Memory to Xinyi Lu

 

 

1984 - 2011



This site is dedicated to the memory of Xinyi Lu.

Xinyi Lu was born in Nanjing, China on November 12, 1984. He passed away on October 03, 2011 on his holidays in China.

Xinyi was 26 years old. He came to the UK as a child and assimilated fully into British society. He attended grammar school in Buckinghamshire and went on to study at the University of Southampton in Audiology. Upon graduation, he went to work for the NHS at several hospitals in London, most recently at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, where he was employed until the time of his death.

Anyone who had met Xinyi would forever remember his shy smile. So share any thoughts, memory and photos of him here.
    
We would be grateful if you contact us: mingyingluxy@gmail.com, to share anything about Xinyi. We will publish your contribution at this site.

Thanks for visiting Xinyi online memorial.
     
Xinyi's Timeline

From British  Go Association:  http://www.britgo.org/views/news?page=1

It is with regret that we have to report the very tragic death of Xinyi Lu at the age of 26.

He was not just a Go player, but also an organiser and promoter of the game, being a BGA Council member from 2007 to 2010.

Xinyi died in an accident, while on holiday in China, at the beginning of October. His parents have created a website in his memory, some of you may wish to add your condolences there: https://sites.google....



Jonathan Turner, the President CLGC (Central London GO Club) has set up a tribute to Xinyi on CLGC website's home page:

Xinyi Lu

12th November 1984 to 03rd October 2011

Dear fellow go players,

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the recent death of our keen CLGC go player and my associate CLGC committee member Xinyi Lu at the untimely age of 26.

He died under tragic circumstances at a national park whilst enjoying a holiday in China. This comes as a great shock to us all and I trust that your thoughts will be with his family as they try to come to terms with this dreadful and unnecessary loss.

Xinyi was a gentle, modest, thoughtful, caring and kind person who devoted a lot of his time to promoting go in the UK. He was a stalwart member of both the British Go Association and Central London Go Club committees and worked tirelessly to raise awareness of tournaments and improve the go scene.

Xinyi was a good go player, providing a stern challenge and making steady progress towards dan level. He worked as a senior audiologist in the Royal Free Hospital, likewise making steady career progress. The British go community has lost a great ambassador and British medicine a great medic, but most importantly his family have lost someone they can be very proud of. He will be sorely missed by myself, CLGC, the go community and everyone else whose lives he touched.

A tribute page has been set up in Xinyi's memory: Click here

Any tributes, photos, etc, will be gratefully received and published on the site if sent to: mingyingluxy@gmail.com

If you wish to help some good come of Xinyi's tragic death then please consider making a donation to his parent's campaign in search of justice and to raise awareness for safety standards in Chinese public places: Click Here

This Saturday, 12th November would have been Xinyi's 27th birthday. As a fitting tribute, I hope all those that knew him and miss him will, if at all possible, attend the club this Saturday and play a few games in honour of his memory.

Condolences,

Jonathan Turner

President CLGC



 

A thank you note to the supporters

The memorial service for Xinyi was held at 28th December, 2011 at Taizhou, China.
 
The local authority finally took responsibility and the dangerous spot in the national park has been closed to public.
 
Xinyi's parent would thank everyone for supporting their campaign in search of justice and to raise awareness for safety standards in Chinese public places.
 
Xinyi will be sorely missed by everyone whose lives he touched.
 
- Guoyu (Xinyi's father)
       
 
 
伦敦奥运期间对欣义的怀念  -- Guoyu, 28/09/2012
 
       今年暑假回英国,适逢伦敦奥运, 家家户户男女老少所表现出的出自内心的对奥运对体育的热爱和关注令人印象深刻。在那种热烈的气氛中,我却常常独自怀念起欣义,他本来也应该是这些热情而快乐人群中的一员。欣义早就在网上定了几场比赛的门票,我们后来收到了他定的3组6张票,妈妈把它们分送给思雯、卢楚等朋友,妈妈本人也带着欣义的相片观看了其中的一场。
       伦敦奥运开幕式的许多场景也使我联想到欣义。 开幕式叙述了英国的历史,涵盖了英国的文化艺术,说实话,我虽然直观地感觉到、并努力地理解它所表达的主题,但很多细节不懂。当时就感叹:要是欣义和我们一起观看多好啊!他会给我们解释这些我们所不懂的内容。欣义从小接受的英国教育,对英国历史、政治的了解比我们多得多,他的朋友Iain曾对我们说过,没有想到欣义的知识面那样广。Iain 是一位退休的英国小学校长,他的评价应当不虚。
       奥运开幕式的第3场是与NHS(National Health Service, 英国国家健康服务体系)相关的内容,看到这里我们心里禁不住一颤。我们的欣义已在NHS的医院工作了4年!能够加入NHS,又在伦敦的大医院任职是不容易的。这样的工作不仅稳定,也有责任感和自豪感。记得欣义跟妈妈说过,他们在医院着装都很正式,工作都很认真。他还说过,他虽然年轻,病人和同事们都称呼他“Dr. Lu"。 他很珍惜大家的尊重,努力地使病人满意他的服务,使上司肯定他的工作,同时也在职业生涯中较快得到提升。为避开伦敦的交通早高峰,他每天都早早地从家里出发,早早地到医院做好准备。 NHS成为奥运开幕式的一个主题,说明了NHS对英国社会的重要。如果欣义和我们一起看开幕式,这应该是他再一次“得意”的机会。
      这一场后半段主题变换为儿童文学 -- 英国是一个盛产儿童文学的国度。熄灯了, 孩子们并没有入睡,仍蒙着被子打着手电痴迷地阅读儿童读物,那些孩子们所熟悉的反派形象也活灵活现地出现在舞台上。我又想起欣义小时候特别爱读书的情景。 欣义的孩童时代是在古老的爱丁堡城度过的, 那时我们正忙于学位和工作,附近的图书馆成了他最喜欢的地方, 每天放学后都去那里,图书馆管理员都喜欢这个安静读书的亚洲小男孩,那些普及的英国儿童读物他都读过, 他一定对舞台上的这些童话形象如数家珍。
       最触动我们的环节是开幕式向观众征集了“你最想让他们来到你们身边一起观看开幕式而已经离开我们的亲人的相片”, 那些像欣义一样可爱的微笑着的相片在屏幕上出现时,我们百感交集。开幕式的这一创意一下子拉近了与我们的距离。在这举国同庆的时刻,这些遭受不幸的人们没有被忘记,他们的音容笑貌通过电视直播呈献给全世界的观众,他们的笑容同样灿烂。这些离去的人们被他们的亲人所深深地怀念,同样地,欣义永远地在我们的心里。
伦敦奥运以及我在英国期间的许多事情都让我们联想到欣义。
      (欣义离开我们快一年了, 谨以此作为对他的思念)

Dear Mingying and Guoyu,

It has been one year since the passing of your son and my friend. My wife and I are thinking of him this week as we take time away from work for the national holiday. We've been looking through the memorial book, which is a fitting tribute to Xinyi.

We hope that you have found some measure of peace, and can continue to make contributions in your fields of science. Our thoughts are with you.

Craig,
03/10/2012

亲爱的明莹阿姨,
 
我今天要离开英国了,走得太急了都没来得及跟您好好告别。
非常感谢您对我的照顾。您对我无微不至,像我的母亲一样,我特别感动 每次去看望您都觉得好像回到自己家里。
欣义的离开 对我打击很大。我喜欢和他聊天,喜欢他的善良,聪明,无私的品格,喜欢和他下棋,也喜欢他总是腼腆的微笑。
感谢缘分让我认识了他,认识了您和叔叔。这些是我在英国最珍贵的回忆,我会永远记得。
和您在一起的日子,我从内心深处仰慕您高尚的人品。您承受巨大的打击仍为欣义、为正义、为这样的悲剧不再发生而斗争。您和叔叔是世界上最伟大的父母。每次见到您们,我总是夹杂着悲伤与敬仰这些复杂的情感。
我会永远记得您,会永远记得欣义。希望我们有机会还会再见面,如果我毕业典礼回来,一定去看望您。我们保持联系。
 

13/09/2012

去年的今天,欣义不幸离开了大家。王老师和陆老师告知我这个消息时的悲伤语气,至今想起仍然心惊。
   我在多年前见过欣义一次,他和几个英国朋友趁暑假到中国游玩,其中一站就是重庆。他在我们实验室呆了几天,安安静静,从不打搅别人,彬彬有礼。王老师告 诉我他们几个在中国坚持不坐飞机,而是坐那种最便宜的绿皮子火车,为的就是最深入的体验中国的生活。这让我们很佩服,因为当时是夏天,那种绿皮子火车没有 空调,特别挤,气味特别难闻,我们好多同学都怕坐那种车,他们几个从英国来的小伙子居然一点都不叫苦,着实出乎我们意料。我觉得他确实有许多和国内青年不 一样的地方,没有那种做作和娇气吧。
    王老师和陆老师也特别为欣义自豪,经常说的就是他自立能力强,因此他们能安心在中国工作,不用太担心英国的欣义。后来看到亲人和朋友对他的回忆,发现他不仅不怕吃苦,自立能力强,更是一个充满爱心、乐于奉献、认真工作、兴趣广泛的人。
    这么一个纯真健康的优秀青年,却不幸在家乡的公园遇难,每每想起都让人扼腕。许多性格纯真的人,生命都较短暂。雷锋一心助人,22岁意外而去;徐志摩至纯 至性,34岁不幸遇难;那个让我惊叹不已的数学天才伽罗华,21岁就英年早逝。大约上帝也觉得身边纯真性格的人太少了,迫不及待的要召唤他们去陪他吧。
    愿欣义在天堂过的开心,继续你那纯真的生活,天天都有你那标志性的“Xinyi's Smile”!

张红升, 03/10/2012