Fans and Artistes Attend Yammie Lam’s Memorial Service
The memorial service of the late actress Yammie Lam (藍潔瑛) was held on November 9 at the Saint Ann’s Church in Stanley, Hong Kong. Yammie passed away in her home and was discovered by her friend on November 3.
Hundreds of people attended the memorial service including Yammie’s sister and artistes such as Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯)、Michael Tao (陶大宇), Dicky Cheung (張衛健), Maggie Chan (陳美琪), David Siu (邵仲衡), and Rachel Lee (李麗珍). Although the memorial service was simple with only a picture of Yammie displayed, many fans along with artistes such as Maggie Cheung (張曼玉), Sean Lau (劉青雲), and Derek Kok (郭政鴻) sent flowers.
The memorial service was led by Deputy Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, Chen Zhiming (陳志明), who had met Yammie five years ago. When he met Yammie, she seemed happy and attended a mass with other churchgoers. In his eulogy, he offered prayers for Yammie. “Faith had provided a solace for Yammie. In heaven, Yammie will not be suffering; there will be no illness, no pain and no one will bother her.”
The church will make arrangements for Yammie’s columbarium and will be sending all the collected money to Yammie’s family.
At about 7 p.m., hundreds of fans were lined up to bid Yammie farewell. Among the fans was Ms. Wong who arrived with a homemade photo frame, “Yammie was a very kind person. Even when she was suffering, she didn’t speak out. Rest in peace.”
The memorial service lasted for an hour. At the end of the memorial service, Yammie’s older sister shook hands and thanked those in attendance.