Tan Pheck Hong nee Mrs. Wee Aik Leng and family (Kopi Sua)

Whitley Cemetery was know "colloquially" as Kopi Sua, but it still a large cemetery system with parts of it cut of due to the construction of the Pan Island Expressway. While exploring the section of Kopi Sua area that was cut of by the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) (the entrance to this section of cemetery complex is via the long staircase just before St.Joseph Institution ), we rediscovered the tomb of Madam Tan Pheck Hong.

Madam Tan Pheck Hong was the wife of Mr. Wee Aik Leng. Wee Ai Leng is a son of Wee Thiam Siew (well know millionaire and hotelier). Listed the name of her sons: Wee Choo Keng, Wee Choo Boo, Wee Choo Chuan , Wee Choo Chye, Wee Choo Tiong, Wee Wee Choo Yong. daughter: Wee May Lee, Wee May Hoon.

Madam Tan Pheck Hong nee Mrs. Wee Aik Leng

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. 
How dark is life around us, 
we missed her so much still, 
we missed her fond and earnest care, 
what is home without her there.
Very much missed by husband, children, son-in-law and grandsons. 

Husband: Wee Aik Leng
Wee Aik Leng passed away at the age of 84 on 25 January 2002. The obituary notice provides a snap shot of the family tree of Wee Aik Leng which includes:
His wives: Than Pheck Hong (deceased), Tan Aun Yoke
Brothers: Wee Aik Koon, Wee Aik Sun (deceased) and their spouse
Sisters: Wee Aik Chuan (deceased). Wee Aik Kek
Sons: Wee Choo Keng, Wee Choo Boo, Wee Choo Chuan, John; Wee Choo Chye, George; Wee Choo Tiong, George; Wee David Choo Yong
Daughters: Mary Wee, Wee May Hoon, Christina,
Grandsons: Brian Wee, Cavan Wee, Shawn Wee Choo Tee, Jonathan Wee He Jie, Justin Wee He Ping, Joey Wee He Wen, Ernest Wee He Sheng, Eugene Wee He Tian, Ervin Wee He Shuo, Wilfred Wee He Jun, Wilbur Wee He Wei, Wee Chen Justin, Garin Lim Teck Loon, Jason Lim Teck Heen, Shannon Lim Teck Keem, Timothy Kuusik, Marcus Kuusik
Granddaughters: Kim Michelle Wee, Wynne Wee Shu Ling

Father-in-law: Wee Thiam Siew

Wee Thiam Siew ( 1894-1972) was a well known millionaire property and hotelier. He was the chairman of the Lion City Hotel, Ban Leong Ltd, Wee Thiam Siew Co. He started by helping out in his father's business in a shophouse in Rochore Road at the age of 7. After leaving school (St Joseph and Raffles Institution) at the age of 16, he worked as telegraphist for the then Eastern Extension Telegraph Co. He later help reorganised his father's business and took up agency for the British and American tobacco companies. From there he expanded into property and hotel ownership. Wee Thiam Siew built his first hotel, the Seventh Storey Hotel in Rochore Road in 1953. In 1957, he built the Hollywood Theatre and in 1968, Lion City Hotel was completed at the cost of $4 million.

Wee Thiam Siew passed away on February 9, 1972 at the age of 81. The cortege left from 525 Dunman Road. His wife, Madam Lee Bong Seow passed away on August 16, 1986 at the age of 89. She is survived by 3 sons; Wee Aik Leng, Wee Aik Koon, Wee Aik Sun, 3 daughter-in-laws; Tan Aun Yoke, Teo Poh Lian, Bebe Lim, 4 daughters; Wee Ah Chuan, Wee Aik Kek, Wee Hum Looi, Wee Lye Choon, God daughter; Ong Moo Kia. The cortege left from 525 Dunman Road.

Wee Thiam Siew 

(source: NewspaperSG)



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