PETALING JAYA: The family of slain Malaysian hostage Bernard Then Ted Fun is grateful for the support shown during this most trying and difficult time.
Besides family members and friends, many well-wishers dropped by the wake at the Church of St Francis Xavier here.
"We appreciate the moral support given to us very much," said a family member who did not want to be identified.
He added that they were grateful to the Malaysian embassy in Manila, Wisma Putra and the Sarawak government for helping to coordinate arrangements to bring back Then's ashes.
The 39-year-old engineer was cremated on Friday in Manila and his ashes were brought back to Malaysia on Saturday.
The funeral mass will be held at the church today at 10am.
His ashes will then be interred at Subang Lutheran Garden, Jalan U9/39 Jingga, Subang Permai, Section 9, Shah Alam.
Then was abducted in Sabah along with Ocean King seafood restaurant manager Thien Nyuk Fun on May 15 last year.
Thien was released on Nov 8 but Then was beheaded by his captors at a remote location on Jolo Island in southern Philippines on Nov 17.