BR. DOMINIC CHONG SOON CHEONG FSC † 1939 May 07 - 2020 July 29

LEAD Story 341

With faith in the resurrection, the Lasallian East Asia District [LEAD] announce the passing of Br. Dominic Chong Soon Cheong FSC on 2020 July 29 at Residencia De La Salle, Dasmariñas City, Cavite, Philippines. He was 81 years old and a De La Salle Brother for 60 years.

Legal Name: Chong Soon Cheong John
Religious Name: Dominic Chrysostom


Juniorate: 1955 January-1956 December, Penang, Malaysia
Postulancy: 1957 January-1957 May, Penang, Malaysia
Novitiate: 1957 May 14-1958 December, Penang, Malaysia
Scholasticate: 1959 January-1960 December, Penang, Malaysia
Perpetual Vows: 1964 December 03, St. Patrick’s School, Singapore


1961-1964 St. George’s Institution, Taiping, Malaysia Teacher
1965-1966 St. Anthony’s School, Teluk Intan, Malaysia Teacher
1967-1993 St. Joseph’s Institution, Singapore Teacher
1970 Sangre de Christo, New Mexico, USA  
1974 St. Joseph’s Institution, Singapore Community Director
1977-1980 De La Salle University, Philippines Studies
1980-1985 St. Joseph’s Institution, Singapore Community Director
1982-1988 St. Joseph’s Institution, Singapore Auxiliary Visitor of Singapore
1993-1995 DLS Boys Town, Queensland, Australia  
1996-2015 St. Joseph’s Institution, Singapore Retired
2015-2020 Residencia De La Salle, Dasmariñas, Philippines Retired

Excerpts from Brother Visitor’s Canonical Visit letter to Br. Dominic:

“I am very pleased to see you in good spirits when I visited you two weeks ago in Dasmariñas. I really like that sign on your pillow: “DAD. Adviser. Best Friend.” You have been exactly that to many of your former students and the other young Brothers whom you helped form in the past. I would need to go back to get a stuffed toy for myself!”

Eternal rest grant unto Dominic, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.