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Appreciation For Koon Kau Chan By Vicky Lomas

Jimmy was a lovely larger than life character who you would only have to meet once and you would remember him. So I was deeply saddened to hear of Jimmys passing as I assumed he would be around for ever.

Those early days of working with Jimmy at Liverpool, on the housing unit, were some of the happiest and funniest memories I have. He would openly greet any visitor to the office , or indeed any person he hadnt met before by grabbing their hand, and with a firm handshake he would say ' Hi ...I'm Jimmy Chan'.... and then a big grin would appear!

He loved to cook in the office and his quick stir frys were legendary, and people would appear from the far reaches of the building on hearing the whisper that Jimmy Chan was rustling up something good to eat in the kitchen.

I shall remember him for his cooking, his sense of humour, his nicknames for people including mine - HB ( Horse Bum!), the wind surfing lessons at Albert dock, his thoughtfulness and willingness to help people, and how fondly he spoke about Christine and Judith.

Our office environment was a better place when Jimmy Chan was around and he was greatly missed when he left Liverpool. Now, sadly I feel the world is a lesser place without characters like Jimmy...he was a lovely man and i shall remember him fondly.

My deepest sympathy to Christine and Judith

Vicky and family

Added on: 13 October 2010