A Book of Remembrance
S A Vanar (1951-2021)
Vanar sadly passed away just days after his 70th birthday after bravely battling with ill health for many years. A beloved father, husband, grandfather, brother, cousin, uncle, friend and colleague, his departure has left us bereft of his love, kindness, warmth, integrity, fabulously dry sense of humour and acerbic “copyrighted phrases”.
A true and loyal Malaysian, he was a proud alumnus of the Victoria Institute where he made friendships that enriched even his later years, as did the relationships made during a fulfilling career at KPMG Kuala Lumpur and KPMG Bangkok. He was an intrepid traveller, deciding to make a solo trip out to New Zealand soon after being hooked up to his portable oxygen supply (good quality air, he said), and even achieved his dream, thanks to the help of his dear Indira, of travelling on the Japanese Shinkansen as recently as November 2019. Of course, he loved his family too, a happy coincidence as so many of us live abroad! Even as it became harder for him to do so, he always did his utmost to attend important family gatherings, even if they were as far away as Canada, the UK or Australia.
Vanar was a wonderful and unique character in every sense of the word. Although he will be very sorely missed by friends and family, the many precious, funny and happy memories we have of him will live on in our hearts and minds. As befits a diehard Liverpool FC fan, he will never walk alone.
His family would be very grateful if you could record your memories, anecdotes and/or add photos of our dearest Vanar in this remembrance book for us to treasure forever.