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Grieving Mother Writes Poem After Son's Tragic Death

Friday September 6 2013


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A GRIEVING mother has written a heartfelt poem for her 'beloved son' who died while on holiday with his family in Malaysia.

University student Lawrence Chung, 21, of Ripley Grove, Redbrook, died on August 20 after drowning in a pool at a holiday resort in Kuala Lumpur.

Lawrence had been on holiday in Malaysia with close family for a couple of weeks before his death.

The Sheffield Hallam University study was studying games design and helped out at the Chung family's Mandarin Chinese takeaway on Huddersfield Road in Wilthorpe.

The day after Lawrence's body was flown back to the UK last Thursday, his mother Fiona put a moving poem online about her son.

It was posted on Lawrence's Facebook page by his sister Alice Chung who said it was a poem written by Fiona to her 'beloved son'.

It reads:

Lawrence was always a lovely, thoughtful and respectful young man. He slipped away quietly but for me his spirit lives on. 

Lawrence enriched our lives whilst on earth, and now heaven has another task for him. We can't change the length of our lives, however, we can make the most of it. Lawrence did. 

I've lost my son. There are no words to express the pain greeting me each day. I treasure the time we've had together. 

My son had a unique way of making people he met smile and feel positive. This characteristic was why everyone fell in love with him. In the future, no matter where I am, I'll try to carry Lawrence's special legacy of bringing joy and smiles. 

In the very short 21 years Lawrence achieved all he set his mind to. He made every moment of his life meaningful... he was perfect to the end. My darling son I am very proud of you.

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