Sunday, January 06, 2013

Goh Seck Tim and family (Bukit Brown)

Goh Seck Tim was a Cashier for William and Jacks and Chief Cashier of the Singapore Turf Club. The Singapore Turf Club is the oldest existing club in Singapore. It was founded by Scottish merchant William Henry Macleod Read and began as the Singapore Sporting Club on October 4, 1842 with the first races held in Farrer Park on February 1843 to mark the 24th anniversary of the founding of Singapore by Sir Stamford Raffles.

Goh Seck Tim passed away on May 29, 1940 at the age of 59 at his residence in 42, Kovan Road off Hillside Drive, Upper Serangoon. He is survived by his wife (Lim Chai Wee),  2 sons ( Goh Peng Sian and Goh Tian Chye), 2 daughters (Goh Aik Neo, Goh Gek Neo) , 1 daughter-in-law, 2 son-in-laws (Mr Lim Huay Hoon and Mr Charlie Chiew Geok Seng) and 9 grandchildren.

Mr Goh Seck Tim's wife, Madam Lim Chai Wee died in October 25, 1972 at the age of 88. Madam Lim Chai Wee is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Lim Koh Seng. Her mother, Mrs Lim Koh Seng nee Chia Peck Neo died on August 22, 1935 at the age of 75. Her residence was at 115 Koon Seng Road. She is also buried in Bukit Brown. Madam Lim Chai Wee's tomb has a large cross behind.
Madam Lim Chai Wee
(photo courtesy of Hercules Lim)

42 Kovan Road
(photo courtesy of Hercules Lim)

Madam Lim Chai Wee with one her daughters
(photo courtesy of Hercules Lim )

Mr Goh Seck Tim 
Madam Lim Chai Wee
(note the marble cross behind)

Both tombs, located at Hill 1 are affected by the 8 lane highway. Their peg numbers are 963 and 964.

The granchildren listed their tomb includes: Grandsons, Goh Chin Joo, Goh Chin Chiang, Goh Chin Ann and Grand-daughters, Goh Kim Lian, Goh Kim Kee, Goh Kim Hiok, Goh Kim Liew

Both Goh Peng Sian and Goh Tian Chye were talented badminton players and played in their early days for Joybells, Badminton Party.
Brothers Goh Tian Chye and Gan Peng Sian (1937)
In 1968, a government acquisition of a land known as Lot 31-2 Mukim I in Tiong Bahru belonging to the estate of the late Goh Seck Tim and compensation distributed based on the wishes of Madam Lim Chai Wee and his son Goh Peng Sian.

Goh Peng Sian  married Ee Koon Neo (alias Tengah). His wife died at the age of 86 on August 4, 2001 while Mr Goh Peng Sian passed away on  August 28, 1976.

Sons and Daughters of Mr and Mrs Goh Peng Sian :
Son: Mr Stephen Goh Chin Joo
Daughters: Miss Molly Goh Kim Lian, Ms Dolly Goh Kim Kee, Ms Rosie Goh Kim Hiok, Ruby Goh Kim Liew and Amy Goh Kim Khuan.

Molly Goh Kim Lian (eldest) married Mr Lum Loo Kong in 1962. Rosie Goh Kim Hiok married Mr Tjio Hai Siong in 1960.

Deaths. (1935, August 23). The Straits Times, page 2
Untitled. (1937, June 20). The Straits Times, page 26
Death. (1940, June 1). The Straits Times, page 2
Advertisement. (1968, June 21). The Straits Times, page 18
In Memoriam. (1986, August 28). The Straits Times, page 28
Obituaries. (2001, August 5). The Straits Times, page 38
Singapore Turf Club. [Website]. Infopedia

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