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Johnnie To Kei Fung, Patrick Tse Yin, Benny Chan Muk Sing, Kenneth Tsang Kong, Yau Nai Hoi, Damien Lau Chung Yun, Ringo Lam Lan Tung, and Felix Wong Yat Wa were the pallbearers.
Liza Wang Ming Chuen praised Wong Tin Lam as an optimistic elder
Wong Tin Lam made the match between Melvin Wong Kam Sun and Chiu Nga Chi
Deanie Ip Tak Han grieved during final glimpse
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Passing away at the age of 83, the funeral of experienced television producer and film director Wong Tin Lam yesterday took place at the World Funeral Home. Wong Tin Lam's son Wong Jing along with friends and family sent his old father on his final journey. Wong Tin Lam's
pallbearers included Johnnie To Kei Fung, Patrick Tse Yin, Kenneth Tsang Kong, Damien Lau Chung Yun, Felix Wong Yat Wa, Benny Chan Muk Sing, Ringo Lam Lan Tung and Yau Nai Hoi. Wong Tin Lam's friends including Liza Wang Ming Chuen, Chiu Nga Chi, Melvin Wong Kam Sun, Deanie Ip Tak Han, Lam Ka Tung, Richard Ng Yiu Hong and Lau Siu Ming also attended.
Lau Tin Chi, Chung King Fai and Wang Ming Chuen gave eulogies and shared with the mourners their experience with Wong Tin Lam. The funeral arranged for a band with Erhu and violin players to perform the TAI SIU YUN YUEN theme song. When Wong Tin Lam's coffin left the altar, the CHOR LAU HEUNG theme song was played. The committee explained the choice due to its lyrics, "Thousand mountains I walk alone, no need to bid farewell". After the funeral, Wong Tin Lam's remains was transported to Cape Collinson Crematorium. Wong Jing broke down after a final glimpse at his father.
Wang Ming Chuen said that over 20 years she was already working with Wong Tin Lam on television series. Wang Ming Chuen said that at the time television had a lot of competition and series was as intense as war. She said, "Uncle Tin lam gave me many good characters. I really miss my time with me. I appreciated him very much." Wang Ming Chuen said, the most recent time she saw Wong Tin Lam was several years ago at her concert. Well known loving couple Wong Kam Sun and Chiu Nga Chi yesterday attended the funeral together. Chiu Nga Chi said Wong Tin Lam introduced them and enabled their relationship to develop into a loving couple. Chiu Nga Chi said, "Uncle Tin Lam's lessons I will always remember."
To Kei Fung said, the entire funeral ceremony did not have much sorrow. Everyone just missed Wong Tin Lam. To Kei Fung pointed out that his mentor was a very responsible film professional. Wong Tin Lam felt that he had to be completely professional no matter what difficulty he faced. Otherwise only he would not be professional enough. After a final glimpse at his mentor, To Kei Fung mischievously said, "Seeing how kind Uncle Tin Lam looked, it's very funny. At first I was worried that I would break down, but after seeing him I wasn't too upset." To Kei Fung was asked if he would make a movie to remember Wong Tin Lam. To Kei Fung
said Wong Tin Lam did too well in life and he already has left a lot of work for the world. It would not be necessary.