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Old 19-11-20, 05:26 PM
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Default George Mu ( Tony Mu elder brother ) fellow Thomian

BTW ? It was the Golden Gate Restaurant (a bit of brain fade????????????..)

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Dear All,


I am breaking my email protocols to send message in open forum to many.

I heard from Corinne that George Mu passed away yesterday.

This is a real shock as we saw him at our Reunion in Bentota this March.

The only photo I have with him at the reunion is attached.

There is a post by Jimmy Shu on Facebook to this effect.

A few have already expressed their regrets.

For any others who did not know George, his father owned the Golden Dragon (?) opposite the Savoy Cinema. Most Thomian?s have eaten there. He later took over.

Please forward to any others who I don?t have details for.

May his soul rest in peace.

Regards

John

From: Graham Masefield <graham.masefield@gmail.com>

Date: Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 2:33 PM
Subject: George Mu ( Tony Mu elder brother ) fellow Thomian
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Hi Just heard the news that George Mu passed away in Sri Lanka.No funeral details yet
May George rest in peace
Regards
Graham

From: Milroy Berenger <milroy.berenger@gmail.com>

Date: Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 2:39 PM
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How much worse can it get for Tony & Faye.
Sad indeed.
John Pearce told us.
MB

From: Jeremy Hillman <j4hillman@yahoo.co.nz>

Date: Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 3:10 PM
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Thanks Graham,Sad to hear, remember him well at school.
May he RIP,
Regards,
Jeremy
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Old 13-02-21, 12:20 PM
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Default Our good friend George Mu has recently passed away in Sri Lanka

Subject: Our good friend George Mu has recently passed away in Sri Lanka
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2020 14:38:18 -0500
From: Mahinda Gunasekera <

Venerable Bhantes and Friends,

We have just received news of our good friend George Mu passing away in Sri Lanka. His brother
Michael who runs the Flower Drum Restaurant had recently telephoned Ms. Perin Captain who is
a member of the Board of the Cancer Society of Sri Lanka, and member of the family that built,
gifted and managed the Cancer Hospice at Maharagama to inform her of his demise, as George
has been a volunteer helping out for the past 12-15 years. His brother Michael has apparently got
in touch with George's wife who resides in Toronto before he makes arrangements for the final
rites in his case.

George Mu who was a cancer survivor left Canada to counsel and assist cancer patients and their
families as only a limited range of services were available for them in Sri Lanka. He made himself
available at all times both during the day and night to help out cancer patients and their families
who were living under great stress on being so diagnosed. He would not only counsel the patients
but even generously give of his personal funds monies for purchase of medicine, bus fare for a
family member to return to his or her village after visiting the patient undergoing treatment at
the Maharagama Hospital. He even contributed towards the funeral expenses of patients who
succumbed to the ailment gladly, as he understood the financial situation of the families
concerned.

George had been diagnosed with bone cancer while living in Australia and had been given just
three months to live but went on to live for another 45 or more years. He changed his lifestyle
by becoming a vegan, learning and diligently practising Buddhist meditation which gave him
mental peace and much joy in helping humans everywhere especially those afflicted with the
dreaded disease of cancer. We too always looked him up on our annual visits to Sri Lanka and
gave whatever help we could to enable him to continue with his humanitarian work in the land
of his birth. We were able to communicate with George recently by telephone when he called
us and again when we did likewise to speak with him.

George was a past pupil of St Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia. He was a soft spoken and a kindly
gentleman who was deeply concerned of the welfare of less fortunate persons. His mother was a
Burmese lady, a devout Buddhist whose needs were looked after by George. She too passed away
recently at a ripe old age. His father was from China who had predeceased his wife. He had migrated
to Sri Lanka due to tensions faced in the region during the second world war. George is connected to
the Anghies who had links to Royal College, and the Paktsun family whose children went to Trinity.
He often visited the Toronto Mahavihara to participate in religious observances and meditation
practice.

George was a good human being who will be missed by his friends and the cancer patients to
whom he was a tower of strength. May his sojourn in sansara be short, and may he attain the
highest peace and happiness of Nibbana soon.
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