Goodbye Bill, you always loved flying
RIP William Chan https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-chan-9327103/
You left many times before but never without a goodbye. We did not get to have our closing, bid our farewell, or cheer to one of your life passions before you take off on an adventure that you could not wait to prepare for nor dwell on its risks.
I do not know if the COVID train ran you over or you hoped on to your next passion. One thing for sure, you were too good for this world. You always had a smile with optimism even in the toughest of times. Recessions, economical upheaval, political battles, none of the daily nuisances of our lives seemed to have distracted you from your family, work, or friends.
We met over thirty years ago when you and Bobby came to work as co-op students. Technology seemed to have bored you at that time. You braved the Suzuki 750 early on and soon took off to Africa so that you can pursue your flying dreams in the toughest and riskiest locations. We babysat your bike for years until you settled with Taina from Finland! You were a world citizen at heart. You were a brother to Bobby and family to all of us. You always loved to fly. You excelled at Dell and worked hard but you always kept your pilot license and your little plane. You were meant to fly, so take your flight to realm above among the Angels, where you have always belonged. Taina, Sabrina, Katrina, Roger, Diana, Amelia and all of us will have to move on without you. I just wish that COVID had a grain of compassion to let us bid our farewell. A cold call and a shocking news were all we got Bill. Pray for us, will you? You will always be in our prayers, until we meet again.