Edward MOW FUNG [c.1884-1936]
His obituary appeared on page 2 of The China Mail, 1936-04-16:
Mr. Edward Mow Fung Dies Suddenly
MEMBER OF WELL-KNOWN AUSTRALIAN FAMILY
The death occurred suddenly at his residence at Castle Peak yesterday afternoon of Mr. Edward Mow Fung at the age of 52 years. He had suffered recently from heart trouble and apparently had a seizure. He leaves a widow and an adopted child.
Member of an Australian Chinese family whose name has long been associated with the Colony’s life, deceased was a public spirited man of keen intelligence, taking great interest in local matters. He had been connected with Der A. Wing and Company, Printers and Stationers, - of D'Aguilar Street, for over twenty years.
Among his other activities, he some years ago entered the timber industry, having the contract from Government to clear part of the Aberdeen hillsides.
He was a well known sportsman, his favourite recreations being fishing and shooting. He was one of the founders of the Clay Pigeon Shooting Club at North Point and a familiar figure at Craigengower Club. Alert and enterprising, with some friends he started the Sports Equipment shop in Gloucester Building. He was also one of the moving organisers of the great Sports Centre scheme at Castle Peak, which unfortunately came to nothing.
Deceased was brother of Mr. Fred Mow Fung, J.P., and of Miss Ruby Mow Fung, the late Mrs. W. Fincher and the late Mrs. E. Dawson, Mrs. Parkson (formerly of Foochow), Mrs. Lyons (now in America) and the late Mrs. Mackay. Messrs. Teddie and Ernie Fincher and Norman MacKay, all prominent local sportsmen, are nephews of deceased.
The funeral takes place to-day, passing University corner, on the Pokfulam Road, at 5 p.m. for the Protestant Christian cemetery. Pokfulam.