The Life of Paul T. Ho

Childhood and WYK Years:

Paul Tsi Hang Ho (何子恆) attended Wah Yan College, Kowloon (“WYK”) from 1984 to 1990. He passed away peacefully from cancer in California in 2021 after a long battle. He was survived by his beloved wife, Vivienne; two dear daughters, Julienne and Isabelle; his mother, Wai Man; and two sisters, Carol and Sandy.

Paul was born in Kowloon, Hong Kong in 1971 at Kwong Wah Hospital (廣華醫院), right across Waterloo Road from WYK, as the oldest of three children. After attending St. Francis of Assisi’s English Primary School, he entered WYK and began the most formative and memorable years of his life.

Under the tutelage of Fathers Naylor, Coghlan, Deignan, Chow and other teachers, Paul blossomed into a fearless, resilient and compassionate man that he was of late. At WYK, he cultivated his love of books (Head Librarian), mastery of argumentation (Chinese debate team), appreciation of drama (West Side Story), and tireless devotion to concrete-floor soccer (twisted ankles and ruined leather shoes). He also forged life-long brotherhoods and a dedication to God. He was baptized at WYK’s St. Ignatius Chapel in 1990.

In 1989, Paul excelled in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examinations (nine distinctions) and was awarded The Scholar of the Year. In 1990, thanks to his work inside and outside the classroom, he was awarded The Jesuit Secondary Education Association Award.

University and Later Years:

In 1990, he boarded the first flight of his life to attend The University of Chicago to study economics, an outlier then among his aspiring engineer and physician peers. He graduated with college and departmental honors.

Paul went on to establish a busy but satisfying career, first as an investment banker in New York (at Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs), then as a private equity investor in New York and San Francisco (at Hudson Clean Energy and American Infrastructure). He was particularly fond of his beloved field of renewable energy.

In his spare time, Paul loved road cycling, chess, classical music and watching soccer. The perennial injuries to his scraggly body from the WYK concrete soccer field days apparently did little to curb his enthusiasm for the sport.

Paul and his wife, Vivienne, set up the scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to WYK students of fine moral character and academic potential with demonstrated financial needs to pursue a promising tertiary education, in Hong Kong or abroad. Through the scholarship fund, Paul wished to reciprocate the exemplary Jesuit education he received, which shaped him into the person he was of late.