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Edmund Yuen

"Uncle Ed"

Edmund Yuen

(1946 – 2012)

  • my uncle ed was very good at making things out of other things. love chloe xxx
    Given by Fontaine Poole
  • i think that uncle ed was very clever. love chloe x
    Lit by Fontaine Poole
  • i luv your work.
    Lit by Fontaine Poole
  • Lit by Preston Yuen
  • Our thoughts are with you ed.
    Lit by Fontaine Poole
  • Given by Fontaine Poole
  • Lit by Fontaine Poole
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Edmund Yuen

Edmund Yuen
(1946 – 2012)
About Edmund
Uncle Ed was the best uncle ever. He was always there on every family occasion. He was kind and very generous to his neices and nephew. What kid doesn't like a dollar? Then, as we got older, he was even more generous going up to five, then even twenty dollars! Uncle Ed was very talented too. Did you know he was an amazing flaminco guitar player? He could get his fingers moving and his guitar singing. He also loved making models. Uncle Ed would show us his latest project, be it a very detailed hand painted ship or areoplane. As we kids grew up, he was always writing letters and cards. All he ever asked in return was for us to keep in touch. We were more or less successful as youngsters finding our way in the world,
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but tried harder as mature adults. Uncle Ed was also a most devoted son to our beloved grandparents. Especially after grandpa passed, he looked after grandma's every need. Over the recent years he was really there for his nephew, Etienne Brook Preston, taking him out for All-You-Can-Eat meals in San Jose. They enjoyed famous days out where Brook would take the train down from San Francisco and Uncle Ed would meet him at the station. Then they would head off for their meal, which they both throughly enjoyed. Also, Uncle Ed and Leah, his neice, spent lots of quality time since her move back from London just over one year ago. They would meet for coffee and a chat, sometimes in Campbell. The last time they met, both
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sat together on a bench in Campell and made plans for the future. No one new the the end was to come so soon. Leah and Fontaine (Uncle's other niece - twins), were only just chatting online and suddenly Leah told Fontaine Uncle Ed was in hospital. The next day Fontaine jumped on a plane from London and arrived in San Jose to make sure Uncle Ed was going to be ok. Happily, she arrived in time to say hello, and sadly, goodbye. Uncle Ed you will always be in our hearts and thoughts. We miss you and feel blessed that you passed in peace. With all our love, God rest your soul. Love the Yuen Family
Remembrance Messages
On 17th Mar 2012
Fontaine Poole
wrote:
(As beautifully spoken by Jim at Uncle's internment, Friday, 9th March 2012, The Columbarium, San Francisco, California)
Soul Ness
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond
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Fontaine Poole
message continued:
glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
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Fontaine Poole
message continued:
I am not there; I did not die.
Mary Elizabeth Frye, 1932
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On 6th Mar 2012
Jim Ewell
wrote:
As a friend of the family I had just a few occasions to meet Edmund, and only in San Francisco. But his trips to Randall Street would eventually find the two of us repairing to the back yard deck for a quiet talk. He seemed to listen as fast as he talked, but was amenable to almost any topic. I liked his well-worn floppy canvas hat, and his pony tail. He looked like a wandering wise sage or an energetic beat poet. Now his soul has shed all those things we call
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Jim Ewell
message continued:
Self. He's back on the road. God's speed, Edmund Yuen.
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On 21st Feb 2012
Fontaine Poole
wrote:
(Written by Genevieve Yuen, Edmund's sister, and added to page by Fontaine Poole)
My memories of my brother Edmund, in the last 50+ years, remain few. We had been mostly separated during that time. However, he was a kind and generous uncle to my three children, Leah, Fontaine, and Brook Preston.
He was a doting and loving son to his mother. He lived his life fully according
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Fontaine Poole
message continued:
to his principles. And he was the object of affection and high regard by family and friends and by the people he was caregiver to in his hospital employment.
In his spare moments Edmund gave himself to many artistic and creative pursuits, including building a 3-gun cannon, and beautiful paper constructions of staged courtly figures.
He immensely enjoyed old movies from the 30s, and avidly read books on historical subjects. In his own maverick and eccentric ways, Edmund
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Fontaine Poole
message continued:
lived the life he wanted, on his own terms.
He will be missed by many. Genevieve
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On 21st Feb 2012
Fontaine Poole
wrote:
(Written by Etienne Brook Preston and added to page by Fontaine Poole)
When I was asked by Fontaine to write for THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE I felt
sorrow mixed with relief.
The sorrow I feel is cushioned by the love we as a family have in his memory. They live near me in San Francisco and not so near me in the south bay area. One
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Fontaine Poole
message continued:
of our family lives very far away.
But Uncle Ed's memory is close and brings us together. We have a community of place and time in his tribute.
As for the relief, Uncle Ed was being given the best care during his passing, and every one of his kin were there to see him on his way.
With love and remembrance, Nephew Brook.
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Kindly given by
Fontaine Poole
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
my uncle ed was very good at making things out of other things. love chloe xxx
Kindly lit by
Fontaine Poole
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
i think that uncle ed was very clever. love chloe x
Kindly lit by
Fontaine Poole
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
i luv your work.
Kindly lit by
Preston
on 4th Jul 2015
Kindly lit by
Fontaine Poole
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Our thoughts are with you ed.
Kindly given by
Fontaine Poole
on 4th Jul 2015
Kindly lit by
Fontaine Poole
on 4th Jul 2015
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Edmund Yuen

Uncle Ed was the best uncle ever. He was always there on every family occasion. He was kind and very generous to his neices and nephew. What kid doesn't like a dollar? Then, as we got older, he was even more generous going up to five, then even twenty dollars! Uncle Ed was very talented too. Did you know he was an amazing flaminco guitar player? He could get his fingers moving and his guitar singing. He also loved making models. Uncle Ed would show us his latest project, be it a very detailed hand painted ship or areoplane. As we kids grew up, he was always writing letters and cards. All he ever asked in return was for us to keep in touch. We were more or less successful as youngsters finding our way in the world,...

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Fontaine Poole
Preston
Jim Ewell
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Rest in peace Edmund
I first met Edmund at ****
My sincere condolences to all friends and family of Edmund
My fondest memory of Edmund was ****
Edmund used to really enjoy ****
What I will miss the most about Edmund is ****
Edmund inspired me to ****
Edmund changed my life by ****
If I had to sum up what Edmund meant to me it would be ****
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