Dr. Shouu-Chuyan YANG passed away aged 83 peacefully in the morning May 10th , the same date Prof. Eugene CHEN, Father of korfball Chinese Taipei, left to heaven in 2004. “Uncle Yang” (his nickname in the society of Chinese Taipei korfball athletes) acted as the President of the Chinese Taipei Korfball Association in 1993-1997 and furthermore, with the help of his fluent Japanese and English, the IKF innovated the development and promotion of korfball in Japan in 1998 and successfully organized the Korfball Tournament, the 6th World Games 2001 in Akita.
Recent years, Dr. Yang’s had been suffering heart illness and spinocerebellar atrophy. His last showing up in the international korfball stage was 2008 IKF U23 World Korfball Championship in Kaohisung, Chinese Taipei (see the attached photo). The funeral service will take place in his hometown, Hualien, at 09:00 am local time Wednesday 22 May.
Dr. Yang was born in 1931 to become the 2nd child of 10-child family of Yang. He and his wife, Michelle MA, also construct their own big family with 2 sons, 2 daughters and 12 grandchildren. We wish Yang’s wife, children, grandchildren and relatives of the family strength in the period ahead of them. The korfball world will remember Dr. Yang with the greatest respect.