Wednesday, September 6, 2006

May Fr. Joe Foley, S.J. rest in peace

Our beloved Fr. J. Foley, S.J. (serving in Wah Yan from 1949-1978, with 1962-68 as the Principal) passed away peacefully at 2300GMT on 4th September, 2006 in the Jesuit nursing home, Cherryfield Dublin, according to his nephew Mr. Joe Toner.

Fr. Foley started his teaching in Wah Yan College Hong Kong in 1949 for a year and returned in 1954 after his Tertianship for another 7 years until 1962 when he became the Principal of the College up to 1968. He then taught in Wah Yan College Kowloon until 1970, and returned again to the Hong Kong side in 1974 and taught until 1978, when he became the Episcopal Vicar for Education.