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From: The Lohs
Sent: Friday, 18 March, 2005 7:07 AM
Subject: PRAYING for Uncle Ghee - From Port Moody, BC.,Canada.
Hi Joo Beng. This your cousin Lincoln in Canada expressing my DEEPEST SYMPATHY on the passing of your DEAREST Dad. My prayers are certainly with Uncle Ghee and I'm sure he has gone to a BETTER place! PLEASE convey my deepest sympathy to your Mom, Auntie Maizie and tell her to KEEP STRONG in this trying time. My prayers are also with her and to all of you too. Please take care! May the Lord be with ALL of you.
Lincoln Loh.

From Donna Mae:
My Dearest Beng and family:
Your dad, my Luk, has always been my favorite uncle in the family. I've always felt close to your family, very close, and always will. I share in your pain and sorrow at this time; yet, I'm thankful and grateful to our heavenly Father that Luk is no longer suffering and imprisoned. I rejoice that he is free and at peace. That faith and hope relieves my pain and I hope that it does for you, too. Although I didn't get the opportunity to say good-bye to him, I cling on to the time when a great and warm "hello" will be far better than "good-bye". I pray for continued strength and courage in the days to come for all of you and yours. I love you always, Donna Mae XXXXOOOO

From Donna Mae:
My Dearest Pak Leong, Beng, Ann, & Kim:
My deepest sympathies to you at this time. My prayers for strength, courage, and great comfort for you all the days till we're all reunited again. May our Lord keep us close with enlightening hope, faith, and great love as we proceed henceforth. I will always hold you and Luk close in my heart despite the physical distance apart. My spirit and thoughts are with you today and everyday. I love you always, Donna Mae and family

From: Rachel
Sent: Thursday, 17 March, 2005 9:58 PM
Subject: Condolences
Dearest Aunty Maisie, Joo Ann, Joo Beng & family and Joo Kim,

We are very sad to hear the passing away of our beloved Uncle Ghee and want you to know that he will be sorely missed but he is now with the Lord Jesus. We are sorry to be unable to convey our condeolences personally but our thoughts & prayers are with you all in this time of bereavement. There is the great promise that one day when we will all meet in Heaven he will be there to welcome us.
There are so many memories throughout the many years that we will recall with great fondness as we had enjoyed his happy genial nature and his great willingness to chauffer us around and the infamous Friday trips to JB. I know he has been an exemplerary husband/ father/ grandfather/uncle and granduncle and we will reflect on the many happy memories of him.

Please take care of yourself, Aunty Maisie. God Bless & grant you all peace and serenity.

With love,

Amon, Poh Seong & Rachel

From: William Dore
Sent: Thursday, 17 March, 2005 8:52 PM
Subject: RE: Please pray for Dad

Dear Joo Beng and family,

I was saddened to hear of your dad's passing but am praising the Lord for His great mercy. Yes, your dad has gone to be with His Saviour, The Lord Jesus Christ. Please send my condolence to your mum as I am sure she will miss your dad very much. Reassure her that your dad is with Jesus and there is no more suffering or pain. Marcus and William remember your dad. Martin sends his condolences. May God continue to bless your family and comfort you all at this time. Always remember He is faithful and Loving.

Love, Virginia and family

From: Ivan Ho
Sent: Thursday, 17 March, 2005 4:18 PM
To: Koh Joo Beng
Subject: Dearest Uncle Ghee
Dear Aunt Maizie, Joo Ann, Joo Beng and Joo Kim,

We have all been greatly blessed for having "owned" so wonderful a man as my Uncle Ghee and for a generously long time, although not long enough. If the beauty of his personality when interacting with my late mom, myself, my family and my fellow cousins was any indication, I have no doubt at all that he was the greatest husband and dad you could have wished for. How do we fill the irreplaceable void? We can't. But it helps, I think, if, in our mourning, we also give thanks for the happiness he brought us all and also to know that he is now beyond pain and is reaping the afterlife reward that comes from being a person who spread love and care during his time on this earth.

Although we shall not be going down to Singapore, we shall be with you in spirit during the evening wake vigils.

With love and affection,
Ivan and Carol

From: Elizabeth POEY
Sent: Thursday, 17 March, 2005 11:50 AM
Subject: RE: Please pray for Dad

Dear Beng,

It will always be hard to let a loved one go. But it is only their bodies that leave this world. Their spirits return to the Lord and the memories will always remain in our hearts... just as memories of your dad will remain in mine. He was a good man and the one thing I will never forget ...
actually 2 things. He tried to "matchmake" me with one of his friend's son who was 26. He had forgotten that I had matured into a 38 year old spinster!!! When he discovered my age (I guess I appeared to be sweet 16 to
him!!!) he never brought the subject up again. Sighhh ...

The other incident that I will never forget was his great concern for all of us. I was really ill in June of 1988. After exhausting almost all the specialists in all the hospitals (I am not exagerating here!) I shared with your dad my frustrations when he visited me. He immediately told me that he could arrange for me to see his friend in SGH. I was touched until I asked which specialised field his friend was in. He told me he was a pathologist!!! He explained that surely someone who had seen so many dead people and know why they died, can explain why I felt sick!!! Bless his heart. I never went to consult his friend!

I loved him in my own way ... the way his sisters loved him. My mother always looked up to his good sense.

He is at peace now and bringing news of us to the family up there!

Take care and let me know if I can help in any way.


From: Moey & Yuen
Sent: Thursday, 17 March, 2005 11:11 AM
To: Koh Joo Beng
Subject: Re: Pray for Dad
Hi Joo Beng,

Again, my condolences.

However, I did hear from Kim that he went peacefully with all of you by his side,
and that is far better way to go than in a lonely hospital ward.

I have informed Aunt Phil and she sends her regards.
Unfortunately, she and Uncle Kwok Chee fly off to Hong Kong this afternoon for a week's holiday, and will be unable to attend the wake and funeral.

Please do convey her condolences to your mom if she does not manage to speak to her before she flies off.

I hope to send all our condolences to you personally at the wake - I assume that things are still in flux right now, so will try to make it tomorrow or Sat. night.


Sent: Thursday, 17 March, 2005 9:51 AM
Subject: Joo Beng and Joo Kim's father

Hi Joo Beng & family,

My condolences. Do find comfort in God, friends and family. Be strong and know that your father is in better hands now.

Most sincerely,

From: Aaron Koh
Sent: Thursday, 17 March, 2005 9:35 AM
Subject: RE: Please pray for Dad
Dear Chek Chek Joo Beng,

I wish I could be in singapore to pay my last respect to Chek Gong. Please accept my condolences.


From: Ee Ping KHOO
Sent: Thursday, 17 March, 2005 9:24 AM
Subject: RE: Please pray for Dad

Dear Joo Beng

Our deepest condolences. I'll always remember how your dad was so good to me since when we used to come over to the house as kids -- there was that toy gun that he kept around which I would always play with when I came over. He always had a kind word and I enjoyed chatting with him during family getogethers. We will miss him very much.

Part of me is happy though that he has now returned to the Lord's loving arms. He has fought the good fight and he has won the the crown of life that God has in store for all those who love him. Its also good to know that he is now reunited in heaven with mama and my dad, and have received new bodies free from earthly pain and sickness.

Do take care and let us know the funeral arrangements. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers.


Ee Ping, Sam and Nikki

From: Rupert Koh Hock Joo (DIV)
Sent: Thursday, 17 March, 2005 8:20 AM
To: 'Koh Joo Beng'
Subject: RE: Please pray for Dad

Dear Joo Beng,

I am sad to receive your news but also happy that your Dad need not suffer any longer. I pray the God of comfort and peace be with your Mum and your family to help all of you through your loss. Both my Mum and myself will go down for the funeral and await the details from you. Be strong for your Mum.
God bless.


From: Jeannie Koh
Sent: Thursday, 17 March, 2005 7:44 AM
To: Koh Joo Beng
Subject: RE: Please pray for Dad
Hi Joo Beng,

My mom and I send our condolences and our blessings to you, Janet, the kids, your mom, Joo Kim and Joo Ann.

I always remember your dad as being a sensible man, and had this practical, salt of the earth wisdom. I remember when we were kids, and one time Joo Kim was sick and stuck at home. Your dad asked I believe you to help keep her company, teach her cartooning. . . . In such simple ways, your dad noticed things and watched over things.

I know he loved Sah Koh a great deal and I can imagine the great reunion they are having, along with the rest who have gone ahead of us.


From: Leilani Sanders Hall
Sent: Thursday, 17 March, 2005 7:24 AM
To: Koh Joo Beng
Subject: Re: Please pray for Dad
Hi sweetie, lani here. Tell her I love her as much loved Uncle Ghee...and if there is anything I can do to let me know. He, like my mother, Ed and Sah Ee, are waiting around bend in road for us to join them. I love you too.

Sent: Friday, 18 March, 2005 10:23 AM
To: Koh Joo Beng
Subject: RE: Pray for Dad

We express our deepest sadness on the passing of our Uncle Ghee who was a wonderful person.We are comforted that he has gone to a better place.Our condolences to all the Koh family.
We are presently in Perth Australia and will not be able to attend the service.
Helen & james Menezes

From: Serene Cheong

Dear Aunt Maizie & Family,
May beautiful memories give you strength during these difficult times.
We are very saddened to hear about the loss of Uncle Ghee. He had such a bubble and happy personality. I’m sure he made a great husband, father.

From: The Rafters
Sent: Sunday, 20 March, 2005 9:11 AM
To: Koh Joo Beng
Subject: Re: Please pray for Dad

Dear Joo Beng,
I am sorry for your loss. Your dad held a very special place in my heart, but you knew that already. Everytime I came to Singapore he was there at the airport to greet me and to make me feel like I was home, no matter what time it was..or how old he was! He was there..
I think about him alot, probably because of my grandmother. He loved her so much, about the only person who understood how much I loved her. He told me so many wonderful stories about her to help me stay in touch with her after her death. I will do the same for him with my children. Family is the most important thing in the world, and he knew that. I loved him..I love you..please give everyone my condolences.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gilbert []
Sent: 22 March 2005 15:45
To: Joo Beng Koh
Subject: Lak Chek is in a better place

Dearest Lak Chim, Joo Beng, Joo Ang, Joo Kim & Family,
I only just heard from Rupert. I am very sorry for the lateness of this email. I have sent a separate E-Card to you.
Lak Chek is with Jesus smiling down on us, he is in a much better place. He will always be in our hearts and memories.
God bless and keep each of you safe in His loving arms.

With deepest sympathy,
Gilbert, Evient, Su Ann Koh


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From: Ahuja, Sunny
Sent: 17 March 2005 13:00
To: Koh, Joo Beng
Subject: Condolences
Importance: High

Hi Joo Beng, I am really sorry to learn about your Father's passing away. I remember talking to you during your visit to San Diego about his health. Even though he was unwell, but to loose a dear member of the family has to be very hard. Please accept my sincere condolences and I pray that God gives you and your family the strength to bear this loss. May his soul rest in peace.



From: May, Michael A
Sent: 18 March 2005 01:10
To: Koh, Joo Beng
Subject: FW: Condolences

Hi Joo Beng,
We will keep you and your family in our prayers,

M. May and Stephanie

From: Doppalapudi, Prabhakar R
Sent: 18 March 2005 03:26
To: Koh, Joo Beng
Subject: FW: Condolences

Hi JB,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I hope you and your family will quickly overcome this great loss.

With regards,


From: Maruggi, Aurelio
Sent: 18 March 2005 03:39
To: Koh, Joo Beng
Subject: FW: Condolences

Dear Joo Beng,

I want to express my condolences for the loss of your father. I know that it was not unexpected, but nevertheless it is always very hard to accept the loss loved ones. I had a similar experience with my father few years ago and he also passed away after several painful months and still this did not diminish at all my desperation in loosing him forever. It was of a big help for me the love of my wife and the affect for my children. I 'm sure you will have similar comfort from your family and I hope you will find the relief to move forward.
Sincerely yours,


From: Tada, Hisashi
Sent: 18 March 2005 11:27
To: Koh, Joo Beng
Subject: FW: Condolences

Dear Joo Beng:

I am very sorry to hear that….
It passed 17 years since my father has passed way. Body has to be gone but memory must remain.
He will continue to live in your heart forever.

With my deepest sympathy on your father's passed away…


From: McCarthy, Edward G
Sent: 18 March 2005 15:06
To: Koh, Joo Beng
Subject: FW: Condolences

Joo Beng,

I am truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

take care,

From: Abed, Albert
Sent: 22 March 2005 03:17
To: Koh, Joo Beng
Subject: FW: Condolences


Sorry to hear the sad news. I hope that the difficult times will pass soon.


From: Smith, Carl M
Sent: 18 March 2005 06:45
To: Koh, Joo Beng
Subject: My condolences

Joo Beng,

I was very sorry to hear about you loosing your father. I completely understand
what you are going through as I have been through this difficult part of life
myself. I lost my father to a mis-diagnosed tumor that choked off his heart.
I would have been easily corrected but it wasn't found until he passed away.
Marcus said your father lived a full and good life which is what we have to hang onto
in spite of missing them.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and I wish the very best for you and
your entire family.

Most sincerely



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