Saturday, May 04, 2019

Peck Teck Kian and family (Bukit Brown)

Peck Teck Kian passed away at the age of 79 on 5th July 1966 at General Hospital, leaving behind his wife, 2 sons, Peck Leng Poh, Peck Leng Thong, 4 daughters, 2 daughter-in-laws, 3 son-in-laws ( Tan Teng Kau, Low Peng Boon, Yeo Khian Swee), 14 grandchildren, 1 grandson-in-law to mourn his loss. The cortege left from 56 Neil Road for Bukit Brown.  Mrs. Peck Teck Kian (Madam Tan Siew Eng) passed away at the age of 82 on 27th April 1971 leaving behind  a son, Peck Leng Thong, 4 daughters, 2 daughters-in-law, 3 sons-in-law, 14 grandchildren, 3 grandsons-in-law, 2 Great grand daughters-in law, 2 great grandchildren to mourn her loss. The Cortege left from 56 Neil Road. They are buried in Hill 4 Division A, plot 337 and 347.

Peck Teck Kian and Madan Tan Siew Eng

Tomb of Mr and Mrs Peck Teck Kian in Hill 4 Division A

56 Neil Road

The house of Peck Teck Kian (at least up to 1970's were they lived there can been seen from the old pictures below. The house still exist today and houses the Singapore Corporate Office of Wilmar Trading.

56 Neil Road (source: PictureSG)

56 Neil Road (source: PictureSG)


Mother: Madam Yap Woo Neo (Mrs Peck Chin Kiat)
Madam Yap Woo Neo (Mrs Peck Chin Kiat) passed away on October 1, 1935 at the age of 69 ( listed in the newspaper as 72 years old) at her residence in  No 167 Neil Road and is buried just behind him. Her grave is easily identifiable as it has two sikh guards guarding the tomb.  She is survived by 2 sons (Peck Teck Chye and Peck Teck Kian), 1 daughter (Peck Gim Siew), 2 daughters in law, 6 grandsons, 10 granddaughters.

Madam Yap Woo Neo

Brother: Peck Teck Chye
Peck Teck Chye passed away on December 17, 1935 at the age of 54 at his residence in No 157 Neil Road and his survived by one son, Peck Hoe Seng and 4 daughters, Mrs Lee Hoon Siong (Peck Geok Hong), Mrs Tay Siong Beng, Peck Geok Cheok and Peck Geok Bee. He is buried in Bukit Brown.

Brother: Peck Teck Chee
Peck Teck Chee worked as a shipping clerk at a company called Hooglandt & Co. Peck Teck Chee was also a committee member of the Amateur Sporting Association and the Eng Wah Kok Association. He died at the age of 33 on August 14, 1928 at his residence in No 81 Kampong Bahru Road , leaving behind his aged mother (Madam Yap Woo Neo), his widow (a daughter of Mr Hoe Eng Watt) , two children, his elder brothers, Peck Teck Chye and Peck Teck Kian.  His grave however list that he had 3 children, two son's (Peck Seng Giap and Peck Seng Khee) and a daughter (Peck Chwee Tee)

Son and Mother

The tombs of Mr Peck Teck Chee (LTA peg no. 1875) and his mother, Madam Yap Woo Neo (LTA peg no 1876) no longer exist in Bukit Brown as they were in the path of Lornie Road aka Bukit Brown Highway.

Deaths. (1928, August 16). The Straits Times, page 7
Death. (1935, October 3). The Straits Times, page 2
Deaths.(1935, December 17). The Straits Times, page 2
Deaths.(1966, July 6). The Straits Times, page 2

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