Former President Lee Teng-hui’s funeral was held at the Chi-nan Presbyterian Church in Taipei on Friday. The funeral procession set off from the Taipei Veterans General Hospital early Friday morning, with medical personnel standing outside the hospital to send off Lee on his last ride.
According to the Presidential Office, Lee died on July 30 at the age of 98, and in respect to Lee’s families’ wishes and religious beliefs, the funeral will be held at the Chi-nan Presbyterian Church and his body was cremated at the Taipei Mortuary Sevices Office, Second Funeral Parlor.
The hearse was seen leaving the hospital at 6:40 a.m.
According to statements released by the hospital, the lines of medical personnel paying their respects were all voluntary, especially those who had taken care of the former President for 10 years or more.
The hospital thanked Lee and his family for placing their trust in them and expressed the belief that Lee will always be looking out for Taiwan.
The hearse is reported to have arrived at the church at 6:57 am, and will head to mortuary once the procession ends.
The funeral procession will also make a symbolic lap around the Presidential Office before leaving.
A spokesperson from the Presidential Office announced recently that the funeral will be a private event, and with respect to Lee’s family, details of the procession will not be made public.