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Memorial Service for the Late E.G. Whitlam, QC, and The Whitlam Family

27/10/201410:09(Xem: 1694)
Memorial Service for the Late E.G. Whitlam, QC, and The Whitlam Family


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The Unified Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation Of Australia - New Zealand


Head Office - Phap Hoa Temple, 20 Butler Ave, Pennington, SA 5013, Australia
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Adelaide, October 26th, 2014


Sincere Condolences


To: The Organising Committee for the Memorial Service for the Late E.G. Whitlam, QC, and The Whitlam Family


Dear Sir, Madam,


The Unified Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation of Australia–New Zealand has received the news that the Former Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Edward Gough Whitlam passed away in Sydney on October 21st, 2014, aged 98 years.

We Vietnamese Buddhists began arriving in Australia as refugees from communism in the mid-1970s during Mr. Whitlam’s term as Prime Minister.

From our reading we know that the Late Former Prime Minister has become a legend, and that for his near century of life all Australians are grateful to him and admire, respect and honour him. He has through his determination and strength of spirit and to the best of his ability brought progress to Australia making her an equal among free, democratic and powerful nations of the world. Through audacious and welcome reforms to education, justice, health, etc… he made Australia and its people feel reassured and more confident in the future.

On the peaceful passing of the Former Prime Minister, we wish to offer our sincere condolences to you all, particularly to the parliamentary members of the Labour Party who have lost one who was like a great pillar of support providing an example for future generations who might follow in his footsteps.

The Executive Council and all 34 institutional members of our Congregation are holding services and praying that the departing spirit of Edward Gough Whitlam may rest in eternal peace.


For the Executive Council

President of the Congregation


Most Venerable Thích Như Huệ


Gough Whitlam

Cố Thủ Tưởng Gough Whitlam

                                                                                                                   Adelaide ngày 26/10/2014


Thành kính Phân ưu


Kính gởi: Ban Tổ Chức tang lễ của cựu Thủ Tướng Úc, Gough Whitlam, Quốc Hội Úc, cùng tang quyến.


Kính thưa quý Ngài, quí vị,


Giáo Hội Phật Giáo VNTN Hải Ngoại tại Úc Đại Lợi – TTL chúng tôi vừa hay tin cố Thủ Tướng Gough Whitlam qua đời ngày 21/10/2014 tại Sydney, hưởng thọ 98 tuổi.

Chúng tôi là những người Phật tử Việt Nam đến Úc tỵ nạn Cộng Sản từ thập niên 70 của thế kỷ trước.  Ngay trong khoảng thời gian từ 30 tháng 4 năm 1975 đến ngày, Ông thoái nhiệm (11/11/75) lúc ông đương là Thủ Tướng.

Qua tài liệu chúng tôi được biết ông là vị Thủ Tướng Úc đi vào huyền thoại và cuộc đời suốt trọn 100 năm của ông, được mọi người Úc kính mến, tri ân và thán phục. Ông đã dành hết khả năng, ý chí và tâm lực đưa nước Úc tiến bộ ngang tầm với những quốc gia tự do, dân chủ, phú cường của thế giới. Qua những cải tổ về giáo dục, tư pháp, y tế… rất táo bạo và ngoạn mục, làm cho nước Úc và người dân cảm thấy an tâm và tự tin hơn vào tương lai của xứ sở này.

Sự ra đi an lành của Ngài cựu Thủ Tướng, chúng tôi kính lời phân ưu với quí vị, nhất là các nghị sĩ Dân Biểu của Đảng Lao Động mất đi một cây cổ thụ tầm cở che phủ bóng mát trải dài hằng trăm năm cho thế hệ tương lai nối bước chân ông.

Hội Đồng Điều hành và tất cả 34 tự viện thành viên của Giáo Hội chúng tôi thành kính đốt nén tâm hương cầu nguyện chân linh người quá cố sớm siêu sanh về cõi vĩnh hằng.

Thay mặt HĐĐH

Hội Chủ

(ấn ký)

HT Thích Như Huệ


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