Monday, April 25, 2016

Loke Yew Bee (Bukit Brown)

Loke Yew Bee was the Secretary of the Heap Eng Moh Steamship Co. He was also the President of the Sepoy Lines Funeral Association. An article in 1930 mentions that the 17th annual general meeting was held in his residence in 155 Neil Road. The patron of the association at that time was Lee Hoon Leong. Loke Yew Bee was also a patron of the Penang Chinese Union (other patrons include Yeoh Guan Seok, Dr. Wu Lien-Teh).

Tomb oF Loke Yew Bee in Hill 4 Division B, plot 281 

Heap Eng Moh Steamship is the steamship company owned by Mr Oei Tiong Ham, the famous Sugar King, Steamship owner and Mayor of Semarang.

1923 Article 


Loke Yew Bee, (a Cantonese) passed away on October 2 1937 at the age of 64 at his residence in 33 Blair Road. He leaves 1 daughter; Loke Soo Geok and two son-in-laws, Low Teck Seng and Lim Hock Chuan, 1 grandson; Low Poh Huat and one grand daughter Dorothy Lim.

His wife, Madam Lee Saw Khim (Lee Soh Kim) passed away on May 4, 1936 age of 54 at Blair Road leaving behnd her husband, her son, Master Loke Soo Hee, 1 surviving daughter (Mrs Lim Hock Chuan alias Loke Baby), 2 son-in-law, Low Teck Seng and Lim Hock Chuan, 1 grandson and 1 granddaughter. She is buried in Hill 4 Division A, plot 286.

Son: Master Loke Soo Hee 
In a spate of 1 year, both husband and wife passed away. I also notice that Master Loke Soo Hee was not mentioned when his father passed away in 1937.  What happened to him?

Daughter:Mrs Low Teck Seng
Mr Loke Yew Bee and Mr Low Teck Seng beg to thank their many friends, Penang Union, Poih Siang Picnic Association and Amateur Sporting Association who attended the funeral of Mrs Low Teck Seng on November 12, 1922.


Acknowledgment. (1922 November 14). The Straits Times
Advertising. (1923, October 18). The Straits Times
Funeral Association. (1930, March 4). The Straits Times
Death. (1936, May 6).The Straits Times
Death. (1937, October 3). The Straits Times.


Lee Heng Lye Jerry said...

I am the grandson of Loke Soo Geok, only daughter of Loke Yew Bee.
My grandmother brought me to the tomb of Loke Yew Bee was I was young near Lornie Road.
Thanks for the research Rojak Librarian.

Lee Heng Lye Jerry said...

My mother is Madam Dorothy Lee nee Lim Siew Tin mentioned.

Rojak Librarian said...

Thank you Jerry for your insights