- 86 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 14, 1927
- Place of birth:
Guiping, Guangxi, China
- Date of passing: Apr 4, 2014
- Place of passing:
Sacramento, California, United States
|He will live forever in our hearts|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Duy Huynh, 86, born on April 14, 1927 and passed away on April 4, 2014. A memorial service will be held at East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park on April 14, 2014 at 10:00 am.
"Before I share with you some of the fond memories of my dad, I would like to take this time to give all glories & praises to God. I thank God for giving me a caring & loving father. As you may know, my dad was a man with visions & passions. He was a man ready to make sacrifice for a greater cause, & he believed in living his life to its fullness. Dad could have been even more successful in his professional life if he had devoted more of himself & his time to it, but he chose to be with us, the family, as much as he could in spite of his busy schedules. As a child, I was really excited each time dad took us to the beach, which was about 2 hours drive away from home, for a getaway weekend. It was the time that he could give us his full attention, had fun with us, & we could eat out every meal, which was big for us kids. At that time in Vietnam, we had school from Monday to Saturday noon every week, both mom & dad would take us to visit the zoo on Sunday for a family outing. Since we lived in the school, he would play a game of basketball with us Saturday afternoon or Sunday.
Dad went to Vietnam to start his teaching career. Not only that he was my dad, he was also my teacher. I was in his 5th grade math class, he taught me how to think creatively when working on math problems. I've turned out to like math. He also taught me a lot of life lessons by modeling it. Dad was a man of his words, he kept his promises. He was a generous man & always ready to offer his help when his friends needed it. Dad was a creative & persistent man; each time he encountered a challenge, he did not give up easily. He would think of some non-conventional way to solve the problem. Dad had a deep quest for knowledge; for him, learning was for life. Even when he was in the labor camp, he learned to compose Chinese poems. I was really encouraged when reading some of the poems he composed regarding how proud he was of us kids. He always tried to learn new things & improve himself. When personal computers, kindles, iPads were available, he embraced the technologies even though he ran into some difficulties while learning them.
Dad was a man of many talents. He had exceptional memory & thinking skill. On one occasion during dinner, he taught us how to remember the names of all Chinese provinces in a poem. Dad loved humors, he would tell us jokes in family gatherings. We always had a good laugh of his jokes. This was one of the ways he connected with us. He also loved music, he used to sing Chinese folk songs when we were young, & he learned to play the piano by himself. He played the piano for Evergreen Fellowship when they had gatherings. I have come to like Chinese folk songs because of him. Dad was very athletic, he loved playing basketball. Even in his old age, he went to the park to shoot some baskets every morning.
These are the fond memories I have of my dad. I love you, dad, & I really miss seeing you read newspapers or play the piano when I come home, but I know you are with our Heavenly Father at a better place, where there are no pain, no illnesses, no tears nor sufferings - just joy and laughter. This is the assurance that God promises us, and I know someday we all will meet you in heaven.
這些都是我對我父親一些美好的回憶。爸爸，我愛你，我每次回家的時候真的好想見到你在那裏看報紙或彈琴，但我知道你已經與天父在一個更美好的地方，在那裏沒有痛苦，沒有疾病，沒有眼淚，沒有悲傷 - 只有歡樂和笑聲。這是神應許我們的，我知道有一天我們都會在天堂與你相聚。"
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