|Helen To carries her father's photo|
|To Wai Tung's god daughter Elva Ni|
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|Hilary Tsui hopes to spend more time with Helen To|
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|Helen To will follow her father's wishes and take care of her mother|
|Jackie Chan sends flowers|
|Cherie Chung praises To Wai Tung for his humor|
|Lam Kwok Bun and Ken Low pay their respect|
|Elaine Lok is teary eyed when she leaves|
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Travel program host Helen To Yu Fung's father, former Golden Harvest promotional department chief and veteran media person To Wai Tung earlier passed away at age 75 from kidney failure. Yesterday his family held services for him at the Hong Kong Funeral Home. This morning at 11AM his funeral will take place and his remains will be cremated at Cape Collinson. Dressed in black and wearing sunglasses, Cherie Chung Chor Hung said that she would miss To Sir's humorous personality.
After years of working in the media, To Wai Tung was well liked in the business. The hall was filled from flowers from friends, like god daughter Elva Ni (Ngai Sun Hei), Andy Lau Tak Wa, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Yuen Biao, Willie Chan Chi Keung, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Sally Yeh (Yip Man Sin), Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Lau Kam Hung, Eason Chan Yik Shun and his wife, Sandra Ng Kwan Yu and Peter Chan Ho Sun, Chin Ka Lok and Angela Tong Ying Ying, Chin Siu Ho and his wife, Edmond Leung Hon Man and his wife, Maggie Chan Mei Kei and her husband, Cherie Chung Chor Hung, William So Wing Hong, Teresa Tang Lai Kwan fan clubs and others. In front of To Sir's photo was his daughter To Yu Fung, wife Lo Pui Jing and brother To Wai Man's floral arrangement. On the altar were fresh white floweres and two white candles. To Sir's family also published a program in memory of him with "Carefree with Joy" on the cover. In it were many photos with To Sir and his family, friends and stars. Mrs. To also wrote an eulogy titled "50 Years Together". The program also had To Sir's love letter to his wife from 1969, and his writing THE TASTE OF DEATH. Daughter To Yu Fung signed her "Final Love Letter To Papa" as "Prodigal Daughter" to bid her father farewell.
Around 5:35PM yesterday, To Yu Fung spoke with the media. She said that she was okay as she was already prepared for Papa's passing. She said, "I made it back to Hong Kong in time and spent his last 5 days with him. I held his hands and accompanied him on his final journey." Yu Fung admitted when she thought of her Papa she would cry. As for To Sir's final words, Yu Fung said, "He hoped that I would work hard, be a big girl and take care of Mommy." Did she console Mommy? Yu Fung said that from now on she would be obedient and would not dare to talk back, as she said that Mommy was even stronger than she was. Since Papa passed she has not seen Mommy cry as she kept working hard on the farewell ceremony. As for burial goods, Yu Fung revealed that they included Papa's glasses and watch. Yu Fung was asked if her work has been affected. She said, "Actually I didn't stop working. Last time in Japan when I got Mommy's call and learned Papa was critical I immediately came back. Later I negotiated to follow the plan and keep working. I didn't want to quit halfway, I believe Papa had the same idea."
Yu Fung admitted that at work she tried not to think about her late father, but once she bawled all night that she looked like she had pink eye. Did her friends comfort her? Yu Fung said, "They have been great, Ah Tsui (Hilary Tsui Ho Ying) sent me text everyday to tell me that everyone love me."
Many industry insiders paid their respect last night, including Che Suk Mui, Chung Chor Hung, Tsui Ho Ying, Michelle Lo Mik Suet, Josie Ho Chiu Yi, Stanley Kwan Kam Peng, Ken Low Wai Kwong, Lam Kwok Bun, Ting Yu, So Wing Hong, Stephanie Cheng Yung, TVB assistant general manager To Chi Hak. Chung Chor Hung even permitted the media to take photos. Hung Goo would miss To Sir's humorous personality the most. Did To Sir help her a lot? She said that they helped each other. Tsui Ho Ying came to pay her respect alone. She said that her husband Eason was performing in Taiwan. She said, "Since Yu Fung's Daddy passed away, Yu Fung and I haven't seen each other. This time I also came to visit her." Has Ah Tsui dined with To Sir? She said no, but she was very close with Yu Fung. During this period they stayed in touch with social media and she would properly take care of her.
Former Golden Harvest promotional department chief and veteran media person To Wai Tung earlier passed away from kidney failure. Yesterday his family held services at the Hong Kong Funeral Home and a simple yet warm farewell ceremony. To Sir who was well connected and well liked in the entertainment and media world received flowers from many artists, stars, media organizations, industry insiders and outsiders alike as they filled the entire hall like a funeral for a star.
His family in order to coordinate with To Sir's optimistic personally did not want the atmosphere to be too sad. They only held a farewell ceremony without any religious ceremony. Mrs. To and Helen To Yu Fung appeared strong. God daughter Elva Ni (Ngai Sun Hei) was particularly saddened. When speaking of To Sir wrote a story about his family with her father she broke into a sob. Mrs. To invited To Sir's friend Ko Sai Hong, Wong Tin Long, former employee Chan Wai Chun, brother To Wai Fu to share stories of To Sir as remembrance. Everyone missed his generous, direct and loyal ways; Ken Low Wai Kwong and Lam Kwok Bun felt that To Sir treated them very well and took great care of them when they started a Golden Harvest stunt people and made the trip to pay their respect. Chiang Kwok Ming, Tsang Sing Ming, Elaine Lok Yi Ling, Joe Cheung Tung Cho and others left after the farewell ceremony. As his brother said if his brother lived a few more years it would have been even better. He also felt fortunate that his daughter To Yu Fung had shades of her father and succeeded him which he felt deeply comforted about. The farewell ceremony arranged for two violin renditions of To Sir's friend Teresa Tang Lai Kwan's songs I ONLY CARE ABOUT YOU and STROLL DOWN THE ROAD OF LIFE. With Tang Lai Kwan's songs accompanying him on his final journey on Earth, conceivably To Sir in Heaven truly would be carefree with joy.