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2017/2/9
With gratitude to God for The Very Reverend Dr. Sang Chul Lee, the 32nd Moderator of The United Church of Canada, went home to the Lord January 28, 2017 aged 92

The Very Reverend Dr. Sang Chul Lee was the first Asian-born Moderator of The United Church of Canada.
(Credit:The United Church of Canada Archives)

http://www.united-church.ca/news/humble-moderator-lifted-voices-oppressed


PCT Condolences to the family of The Very Reverend Dr. Sang Chul Lee


31 January 2017

Irene Dirks
c/o Alpha Korean United Church
Toronto, ON M5S 1W3
CANADA

The Family and Friends of the Very Reverend Dr. Sang Chul Lee

On behalf of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) officers and members we write these few words to express our sincere condolences on the passing of the Lord’s servant the Very Reverend Dr. Sang Chul Lee.

During his terms as Moderator of the United Church in Canada (UCC) the PCT valued his leadership and example; how he faithfully lifted the voices of the voiceless, the isolated and oppressed tackling very often difficult and challenging issues. This he did with compassion and grace.

Rev. Dr. Lee was not only an important leader in Canada. As the first Asian moderator of the UCC, he was also a faithful and loyal friend of its ecumenical partners, including the Taiwanese church and community. We humbly recall how he stood with us in the Taiwanese struggle for human rights and democracy.

We thank God for Rev. Dr. Sang Chul Lee - his leadership, wisdom, fellowship and friendship to PCT over the years. As you gather to honour and celebrate his life on 1 February we pray the Lord will comfort you his loved ones and the wider church family he served so diligently and faithfully.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Sudu Tada舒度大達

Rev. Sudu Tada
PCT Moderator, 61st General Assembly

林芳仲

Rev. Lyim Hong-Tiong
PCT General Secretary


Word of response from the family of The Very Reverend Dr. Sang Chul Lee


Dear Rev. Sudu Tada
​PCT Moderator, 61st General Assembly

and

Rev. Lyim Hong-Tiong
PCT General Secretary

and

Members of PCT

Thank you so much for your letter of January 31, 2017 expressing your sincere condolences on the passing of my husband/our father the Very Reverend Dr. Sang Chul Lee.

We know that he had a close friendship with PCT and its many members and that he held all of you close to his heart as you worked together on many issues. He respected the God's work that you were all carrying out so faithfully.

We, the family would also like to thank members of PCT who joined us at the Visitation and during the Service of Thanksgiving to Celebrate the Life of the Very Reverend Dr. Sang Chul Lee. Their presence, kind words, remembrance were deeply appreciated. Thank you, Rev. Michael Stainton, Sophia Lin, Albert Lin, Y-S Columbus Leo and Pi-Ling Lin for joining us. We would also like to thank you for their generous donation to the Mission & Service fund of the United Church of Canada in memory of my husband/our father. Thank you also to Rev. Sudu Tada and Rev. Lyim Hong-Tiong and all members of the PCT for keeping him your prayers and in your hearts.

Thank you again and we wish you continued blessings as you carry out God's work.

Sincerely, Shin Jah Lee, Irene, Grace, Joy and family


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