck Women) Village, Namsan, to escape from the Wars. She was able to obtain her High School Diploma, from Granville Christian Academy, at her Age of 94.

    Our Father, Terence Lee, was a Student at St. Paul High School, located at Botahtaung Township. 3 months prior to Graduation from High School, similarly, Dad’s Family experienced The World War II, and, The Japanese Invasion, in Myanmar. Dad Terence & Mom Molly were Neighbors, in Yangon Chinatown, so that, the 2 Families evacuated from their Homes, and, escaped together, to The City of ‘Namsan’, which is located in The Shan States of Myanmar.

    Being The Oldest Son, in The Lee Family, Dad Terence was injured, for having to Run Errands, for The Families, by travelling the Narrow Dirt, Mountainous Lanes, in The Myanmar Jungles, with No Electricity, with Mosquitoes, Flies, Wild Animals, Robbers, etc … in an Open, Jeep Car, between Namsan & Yangon, which have been very Long, Risky Journeys. His injuries made him into an Invalid, so that, he became ‘SECURITY’ for our Family, and, ‘Kept an Eye’, on us, Children, as we were growing up. No One Broke-Into our Homes to Steal, Vandalize, or, Damage Properties.

    Mother Molly became ‘The Bread Winner’ for our Family, as an English Typewriter Typist, being employed at The United States Information Services (USIS) Library, and, The USA State Department, USA Embassy, for a Total of 19 years, from 1951 to 1969. She earned a Monthly Income of $400 to $650 Myanmar Kyats, to pay for our Cost of Living Expenses, in Yangon, Myanmar.

    In 1968, Dad Terence died of an Enlarged Heart. In February 1969, our Family: Mother Molly, my Younger Brother, Owen & Myself, immigrated to The USA, and, have been Reunited with our Older Brother, Anthony Lee (Sr) @ Maung Myint Thwin. Our First Home in The USA has been at Kensington, MD.

    Mother Molly was employed by General Electric Company, from 1969 to 1973, for 5 years. She Resigned from her employment at General Electric Library, located in Gaithersburg, MD., and, became a Babysitter, for her 9 Grandchildren, since November 1973, when her First Granddaughter, Michelle Wong was born, and,they lived in Ellicott City, MD.

    The Word of GOD, in Isaiah 57:02 says: “Those who walk uprightly, enter into Peace; they find Rest, as they lie in Death”. Amen.

    May Almighty GOD Bless us, in The Name of The Father, The Son, and, The Holy Spirit. Amen.

    Recorded By: Miss Lois Jane Teresa Lee, Esq. @
    Myint Myint Yee @
    Lee Wren Aha Ngwe

    Date: 05/12/2020 @ 05:10 am (EST, USA).

  7. Myo

    May 13, 2020

    For the school’s elocutions contest, students were selected by Teacher Mrs. Evans.
    I was also in the group of boys and girls including Cecil Wagstaff selected to participate in the all schools elocution contest.
    All of us has to sing a song for Mrs. Evans to judge our voices.
    We all made sure we sang the school song to play it safe with Mrs Evans.
    I remembered Cecil standing and leaning on the door watching us sing the school song.
    I still rememberers his mischievous look on his face waiting his turn to sing.

    When his turn came, without moving his standing position, Cecil looked into the Teacher’s face and sang “ There’ll never be any one else but you for me “ ( Ricky Nelson’s top hit).
    Mrs Evans went fuming and shouted “ Get out Wagstaff , get out!”
    Every one of us were giggling .
    Cecil had to leave the room at the end of this sentence!!
    Can’t croon anymore.

    But anyway Cecil too was selected to represent the school.
    Rest In Peace Cecil.
    Thus , it is my eulogy.
    by Edwin Tin Htut

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Contribution Request

Dear M.E.H.S / BEHS (1) Dagon Alumni

I would like to inform you that Government of Myanmar officially announced that all the high schools will be opened in mid July, 2020. In accordance with the instructions, Basic Education High School No.(1) Dagon (former Methodist English High School) need to be opened in mid July.There are about (6000) students in BEHS(1) Dagon and the Principal,Teachers and Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) need to prepare COVID-19 prevention matters in time before opening of the school. In this regard, we would like to invite contributions from the MEHS /BEHS (1) Dagon Alumni to arrange the following materials for the students before opening of the school in time.

  1. Body Temperature Screening Equipment.
  2. Basins for hand washing.
  3. Sanitizers.
  4. Face Masks.
  5. Face Shields.
  6. Gloves.
  7. Hand Gels.
  8. Pulse Oximeter.
  9. Emergency medicines to be kept in School Nursing Room.
  10. Foggers to spray insecticides.

Please contact EC members of Yangon Working Committee and EC members of former MEHS Memorial Foundation in order to remit your contributions.
“Even the smallest act of kindness is worth while “.
Thanks & Best regards,
Selwyn @ Saw Wynn
General Secretary,Yangon Working Committee.
Patron, Parents Teachers Association, BEHS No(1) Dagon(former MEHS)
SAW WYNN
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Myanmar Yutani Co., Ltd.
G17-19, F13-15,
Aung San Stadium (North Wing)
Gyophyu Street, Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township,
Yangon, Myanmar.

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