Richard’s Funeral Liturgy will be held entirely in

the Frank J Siebert Funeral Chapel, 5 Gorge Road, Paradise

on THURSDAY, March 28, 2024 commencing at 11:00 a.m.


The family will be wearing colours,

and invite you to join them (please avoid wearing black).


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to

The Hospital Research Foundation Group would be appreciated.

Donations can be made using the above link.

Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Service.


Richard was born on June 25, 1941, in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

He passed away on March 10, 2024, in Adelaide, South Australia.

Aged 82 years.


Adored husband of Maria.


Beloved father of Melvyn, Beatrice, and Cynthia;

and father-in-law of Sulin.


Loved grandfather of Ashleigh and Isabelle.


Treasured uncle to all of his nieces and nephews.

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Dr Suki Soon -

Your kindness and hospitality were my fond memories when we attended the wedding ceremony of Melvyn and Sulin. It was my loss for not going back to see you and family following our first and only meeting.

Doris Suresh and family -

Deepest condolences to Melvyn and family. May uncle Richard’s soul rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.

CHEE Ming Loo -

Rest in peace my dear uncle. You are in a better place. Thinking of you.❤️

Clement Lai -

Condolences to Sukmei Maria, Melvin, Beatrice & Cynthia. God Bless

Chee Boon Hock -

To my beloved Uncle Richard, I will always remember you had been a great supporter during my teenage n school going years. Our family were heartened to visit you last April and you were very happy to see us. We will miss you dearly. Rest in peace, Uncle Richard. Chee Boon Hock & family

Betty Barrett -

I’m so sorry for your loss. Uncle Richard will be deeply missed and I will always cherish the beautiful memories that I have of him. I know that he and my mom are in God’s bosom looking down on us. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Girlee Lai -

Dearest Maria Sukmey, cousins Melvin & wife Sulin, Beatrice & Cynthia nieces My heartfelt Condolences Deepest Sympathies to all of you on the passing of your beloved husband /father/grandfather. He will be greatly missed. Love from Girlee daughters Denise & Jordine. Dearest Ah Pi suk, I have so many, many fond memories of you. You were a great part of my childhood. My very first trip to Adelaide was for work and mom came along with me. . We got Ah Hup suk to drive us to Hahndorf and the journey there was full of chit chat & lots of laughter. This was many years ago, the memories we spent together were the bests of times for me. Enjoying your precious company with Ah Hup Suk & Mom.. Your passing saddens me greatly yet this is part of your next adventure. Rest now Ah Pi Suk your time on earth is complete. I will greatly miss you. ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO AH PI SUK O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

clovis lai -

Great memories of uncle Richard for the Sunday kueh2 he brought to us forever hungry kids; for how he always called me by my nickname whenever we met & always reading the quotes I wrote on the wall of my teenage bedroom asking if I had new ones. His kind presence for the teenage me will always be remembered. Condolences to aunty Maria, cousins Mel, Beatrice & Cynthia. Love & Hugs

Peter and Angela Wong -

Our Deepest condolences to you Maria and your family . May Richard rest in eternal peace..

Grarey Neo -

Grand Uncle, I miss you dearly already. I’m glad we spent time together, thank you for having me in your home during my expedition to reconnect with the family. I will always remember it. Thank you for everything. Love you always. Sincerely, Grarey.

Jessie & Rudolph -

Our sincere condolences to Maria and family . And may the repose of her beloved husband, Richard’s soul rest in eternal peace with the Lord Almighty xxxx Amen

Ying and Samantha Tan -

Deepest condolences to Melvyn, Sulin and family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Remember and treasure the good times, may his soul rest in peace ❤️

Ignatius and Nancy -

Dear Maria, Melvyn, Beatrice and Cynthia, We share your grief for the loss of a God-fearing man who left us with a lasting memory of someone who was extremely polite and equally firm in his convictions. May he rest in peace.

Susie Wong & family -

Deepest condolences to Maria, Melvin and family. My thoughts n prayers are with you all. May his soul rests in eternal peace and in the presence of our Lord.❤️xxxx

Anna and Louis Wong -

Our deepest condolences on the passing of uncle Richard. He was a lovely and caring man with a gentle soul. We will miss him dearly.

Yuli -

Deepest condolences to Aunty maria and family. Rest in peace Uncle Richard.

George Lai -

Our prayers and condolences to Sukmei Maria, Melvin, Beatrice and Cynthia. We have great memories of AhPi Suk and his kindness when we were kids. May he Rest in Peace.

Len Lee & Family -

Dear Say Gu Gu, Melvyn & family, Beatrice and Cynthia, Sending you our deepest condolences, love and hugs during this difficult time. May God bless and keep you all in his care and give your comfort, peace and joy. The news of Uncle Richard's passing was really unexpected and shocking. However, we are so blessed to be able to see Uncle Richard just a few days before he passed. He was in good spirit, sharp, cheerful and remembered all of us. He even remembered Michael, my husband, which was really a surprised for me because the number of times they met were few before he left for Australia. He shared his tea and croissant with us, complaining that the staff do not know how to make good "milo".... We have fond memories of Say Gu Chong. May you Rest In Peace. The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death. Isaiah 57:1-2

Jellen -

I wasn’t keen on going to Australia at first when my sisters proposed last years but I felt I might regret if I don’t join them. Thanks God I did make the trip and get to be the last nieces to visit uncle Richard. We had a great time visiting him. He was super surprised by our visit. We had a great time chatting. RIP uncle.

Jellen Lee -

I wasn’t keen on going to Australia at first when my sisters proposed last years but I felt I might regret if I don’t join them. Thanks God I did make the trip and get to be the last nieces to visit uncle Richard. We had a great time visiting him. He was super surprised by our visit. We had a great time chatting. RIP uncle.

Dilys Lee -

It is indeed great sadness to know of Ah Pi QQ’s passing. I have fond memories of him all my life. He had always shown great kindness & love during all my Brunei visits & brief stay in Brunei 1994-1996. I will miss him very much. My mother is still mourning. Deepest Condolence to Maria Q Nyiong, Melvyn & family, Beatrice & Cynthia. Lots of love from my mom Mu En, Phyllis, Kenneth & Dilys.

BoyoLai -

I remember AhPi Suk fondly as a soft spoken generous uncle with strong family traits. He will be missed. May his soul rest in eternal peace. My condolences to my Auntie Maria, my cousins Melvyn, Beatrice and Cynthia and their families.

Jolene To -

My deepest condolences to Aunty Maria and family. I always thought that we will meet again someday. It is my loss for not going back to Adelaide for a visit ever since I moved back to Singapore. I thank you and Aunty Maria for your kindness and generosity showed to me while I was studying in Adelaide. Working in Silver Star cafe was one of the best memories I had. I’ll always think of you with joy because of the light you brought to my life. May you rest in peace, Uncle Richard.

Lin n kan Lim -

Our condolences.a very nice man glad to have known in peace


Deepest condolences to Aunt Maria and family. I haven't met Uncle Richard in 40 years. He still remembered me when i visited him. Sadly, this was the last time that I see him. RIP Uncle Richard.

Magan Lai and family -

Sending my heartfelt condolences for such a big loss at this very difficult time. I always enjoy spending time with Uncle Richard when I come back to Adelaide. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Alice SM Wong -

My sincere condolences to Dear Maria and family.

Alex and Angelina Kitingan -

Our deepest condolences to Maria, Melvyn and family. Our warmest thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. May Richard's soul rest in eternal peace with the Almighty Father and perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.

Chii Rong and Swee Kiew WU -

Our sincere condolences to Maria and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Richard rest in eternal peace.

Josephine Koh & Rodney Smith -

Hello my dear friend Richard, we will always remember your beautiful and kind words and deeds. This is not goodbye , we will meet again, my friend Richard.

Kim lan, Tek & Kyun -

Our deepest condolences to Maria Sukmey, Melvyn, Beatrice and Cynthia. The precious time we spent with AhSuk will always remain in our hearts. Wishing you peace during this difficult time.

RVenus Lai -

To my dearest Som Pak, my favourite uncle. You were always so kind and loving towards me. Thank you for the lovely memories. Missing you dearly.

William Lee & Family -

Precious memories, how they lingered in us forever. My memories with Uncle Richard, he was a calm, caring and humorous person. When he sees anyone, he would greet them. Sometimes, you could hear his beautiful whistle before he even walks in the room that how's joyful he was and you want to be around with him. Even though, he left us but still this precious memories will live in our heart. Auntie Maria and the rest of the family, may God give you all strength, peace and joyful always like Uncle Richard.

Hoong & Tey -

To our dear uncle Richard, whose unwavering love and support shaped our time in Adelaide, you were more than family to us, offering boundless care and affection. The memories we shared will be cherished eternally. You will always be remembered with gratitude. Rest peacefully, Uncle Richard. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Aunty Maria and the entire family during this difficult time.