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Caryn Khoo
Caryn Khoo
Dear Tow Shung,
It's been a while since you left us for a better place. You've been such an encouragement and inspiration to many of us, and your legacy lives on. I took your advice, and am now training in palliative medicine here before heading back home to Malaysia. Your story, along with other experiences during residency have been instrumental in my decision. I have shared your story with young patients of mine who were in the midst of their own difficult journeys, and they were very much moved and encouraged by it. Thank you for showing us love, courage, compassion, selflessness and above all, faith.
Wai Meng Soo
Wai Meng Soo
It is with deep sadness that I learned about the passing of my classmate, Tow Shung.  Seeing how many he has touched during his sojourn on Earth, I wish I had known him better.  He will live on in my memory as a brilliant physician, devoted brother in Christ, and excellent human being.  Even during those bygone days at IMU and McGill, it was obvious that he was a special person.  His passing is a great loss for the world.
My condolences to his wife Tsiao Yi and the rest of his family.
"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever". -Psalm 73:26
Sharan Sidhu
Sharan Sidhu
Dearest Tsiao Yi,


My heart goes out to you, I am so sorry for your loss.


Keep strong, and know that friends and family are here to support you.


Tow Shung was indeed a remarkable young man, and he lives on by the very nature of the fact that he touched so many lives, and inspired many around him to great heights.


Sharan
YJ Loke
YJ Loke
Dear Tsiao Yi,


My condolences to you and your family.  I have been following this site since it was was started and I learnt about Tow Shung's passing through TK Khoo's blog. 


I am truly inspired by Tow Shung's outlook of life, his strength, faith and grace and the strength of the love that you both shared.


Though I do not you or Tow Shung personally, I am so inspired  by him that I attended his wake service on Friday evening.  I am glad I did and to hear from his grandpa, dad and his uncle about him inspires me further.


I pray that you and the family  will continue to find strength and comfort in the Lord especially during this difficult period. 


God Bless.


Take care,


 
Lisa Traynor
Lisa Traynor
Dear TY,


I am so very deeply saddened to hear of Tow Shung Tan's passing.


I had the distinct pleasure to work with him at the Mayo Clinic.


What a compassionate and gentle physician he was.


May you be comforted with the knowledge that he was so very deeply loved by all those who had the distinct pleasure to be blessed with knowing him.


May God bless you both and hold you dear in His heart and comfort you during this difficult time.

Fondly,


Lisa G. Traynor, RN (Bone Marrow Transplant Unit)
Lai Ean Oo
Lai Ean Oo
TY,


I truly thank God for all you have done for Andrew and am proud of you! May our Good Lord continue to lead you and shower you with His blessings and grace in your future undertakings.


Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.


Continue to be strong and courages in the Lord!
Heather Paul
Heather Paul
Dear TY,


Though we have never met I should like to send our heart-felt sympathy to yourself and Tow Shung's family.


I worked with Guan,Tow's father, in an Obstetric Unit in Edinburgh in 1972 and we have kept in touch ever since, though only meeting Guan and Imy briefly once in that time.


We have followed Tow's amazing battle with cancer through CaringBridge, and are filled with admiration for you both. Tow's courage, incredible honesty, and wonderful Christian faith has been an inspiration. It has been a great privilege to read Tan's letters and share his story. What wisdom, honesty and humility. So very much loved, and so greatly missed.


God be with you all at this time,


Heather and Dave Paul  (Annan, Scotland)
Nandan Anavekar
Nandan Anavekar
I was saddened to hear of the passing of a good and dear friend. I first met Tow when I was interviewing for a residency position at Mayo. I remember his infectious smile and calming affect. We worked together in residency, and he made the experience a memorable one - he was always there to help, always knew how to get people to smile and always the one to volunteer to pick up extra work. His approach to life certainly influenced my approach.
When I heard of Tow's passing I was struck by a visceral sensation in the pit of my stomach, I wasn't ready to hear it. That whole night I felt ill at ease. However, in the depths of thought I came to realize that death is a cessation of existence and Tow has certainly NOT ceased to exist. I feel him living in our hearts and mind. It is not only remembering Tow that is important. A human's physical existence and future actions are influenced and molded by our interactions and experiences. For this reason mine, as well as so many others, future actions have been influenced by Tow's legacy of good will, friendship and love and in this way Tow continues to live in all that we do.
I wanted to take this moment to thank Tow for making me a better person today, and to pass my condolences, love and prayers for Tow and his beloved family.
Missing you dearlyNandan
Cecilia Santiago
Cecilia Santiago
Hello, I am a member of the public. My husband came across Tow Shung's journal and was very inspired by it. We are very sorry to hear of your loss. The stories Tow Shung shared were most touching to the soul and he depicts the doctor-patient role-reversal with great humility. Our prayers are with Tow Shung, you and your family. With warm wishes, Cecilia & Risen.
Caryn Khoo
Caryn Khoo
Dear Tow Shung,
It's been a while since you left us for a better place. You've been such an encouragement and inspiration to many of us, and your legacy lives on. I took your advice, and am now training in palliative medicine here before heading back home to Malaysia. Your story, along with other experiences during residency have been instrumental in my decision. I have shared your story with young patients of mine who were in the midst of their own difficult journeys, and they were very much moved and encouraged by it. Thank you for showing us love, courage, compassion, selflessness and above all, faith.
Sharan Sidhu
Sharan Sidhu
Dearest Tsiao Yi,


My heart goes out to you, I am so sorry for your loss.


Keep strong, and know that friends and family are here to support you.


Tow Shung was indeed a remarkable young man, and he lives on by the very nature of the fact that he touched so many lives, and inspired many around him to great heights.


Sharan
YJ Loke
YJ Loke
Dear Tsiao Yi,


My condolences to you and your family.  I have been following this site since it was was started and I learnt about Tow Shung's passing through TK Khoo's blog. 


I am truly inspired by Tow Shung's outlook of life, his strength, faith and grace and the strength of the love that you both shared.


Though I do not you or Tow Shung personally, I am so inspired  by him that I attended his wake service on Friday evening.  I am glad I did and to hear from his grandpa, dad and his uncle about him inspires me further.


I pray that you and the family  will continue to find strength and comfort in the Lord especially during this difficult period. 


God Bless.


Take care,


 
Lai Ean Oo
Lai Ean Oo
TY,


I truly thank God for all you have done for Andrew and am proud of you! May our Good Lord continue to lead you and shower you with His blessings and grace in your future undertakings.


Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.


Continue to be strong and courages in the Lord!
Nandan Anavekar
Nandan Anavekar
I was saddened to hear of the passing of a good and dear friend. I first met Tow when I was interviewing for a residency position at Mayo. I remember his infectious smile and calming affect. We worked together in residency, and he made the experience a memorable one - he was always there to help, always knew how to get people to smile and always the one to volunteer to pick up extra work. His approach to life certainly influenced my approach.
When I heard of Tow's passing I was struck by a visceral sensation in the pit of my stomach, I wasn't ready to hear it. That whole night I felt ill at ease. However, in the depths of thought I came to realize that death is a cessation of existence and Tow has certainly NOT ceased to exist. I feel him living in our hearts and mind. It is not only remembering Tow that is important. A human's physical existence and future actions are influenced and molded by our interactions and experiences. For this reason mine, as well as so many others, future actions have been influenced by Tow's legacy of good will, friendship and love and in this way Tow continues to live in all that we do.
I wanted to take this moment to thank Tow for making me a better person today, and to pass my condolences, love and prayers for Tow and his beloved family.
Missing you dearlyNandan
Cecilia Santiago
Cecilia Santiago
Hello, I am a member of the public. My husband came across Tow Shung's journal and was very inspired by it. We are very sorry to hear of your loss. The stories Tow Shung shared were most touching to the soul and he depicts the doctor-patient role-reversal with great humility. Our prayers are with Tow Shung, you and your family. With warm wishes, Cecilia & Risen.
Wai Meng Soo
Wai Meng Soo
It is with deep sadness that I learned about the passing of my classmate, Tow Shung.  Seeing how many he has touched during his sojourn on Earth, I wish I had known him better.  He will live on in my memory as a brilliant physician, devoted brother in Christ, and excellent human being.  Even during those bygone days at IMU and McGill, it was obvious that he was a special person.  His passing is a great loss for the world.
My condolences to his wife Tsiao Yi and the rest of his family.
"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever". -Psalm 73:26
Lisa Traynor
Lisa Traynor
Dear TY,


I am so very deeply saddened to hear of Tow Shung Tan's passing.


I had the distinct pleasure to work with him at the Mayo Clinic.


What a compassionate and gentle physician he was.


May you be comforted with the knowledge that he was so very deeply loved by all those who had the distinct pleasure to be blessed with knowing him.


May God bless you both and hold you dear in His heart and comfort you during this difficult time.

Fondly,


Lisa G. Traynor, RN (Bone Marrow Transplant Unit)
Heather Paul
Heather Paul
Dear TY,


Though we have never met I should like to send our heart-felt sympathy to yourself and Tow Shung's family.


I worked with Guan,Tow's father, in an Obstetric Unit in Edinburgh in 1972 and we have kept in touch ever since, though only meeting Guan and Imy briefly once in that time.


We have followed Tow's amazing battle with cancer through CaringBridge, and are filled with admiration for you both. Tow's courage, incredible honesty, and wonderful Christian faith has been an inspiration. It has been a great privilege to read Tan's letters and share his story. What wisdom, honesty and humility. So very much loved, and so greatly missed.


God be with you all at this time,


Heather and Dave Paul  (Annan, Scotland)
Caryn Khoo
Caryn Khoo
Dear Tow Shung,
It's been a while since you left us for a better place. You've been such an encouragement and inspiration to many of us, and your legacy lives on. I took your advice, and am now training in palliative medicine here before heading back home to Malaysia. Your story, along with other experiences during residency have been instrumental in my decision. I have shared your story with young patients of mine who were in the midst of their own difficult journeys, and they were very much moved and encouraged by it. Thank you for showing us love, courage, compassion, selflessness and above all, faith.
YJ Loke
YJ Loke
Dear Tsiao Yi,


My condolences to you and your family.  I have been following this site since it was was started and I learnt about Tow Shung's passing through TK Khoo's blog. 


I am truly inspired by Tow Shung's outlook of life, his strength, faith and grace and the strength of the love that you both shared.


Though I do not you or Tow Shung personally, I am so inspired  by him that I attended his wake service on Friday evening.  I am glad I did and to hear from his grandpa, dad and his uncle about him inspires me further.


I pray that you and the family  will continue to find strength and comfort in the Lord especially during this difficult period. 


God Bless.


Take care,


 
Wai Meng Soo
Wai Meng Soo
It is with deep sadness that I learned about the passing of my classmate, Tow Shung.  Seeing how many he has touched during his sojourn on Earth, I wish I had known him better.  He will live on in my memory as a brilliant physician, devoted brother in Christ, and excellent human being.  Even during those bygone days at IMU and McGill, it was obvious that he was a special person.  His passing is a great loss for the world.
My condolences to his wife Tsiao Yi and the rest of his family.
"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever". -Psalm 73:26
Sharan Sidhu
Sharan Sidhu
Dearest Tsiao Yi,


My heart goes out to you, I am so sorry for your loss.


Keep strong, and know that friends and family are here to support you.


Tow Shung was indeed a remarkable young man, and he lives on by the very nature of the fact that he touched so many lives, and inspired many around him to great heights.


Sharan
Lisa Traynor
Lisa Traynor
Dear TY,


I am so very deeply saddened to hear of Tow Shung Tan's passing.


I had the distinct pleasure to work with him at the Mayo Clinic.


What a compassionate and gentle physician he was.


May you be comforted with the knowledge that he was so very deeply loved by all those who had the distinct pleasure to be blessed with knowing him.


May God bless you both and hold you dear in His heart and comfort you during this difficult time.

Fondly,


Lisa G. Traynor, RN (Bone Marrow Transplant Unit)
Cecilia Santiago
Cecilia Santiago
Hello, I am a member of the public. My husband came across Tow Shung's journal and was very inspired by it. We are very sorry to hear of your loss. The stories Tow Shung shared were most touching to the soul and he depicts the doctor-patient role-reversal with great humility. Our prayers are with Tow Shung, you and your family. With warm wishes, Cecilia & Risen.
Lai Ean Oo
Lai Ean Oo
TY,


I truly thank God for all you have done for Andrew and am proud of you! May our Good Lord continue to lead you and shower you with His blessings and grace in your future undertakings.


Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.


Continue to be strong and courages in the Lord!
Heather Paul
Heather Paul
Dear TY,


Though we have never met I should like to send our heart-felt sympathy to yourself and Tow Shung's family.


I worked with Guan,Tow's father, in an Obstetric Unit in Edinburgh in 1972 and we have kept in touch ever since, though only meeting Guan and Imy briefly once in that time.


We have followed Tow's amazing battle with cancer through CaringBridge, and are filled with admiration for you both. Tow's courage, incredible honesty, and wonderful Christian faith has been an inspiration. It has been a great privilege to read Tan's letters and share his story. What wisdom, honesty and humility. So very much loved, and so greatly missed.


God be with you all at this time,


Heather and Dave Paul  (Annan, Scotland)
Nandan Anavekar
Nandan Anavekar
I was saddened to hear of the passing of a good and dear friend. I first met Tow when I was interviewing for a residency position at Mayo. I remember his infectious smile and calming affect. We worked together in residency, and he made the experience a memorable one - he was always there to help, always knew how to get people to smile and always the one to volunteer to pick up extra work. His approach to life certainly influenced my approach.
When I heard of Tow's passing I was struck by a visceral sensation in the pit of my stomach, I wasn't ready to hear it. That whole night I felt ill at ease. However, in the depths of thought I came to realize that death is a cessation of existence and Tow has certainly NOT ceased to exist. I feel him living in our hearts and mind. It is not only remembering Tow that is important. A human's physical existence and future actions are influenced and molded by our interactions and experiences. For this reason mine, as well as so many others, future actions have been influenced by Tow's legacy of good will, friendship and love and in this way Tow continues to live in all that we do.
I wanted to take this moment to thank Tow for making me a better person today, and to pass my condolences, love and prayers for Tow and his beloved family.
Missing you dearlyNandan