Acknowledgement: Above report and photographs were contributed by JAG ofIpoh Guide.
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(1924 - 2016)
Bernerdick Stephen - the dad of Fr. Joseph Stephen, parish priest of Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Ipoh, Malaysia - passed away on 31 October 2016. His funeral was held on 3 November at 10.00am at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ipoh, and the Mass was concelebrated by Bishop Sebastian Francis, Fr. Joseph together with the priests from the Penang Diocese.
Bernerdick, 92 was from Sri Lanka and lived in Ipoh where he was an employee with the Ipoh General Hospital.
In his early years he lived at Green Town before shifting to Taman Rishah.
He spent the last 10 years of his life in a nursing home where Fr. Joseph together with his brothers and sisters visited him regularly. He passed away at the home.
According to Fr. Joseph, his dad had a fondness for collecting religious articles such as rosaries, holy water while his other passion was football.
“He was a masseuse for the Perak state team and would follow their matches closely. His other favorite football team was the KIA (Kinta Indian Association) team”, related Fr. Joseph.
Fr. Joseph in his closing message thanked the parishioners from the three Parishes, on behalf of the family, for their comfort and prayers during the family’s time of grief.