Farewell, Zion Ho

The cremation of the late Zion Ho Chee Cheong was completed at 10am at the Kek Look Seah Crematorium at Bercham, Ipoh here today.

It was attended by about 50 close acquaintances, who were there to pay their last respects.

According to a source close to the deceased, Zion Ho, 52, was born in Menglembu, Ipoh. He was also the Kinta District Representative of the Perak Triathlon Association. He was active in sports and did not have any health issues prior to this.

News of the passing of the deceased had shocked everyone. He had difficulty in breathing while completing the 750m swimming phase of the triathlon he was competing in. Zion Ho Chee Cheong was pronounced dead while receiving treatment at Seri Manjung Hospital.

Present at the event was Tourism Perak Chief Executive, Nurmalis Musa, who expressed his condolences on the death of Zion Ho, which was considered a great loss.

“I represent the State Government through Tourism Perak and offer my condolences to all the family and friends of Zion Ho.

“As a sign of sympathy and appreciation for his services, Tourism Perak have presented a small donation. I hope this donation can cover a little of Zion Ho’s funeral expenses “, he told Ipoh Echo.

The ashes will be put at Sam Poh Tong next to his parents.


by Rosli Mansor

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