Puan Zainoon Binti Zakariah passed away just after noon on 12 May 2004 from leukemia at the age of 31 after a short but painful battle with the disease, leaving behind her beloved husband, family and friends.
Zainoon was born on 24 October 1972. Having completed high school at Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur in 1991, she read law at the University of Malaya and graduated from the same in 1996 with a Second Class (Upper) Degree. She was an outstanding student who was bright and enthusiastic and always ready to share her knowledge with her peers. She was also active in the Law Students’ Society of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya and was appointed Honorary Treasurer for the term 1994-1995. Upon graduation, she commenced her pupillage at Messrs Thevin Chandran & Associates and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 6 March 1997. Thereafter, she practised as a Legal Assistant at Messrs Onn & Partners and Messrs Nazri Aziz & Wong until her demise. She enjoyed the ups and downs of being an Advocate and Solicitor and worked hard to meet the constant challenges that came with being an esteemed Member of the Bar.
Those who knew her well saw that beneath her tough exterior was a kind and caring heart. Zainoon was extremely warm-hearted but to describe her this way does not, by any measure, tell of her strength of character. One cannot help but feel great admiration for her courage and resolve in times of difficulty. She remained this way throughout her illness and continued to uplift her family and friends even in her time of pain and great suffering.
Zainoon was truly tolerant of the faults of others and will always be remembered for her generous care and concern for family and friends, her fun-loving spirit and her kindness and loyalty. She was a trusted friend and a great companion and her demise has left a great void in the lives of all who knew her. She will be deeply missed and will continue to live in the hearts and memories of her family and friends.
May her soul find eternal peace now that labour has ceased.