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Topic: Passing of a great collector -- Francis Ng
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jul 15, 2014 11:24PM)
I got a message from Jeremy Tan a few hours ago that Francis Ng, who used to post here has passed away.

Francis was a major collector of cups and balls and a very generous contributor to the Cups and Balls Museum.

May he rest in peace.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Jul 16, 2014 01:20AM)
So sad to hear this. He was a great collector. Do you know cause, and his age?
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Jul 16, 2014 04:55AM)
Sad news indeed. Rest in Peace
Message: Posted by: Mike McErlain (Jul 16, 2014 08:41AM)
Very sad news. I had sold a few sets of cups to him over the years.
His contribution to collecting was remarkable and he will be missed.
Rest in peace, Francis.
Message: Posted by: Bernard Sim (Jul 16, 2014 08:49AM)
He was a very nice and generous man. Always welcomed anyone to his house to view his collection. I had the chance to meet up with him on several occasion and I learnt do much from him.

Despite his illness, he was always cheerful. May he rest in peace.
Message: Posted by: wandmgc8 (Jul 16, 2014 12:12PM)
This is indeed sad news to hear. Francis was continually adding our wands and coin boxes to his collection. I remember he came along at such an opportune time with his first large order when we were struggling here, even more than we are now. A true gentleman, I will miss corresponding with him, and, considered him a good friend.

We were just recently putting together a few more wands of his choosing. In his last e-mail to me, he said that he had gone through a, "not so successful liver transplant", and was still trying to recover. I can only assume this may have been the cause of his passing. Our condolences to his family. Francis will be missed.

Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (Jul 16, 2014 12:44PM)
R.I.P. my friend.
Message: Posted by: Donnie Buckley (Jul 16, 2014 03:07PM)
Francis was only 49 yrs old. He was a great guy. I wish his wife Pauline and his kids the best.
There is no actual obit here, but you can leave a message at:
http://www.facebook.com/francisngkl (you must have a FB account)

His passion for Cups, Chop Cup and Indian Cups was amazing. Expand the left menu of his category and you will find a vast assortment of photos that he labelled and categorized here:
I hope his PhotoBucket account is preserved for as very long time.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Jul 16, 2014 08:41PM)
Donnie: Thanks for the link. :cups:
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Jul 17, 2014 06:27AM)
Very sorry to hear this. Francis' collection went way beyond his remarkable cup collection. He owned several things that I made for him. Rest in peace, Francis.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jul 17, 2014 12:31PM)
He was a very special gentleman.
Message: Posted by: fortasse (Jul 18, 2014 07:38PM)
Very sad. He was a passionate C&B collector and from the few exchanges I had with him an extremely nice man. What I found so remarkable about him was how very quickly he put together such a massive and impressive collection of cups.

I understand that Francis was an outstanding primary school proprietor/administrator in Singapore as well.

May he rest in peace.

Message: Posted by: magicalaurie (Jul 18, 2014 08:41PM)
Very sorry to hear this. He was a generous supporter and collector of my monkey fists, as well. I wasn't aware he was ill. My condolences to his friends and family.
Message: Posted by: Richard Evans (Jul 19, 2014 08:04AM)
I was very sad to hear of Francis's untimely passing. He was an avid collector, an enthusiast and a gentleman.
Message: Posted by: angeloturn (Jul 20, 2014 07:34PM)
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Francis Ng.
My condolences to his family.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Jul 23, 2019 06:35PM)
I never met Francis, but I corresponded with him via email. He had a passion for the cups that was at least equal to mine. I knew he was ill, but we didn't discuss it. I'm going to write a special tribute page for him on the museum site.
Message: Posted by: plungerman (Aug 20, 2019 01:29PM)
Very sad to hear the news. I believe some time ago he bought a rare set of mine and was a great gentleman about it.
He will certainly be missed.