JIM, a key member of MAHK, one of the FISM member clubs in Asia, passed away on August 13. We are pleased to report here that the funeral service was completed today (see the letter from Kenneth Chan, MAHK President, below for details).
For many years, he was an invaluable part of the Hong Kong and Asian magic community. Especially for the performers and staff at the shows who felt comfortable just having him backstage. I’ll miss him very much and don’t want to imagine that we won’t be able to see his face anymore as I can only remember his smile, but I want to pray for his soul and praise him for all he has done. I hope he will entertain many people in heaven.
On behalf of FISM ASIA
THE DEATH OF MR. SANTA JIM CHAN
Magicians’ Association of Hong Kong (“MAHK”) announces with great sadness that Mr. Jim Chan (a.k.a. Santa Jim), the Programme Secretary of MAHK Executive Committee, passed away in Hong Kong on 13 August, 2020.
Apart from being a professional actor, magician, balloonist, Santa Jim was also a renowned mascot actor and creator, and the only “mascot magician” in Hong Kong. In 2009, Santa Jim won the “2009 Olympic Santa Claus” title in the annual “Santa Claus Winter Games” in Sweden. In 2013, he founded the Santa School Hong Kong.
In the world of magic, Santa Jim was an Inner Circle Member of MAHK, and an active member of International Brotherhood of Magicians (Order of Merlin). He took active part in all MAHK theatre productions, both on stage and at backstage. He became the team leader of MAHK Voluntary Service Team in 1997, and managed our voluntary performances. In 2002, Santa Jim was elected to be a member of the MAHK Executive Committee, and had served as the Committee’s Programme Secretary until his sad departure yesterday.
Santa Jim made invaluable contributions and provided tremendous leadership and guidance to the establishment and development of MAHK. The MAHK Executive Committee expresses its deepest sorrow for his departure and conveys its deepest condolences to Santa Jim’s family.
On behalf of MAHK Executive Committee