In Memoriam
Requiscat In Pace: Brother Lawrence Fook Thoo, S.J.

Brother Lawrence Fook Thoo, S.J., died of a heart attack on Tuesday, February 22, at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, California, after a brief illness. He was 72 years old. Born in Penang, Malasia, on September 26, 1938, Wren entered the Society of Jesus at St. Francis Xavier Novitiate in Hong Kong on December 3, 1960. He pronounced final vows on November 7, 1971, at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco. May he rest in peace!

All members of the California Province and those applied to it are to offer or celebrate one first intention Mass and members of the Jesuit Community at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center and those attached to it but living elsewhere (cf. 2011 Catalogus USA, pgs. 36-38) are to offer or celebrate one additional first intention Mass for the repose of Lawrence’s soul.

 

Mass of Christian Burial:               

Wednesday, March 2,10:00 a.m.

Sacred Heart Jesuit Center Chapel

300 College Ave.

Los Gatos, CA 95031

 

Committal:                                         

following Mass of Christian Burial

Santa Clara Mission Cemetery

490 Lincoln Street

Santa Clara, CA 95050

         

Notes of condolence may be sent to:

John Thoo (brother)

10, Jalan Pow Nee

1400 Bukit Mertajam

Seberang Perai

West Malaysia

 

Lisa Thoo (niece)

lisathoo@hotmail.com  

 

In Christ’s Peace,

Alfred Naucke, S.J.

Socius

To make a gift in memory of Brother Lawrence Fook Thoo, S.J., please visit https://www.jesuitscalifornia.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=912





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