'God will take care of me'

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 March, 2006, 12:00am

Leung Ngan-fong, 71, used to sleep in her grandfather's coffin, which he kept at home for years before he died.

So she was not afraid during yesterday's trip to cemeteries and funeral homes organised by St James' Settlement.

'Death is something that no one can escape regardless of their background. That is something very fair about life,' said Ms Leung, who has just finished a course of chemotherapy for lung and lymph-gland cancer.

Ms Leung said it would be good for her to be clear about future funeral arrangements.

'At least I can choose my final resting place,' said Ms Leung, who was among the 26 people on the Funeral Exploratory Tour.

Ms Leung, a welfare recipient, has no family. She was divorced 30 years ago and her only daughter went missing in Canada about 20 years ago.

'I have no one to take care of my funeral arrangements in future. So I have registered with St James' Settlement who will do the job for me,' she said.

'Despite my poor health, I am not scared of death. I am Christian and believe that God will take care of me after death.'