Perry Foo
  • 64 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 1, 1948
  • Place of birth:
    Georgetown, Greater Georgetown, Guyana
  • Date of passing: Apr 6, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Los Angeles, California, United States
Let the memory of Perry be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Perry Foo, 64, born on January 1, 1948 and passed away on April 6, 2012. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Ellen Tappin on 2nd January 2017

"I can't believe you are gone. Yet, I believe you ran a good race. Miss you eternal."

This tribute was added by Ian Fraser on 4th January 2016

"Perry....I am almost sure ...(unless this is a senior moment)...that this is not your birthdate...having celebrated many with you....since QC schooldays...I will have a liquid one for you today, anyway....my brother.....one of the "redmen"....ICF"

This tribute was added by John Calder on 8th April 2014

"Perry was a good soldier, a fine Officer and a gentleman. He will always be missed, because of his kindness and his love for people. To his family from the Calder's family we will always have you in our prayers"

This tribute was added by Carl Morgan on 7th April 2014

"Gone but not fprgotten"

This tribute was added by Ellen Tappin on 1st January 2014

"You are gone but not forgotten, forever in our hearts."

This tribute was added by orrett sparman on 9th April 2013

"Time flies eh! imagine is one year since our beloved Officer and a gentleman Perry Foo has passed, and we still remember like if it was last week. Keep resting in peace my boy."

This tribute was added by Paulette Thomas on 31st January 2013

"Candle lit  by Paulette Thomas on 30th  January 2013, Absent from body but present with the lord, may his soul rest in peace, Sleep on."

This tribute was added by colin outridge on 2nd January 2013

"Perry Foo was one of the best teachers in my life. He was patient and understanding and took that same quality onto the cricket field in amassing several centuries for our school team. I would like to offer my steadfast support to his family and the Los Angeles ex-GDF Assoc."

This tribute was added by Irvin McGarrell on 2nd January 2013

"***** The years will pass, and the memorial sentiments will continue to flow and grow for a spirit of one - Perry Foo - He, like the rest of us was here on earth to leave our
" Mark" he left us an endearing and indelible one, a trail of his life's journey that was commensurate with the way he lived.^^^^^ Rest assure Perry! ^^^^^ Your work was done ^^^^^"

This tribute was added by Shaun Jones on 2nd January 2013

"Some people are simply irreplaceable, and Perry was just that. I join with my course seven squaddies, George Gomes, Joe McDonald and Laurel Mentis in paying tribute to a truly great Commanding Officer. Col. Perry Foo was a exceptional individual and he left an indelible mark upon those who knew him. Thank you for sharing him with us, Dawn."

This tribute was added by Ellen Tappin on 2nd January 2013

"We can't believe you are gone, we loved you much but God loved you more. Your legacy lives on. We will continue to pray for the family. Peace!"

This tribute was added by richardbobbysmith smith on 1st January 2013

"Has he really left us ? Seem  like we spoke just  the other day .but any way , May he continue to rest in eternal peace as wonderful memories continue to flow.

This tribute was added by Dawn Holder on 1st January 2013

"I think of Perry so often and today he would've celebrated his birthday.  I know wherever he is, he will add a touch of grace and charm.  Sleep on Perry.  Until we meet again."

This tribute was added by Donald Nurse on 5th June 2012

"In the main there were two officers who helped to shape my military life - Joe Henry who passed on several years ago, and Perry. The gratitude I owe each cannot be verbalized. Perry and I grew up in the Charlestown area, but we became closely connected only after I joined the GDF. We served the same God - he is in a good place. Dawn and family - PEACE!"

This tribute was added by Cassin John on 22nd April 2012

"My wife and I, Mr. & Mrs. Cassin John send our heartfelt sympathy to the Foo family.  May the almighty grant to him enternal rest."

This tribute was added by Leonard Mclean on 20th April 2012

"The shocking end of a too short road has come for an Officer, a Teacher and a Gentleman who embraced the concept of compromise and embodied humility. His legacy will continue to give us hope for surely the good die young! Perry, in God you will find peace."

This tribute was added by JOHN WALKS on 19th April 2012

""Perry" was my childhood friend from Charlestown Gerogetown Guyana, I am four days older than Perry, over the years we became more like brothers than friends, we shared countless of times together in California, it is a sad day that he had to go. My wife Maggie and I will miss you Perry and I will always remember you on my birthdays. GOD BLESS you until we meet again."

This tribute was added by Kenrick Fullington on 19th April 2012

"In the midst of life, we are in death. "My heartfelt condolences to Perry's wife and family in his sudden passing. Life is sweet, but oh  so short. As we say " Old soldiers never die, they only fade away." Rest in peace Perry, and may God grant you eternal rest."

This tribute was added by colin outridge on 17th April 2012

"Mr. Perry Foo was my friend and teacher. We had lived in the same street, one block away from each other and we also played cricket for the St. Mary's cricket team. We were the opening pair. Many nights my bridge was the meeting place for some Maths lessons from ' Sir Foo '.He was a Teacher, Gentleman and a Friend. R.I.P Sir Foo."

This tribute was added by Claudius Vaughn on 17th April 2012

"" Goodbye Perry, may the angels welcome you with the sound of trumpets".
Perry and I were Officer Cadets on SOC 2. A rather tough course; nothing seemed to bother  him.  . In later years, I came to the conclusion that he had swallowed the Manual of Staff Duties.
Rest In Peace, Perry Foo."

This tribute was added by george a on 15th April 2012

"Perry was a true friend, a gentleman ,and an officer of the highest caliber.He will be missed by all who knew him.To Dawn, his children, and grandchildren i offer my sincere condolences."

This tribute was added by June Barrinigton-seaforth on 15th April 2012

"Mr Perry Foo: was an officer who passes every warm and heartfelt test for being there and being true and being very best to soldiers too"

This tribute was added by Nehru Sheow on 14th April 2012

"Dear Dawn & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
We are sorry for your loss.
Perry I will miss your emails!
Nehru & Nesha"

This tribute was added by Nigel Cadogan on 14th April 2012

"Heaven is now richer because of you.  May your soul rest in peace.

This tribute was added by zab panday on 14th April 2012

"Ex soldiers of 6 company,especially 16 platoon joins Dawn & her family
in this time of bereavement.We are so proud to have served and be
associated with such an officer.God bless and may his soul rest in

This tribute was added by John Calder on 12th April 2012

"Perry was a special military Officer, not arrogant, willing to listen, when there was a problem, he will be miss, but not forgotton.He will meet the others that went before him. may he rest in peace. My love goes out to his family. I will continue to pray for them. Love all J.C./Violet Calder/Michael and Edward Calder."

This tribute was added by Faye Mitchell on 12th April 2012

"Bob and I heard of the sudden passing of Perry Foo and would like to take this time to offer our heartfelt condolences to his family. It was a pleasure to see him at the last XGDF Church Service in New York and for us to share a few words. May his soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by corneal rogers on 11th April 2012

""Perry" this was so sudden, talking and laughing one minute; then gone the next.  Im shocked and at a loss for words.  Gone too soon, you will be missed and never be forgotten. My cousin/godfather Rest in Peace.  My deepest condolences to Dawn and family."

This tribute was added by Carl Morgan on 11th April 2012

"On behalf of the Executive and members of the Guyana Legion I extend deepest sympathy to Dawn ,his children , grandchildren and the rest of his family. Perry was a loyal member of the Legion and a true veteran.Always an officer and a gentleman who recognised that quiet efficiency is the halmark of an officer .. On a personal note Perry we go back a long way to QC and later service. RIP"

This tribute was added by Austin Thompson on 11th April 2012

"On behalf of the Guyana Association of Georgia, and the vast Guyanese community in Georgia, I send condolences to Brother Foo's family and the numerous XGDF members of the Los Angeles Chapter.  Brother Foo and I were to meet last year, but unforseen circumstances kept me from the 25th Anniversary event in NY.  I salute this soldier and wish we could have met.  God bless his spirit always."

This tribute was added by dennis stewart on 11th April 2012

"Go placidy amid the noise and the haste and remember what peace
here may be in silence' Therefore be at peace with GOD whateveryou  conceive him to be That is how I remember Perry  commited officer of the GDF.Our deepest condolences to wife and family."

This tribute was added by zab panday on 11th April 2012

"It certainly was a pleasure to know and served with him.He will be remembered in so many ways.May his soul rest in peace.

                                                                                ( zab )"

This tribute was added by Jimmy King on 11th April 2012

"Never thought I,d be saying goodbye to a squaddie so soon. I met Perry in 1970 and he remained a good and loyal friend to the end. My prayers go out to Dawn and his kids and grans. Rest in peace buddy."

This tribute was added by Lennox DeCruise on 11th April 2012

"I am shocked by the sudden passing a of my friend and colleague, Perry Foo.I have fond memories of our days before, during and post GDF.I remember the hospitality that Perry and his wife Dawn extended to me when I visited their home in Long Beach some years ago.The Perry I know has left a legacy of peace and love for his family.May the light of Jesus Christ brighten these dark days.Amen."

This tribute was added by Kingsland Felix on 11th April 2012

"Perry will be missed along life's way,but quietly remembered every day.
He is no longer in our life to share,but in our hearts he will always be there.
To Dawn and  the  family, please accept my deepest sympathy."

This tribute was added by Desiree/Gerald Jarvis on 10th April 2012

"Our condolences goes out to the entire family of Perry Foo, Perry was more than a brother to me and my family, we will miss his smile, and his willingness to give a good word of advice, he went out of his way to spend time with us while we were visiting, his memories will always live on,gone but never forgotten may his soul rest in piece."

This tribute was added by Allison Ross on 10th April 2012

"Rest in peace Perry. My prayers go out to his family."

This tribute was added by Joseph McDonald on 10th April 2012

"Happy are those who mourn; God will comfort them! I first met the late Perry Foo when he was a pupil teacher at St. Mary’s R.C. School in Guyana. We met again when he joined the GDF as an Officer Cadet where he later tutored me while I attended the GDF’s Junior Command and Staff Course. Colonel Foo carved his name into the history of the GDF where it ought to remain. May Perry’s soul rest in Peace"

This tribute was added by Ellen Tappin on 10th April 2012

"Perry was an active member of the APNU North American Forum, and a major contributor of ideas at meetings. In fact, he was instrumental in preparing the Admin Orders for Presidential Candidate, David Granger's visit to the USA in 2011. The Forum sends its heartfelt condolences to his wife, Dawn; their four children grandchildren, relatives and friends. Rest in Peace Perry."

This tribute was added by nichola foo on 10th April 2012

"Perry James Foo.....an Officer many know his as.....i know him as my uncle....my uncle "P", a side where only his neices and nephews knew,yeah we cracked some jokes and laughed really hard, always at our side in everyhting...a good listener he was too.....very orderly and neat, i can go on and on........but Uncle "P" i know u are sleeping and having the sweetest one ever...so sleep on....."

This tribute was added by Viola Canzius on 10th April 2012

"I have known Perry Foo over 40 years through my brother who worked with the minintry of education.he has always been a people!s person,  He will surely be missed, our condolence goes out to his entire family May his blessed soul rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Cheryl Mack on 10th April 2012

""I am blessed to have had Perry as a friend, and one of the best staff officers I worked for (SO2AM) in the GDF. I learned so much from him and will never forget him. He touched my life so incredibly by his kind, welcoming spirit. I will always remember, and be grateful to have known him. Our prayers go out to your family.
Cheryl Tappin"

This tribute was added by Louis Abrigo on 10th April 2012

"Perry will be greatly missed,his work in LA as president of EXGDF Los Angeles and the work he carried out with the toy drive for kids at XMAS. I served as his treasurer and can atest to his commitment.
We salute you, and prayers go out to your family.
Louis Abrigo"

This tribute was added by John Callender on 10th April 2012

"May the soul of Perry rest in Peace.  Condolence  to Dawn and the rest of the family."

This tribute was added by Conrad Taylor on 10th April 2012

"Condolences are inadequate at the passing of a loved one, especially when it is unexpected. Nevertheless, please accept those of my family's to Lt. Colonel Perry Foo's and friends. We hope that you will find solace in a lifetime of rich memories."

This tribute was added by Maxwell Hinds on 10th April 2012

"Perry was my senior at school; he had a grey patch at 14, you couldn't miss him. Plus he was always "cool", always even-tempered, never ruffled feathers, which we juniors appreciated. That carried over into the Army, and then to Vets. Service. I saw him last June in NY and barely exchanged a few words over 7 days; a regrettable state after 50 yrs. We must find time to talk to each other."

This tribute was added by IRVIN McGarrell on 10th April 2012

"I know it's difficult to bear the loss of one so very dear.
But may it help a bit to know caring thoughts, and the reassurance
that in Perry's life journey he has touched and made so many better
                                 From  Irvin and My rna."

This tribute was added by Loraine Glasgow on 10th April 2012

"His professionalism and personal life exemplified a great officer and a fine gentleman. To the end he gave his all to make others better. Just knowing him was a unique and most pleasurable experience. He will never be forgotten. May God bless his soul as he rests in peace.
Johnny and Loraine Glasgow"

This tribute was added by Sandy Fraser-Thomas on 10th April 2012

"What can I say about Perry that hasn't already been said. I just received the letter he sent to me yesterday, prompted my phone call to him on Thursday. I am still at a loss for words. I will forever cherish this letter he sent. Rest in peace my friend.  All is well and God is in charge.
Love always,  Sandy and Simon Thomas"

This tribute was added by John Da Silva on 10th April 2012

"I first met Perry when he taught mathamatics at St. Mary's R.C. School on Brickdam/Camp St,not knowing our paths would cross again as officers in the GDF.Needless to say I found him smart,confident,tolerant and always with a pleasant demeanour.A true leader of men and great family man. He will be surely missed by all who knew him. Col. Perry Foo,"an Officer and A Gentleman", bar non. R.I.P"

This tribute was added by Bernard Rollins on 10th April 2012

"Ithaca Cultural & Human Development  Association would like to extend it's hand at this time to the family and friends of Perry Foo at this time for the lost they suffer ...........so sad the good people are leaving ........"

This tribute was added by richardbobbysmith smith on 10th April 2012

"Perry myself and Ronald Pickering had a nite out in Gtown last year during a reunion . I  met Perry"s brother the Chief Constable at City Hall and another brother. We hung out all nite long at Nikkies and other places. That was the best time I have had in a long time. This is the memory that will stay with me of my friend and squaddie  Farewell my friend enjoy your eternal rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Reuben Coxall on 10th April 2012

"We'll miss you. Always kind, always smiling. Our first Training Officer. A very good first impression. Not arrogant even though arrogance came with the territory. He stood apart, "to walk with kings and never lose the common touch comes to mind"."

This tribute was added by Laurel Mentis on 10th April 2012

""I had the utmost respect for Perry because he was never too busy answer any question, and always eager to share his experiences and knowledge with others. My deepest condolences goes out to his family. May he rest in peace""

This tribute was added by Winston Allen on 10th April 2012

""Lives of great men all remind us that we can make our lives sublime and leave behind foot print on the sands of time" Psms of life: WW.
In a word PJ has done that. All who knew him will remember his humility as oppose to the to arrogance of many of his peers. Oooh What a short light for such a bold candle.."

This tribute was added by Geoorge Gomes on 10th April 2012

"Perry was a remarkable military officer and a stalwart of the veteran community. Gone, but will never be forgotten. Gone all too soon.

This tribute was added by orrett sparman on 10th April 2012

"Perry, (Mr.Foo) was one of the officers in the GDF who I had very great respect for, he always wore a smile. Always willing to lend a helping hand, and took care of his soldiers . Why he had to go so early? but it is said that "God love those who die young" May his soul rest in peace."

This tribute was added by orrett sparman on 10th April 2012

"We want to offer our steadfast support to Perry’s immediate family and of course to our brothers and sisters in the Los Angeles
soldier community. We will mourn with them, and when the time is appropriate, we shall reminisce and tell tall stories about Perry
Foo and his days of glory."

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