24 February 2011
Called to Eternal Life
Father Joseph Dapoz mhm, 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep Feb 22 at Holy Family Residence for Senior Citizens, Purak Papar. Born in Wengen Tyrol Austria on 9 Nov 1920, he was ordained for the Diocese of Brixen on 29 June 1944. He entered the Mill Hill Missionary Society in London in 1947 and came to North Borneo in May 1948. He served in various parishes in Limbahau, Papar, Penampang, Inanam, Keningau, Toboh, Tambunan, Tuaran, Kepayan and Tanjung Aru. He retired from active ministry in 1995 and resided at Holy Family Residence Papar where he died in the early hours of February 22. His funeral will be on Sat Feb 26 at 8:30 am at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Kota Kinabalu. He will be buried at the Catholic Cemetery at Mile 4.5 Jalan Penampang Lama.
Sister Agnes Wong Yun Kyau fsic, 82, passed away peacefully at Stella Maris Home Feb 22 at the Stella Maris Home for Retired Sisters Tanjung Aru. Born on 15 Feb 1929 in Papar, she entered the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception on 11 Feb 1952. She made her first religious profession on 11 Feb 1954 and took her final vows on 11 Feb 1959. She was posted in various places and retired from active ministry in 1999 and resided at the Stella Maris Home until her death on Feb 22. Her funeral will be on Thursday Feb 24 at 10:30 am at Stella Maris Church Tanjung Aru. She will be buried at the Catholic Cemetery at Mile 4.5 Jalan Penampang Lama.