Chancery Notice: Rev Fr Edward Soosay (Obituary)

Rev Fr Edward Soosay BWOBITUARY

Rev Father Edward Soosay
Born : 13th October 1936
Ordained: 8th Jan 1966
Departed: 10th Jan 2018

Rev Father Edward Soosay (aged 82) who last served as an administrator at Chapel of St Michael Batu Arang from 2000 till his retirement passed away peacefully on 10th January 2018 at the St Francis Xavier Home for the Elderly run by the Little Sisters of the Poor in Cheras.

He received his early education at St. John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur. He then, joined the Minor Seminary in 1957 and proceeded to the Major Seminary in 1960 where he completed his studies in Philosophy and Theology in 1965. Rev. Father Edward Soosay was the first priest to be ordained at St Joseph's Church, Sentul. The ceremony was celebrated by Archbishop Dominic Vendargon on the feast of the Epiphany (8th Jan 1966).

The late Father Edward Soosay served as a parish priest and administrator in the following parishes in the archdiocese:

• Church of Visitation, Seremban (1966)
• India (1967)
• Church of St John Vianney, Tampin (1968)
• Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Klang (1969 to 1979)

• Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mentakab (1980 to 1990)
• Church of St Jo seph, Sentul & Church of Risen Christ, Jalan lpoh (1991 to 2000)
• Chapel of St Michael Batu Arang (2000 to 2013)
• After his retirement, he first took up residence in Mentakab until 2017 and thereafter at St Francis Xavier Home for the Elderly, Cheras.

He leaves behind three sisters, one of whom is a religious nun in India.

The details of the funeral and the wake of the late Reverend Father Edward Soosay are as follows:

•  Mass for the Repose of the Soul at Church of St Joseph, Sentul, Thursday 11th Jan at 8pm & Friday 12th Jan at 8pm.
•  The funeral will be held on Sat, 13th Jan at 9.30am at the Church of St Joseph, Sentul, and thereafter for burial at Kajang Catholic cemetery.
•  Live Broadcast on Fundeal Mass can be viewed via 

His Grace, Most Reverend Julian Leow, the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur and the clergy of the Archdiocese, extends condolences to the family of the late Rev Father Edward Soosay in this time of loss and assures them of our fraternal prayers and support.

Father Michael Chua
Archdiocesan Chancery
528 Jalan Bukit Nanas, Kuala Lumpur