Monday, May 09, 2016

Tan Lay Ho (Mount Vernon Columbarium)

Madam Tan Lay Ho's niche caught my eye while i was exploring the pagoda tower of the Mount Vernon Columbarium Complex. Her niche identifies her as Mrs Lim Chong Kuo. Mr Lim Chong Kuo, whose tomb is in Bukit Brown was the eldest son of Mr. Lim Nee Soon and Madam Tan Lay Ho herself comes from a distinguished family, being the second daughter of Mr and Mrs. Tan Kah Kee.



Mr Lim Chong Kuo married Miss Tan Lay Ho in September 1923. He worked for the Lee Rubber Co. He passed away  in Leysin, Switzerland on 23rd Feb 1938 at the age of 36. His ashes was flown back to Singapore and was buried beside his mother in Bukit Brown on March 13. He left behind his widow, a son (Lim Eng Leng, Victor) and a daughter (Lim Seok Lan, Betty).




Wedding of Mr. Lim Chong Kuo and Miss Tan Lay Ho at Garden Club, Tanah Merah (1923)


Lim Chong Kuo's tomb in Bukit Brown 


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