HK people pay last tribute to earthquake hero (2)

08:34, May 07, 2010      

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Donzens of boys and girls from Delia Memorial School also came to say goodby to their alumni Wong.

"He was a very ordinary person, but his deeds are heroic, and inspired us all," said Anita. "He has sent a big message to all of us -- no matter what you do, and where you are from, you should not lose touch with humanity."

With a simple ceremony on Thursday, Wong's family called on local people to donate to Yushu or the newly-launched "Wong Fuk- wing Memorial Fund" under Hong Kong Red Cross for relief and reconstruction, rather than buy wreaths or funeral scrolls.

"Ah Fuk's deeds embody the spirit of humanity of all Hong Kong volunteers, and I believe there are many Ah Fuks in Hong Kong who contribute great much quietly," said Chen Chuhua, a local social work and a long-time volunteer.

Chen did not buy Wong a wreath but donated to "Wong Fuk-wing Memorial Fund" instead to help more people in need as Wong's family hoped.

People voiced their great admiration for Wong, many with tears in their eyes.

"He could hardly live a well-off life as a truck driver in such an expensive city as Hong Kong, but he devoted himself to saving and helping others in the Chinese mainland," said Zhao, a Hong Kongese. "I think he is a great man."

"Ah Fuk has practised the spirit of volunteers, and I missed him very much," said Gao Yonghua, a volunteer from the red cross of southeast China's Fujian province, who joined Wong on a charity walk from Hong Kong to Beijing in 2002.

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu, State Councilor Liu Yandong, Director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council Liao Hui and the Qinghai provincial government also presented wreaths to him.

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