Fr. Alfred Joseph Deignan, S.J.

1927 - 2018

Announcement from Fr. Stephen Chow

It is with deep sorrow that I am annuncing the passing of Fr. Fr. Alfred Deignam. Fr. Deignan left this world for his Eternal Home from St. Paul’s Hospital, Hong Kong at 3:43 a.m. on December 11, 2018.
Fr. Deignan’s life has been an embodiment of the loving-compassionate God. He is now meeting the Source of Love and Compassion face to face. May he continue to pray for us who are trying our best to live a good life in this world.

Funeral arrangement

Please be informed that the Funeral Mass of our beloved Fr. Alfred Joseph Deignan, S.J. will be held at St. Ignatius Chapel, Wah Yan College, Kowloon, on December 22 (Sat). 

Final Tribute to Fr. Deignan (瞻仰遺容) – starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10:45 a.m.
Funeral Mass – 11:00 a.m. at St. Ignatius Chapel. The School Hall will be used for the overflow. 
Burial – St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Happy Valley, immediately after the Funeral Mass
Please refrain from sending wreaths or floral arrangements for the Funeral. 
Donations in cheques can be accepted:
      for Wah Yan College, Kowloon (payable to “Fr. Kelly Educational Fund Limited”)
      for Wah Yan College, Hong Kong (payable to “The Wah Yan College, Hong Kong Jesuit Education Trust”)
      for Ricci Hall (payable to “The Ricci Hall Trust”)

Should you like to receive receipts for your donations, please kindly include your return address clearly printed.

Some Thoughts On My Life - by Fr. Alfred J. Deignan SJ
Greetings from Fr. Alfred Deignan at the 35th Anniversary of Celebration Dinner of Wah Yan College Kowloon Alumni Association of Ontario on 21st October 2018

Christmas message from Fr. Deignan, November 30,2018

The passing of Fr. Deignan was reported in news media in Hong Kong:

香港特別行政區政府新聞公報

行政長官哀悼狄恆神父逝世
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行政長官林鄭月娥今日(十二月十一日)對資深教育家狄恆神父逝世表示哀悼。

林鄭月娥說:「狄恆神父大半生在香港從事教育事業,曾為香港及九龍華仁書院校監、校長和教師,亦曾出任香港大學利瑪竇宿舍舍監。他主張有教無類,關心每一個學生,深得學生信任、尊敬和愛戴。除教育外,他亦熱心宗教及社會服務,對香港貢獻良多。」

「我在擔任候任行政長官期間曾探訪狄恆神父,諮詢他對本港教育的意見。」

「我謹代表香港特別行政區政府對狄恆神父逝世致哀。」 

教育局局長哀悼狄恆神父逝世
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教育局局長楊潤雄今日(十二月十一日)對資深教育家狄恆神父辭世表示深切哀悼。


楊潤雄說:「狄恆神父過去數十年以教育為使命,不少香港人以他為學習榜樣,並受惠於他的忠誠、奉獻和寬宏大愛。」


「狄恆神父的貢獻不只見於他在一九六O至一九九O年代擔任香港華仁書院和九龍華仁書院的副校長和校長等職位,而憑藉其專業培訓和接觸青少年的前線經驗,他亦為天主教學校設計自我發展和人際關係的課程。」


一九九七年,狄恆神父與一群熱心的大專和中學教育工作者創立香港國際教賢學院,致力建設一個公平、誠實、公正、關懷、富同情心、有責任感、可靠、慷慨和有勇氣的社會。


楊潤雄表示,教育界和曾獲狄恆神父指導的香港人將永遠懷念他。 

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