Martin’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated entirely in
Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Church,
35 Cambridge Terrace (corner of Tutt St), Kingswood on
SATURDAY, November 4, at 2:00 p.m.
The family request, instead of flowers that donations be made in Martin’s honour
to the Flinders Foundation, please specify “liver cancer research”.
Donations can be made online using the link above,
or envelopes will be available at the Funeral.
At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face.
At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.
Born in Malaysia 5th December 1939.
Martin Koo passed away peacefully on 3rd October 2023 at Laurel Hospice,
age 83 years, following a short illness at Flinders Medical Centre.
Loving husband of Philomena
Loving father and father in-law of Grace and Terence,
Elaine and Kuan Choon and Lisa and Paul.
Cherished grandfather of Dominic, Eleanor,
Cameron, Natasha, Amalie and Greta
Respected brother of the Goh family
Martin was a RAH consultant anaesthetist from 1974 – 1997.
He then worked as a consultant anaesthetist in Port Pirie from 1998 – 2001.
He was a rural anaesthetist in Warrnambool VIC from 2001 – 2008,
after which he retired.
He and Philomena were involved in the Chinese Catholic Church since 2009.
They were invested in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in 2010.
Longtime parishioners of Our Lady of Dolours, Kingswood.
They also loved ballroom dancing at Chandelier, Collinswood,
where they attended for many years, also longtime members of the
Osborne Over 50’s Club and Thursday morning “Come Dancing Club”.
The family wish to sincerely thank everyone for their prayers and support.
Special thanks to Dr William Staridas, Mr John Chen, Professor Chris Karapetis
and Prof John Leung, and all the caring staff at Genesis Centre,
FMC Respiratory Medicine ward 6A and Gen Med 2 (4A) staff
for the compassion and kindness shown to Martin and his family.
An extra special thanks to all the wonderful Palliative Care doctors and nurses
who were so helpful in the past 10 weeks and to the amazing staff of
Laurel Hospice where Dad ended his days.