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Elder Yoke Sang Freddie Chan, Area Seventy, dies at age 61

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Elder Yoke Sang Freddie Chan, an Area Seventy serving in the Eighth Quorum of the Seventy in the Asia Area, died Oct. 19, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Elder Chan, who was 61 years old, had been battling cancer for much of the past year. He is survived by his wife, Wai Ling Jessica Chan, their three sons, and four grandchildren.

Elder Chan was sustained as an Area Seventy in April 2013, having previously served as a branch president, district president and mission president’s counselor.

“Elder Chan was the first Area Seventy to be called from Malaysia,” noted Asia Area President and General Authority Seventy, Elder Randy D. Funk. “He was a pioneering leader in that country and has served with great devotion and ability in many callings since he joined the Church. Even during his illness this past year, he maintained a strong interest in the work and participated as much as possible. He and his dear wife, Jessica, and their sons endured his difficult illness with great faith, hope and courage.”

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the LDS chapel in Kuala Lumpur. Elder David F. Evans, a member of the Asia Area Presidency, attended and presided at the services. Elder Steven L. Toronto, an Area Seventy, also attended.