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Br. John Lek

Date of Death: 09/12/2017
Place: Singapore, Singapore
Province: Casa general
Age: 76

Br. John Lek Soon Tee, FMS (Religious name: Br. John Lek) was born on 27th Dec,1940 in Singapore. He entered our Juniorate in 1953 and then Postulancy in 1960 in Singapore. He underwent novitiate training in USA from 15th August 1960. He made his first profession in 1961 and then perpetually professed in 1966 in Sibu. He graduated from Marist College, USA in 1964 and obtained his professional diploma of education in Singapore in 1980.

He attended Renewal and formation courses in EAPI(1984); St.Beonos, Wales (1989);Sabatth Centre, USA (1997).

His ministry involve in teaching in Catholic High School, Sibu; St. Francis Xavier’s College, St. Francis Xavier’s School in Hong Kong, Maris Stella High School in Singapore, Haixing School in Zhangye, China.

He was appointed Provincial of China Province and served the post from 1989 to 1996. He volunteered to be involved in refounding Marist Mission in China from 1999 to 2010 which eventually bored fruit with a new Brother professed in 2010.

He returned to Singapore in 2014 to face his new challenge in life- cancer of Rectal Carcinoma. He endured a long suffering during treatment but he placed all this in the hand of our Lord. Finally the Lord called him to His side on 09 Dec 2017 in Singapore.


Bro. John Lek Soon Tee, FMS

Birthday: 27 December 1940  (77 years old)

Nationality: Singaporean


Events in the Life of a Brother:

            Entry to Postulancy      -           01/01/1959      - Champagnat House, Singapore

            Began to Novitiate       -           08/15/1960      - Poughkeepsie, (New York), USA

            1st Profession               -           08/15/1961      - Poughkeepsie, (New York), USA

            2nd Profession              -           06/18/1962      - Poughkeepsie, (New York), USA

            3rd Profession               -           06/17/1963      - Poughkeepsie, (New York), USA

            4th profession               -           06/15/1964      - Poughkeepsie, (New York), USA

            5th Profession               -           12/15/1965      - Sibu, Malaysia

            Perpetual Profession     -           12/08/1966      - Sibu, Malaysia


Community Assignment:

            01.01.1959       -  Champagant House, Singapore          -  Postulant

            08/15/1960      -  St. Ann’s Hermitage, Poughkeepsie

                                       (New York) – USA                           -  Novice

            1964                - St. Joseph High School                      - Teacher

            1965-1969       - Catholic High School, Sibu                -Teacher

            1972-1974       -SFXC                                                 -Teacher

            1974-1975       -SFXS                                                 -Teacher

            1975-1978       -Catholic High School, Sibu                 -Teacher

            1978-1981       - Maris Stella High School, Singapore  -Teacher

            1982-1984       - Maris Stella High School                   -Principal

            1985-1988       -Marist Stella High School                   -V.Principal

            1989-1996       - Champagnat House                           - Provincial

            1997-1998       -Maris Stella High School                    - Superior

            1999-2010       - Mission in various part in China

            08/01/2010      -  Hong Kong Community, Kowloon, HK (Work in China)      

            2013                -  Hong Kong Community, Kowloon, HK-  Treasurer

            06/01/2014      -  Champagant House, Singapore          -  Superior

            05/15/2017      -  Champagant House, Singapore