Friday, June 26, 2009

[2009.06.26] SHEK KIN'S FUNERAL

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Shek Kin earlier passed away at the age of 96. Yesterday at the Universal Funeral Home, Uncle Kin' son Shek Chi Bun in the company of Ting Yu and Cheung Kuen expressed thanks to the media's concern. Many film professionals who have worked with Uncle Kin came to pay their respect. The funeral would be a Christian ceremony and take place today at 10:30AM. The remain would be transported for cremation then buried with his wife in the Pok Fu Lam Chinese Christian cemetery.

Because Uncle Kin's family wanted to remain low key, the altar was wrapped in white cloth and prohibited press photo and video recording. No viewing was arranged for family and friends either. Uncle Kin's nine grandchildren and grandson in law were the pallbearers. Yesterday artists included Ken Low Wai Kwong, Gordon Lau Ka Fai, Lau Ka Leung, Connie Chan Bo Chu, Alan Tang Kwong Wing, Ng Man Tat, Ng See Yuen, Kwan Hong Chuen, Joe Cheung Tung Cho and Seven Little Fortunes.

Nancy Sit Ka Yin arrived around 6PM. She expressed that Uncle Kin was Mr. Nice Guy who watched her grow up and took great care of her. He never yelled at anyone. She pointed out that Uncle Kin's favorites were milk tea and cake. He also was a Master who respected and enjoyed his job with real gong fu. Her most memorable films with Uncle Kin were THE KILLING SWORD (DUEN MING DOH) and THREE DESPERADOS (SAM SAT SAU). Sister Ka Yin pointed out that she was naturally sad about Uncle Kin's passing, but he was already at quite a high age.

Ng See Yuen expressed that Uncle Kin's work attitude was serious. He was very punctual, which was worthy of younger generations to learn from. Ng See Yuen expressed that the Film Worker Union earlier wanted to make a short film for the Bruce Lee Memorial Hall. Originally it wanted to approach Shek Kin, but Uncle Kin at the time already had a tube down his throat so it was never done. He regretted that. Uncle Kin and Bruce Lee's ENTER THE DRAGON was truly exciting. He expressed that the Union is considering a film exhibit for Uncle Kin. Bo Chu also praised Uncle Kin as a nice guy who took great care of the younger folks. They worked together on several dozen films, the most memorable was LADY IN DISTRESS: THE INVINCIBLE FIGHTER.

Tang Kwong Wing pointed out that Uncle Kin was very nice. He heard that Uncle Kin once in Guangzhou subdued a Japanese soldier. When he first made action films he did not know how to fight. He really chopped at Uncle Kin's head with a real sword and knocked off his head piece. At the time Uncle Kin looked like he was in a lot of pain, but he instead comforted him. He missed Uncle Kin very much.

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