Archibald Chan 陳棣榮 (1934 – 2010)

It was with sadness that I heard the passing of Archibald (Archie) Chan from the radio this morning. A sudden death is never easy to take for families and loved ones.

In memory of Archibald, it was my pleasure meeting Archie and Anson in 2008 when they came to a conference in Banff (Anson was invited by the GG Michaëlle Jean) and then she also delivered a speech in Calgary. Archibald was soft spoken and I saw a very loving couple in Anson and Archibald.

My thoughts are with his families and loved ones in this moment of deep sadness. RIP Archie.

Anson Chan’s husband dies, aged 76 (w photo)
31-05-2010

Archibald Chan – the husband of former chief secretary Anson Chan – has died. He was 76. Mr Chan suddenly fell ill at home this morning and was rushed to Queen Mary Hospital. He was certified dead in the afternoon in presence of his family. Mrs Chan expressed great sorrow at her husband’s death. Mr Chan was admitted to the intensive care unit last September, after having an operation on his intestine.

Archibald Chan (1934-2010)

陳太丈夫陳棣榮逝世
2010年06月01日

剛慶祝七十大壽的香港良心陳方安生,昨日經歷人生最痛,陪伴她 47年的好丈夫陳棣榮昨晨突然不適入院,之後在廁所暈倒,心跳停頓,至下午近四時半宣告不治,終年 76歲。陳太昨透過公關公佈丈夫離世消息,對於丈夫突然離世,極為傷心,昨日在瑪麗醫院升降機內,不欲回應記者提問。

陳棣榮昨晨在家中感到腹痛,又屙又嘔,家人見情況嚴重,約 11時召喚救護車將他送往瑪麗醫院。瑪麗醫院發言人表示,他入院後安排他接受常規測試及化驗,並留院觀察,他下午如廁時暈倒,心跳停頓,經搶救後於 4時 25分去世。瑪麗將個案交死因裁判庭跟進。

留院期間,陳太、兒子陳鴻偉及媳婦李美恩陪伴在旁,但遺憾女兒陳慧玲身在英國探望兩名女兒,未能見父親最後一面,她現正趕返港。家人正籌備後事。有市民昨下午2時許在瑪麗升降機巧遇陳太,察覺得她一臉憔悴,低頭不語,其後一名手抱三歲小孩的女子也進入升降機,向陳太打招呼,並講述孩子患尿道炎才求診,陳太此時才打破緘默,微笑回應:「好陰功喎,咁細個,要小心啲呀!」

去年十二指腸潰瘍動手術

陳棣榮去年9月初因為十二指腸潰瘍穿孔,手術後一度嚴峻,曾留在深切治療部治療五星期,雖然康復,但腸胃功能下降,出院時瘦了 22磅,只有 108磅。其間陳太暫停政治活動,專心照顧他。

陳太今年初七十大壽,該段時間陳棣榮面色紅潤,十分精神,並在壽宴上送陳太一對白玉耳環。陳太 3月初在報章專欄公開多謝丈夫,讚賞他冷靜、清醒又堅忍,給她帶來一段美滿婚姻,擁有 100%快樂。陳棣榮 1959年在香港大學畢業,與師妹陳太 63年結婚。

仁安醫院腸胃及肝臟中心總監梁偉強醫生表示,十二指腸潰瘍穿孔一般可透過手術治癒,陳棣榮昨突然腹痛劇烈,可能出現腹膜炎、大動脈出血或心臟病等問題。
特首曾蔭權昨晚發表悼辭,對陳棣榮離世深感難過和惋惜。曾讚揚他富有卓越領導和管理才能,擔任香港輔助警察隊總監期間貢獻良多。

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