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Apr 13, 2006 at 04:10:11

Alisyn Boone (boonefam2@msn.com)

Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 12:34 PM::Subject: Gary Orgill::::::::::For those of you who may have known Gary Orgill, President Boone and I just received word Tuesday that he passed away Sunday in Boston after a bout with cancer. He had been receiving treatments there. He and his family lived in KL and he served as a counselor to President Boone in Singapore. There will be no funeral. Only a graveside service was held today (Thursday) in St. Louis where Marcia's parents live. Michael, their son, is presently serving a mission in Singapore and did not return for the service. Marcia and children will go back to Paris where they were living to finish school and then will move to St. Louis. This is a great loss as Gary was such a wonderful husband and father and such a phenomenal strength to the Singapore Mission, members and missionaries in Malaysia. If you would like their address in France. let us know and we can get that to you. Love, Sister Boone :: ::

Apr 13, 2006 at 04:31:01

Carl Warren (cdwarren13@gmail.com)

Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2006 10:08:36 -0600 ::Subject: Death-Gary Orgill :: :: :: ::::This is a very sad note, and day, to tell you some of the details of the death of our good friend and brother in the gospel, Dr. Gary Orgill. As many of you know, Gary moved from KL, Malaysia some two years ago, when ESSO Oil transferred Gary and his family to Paris, France. After roughly 18 to 24 months, Gary knew something was seriously wrong with him. His brother is a medical Doctor in Boston, so Gary went to Boston to be thoroughly examined. They found he had a serious , advanced case of cancer. Gary stayed in hospital in Boston for several months, and then they released him to return to home and family in Paris. He was able to spend some good quality time with Marcia and the children until about a week ago. ( his oldest son, Michael, is serving as a District Leader in Ipoh Malaysia, right now on his S’pore mission assignment!!!) . Gary, once again while back in Paris, started failing rapidly, and his Dr. brother in Boston, somehow arranged for a med-flight from Paris to Boston, for Gary and Marcia. He lived five days after returning to Boston, before succumbing. ::Marcia and the children will remain in Paris until school gets out, when they will return to Marcia’s family home in St. Louis. Marcia plans to rtn to Law school, where she graduated 20 some years ago, take some ‘refresher’ courses, and probably begin practicing law. She, after earlier graduating from Law School, and passing the bar in several states, made the decision with Gary to be a “WIFE/MOM’, and fully support Gary in getting his Doctorate in Structural Engineering, and his subsequent career in the Oil Industry working all over the world. They have always been very happy with that decision. ::

Apr 13, 2006 at 04:32:16

Carl Warren (cdwarren13@gmail.com)

As many of you know, Gary, while they lived in Kuala Lumpur, was first counselor to five consecutive Mission Presidents of the Singapore Mission. I remember his unstinting, and so very cheerful expertise and ‘super’ aid to me for the three years we worked so closely together. I know all of you, like Laura and I, are so sad at this time to see our good friend, and such a young ( about 50 yrs old), gifted man, pass on, We will miss him, and his perpetual huge grin, very much. However, he was such a good man, that we know his path back to the our Father, will be very smooth. Our deepest sympathies go out to Marcia and the children, as they will so miss this wonderful husband and father, in the most profound ways.::Love, The Warrens::************************************* ::

Apr 13, 2006 at 09:03:51

Royce Tai (roycie83@hotmail.com)

Dear Sister Orgill and family, Usually, at this kind of times, i am lost as to what i can say. But this time, it is different. Not only can i say that i know what you are going through, but i have already gone through what you are going through. Our family just lost my father 2 months back and with that, i do know what it's like. Me and my family have loved President Orgill and your family very much and are very grateful that we got to know you all. Your family definitely made a huge contribution in helping us accept the gospel in our lives. Right now, with the passing away of Pres. Orgill and my dad, i believe that the work to help my father accept the gospel is undertaken by great people such as Pres Orgill and i have peace in my heart knowing that they are in a better place. You are all in our prayers and i want to say that we are just grateful that with the gospel, we have hope in knowing we could see our loved ones again. We love you all a lot. Love, Dolly, Cheryl, Felix and Royce Tai.

Apr 13, 2006 at 09:06:34

jeffrey khoo (dbl@streamyx.com)

our thoughts & joy that share with during his presents was eternal. we miss this soft hearted man. may dearest friend and brother, farewell and see you in heaven........

Apr 13, 2006 at 09:21:44

Angelina Chong (angelinachong84602@yahoo.com)

Dear Orgill Family:::::I extend my condolences to you at the demise of Gary Orgill. I was only acquinted with Brother Orgill and his family while in KL Branch. He will be well remembered. Take care. Keep the faith. God Bless.::::Angelina Chong

Apr 13, 2006 at 10:26:28

Dennis and Ramona Dalling (ddalling@comcast.net)

Our hearts are saddened as we remember the gracious kindness that we enjoyed with Gary and Marcia when we were on our mission in Malaysia in 1995. We loved being with their family and had the joy of participating in the baptism of beautiful Jennifer. We are serving another mission in Nauvoo and hope to see the Orgill family in St Louis before we return to Oregon. We will never forget Gary and his infectious smile and the wonderful spiritual example that he was to everyone he touched. God bless dear Marcia and her wonderful family with comfort and peace in the Gospel of Christ. With Love, Dennis and Ramona Dalling

Apr 13, 2006 at 10:51:53

Bro & Sis: Ragu (raju88@austin.rr.com)

We are indeed shocked and sad to hear this news of our President whom we all admired and cherished as our leader. We always remember him as a humble and spiritual saint and as a great example in our conversion to the church. The Lord loves him so much that he took him from this mortal world early and we know that we will meet him one day in Heavenly Father's kingdom.::::Bro & Sis: Selvaragu Santhimuthu ::8808 Frock Court, Austin, Texas 78748

Apr 13, 2006 at 11:56:53

Steve and Kris Bloomfield (kbloomfield@austin.rr.com)

As we were notified of the passing of Gary by the Ragu's this evening, my mind immediately started racing thinking of all the wonderful things accomplished by your family in Malaysia and the many lives that you touched including ours. We were put in touch with you before we moved to Malaysia as people to help us get settled and that you did. You always went out of your way to invite us to things and let us know of events that were taking place at church and in the community. We were always so impressed with the service in the gospel that your family offered to the members of Malaysia. Gary always went about his business in a very quiet humble manner. I will never forget when we drove from KL to Singapore to hear Pres. Hinkley speak. Steve was unable to go, so my 4 children and I follow your family the whole way down as Gary helpedus along through immigration etc.. I was so appreciative as I couldn't have made it without him. There are numerous occasions in our year there that your family watched over and helped us. We never could have made it in KL with out you. We will always have such fond memories of our times together. You have been such awesome examples us. We always admired the humble way your family served the Lord. ::Marcia and children, we were so sad to hear of your lose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We pray the Lord will bless you as you make the adjustments in your lives. We offer our deepest sympathy at this time. Much love, Kris and Steve Bloomfield

Apr 13, 2006 at 12:22:19

Lim Ai Lian (lian8@tm.net.my)

Andy and I are indeed sad to know such a good man as Bro. Orgill is no more with us in this life. Personally I did not have that much interaction with Bro. Orgill as those in the KL branch. But I always looked forward to when he would speak during any church meeting or conference. I will always remember his speedy manner in speaking:) He always shared wonderful experiences and stories and his talks always touched my heart. Also he was always ready for an interview appointment. I remember having one in the parking lot:) I marveled that he knew the interview questions by heart. ::To his family, we convey our condolences. May you find strength, peace and comfort in the Lord and the gospel. We will have you in our prayers. As you read the many messages here, I'm sure you'll realize that memories of Bro. Orgill will continue to live on here in Malaysia.::::Cheers,::Andy Lim and Ai Lian

Apr 13, 2006 at 12:48:29

Sebastian & Li-Li Toh (sebastian_toh@hotmail.com)

Dear Orgill Family,::::Remember the good times, have faith in the priciple that family is forever - you all will be with him again as a family FOREVER. ::We will always remember him as a humble bro. that is quick to serve. He is always cheerful and have been a good example to us all. We will miss him but we will meet again (if my family live righteously). He is most likely doing what he does best (serving others) at the Spirit World now.::So, let this event be a motivation for us all to "Hold To The Rod."::Much Love, Sebastian & Li-Li

Apr 13, 2006 at 12:51:24

Paul & Yasuko Oman (poman1@cox.net)

Marcia and Orgill family,::We are greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Gary. He was a great example to all of us and demonstrated much wisdom while poviding leadership training to all of us who knew and served with him.::::Your family was a great strength to us while we lived in KL from 94-97. I enjoyed the many times I rode together with Gary from KL to PJ to attend some meetings together. I learned much from Gary in those short talks that we shared.::::Whenever we think of fond memories of Malaysia your family is in our thoughts. We hope to see you and Gary again. I have no doubt that Gary has earned a great heritage with our Heavenly Father.::::We are sorry that Michael was not able to see his father before his death. ::::Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for your family.::::With love,::Paul, Yasuko, Ayumi, Kenji, Kohei, Mamiko, and Wakana Oman

Apr 13, 2006 at 13:06:38

freddie & jessica chan (fredbrad@tm.net.my)

I was very sad to hear the passing away of a great man who will always be remembered as a great example of a true latterday disciple of Jesus Christ. I have known President Orgill (we are so used to call him that)for quite some time and have learnt a lot of good things from him in my callings especially as district president. I can always rely on him to give me wise counsels. He is such a humble person who is ever willing to accept any assignments whenever he is needed. His life is an example of a selfless service to the Lord. He is willing to go the extra mile in doing the Lord's work. We in the district are very fortunate and blessed to have him in our midst. Through his humble and dedicated leadership, he has shown us the correct path we should follow in our mortal life. I will always remember him for his big warm smile and enjoyed all of his talks he has given over the pulpit over the many years. He is a great speaker who can really speak fast without taking a single breathe! He is just amazing!!::I am sure the pain that he has gone through here will be greatly reward with greater blessings in stored for him in Heavenly Father's kingdom. I am sure he will be a humle servant who will continue to do the Lord's work over the other side.::We wish to express our deepest condolences to Sister Marcia and her family. We missed you all and continue to be strong as a family and what a great assurance to know that all of you will be able to see him again.::What a great blessing to know that your family can be together forever again.::May the Lord bless you all at this time with peace and comfort to know that he has been called ahead to continue his service in the Lord's kingdom.::Love from Freddie & Jessica Chan

Apr 13, 2006 at 15:40:36

BERTRAND Renald (Saik_77@hotmail.com)

I can not say much but my feelings will goes for all Marcia's family. I think of you and for all the blessing you have been for me in my life. Gary have served in my home town as a missionnary (La Rochelle FRANCE) and he knews my parents well then our Father as made us seen back when i come to served in Singapore Mission. I served on is town and we enjoyed wonderfull time. We then met in France when he came to work in France 2004 and it was an great time seen each of us. Been blessed during this difficult time and our prayer goes to you all. Sincerely Renald

Apr 13, 2006 at 18:11:16

Claudia Richards (DCRich5@yahoo.com)

Dear Marcia, Elder Orgill, Jenny, Katherine and Steven,::::I recently sent a card to Marcia's mother's address in St. Louis but I'm also happy to see that Sun Fu and Geoklee have organized a way for us to do it here. ::::We were shocked to hear of Gary's passing. The world has lost one of it's great men. I'm sure the spirit has been with you to comfort you at the passing of your husband and father. We have prayed for your family and continue to do so. ::::We so appreciate all that Gary did for the youth in the church and all the members in Malaysia. He leaves you a rich legacy of love, service and an example of a righteous priesthood holder. His patience and eternal perspective of challenges was always refreshing and enlightening. His constant smile and eyes full of kindness will remain with all of us.::::We pray that your transitions will run smoothly as you relocate and establish a new home.::::With love, Claudia Richards::Happy Birthday to Marcia and Jenny this month!::::

Apr 13, 2006 at 22:36:13

Dirk Richards (dcrich5@yahoo.com)

Dear Orgill family,::::I have many happy memories of Gary Orgill. He was tireless in his service to the saints of Malaysia. He gave and gave and gave -- so many hours of selfless service. He was energetic and focussed on the Lord's work. I never saw him tired or discouraged; he always seemed energized by the chance to serve. I observed him many times in KL District meetings. He showed a lot of love and understanding of the Malaysian leaders. He kept the meetings from getting too serious with humor and a quick smile. He was gentle with corrections.::::For me personally, Gary was a mentor. He had excellent suggestions for me from time to time to guide me in my church calling. He was a friend, too, in school and church settings. He was always cheerful and kind.::::I think Gary is blessed with a wonderful wife and beautiful children. What a great family to have in our branch in KL! so willing to serve! such great examples!::::I pray that the Holy Ghost will comfort you now and fill you with joy as you contemplate the promises of eternal families. Your earth life continues; there is more work to do. Oh, that the Lord will strengthen you, and all of us, to be faithful.::::with much love from a former branch president that remembers you all with fondness, Dirk Richards

Apr 13, 2006 at 22:38:34

David & Mary Ann Hatch (david.hatch@fidello.net)

Marcia: Our thoughts are with you. We feel fortunate to have known Gary during our year stay in beautiful Malaysia. As Gary was so humble, we felt truly blessed to be in attendance at the District Conference in 1997 when he quietly shared a bit of his personal story of being preserved at a young age and being promised he would do a great work for the Lord internationally. What a prophetic and fulfilled promise that was. We know his accomplishments could not be fulfilled without a great companion. We admire who you are and know the Lord will provide for you and the children in His ever tender way. David & Mary Ann Hatch

Apr 13, 2006 at 23:00:45

Cathy & Eric Oh (cathy@ericoh.com)

We were saddened by the news that President Orgill had to leave this mortal life so soon. He had left a great legacy of humility & selfless service (with a great smile) for us to remember him by. I (Cathy) will always remember the times he counselled me with kindness & understanding, helping me through my difficult challenges, always patiently encouraging me, with his great spiritual strength comforting me. We will always remember the Family Home Evening you graciously shared with my family that gave us some idea on how to start our own FHEs. Marcia, do be comforted by the fact that you have a great man to be your eternal companion. Elder Orgill, Jennifer, Katherine and Steven, do be comforted that you have a great & wonderful dad who is much loved and respected by all who had been blessed by his presence in their lives. Take comfort that your family is for all time and eternity. With much love from Eric, Cathy, Johann & Eriene

Apr 13, 2006 at 23:45:09

Pres. Gary L. Larkins (glarkins54@aol.com)

Gary was a wonderful couselor who I could always count on. Today We have the privilege of having He and Marcia's Son, Elder Michael Orgill, serving as a zone leader in IPOH West Malaysia. He is an outstanding, obedient Elder who has become very effective in all He does. We send our Love to Marcia and the other 3 children. Pres. & Sister Larkins

Apr 14, 2006 at 00:01:02

Karen Richards (ric05012@byui.edu)

The thing I remember most about President Orgill was his love for his family. I knew he was busy with his church calling and work but it always impressed me with how much he loved his children and took time to show it. I was always impressed with the relationship Jenny and her dad had; they seemed good friends and they could joke around. I remember when I had interviews with President Orgill I felt uplifted and taught new things. I think it was the same for others who spent time around him too. Sister Orgill, Elder Orgill, Jenny, Kat and Steven, my heart goes out to each of you and I’m praying for you. With love, Karen Richards

Apr 14, 2006 at 00:10:04

Poh Lin and children (Pohlincheah@yahoo.com)

Dearest Marcia and family::It's indeed a great honour and priviledged to know President Orgill. My life has been touched by his love for mankind,his compassion and respect for women,his great leadership skills, his wisdom, his humbleness, his wonderful sense of humour,his warm big smiles and his wise counsels. His last "wise" counsel to me was just before your family left Malaysia. That counsel was so precious to me because to this day, I still hang on to that counsel. That counsel gave me hope to go forward and to never give up. Eventhough President Orgill was very busy at that time and we did not have a pre arranged appointment, as usual he did make time for me and gave me his fullest attention. It's great to know your family and our prayers and thoughts will always be with you and your family. Till we meet again....love Poh Lin, Tyler,Travis,Tammy and Tricia

Apr 14, 2006 at 00:18:21

Sophie Ting (slimtone2001@yahoo.co.uk)

Our most profound & heartfelt condolences to Marcia and family for the untimely demise of Bro Gary Orgill. It was like just recently that the Orgills left for France. We are sad to learn of this tragedy but our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Although you may not know us well, Bro Gary knew each and everyone of us and our names very well, including my children. He has always been my idol for an exemplary LDS and I have always loved attending his classes. Sadly missed by the Ting family, PJ2

Apr 14, 2006 at 00:31:46

Louise Loh (loh_louise@hotmail.com)

Brother Orgill was a very special person, kind, patient and filled with spirit of Light. Fun to be with.:: My condolences to his family.::It is a great loss of such a brethren who had the leadership, character and wonderful attributes.

Apr 14, 2006 at 01:06:52

Richard & Min Lian Ho (dochokl@tm.net.my)

Dear Orgill Family, We are both truly saddened by the sudden departure of Pres. Orgill. It felt like only yesterday that he was here among us, serving us with love and teaching us by his example. We actually met up with Elder (Michael) Orgill in Sitiawan (Richard's hometown) over the Chinese New Year holidays when the Branch was organised and Elder Orgill was then serving there. He told us that his Dad was undergoing treatment in Boston. And that was the last update that we had, .... until last Sunday. Pres. Orgill will be sorely missed also here by us and by the Saints in Malaysia who know him well and love him dearly as a Brother and as a Friend. Our condolences and prayers are with your family at this time of bereavement.::::

Apr 14, 2006 at 01:17:20

RAMA & FAMILY (rama20@pd.jaring.my)

DEAR MARCIA AND FAMILY...WE ARE REALLY VERY SAD TO HEAR THIS SAD NEWS...WE KNOW PRES ORGILL FOR SO MANY YEARS AND HE WAS SUCH A GREAT MAN AND LEADER...A BROTHER WHO ALWAYS SMILES AND HAVE GOOD WORDS TO SAY...I STILL RECALL HOW MUCH ENCOURAGEMENT HE GAVE TO ME AND MY FAMILY WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR 3 MONTHS...AT THIS TIME WE ONLY CAN ASK YOU AND THE CHILDREN TO BE STRONG AND BE DO WHAT PRES ORGILL WANT EACH ONE OF YOU TO DO.::OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO MARCIA & THE CHILDREN.

Apr 14, 2006 at 01:23:45

DIANE AND REED JENKINS (REEDNDI@AOL.COM)

AMEN TO THE TRIBUTE FROM SUN FU. GARY WAS A SPECIAL GUY TO US WHILE WE WERE IN KL. HE HELPED US TRANSITION INTO THE MISSION LIFE AND PROVIDED MORE HELP AND COMFORT THAN WE CAN SAY. AS WE KEPT IN TOUCH BY E MAIL WE HOPED THAT WE COULD GET TOGETHER ON ONE OF YOU STATESIDE TRIPS. WE WILL MISS HIM.. WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILY AND TRUST THE LORD WILL IMPLIMENT THE TRANSITION TO THE US WITHOUT THEIR SPOUSE AND DAD.

Apr 14, 2006 at 05:36:26

Kathrin, Patrick & Steven Ritzi (kathrin_ritzi@hotmail.com)

Dear Marcia and family,::We learnt of the passing away of Gary with great sadness. He was a pillar of strengh to us. And even we have only been able to have limited contacts, we will always remember the nice evening we spent in your home a few days before you left for Paris. In your home we have felt the love of our Heavenly Father. We were also so greatful for the many little acts of service you always provided to us and to all people around you. We pray that the Comforter will be with you in these difficult moments.::::"God be with you till we meet again"::::Lots of love from Switzerland

Apr 14, 2006 at 10:51:43

Alan and Martha Reddish (reddishat@juno.com)

We really enjoyed the opportunity to get acquainted with your family while we served in KL. We enjoyed teaching the girls in Sunday School. Pres. Orgill was the type of person that you immediately felt a kinship to. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and the family.

Apr 14, 2006 at 13:07:41

Jennifer Frampton (framptons@yahoo.com)

What wonderful tributes have been payed to Gary Orgill and his family through this guestbook. My memories of Gary are fun loving ones. He did have a very big and lovable smile. I sure enjoyed talking with him, going out to dinner with Gary and Marcia and going together on family vacations. Gary put the extra effort into his church responsibilities and these tributes to him are testimonies to all the lives he touched on this earth for good. We all enjoyed our association with him.::Marcia, you are truely like a sister to me and one of my very best friends ever. I am at a loss for what to say except that my heart goes out to you all and that my hope is that we can make some more good memories together. I admire your family so much and pray for you daily. Much love forever- Jennifer and family

Apr 14, 2006 at 13:27:38

Mariann & Steven Kok (mariannselvaragukok@hotmail.com)

Dear Orgill Family, We are saddened by the lost of a great man, whom have shared much wonderful time with the saints in Malaysia. His friendly handshake and smile was always there. We pray that you would find the strength and courage to move forward, knowing he is still there watching over you. May you find peace and comfort from the Lord. We offer our deepest condolence to you and your family. Sincerely, Steven & Mariann Kok.::::

Apr 14, 2006 at 13:32:25

Jaime Caldwell (dandelion403@excite.com)

Marcia and Children, Thank you for the service you rendered in Malaysia with your husband and father. You helped make my mission wonderful and memorable. I want you to know that I'm big on observing and I was impressed Marcia...with the marriage that you have with Gary. So much that I would think back on it as an example. Thank you for being a good example to me. Love you guys.::Sister Jaime Caldwell

Apr 14, 2006 at 15:10:22

Siew Lee Koay Powell (bomspirit@hotmail.com)

Although I cannot remember President Orgill I am very happy to see so many of my old friends again. ::::My heartfelt blessings to Sister Orgill and family::::Siew Lee

Apr 14, 2006 at 23:47:15

Richard & Julie Ang (richang1@yahoo.com)

Our condolence! I remember the time that he was very supportive of me while I was working for the Church Education System. Thank you very much to him and his family for the fine example they have set for the saints in Malaysia.

Apr 15, 2006 at 00:30:46

greg & Julie Cook (gregandjulie@gmail.com)

We wish to express our most sincere condolences to Marcia and family.::::Gary is a great man. In life, he was an example to me of one who did his very best. His life was one of service to others.::::I remember he selflessly gave up his personal plans one night to rush over to our house in KL to ensure that we received a temple recommend interview so that Julie and I could attend the temple in Hong Kong. I remember that interview very well and the impression that Gary made on me. I remember particularly at the end of the interview he looked me in the eye and said..I can tell when a person is telling the truth. I will never forget the Spirit that we shared together in those moments.::::Greg & Julie Cook

Apr 15, 2006 at 04:37:17

Ruth and Bruce Palmer (bruceruth@hotmail.com)

Marcia, Mike, Jenny and Kat,::We have so much love for Gary and your family. We have been grieving for his passing here in Houston. He touched our lives in the short time we had together in KL and through emails he shared with us. We'll never forget his big smile and all of his wisdom.::Your friends always, ::Ruth, Bruce, Isaac, Lydia, Amelia ::and Nina Palmer

Apr 15, 2006 at 06:59:37

Debra Andrewws (fordebto@aol.com)

Dearest Orgil Family::Our Family want you to now how much we will miss Gary. We so admire him and your family for the many contributions made to the church members in Malaysia and to ISKL. Iam so greatful for the many ways that Gary taught all of us about serving the Lord. I enjoyed many District meetings talking to Gary about how I could be a better servant leader. His Christ like example always provided me with strength and encouragement. I loved his musical talent that he was always willing to share. I loved his humor and smile that always brought out the best in others. I admired his role as a father and husband and how he seemed to do it with great ease and passion. He has truely toched our hearts and his memoriy will live with us until we meet again. Until then our love to Marcia and the family.::Debbie John Tiffany and Sean Andrews

Apr 16, 2006 at 02:07:53

Dick & Joyce Wells (rnwells40@juno.com)

We thouroghly enjoyed serving with brother Orgill in the mission presedency in 2000. We made serveral trips with him to the branches in west Malaysia. We always admired his strong testimony and commitment to the gospel. He was a real leader and had a significant impact on the growth of the church in the Sigapore mission. We extend our deepest simpathy and condlences to the family.

Apr 16, 2006 at 05:15:38

Peterson Family (lia_peterson@hotmail.com)

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Orgill family. They helped make our stay in Malaysia wonderful.:: Love the Petesons

Apr 16, 2006 at 16:35:03

Vince & Sandy Gordacan (Biofine4@aol.com)

Dear Marcia,Children and friends:::::It was quite a shock to learn of Gary's demise and a sad message. We are greatfull to understand the joy in all of our being resurected and being re-united with family and friends. Gary is preparing a mansion for all of you to live in for the eternities. Sandy and I so enjoyed meeting all of you when we had dinner with HRM Tuanku and Ampuan Ja'afar, the 10th King of Malaysia. One of my favorite letters if from Gary when he stated,"I feel impressed that your association with the Royal Couple is not by coincidence, but rather by Divine arrangement".::::We feel blessed to have known Gary and the last time we visited KL he gave us a tour of his office at the Twin Towers. He was always so kind and accommodating. He will be missed by all and I'm sure Heavenly Father is most happy to have him home.::::We hope, should you have the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas you will give the pleasure of being our house guest. (702) 457-8670::::Our deepest love and Sympathies.::::Vince and Sandy Gordacan

Apr 16, 2006 at 22:06:39

Sister Waewchimplee (sisterwaew@yahoo.com)

I am so thankful for my Heavenly father that i could be able to serve and work with him, even through it was just a few time while i served in West Malaysia. Thank you for all his example that he had for everyone, and i know that by looking to his faith , it will alway halp and support us to work and try to be like him.:: Riam Waewchimplee, Thailand

Apr 17, 2006 at 00:09:57

Lee Chee Wan (plyft@tm.net.my)

Dear Orgill Family,::My wife and I were shocked and saddened by the sudden demise of our beloved Brother Gary Orgill. We have always known him as Pres. Orgill all these years. We would like to express our deepest condolence at his passing.::::We have known Pres Orgill for many years, and as a special counselor to the mission president, he had interviewed me many times for church callings and temple recommends. Through his encouragement and support, our family were able to go to the Hong Kong Temple in 2000, and there we carried out our temple work and were sealed as a family for time and eternity.::::I remembered that at one time, I was jobless for six months. He advised me to continue to pay my tithing. I took his advice even though my family was going through quite a hard time, and later, I was blessed with getting a better job. ::::My wife said that she will always remember his cheerful grin. We remember him as always in a hurry when visiting Ipoh, because he had to carry out so many interviews, and he had only limited time. Anyway, he had always managed to find some time to shake our hands and to ask how we were getting on. There was a special spirit about him that we will never forget, and we want to express our appreciation and gratitude for his selfless service all these years, and for all that he had done for our family and for the Church in Ipoh.::::May the Lord bless his soul, that he may rest in peace, and that he will continue with the good work on the other side of the veil.::::With love from the Lee Family.

Apr 17, 2006 at 08:32:56

Karen To (ktck99@hotmail.com)

The news comes to me as a shock. Bro. Orgill is truly a great man and we are going to miss him dearly. We indeed are losing a great friend. He is the one that release Sarah Anthony and me from our mission. I will always remember that day and the counsel he gave to both of us. Sister Orgill and family I am truly sorry for your lost. We really sadden by the news. I hope and pray that all is well with you and your family.

Apr 18, 2006 at 05:42:19

Roy Thong (roy_thong@ml.com)

I am sorry to hear of his passing. He has touch many lives with what he gave. Death proves there is a resurrection because of Jesus Christ's atonement. No one else dare make that claim but the Savior himself. It is the hardest experience to face death of a companion because it is the greatest life to have such a companion. Eternal life requires such a sacrifice and expereince to sanctify our hope and faith in the very core of our highest belief and possibility.::::This is an experience that will give you first hand opportunity to see, feel, or hear the face/love/voice of God if you ask in the quiet of the morning.

Apr 18, 2006 at 14:03:08

Joseph & Anita Skipps (jskipps@yahoo.com)

Dear Marcia and Family,::Our hearts thoughts and prayers have been with you all this easter weekend. The news of Gary's passing was a shock and words cannot describe how we feel for all of you. He was a great man. We have the comfort of knowing he is much a live and you will be together again and what a reunion that will be. ::We appreciate the great example you Gary and your lovely family have been to us. We often reminense about the wonderful days being in KL and the choice experiences we had with you all.::We look forward to keeping in touch.::much Aloha always Joe & Anita Skipps

Apr 18, 2006 at 14:15:02

Anthony Lim, Vivien, Elisha, Jaszlyn (eternaltrust2020@yahoo.com)

Dear Marcia, Elder Michael Orgill, Jenny,Katherine,and Steven,::::We are indeed shocked to learn about the passing of an affable great friend and Church Leader, Pres. Orgill, especially when we saw him with Jenny visiting KL Branch a few weeks before his death, chatting delightfully with him and Jenny,"Hi, Jenny, you have grown up and It is good to see you are looking after your father now.":::A few days before his death, I had a dream of conversing with him cheerfully with his titillating sense of humor, and awesome rendering service and about Elisha's missionary work at Orgden Utah. Strangely enough, upon hearing of his sudden demise, I felt sick for a day or two, following the two happy events.::::President Orgill served in the Singapore Mission as the longest serving Church Counsellor under five Mission Presidents::for about ten years...with remarkable expansion of four Districts and 18 Branches. Besides, we managed to donate Mormon Encyclopaedia to the National Library,had private Dinner with the tenth King of Malaysia arranged by Vince Gordacan and Sandy,and established a uniformed Church Choir for public performance, under the National Church Public Affairs. ::Pres. Orgill believed in allowing testimonials of new and firmed members for creating a strong inspiration among both. ::He left a legacy of great Church leadership of unassuming attributes, service, love and friendship....and family bond and affinity. ::::May Heavenly Father bless your Family with peace,security and safety.::::With love,::::Anthony Lim, Vivien, Elisha, and Jaszlyn.::::::

Apr 18, 2006 at 16:59:35

melody cross (m_astridcross@yahoo.co.uk)

i have lots of memories about pres. orgill but one that really stuck with me is christmas 96 i was 8 years old.. our family was going through some hard times and we could not even celebrate christmas.. christmas eve pres. orgill came with gifts and we had family home evening really late that night.. we all got stockings with our names on it..::we hang up those stockings every christmas.. having that lets us know we always have a piece of pres. orgill with us.. we really miss him and know that he's in a better place now..

Apr 19, 2006 at 00:21:37

Warren and Becky Jones (kobo@skyviewmail.com)

We convey our deepest expressions of love for Gary and the Orgill family. He was one of the finest men we ever had the privilege to meet and we always felt his love and concern for the members throughout Malaysia.::At this time of temporary separation, we rejoice in his memory and anxiously await a time of reunion.::Warren and Becky Jones

Apr 19, 2006 at 09:15:23

Jana Prins Kala (janakala@gmail.com)

Reading about the Orgill's brought back so many memories from my mission! I remember all of us having Thanksgiving at their home in 1998. They took such good care of us. Best of luck to them in France. ::::Love, Sister Prins (Jana Kala)

Apr 19, 2006 at 20:57:22

Reeda Traw (jotraw@hotmail.com)

Dear Marcia and family,::::We just wanted to let you know that your family is loved is remembered with fond memories. Although I knew you and Katherine better than the others, I hope you are all starting to have days where it's easier to get through and that your hearts are healing day by day. Maybe we can meet up after you move to St. Louis when we visit my family in Dexter. We're only about 2 hours south of St. Louis. May God keep you in the comfort of his arms and bless your lives as you move into a new phase of your family life. ::::love,::Cameron, Reeda, Hunter, Micah, Brittany and Kalyn Traw

Apr 23, 2006 at 05:02:19

Cheoh Tan (cheohtan@comcast.net)

Dear Marcia and family, ::We offer our deepest sympathy. This news brought much sadness to Rachel and me as we will miss President Orgill. When we were in Penang Branch, he would travel there every so often to uplift and strengthen the saints there (I still remember him talking about worship with music and attitude of gratitude). That did he do. ::::Pres. Orgill has lived an exemplary life. He was always radiant with brotherly kindness. He was an instrument in the Lord’s hand in building up the kingdom in Singapore and Malaysia. He has made a positive difference in many people’s lives…::::We are grateful to Pres Orgill, you and your family for the kindness, service and most of all the inspiration. May Heavenly Father watch over you and your family at this time. May your faith in our Savior Jesus Christ strengthen you and comfort you. ::::Regards,::Rachel, Miranda (our daughter) and Cheoh::

Apr 24, 2006 at 16:27:48

catherine barralet (Bong) (catherine898@hotmail.com)

It sadden me tremendously to have heard the news from an email. I recalled the time when I attended a conference in Kuala Lumpur where President Orgill had told the story of a very sick little little boy whom the doctor has given 3 months to live but had outlived it and that little boy was him. On hearing the story tears strolled down my eyes uncontrollably and I knew that our Heavenly Father had a mission for him. Thanks to brother Orgill for his great contribution to the church in Malaysia. I have often wonder how he managed his time when he has a heavy work schedule, a family and still be able to serve the church and gave talks etc. He is truly a man called of God to serve us in this part of the world. My tribute to brother Orgill. He is a great man.::::Marcia I have met you several times while in Relief Society activiy while I was a PJ & Klang branch member. My heartfelt condolence to you and your family and may our Heavenly Father strengthen you and your children in this time of need.::::With love always and take care::Catherine Barralet (nee BONG)::AUSTRALIA

Apr 28, 2006 at 20:59:48

Susan Seet (suseet@pd.jaring.my)

We think of all the times when President Orgill was there for us, especially when things were rough and difficult, all the times when he cried with us, as well as all the times when he rejoiced with us. He touched us in so many ways and was a strong influence in our growth and progress from the first time we set foot into the gospel path. ::He was the one who went to Melaka even before it was opened, looking for a place for the first missionaries to live. Our first encounter with the Mormons was in your home, when you were having a farewell for President Jones. President Orgill was there through all our milestones in Melaka and continued to be our source of inspiration when we moved to KL. ::Is it a wonder that we love him and respect him so much? We feel such a loss as we were secretly hoping that you would all move back to KL someday. We have indeed been greatly blessed by our association with the Orgills. Thank you for all that you have done for us. Thank you for the kindness, compassion, hospitality and friendship that all of you extended to us. We will never forget you.::We hope and pray that you and the kids will continue to stay well. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers. Please take good care of yourselves. ::Love, ::Michael, Susan, Matthew, Andrew and Brian Seet ::

Apr 29, 2006 at 19:33:19

Frank Whitaker (frankandmelody@hotmail.com)

I have taught my children and young men throughout the world that it isimportant to develop a list of "heroes" -- people whom you can modelyour life after. Gary was definitely one of my greatest heroes,particularly as I tried to steer the KL Branch. He never complained, henever tired of listening to others complaints, he was generous with histime AND talents, and he was always the first to step forward for anyassignment. No other non-Malaysian has done more for the church inMalaysia than your husband. It is a legacy that you all are a part ofand should be very proud of.

Apr 30, 2006 at 02:46:22

Ryan Evans (ryan@tymx.com)

Gary was in the mission presidency during my mission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1995-1997). His leadership and testimony will be missed. I wish the Orgill family the best and hope you find happiness in the fact that Gary's legecy has only begun.

May 1, 2006 at 12:39:34

President Nick and Sister Sue Collins (grannycollins@comcast.net)

Our memories or Gary and his dear family are so very special to us. As we arrived to serve in the Singapore Mission, Gary was there to help us to adjust to our new calling, to feel welcomed in the Malaysia area, and most of all to give to us the most wonderful friendship. We enjoyed so many happy times in the Orgill home as they shared it with us and our missionaries. The Thanksgiving dinners were a real treat for all of us. We were always so welcomed in their home, actually we didn't need a holiday to be able to visit the Orgills. ::I can remember Nick calling Gary often for guidance and help; Gary was always available and ready to do whatever needed to be done. ::Such a good and kind brother he was for Nick and for me too. Our memories of our service in the Singapore Mission have been special because of Gary and his dear family. ::We send our love to the Orgills::Nick and Sue Collins

May 12, 2006 at 12:28:35

Larry ^ Jan Thompson (imusta2@earthlink.net)

We served as the office couple in the Singapore Mission under Pres. Collins from 1998-2000. We said at the time that Bro. Orgill was indeed a special blessing for the Malaysian saints. he quitely served but was loudly heard and loved and appreciated. We were blessed to know him and are deeply grieved to learn of his passing. Our sincere note of sorrow with thoughts to Marcia and her children. Gary is one of a few men that we sincerely believe will be found hereafter in the highest degree of celestial glory.


 

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