Courtney Becker | April 8, 2017
Edward Lim “loved three things above all else,” according to junior Brian Celeste, Lim’s roommate during his sophomore year.
“He loved his friends and he loved music and he loved philosophy,” Celeste said. “The people he did get close to, he got very, very close to, and he cared very deeply about those people.”
Lim died Friday at his home in Cincinnati. Although Lim was not enrolled at the University during the 2016-2017 academic year, Celeste said Lim had still significantly impacted him during his time at Notre Dame.
“He became, really, my first friend that I had since coming to Notre Dame,” he said. “ … Once we became roommates, that’s when I started really discovering all these things about him and how he would constantly bounce his ideas off people — and since I was with him most of the time, I was the one who would hear most of his ideas.”
Junior Joe Raabe, who met Lim in high school as a member of the rowing team, said Lim “was respected and well liked by everyone who knew him.”
“One day after practice, one of the coaches’ boats became untied and was floating away,” Raabe said in an email. “We had been out in the heavy rain and 35-degree weather for at least two hours. Edward jumped in the river and dragged the boat back to shore. That was Edward. He lived his life with the utmost integrity. He was a true friend.”