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A Tribute to Herbert Kwok

Herbert Kwok
Charlene Yau, Herbert's Friend
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Inka - Thank you and I should start putintg my Shanghai articles up. Been over 8 months since I got back from there. Kelly - Aww, put it this way, now you have a reason to come back next time? Adam - Yes, among the many markets in Hong Kong, there are so many various types. Debbie - You’re most welcome and I still have a few more markets to post :) Jeremy - It still is my number one itinerary whenever I travel. Hope you make it to Southeast Asia to experience the various markets here. Jade - Awesome! I hope you got a huge jade at the Jade Market there. Wait for my other market articles and thank you.I lillarety jumped out of my chair and danced after reading this!People noarllmy pay me for this and you are giving it away!Herbert is more like one of my brother.  I always will have him in my heart.
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A devoted husband, loving father and amazing, loyal friend is how most friends remember Herbert. He was kind, thoughtful and always caring. His dynamic personalty showed his brilliance and skill in everything he's accomplished. His professionalism has brought him to great success in the world of business.

This memorial is for a great man who has shown courage and bravery through life's obstacles. A man to whom is viewed as a hero by his family and a role model to others.

With much respect to his legacy, for those who have thoughts and memories of Herbert, please continue to keep his spirit alive.
  • Funeral Information

    posted on Mon, 9/8/08, 5:04 PM by Charlene Yau

    Sept. 12, Friday, 4 - 9 p.m.  Visitation
    Donnellan Funeral Home, (www.Donnellanfuneral.com)
    10045 Skokie Blvd.
    Skokie, Illinois 60077

    Phone: (847) 675-1990

    Sept. 13, Saturday, 10 - 11 a.m. Memorial Service
    Donnellan Funeral Home
    Same address as above

    Sept. 13, Saturday, 12 - 1 p.m.  Funeral Service
    Memorial Park Cemetery
    9900 Gross Point Road
    Skokie, Illinois 60076

    Phone: (847) 864-5061

    In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider making a
    donation to one of the following charities in memory of our
    beloved Herbert.

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    The National Marrow Donor Program

    We really appreciate all your thoughts, prayers, visits,
    phone calls, flowers, and endless support during this
    difficult time.

    Please feel free to forward this information to any others.

    With warm regards,
    Lai, Richard, Caroline, and Michele

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"Singing in the Rain" song and dance

A Memory of Herbert by Charlene Yau posted on Mon, 9/8/08, 5:23 PM


I remember learning new song and dance routines from school or girl scout camp every year. When our parents would get together for dinner all of us girls (Michele, Judy, Alice, Bernice, anyone else?) would stick together like glue and usually locked ourselves in a bedroom. I think we usually was just talking girl talk, playing hide and seek, or organizing stickers and stationary. I had taught the girls a song and dance I learned just recently that had something to do with our thumbs and the song "Singing in the Rain". Our thumbs were sticking out, our elbows were tucked in, our knees were put together, our feet spread apart and our bottoms pushed out. Can you picture this? haha We performed it one night after dinner in Uncle Herbert and Auntie Lei's home. Auntie Lei actually annouced it with a welcoming introduction. The smiles on our parents faces was great encouragement to perform with more excitement but the laughter that filled the room would usually mess up our sequence. =)

I feel like Uncle Herbert had video recorded our performance that night and the thought of him probably gushing with pride made me feel really good. We all had such great childhoods from such incredible upbringing from our parents and also the influence from our family friends. Those were such good times... =)