CHAN, Robert Peng Kong. Born October 21, 1943, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Passed away on May 19, 2020, Auckland. Beloved husband of Rita. Loved and respected father and father-in-law of Rodrey and Rebecca, Matthew and Nina, Emileen, and Francis and Emma. Doting grandfather of Lauren, Teo, Sophie and Benjamin. Loved brother of Margaret and stepson of Kevin. An accomplished mathematician, university lecturer and teacher, Robert passed away peacefully after a short illness surrounded by his family. He will be terribly missed. Published in The New Zealand Herald on May 21, 2020
Good Bye Mr Chan. I will never forget your smiles and lovely manner. You will always be remembered. Betty Lim-Yip, GreenhitheLIGHT A CANDLESHARE May 22, 2020 Robert Chan was our teacher and form master at Papakura High School in 1971. He was well liked and respected by all of us in his 7th Form class. He was still joining with us in email conversations 49 years later! How many teachers keep in contact for that long? We will miss you and will be forever grateful to have known you. RIP Bob. Papakura High 7th Form 1971, Papakura, AucklandSHARE May 22, 2020 Dear Bob, what a pleasure it was to have had you as a brother-in-law and uncle. Thank you for your humour, for the maths lessons, your hospitality, your sports commentaries and observations, your interest in all your nieces and nephews, your love and respect of our mum/nana and so much more over the years. Rita please accept our deepest sympathy and know we too will miss him very much xx With much love, Val, Katie and Hannah Ralph-Smith Val Ralph-Smith, AucklandSHARE May 22, 2020 CHAN, Robert Peng Kong. You were a wonderful brother-in-law and uncle. The great feeder of chippies to Rebecca. We were lucky to have you in our family. Carolyn, Rebecca, Christopher and Sabrina.
Published in: The New Zealand HeraldSHARE May 22, 2020 CHAN, Robert Peng Kong. Born October 21, 1943. Passed away on May 19, 2020. Our esteemed brother-in-law Dr Robert Chan passed away on May 19. He will always be missed as a great friend, teacher, and mathematician. Our condolences to his wife Rita, and his family. From Doreen, Bruce, and Robert's nephews Peter, Phillip and Callum. We will all miss Robert dearly!
May 25, 2020 Such a gentle soul. A great teacher. Loved talking on email over the last few months. Reminiscing along with others from our class. Papakura High School 1971. My sympathies to his family from Judy Cull nee Appleby Judy Cull, Ruakaka,, Northland Contact Me SHARE May 25, 2020
I will always remember you Mr Chan (Robert) as an insightful and compassionate man; my kind and patient 6th Form Math teacher. You were more than a teacher to all of us at Papakura High back then. You were also a respected role model and mentor and later as adults,our friend. My deepest condolences to your family. Sincerely, Judy Finlay Judy FinlayLIGHT A CANDLESHARE May 25, 2020