It is with great sadness to inform you that our beloved Hon Life President The Hon Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales, GBM, GCIH, CBE, JP, an arden Catholic, passed away today, 6th March 2020 at Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital at the age of 100.
Hon Life President The Hon Sales was elected as 1956 JCI President and 1952-54 JCI Hong Kong National President. He was born in Guangzhou, China in 1920 and moved to Hong Kong in 1929.
Mr. Sales had significant contribution in Hong Kong the past years, in particularly, his involvement in youth development and promotion on sportsmanship. He had served the community in different capacities and the Hong Kong government.
Mr. Sales was the Chairman of the then Urban Council from 1973 to 1981 and chaired the Hong Kong Olympic Academy and Hon Life President of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China. He was also a member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee from December 1985 to 4 April 1990, Past President of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong, Past President of Club Lusitano and the oldest Lasallian alumnus in Hong Kong.
This is certainly a great loss to the JC movement and to JCI Hong Kong. His legacy will live on and he will be remembered. More details will be announced once available.
On behalf of all JCIHK members, we would like to extend our utmost sincere condolences to his family members.
May the soul of the departed rest in peace.
With our deepest sorrow,
JCI Hong Kong
Below is the OBITUARY for the late JCI Hong Kong Hon Life President A.de O.Sales on South China Morning Post A8 on 20 March 2020.
May he rest in peace.