|Brother Hyacinth Fitzgerald FSC (aged 85 years old) peacefully returned to our Creator at around 1:00 AM of Sunday, 14th December 2014. He hails from Rathcoole, County Dublin, Ireland, and went to the Brothers’ school in Naas, Co. Kildare.|
Brother Hyacinth entered the Juniorate at Castletown in 1944 and joined the Novitiate the following year. He spent his Scholasticate in Mallow from 1946 – 1947. His first assignment in the East was to St. Xavier’s Institution in 1949. He spent much of his teaching life in Malaysia, particularly in Sarawak. Brother Hyacinth loved to play badminton and coached teams in Malaysia. He celebrated his Silver Jubilee in 1979.
Having reached the retiring age of 55 in Malaysia, Brother Hyacinth was transferred to Hong Kong in 1983 and continued to teach English and Religious Studies in Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College until 1993. He spent his early years of retirement in CSK until 2004 when the community transferred to La Salle College. In his latter years, Brother Hyacinth suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.
May Brother Hyacinth rest in peace.
Details of Funeral Mass:
Date: December 19, 2014 (Friday)
Venue: St. Teresa’s Church