Remembering Mr. Hilton Cheong-leen, CBE, JP, our Honorary Life President

With deep sadness and sorrow, we announce the passing of our Honorary Life President Mr. Hilton Cheong-leen, CBE, JP, on 4th January, at the age of 99. All of us are saddened by the passing of our great leader and beloved supporter.

Uncle Hilton has contributed to Hong Kong in innumerable ways. He had been a member of the Urban Council for over 30 years and was the first Chinese person to become the Chairman of the Urban Council. He also served as a member of the Legislative Council. He commanded the respect of different sectors. He was committed to community services and was particularly concerned about the development of local education. He actively promoted the construction of schools and implementation of free education in 1960s. Uncle Hilton has served and supported the Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services as our Life Honorary Advisor since the inauguration in 1982 and had been the Board Chairman for the past 6 years. Even though Uncle Hilton has left us, his spirit still lives on.

On behalf of all CECES friends and members, we extend our deepest condolences to his family.

Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services (CECES) Board of Directors
CECES Organized Aetna Preschool School Board
5th January 2022